latest excavations at Tel El-Amarna, Egypt, have lead to a discovery of a gypsum head from a statue of King Akhenaten who ruled in 14th century BC.
Recent study of ancient DNA obtained from 2000-year-old remains of a boy from Ballito Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, East Republic of South Africa, indicates that the split between modern humans and earlier human groups occurred between 350000-260000 years ago – earlier than previously thought.
A team of German and Egyptian archaeologist was able to recover toes belonging to the statue of king Psamtik I, which was discovered in March and mistaken for king Ramesses II. The discovery was made in the Matariya district of Cairo, Egypt.
Archaeologists excavating the ancient city of Hazor, Israel, unearthed a broken head of a sculpture dating back 4300 years believed to depict a yet unidentified Pharaoh.
Three Ptolemaic tombs were unearthed in El-Kamin El-Sahrawi, Minya, Egypt. These finds are believed to point to existence of a large cemetery from the period from the 27th Dynasty and the Greco-Roman era.
A joint team of Chinese, American and Kenyan archaeologists unearthed three human skeletons at an archaeological site of Manda Island in Lamu county, Kenya. The individuals are believed to have been Medieval Chinese travellers.
A team of restorers working at the Monastery of St Bishoy in the Wadi El-Natroun, 100 kilometres North-West of Cairo, Egypt, uncovered Medieval paintings dating back to 9th-13th century AD.
Archaeologists excavating the remains of Marea, an ancient harbour town located near Alexandria, North Egypt, have uncovered remains of stone latrines, and jewellery within the ruins of a 1500-years-old basilica.
Researchers discovered Medieval-era Arabic graffiti in a cave in the Red Sea governorate of Egypt. Part of the description contains the Islamic confession of faith “there is no god except Allah“.
Archaeologists discovered megalithic structures, barrows and unusual stone structures dating back 5000 years in the Berget el-Sheb are of Western Desert in Egypt.
Ancient Roman mosaic floor has been uncovered by archaeologists in the Moharam Bek district of Alexandria, Egypt.
Team of Greek archaeologists conducting excavations at the Shalallat Gardens area in Alexandria, Egypt, discovered remains of ancient buildings and a bridge.
During restoration works in the library of St Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai, Egypt, a medical manuscript dating to 6th century AD was discovered.
Archaeologists uncovered remains of a mud-brick building foundations at Tell el-Rataba, Egypt, suggesting that they may have supported a multi-storey structure, measuring even up to 15 metres.
Archaeologists working at the ancient Egyptian city of Elkab have uncovered previously unknown rock inscriptions at El-Khawy, including the earliest monumental hieroglyphs that date back around 5200 years.
The tomb of an ancient gold worker named Khnummose was discovered at Sai Island, on Nile River in Northern Sudan. The tomb dates back 3400 years.
Ten ancient Pharaonic tombs, dating back at least 2300 years, were discovered on the West bank of the Nile river in Aswan, Egypt.
A rock-cut tomb dating back to the Hellenistic era (323-30 BC) has been discovered Al-Shatby district of Alexandria, Egypt.
Dating of Homo sapiens’ remains, discovered in an old mine in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, revealed that they were about 300000 years old, challenging the belief that the species arose in a cradle of humankind in East Africa 200000 years ago.
Five Ottoman era Qurans from Ethiopia were among objects seized at Cairo International Airport, Egypt, and were verified by Cairo Antiques Unit as authentic.