A study of sequenced DNA from remains of cats dated from 13000 BC to 18th century AD reveals how cats spread throughout ancient Eurasia and Africa.
Routine maintenance work in the garden of the American Councillor in Egypt’s Alexandria resulted in discovery of three Roman marble columns and an Islamic-era water well holder.
Experts of a restoration laboratory in Cairo examined a piece of a wooden boat discovered during excavations near the Great Pyramid of Giza, revealing the first evidence for use of metal in boat construction by ancient Egyptians.
Archaeologists discovered the burial chamber while conducting cleaning work in the tomb of the 25th Dynasty Thebes Mayor Karabasken in Asasif, on Luxor’s west bank in Egypt. The burial chamber contained the sarcophagus of the mentioned ancient Egyptian official.
Canadian archaeologists conducting research in Egypt discovered numerous tattoos on a mummified body of a woman who lived more than 3300 years ago. The tattoos include lotus blossoms on the mummy’s hips, a cobra, and cows on her arm.
Polish archaeologists in Sudan discovered functions of some of almost one hundred monumental defensive structures. They were built between 4th and 6th centuries AD.
Archaeologists from Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw summed up 10 years of excavation at a necropolis dated to 8th-7th cent. BC, that is located within the Mortuary Temple complex of Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt.
ISIS extremists destroyed the 2,500-year-old temple of Nabu in the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud and released footage of the incident. The final scene in the ten-minute video shows the Great Pyramid of Giza near Egypt’s capital, Cairo and a fanatic pledging to blow up ancient sites built by the infidels.
The dagger with which Pharaoh Tutankhamun was buried was created with use of meteorite iron, a new X-ray fluorescence spectrometry analysis by a team of Italian and Egyptian researchers revealed.
Archaeologists discovered a rare structure called a nilometer in the ruins of the ancient city of Thmuis in Egypt’s Delta region. The nilometer was used to predict harvest and set taxes linked to the rise and fall of the Nile River.
A pair of leather sandals, a set of pottery vessels, a large wine amphora, pieces of clothes, shards of glass vessels and a letter on a piece of papyrus were among the finds in an hermitage within the Naqlun monastery in the Fajum oasis in Egypt.
Computer Tomography analysis of a coffin excavated at Giza in 1907 by the British School of Archaeology revealed the youngest ever example of a mummified human foetus from Ancient Egypt. According to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge the pregnancy lasted for 16 to 18 weeks.
Czech archaeological mission from Charles University in Prague discovered remains of a possibly first non-royal ancient Egyptian wooden boat in a funerary context ever found.
A recent survey project in Northern Sudan, lead by archaeologists from The Archaeological Museum in Poznań in the region of the Letti Basin discovered numerous relics connected to settlements and graveyards dated back to the times of the Kingdom of Makuria.
Skeleton of a 16-month-old infant was uncovered in Nag Al-Qarmila area of Aswan. It is dated to Pre-Dynastic period and thus possesses the oldest signs of scurvy in Ancient Egypt.
Discovery of an unknown Egyptian queen’s tomb was announced by the Minister of Antiquities of Egypt.
Edfu police managed to recover a stolen black granite monument of 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III during a raid connected with trade of weapons and drugs.
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