Jordan’s customs officers returned to Egypt 340 archaeological artefacts seized at Aqaba port. The artefacts are said to date to various eras.
Experts identified a number of drugs used by ancient Egyptians through careful and long analysis of a 3500-year-old papyrus. Among the medicine are bull fat, bats blood, and lizard poop.
Rock art dating back 5000 years was found on the ceiling of a small cavity in the Egyptian Sahara desert, between the Nile valley and the Gilf Kebir Plateau. It is believed it depicts a star in the east, a newborn between parents and two animals.
Polish archaeologists discovered previously unknown settlement sites in Burkina Faso, West Africa, possibly being the oldest in the region. Among the finds are burial mounds, tells and numerous artefacts dating back even 50000 years.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient Egyptian encroachment wall at the Qubbet Al-Hawa site in Aswan. The presence of the structure suggests that new tombs might be located in the direct vicinity.
A limestone relief stolen from Queen Hatshepsut’s temple in El-Deir El-Bahari in Luxor and illegally smuggled out was recovered by Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities from London.
Archaeologists suppose that the impression were made most likely by Australopithecus afarensis when a group walked together across wet volcanic ash. The discovery was made close to where similar tracks were found in the 1970s in Laetoli, Tanzania.
Archaeologists excavating the Mortuary Temple of King Amenhotep III in Luxor, Egypt, discovered a number of statues of the goddess Sekhmet, daughter of the ancient Egyptian sun god Re.
Excavations at the Roman Era cemetery in Leicester, England, revealed 83 skeletons of which 5 had African cranial features. Further isotope analysis revealed that one of the dead was probably born in the Pennines area (North England), and the other in the city itself.
Years after queen Nefertari’s mummy was ripped to pieces and tossed around by the ancient robbers an international team of researchers suggests they may have found the missing 3200-year-old legs in an Italian museum.
Archaeologists conducting excavations at the ancient harbour town of Berenike at Red Sea, Egypt, discovered over 80 burials of cats dated to Roman times. The site functioned between the end of the 1st century AD into the first half of the 2nd century AD.
Archaeologists believe to have found the harbour at the Red Sea near Wadi el-Jarf, Egypt, built 4600 years ago and used by the Pharaoh to import things used in construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Scientists used 3D CT scans to look inside a three-metre-long mummified Egyptian “giant crocodile”. They revealed that, besides the two crocodiles previously spotted inside the wrappings, the mummy also contains dozens of individually wrapped baby crocodiles.
Excavation in Aswan’s Qubbet Al-Hawa necropolis, South Egypt, revealed a causeway leading to the tomb of the first Middle Kingdom provincial governor of Elephantine Island.
Archaeologists discovered a previously undisturbed tomb in Luxor, south Egypt. The tomb contained a sarcophagus in a very good state of preservation.
Archaeologist analysing Middle Stone Age tools from Ethiopia used for processing ochre revealed that societies of Homo sapiens living 40000 years ago were characterised by cultural and behavioural complexity.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient boat burial linked to Pharaoh Senusret III in Abydos, Egypt. Alongside boat burial remains about 120 boat images depicting Pharaonic watercraft were found on the interior walls of the building complex.
Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry releases information that two rock-carved cemeteries dated to the Late Period of ancient Egypt have been found close to the Mausoleum of Aga Khan, Aswan, South Egypt.
Experts discovered that some of the silcrete stone tools created in South Africa during Middle Stone Age were crafted with controlled use of fire at the early stage of production.
Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities received a golden mummy mask from a a French-Egyptian citizen, who held the artefact in his private collection.