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  • head Nov 23, 2019

    Egypt Unveils Animal Mummies of Lion Cubs, Crocodiles, Birds

    Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities on Saturday revealed details on recently discovered animal mummies, saying they include two lion cubs as well as several crocodiles, birds and cats. Items from the new find were displayed at a makeshift exhibition at the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, south of Cairo, near where mummies and other artifacts have been found in...

  • King Aug 4, 2019

    Egypt Begins Restoration on King Tut's Golden Coffin

    Egypt started the first-ever restoration work on a gold-covered sarcophagus of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, ahead of the country’s new museum opening next year, the antiquities minister said Sunday. Khaled el-Anany told reporters that work on the outermost coffin, which is made of wood and gilded with gold, is expected to take at least eight months. He said that’s...

  • Egypt Jul 13, 2019

    Egypt Opens 2 Ancient Pyramids for First Time Since 1960s

    Egypt is opening two of its earliest pyramids, located about 25 miles south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany also told reporters on Saturday that Egyptian archeologists have uncovered a collection of stone, clay and wooden sarcophagi, some of them with mummies, in the Dahshur royal necropolis. He says archeologists...

  • official Dec 18, 2018

    Egypt Announces Discovery of 4,400-Year-Old Tomb

    Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced the find at the site of the tomb in Saqqara, just west of Cairo, which is also home to the famed Step Pyramid. He said drawings on...

  • Egypt Jul 14, 2018

    Archaeologists in Egypt Discover Mummification Workshop

    Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the vast Saqqara necropolis part of the Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Memphis,...

  • King May 6, 2018

    Egypt Says No Hidden Rooms in King Tut's Tomb After All

    New radar scans have provided conclusive evidence that there are no hidden rooms inside King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said Sunday, bringing a disappointing end to years of excitement over the prospect. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said an Italian team conducted extensive studies with ground-penetrating radar that showed the tomb did not...

  • King Feb 4, 2018

    Egypt Says 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered Outside Cairo

    Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country’s famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside of Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday, the latest discovery that authorities hope will help revive the country’s staggering tourism sector. The tomb was found in a wider area of Giza’s western necropolis, which is known to be home to tombs...

  • King Dec 9, 2017

    Archaeologists Discover 2 Ancient Tombs in Egypt's Luxor

    Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country’s efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector. The tombs, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery for noblemen and top officials, are the latest discovery in the...

  • Egypt Dec 1, 2017

    300-Pound Sphinx Unearthed in California

    A 300-pound Sphinx was unearthed in Central California but it’s not from ancient Egypt. This artifact was part of the set of the 1923 classic film “The Ten Commandments,” directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

  • King Nov 15, 2017

    Egypt Displays Previously Unseen King Tut Artifacts

    Egypt opened an exhibition on Wednesday to display previously unseen treasures from King Tutankhamun’s famed tomb. At least 55 pieces of fabric decorated with gold that were found in the tomb of the pharaoh, better known as King Tut, will be exhibited in public for the first time since its discovery in 1922, said German conservator Christian Eckmann. He said...

  • Egypt May 13, 2017

    Archaeologists Discover 17 Mummies in Egyptian Desert

    An Egyptian archaeological mission has found a necropolis holding at least 17 mummies near the Nile Valley city of Minya, in the first such find in the area, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday. The discovery was made in the village of Tuna al-Gabal, a vast archaeological site on the edge of the western desert. The area hosts a large...

  • King Mar 17, 2016

    Egypt Says Scan of King Tut's Burial Tomb Shows Hidden Rooms

    Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty says analysis of scans of famed King Tut’s burial chamber has revealed two hidden rooms that could contain metal or organic material. In a news conference Thursday in Cairo, he says that the Japanese analysis showed chambers that would be scanned again at the end of the month. The discovery could shine new light on...

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