Tag Archive | archaeology

NEWS: Researchers ‘shocked’ to find Egyptian mummy was a pregnant woman

NEWS: Researchers ‘shocked’ to find Egyptian mummy was a pregnant woman

Polish researchers examining an ancient Egyptian mummy that they expected to be a male priest were surprised when X-rays and computer tests revealed instead it was a mummy of a woman who had been seven months pregnant. The researchers said on Thursday it was the world’s first known case of such a well-preserved ancient mummy […]

Fifty ancient coffins uncovered at Egypt’s Saqqara necropolis

Fifty ancient coffins uncovered at Egypt’s Saqqara necropolis

“Egypt has announced the discovery of a new trove of treasures at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, including an ancient funerary temple. The tourism and antiquities ministry said the “major discoveries” made by a team of archaeologists headed by the Egyptologist Zahi Hawass also included more than 50 sarcophagi. The wooden sarcophagi, which date […]

NEWS: Spanish team discovers unique tombs

NEWS: Spanish team discovers unique tombs

“The Egyptian-Spanish archaeological mission working at the site of Oxyrhynchus, known as Per-medjed in ancient Egypt, was one of the most important cities in Egypt during the Greco-Roman Period. The most part of the city is under the modern city El-Bahnasa (180 km south of Cairo) has discovered a unique Saite tomb. Dr. Mostafa Waziry […]

NEWS: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

NEWS: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

“Scientists have fulfilled a mummified Egyptian priest’s wish for life after death – by replicating his voice with artificial vocal chords. Nesyamun’s voice has been reproduced as a vowel-like sound that is reminiscent of a sheep’s bleat. The priest lived during the politically volatile reign of pharaoh Ramses XI, between 1099 and 1069BC. As a […]

NEWS: Coffins Cachette Discovery in Luxor

NEWS: Coffins Cachette Discovery in Luxor

“Dr. Khaled El-Enany, Minister of Antiquities accompanied by Dr.Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, rushed to Luxor to inspect the newly discovered cachette of intact and sealed coffins at Assasif on Luxor’s West Bank. The details of such a discovery will be announced in a press conference to be held on […]

NEWS: Zahi Hawass announces two archaeological discoveries by his team in Luxor

NEWS: Zahi Hawass announces two archaeological discoveries by his team in Luxor

“Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has announced two new archaeological discoveries made by an Egyptian expedition which he is heading in Luxor. One discovery was in the West Valley, also known as the Valley of the Monkeys, and the other was in the East Valley, which contains the famous pharaonic tombs. He made the announcement during a […]

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian Mayor’s Tomb Discovered in Luxor

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian Mayor’s Tomb Discovered in Luxor

A tomb belonging to an high official held many titles including Mayor, Royal Seal Bearer and Prince who was called “Djehuty Shed Sou” has been discovered in Dra’ Abu el-Naga site on the West Bank of Luxor city in Upper Egypt, Minister of Antiquities Khaled el Anani announced Thursday.

NEWS: Discovery of an Ancient Egyptian Woman’s Teeth Reveals She Had a Surprising Profession

NEWS: Discovery of an Ancient Egyptian Woman’s Teeth Reveals She Had a Surprising Profession

“When we study ancient societies, it can sometimes be difficult to tell who fulfilled which of the various day-to-day roles. For Ancient Egypt, we have a wealth of information, including pictorial records along with sculptures and figurines, buried with the deceased so they could have workers in the afterlife.But these depictions can be idealised, or […]

NEWS: Huge discovery as sarcophagus opened after 2,500 years

NEWS: Huge discovery as sarcophagus opened after 2,500 years

The remains of a 2,500-year-old ancient Egyptian high priest have been uncovered by archaeologists.

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus to be opened on live TV

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus to be opened on live TV

“A sarcophagus believed to contain an Egyptian nobleman will be opened on live TV during a special broadcast by the American channel Discovery. The two-hour “Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live” will air Sunday night (0000 GMT Monday) from the site outside Minya, which is along the Nile River south of Cairo and its Giza pyramids. Egypt […]