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  • Archaeology: Pharaoh who ruled in Egypt more than 3,500 years ago was caught in battle and executed  17 Feb 2021 22:28 Daily Mail A pharaoh who ruled southern Egypt 3,576 years ago was captured in battle against a foreign dynasty from the north and brutally executed, a study reveals.   Experts from Egypt CT-scanned the mummy of pharaoh Seqenenre Tao, known as 'the Brave', and …
  • An ancient Egyptian mummy was wrapped in an unusual mud shell 05 Feb 2021 00:00 Science News An unusual mud-wrapped mummy is leading archaeologists to rethink how nonroyal Egyptians preserved their dead. CT scans of an Egyptian mummy from around 1200 B.C. reveal that the body is sheathed in a mud shell between its layers of linen wrappings. …
  • Egyptian Museum, visitors down 70%, boom of virtual content 30 Dec 2020 17:54 ANSAmed TURIN - Visitors have dropped by over 70% at Turin's Egyptian Museum during 185 open days as the museum was closed for 180 days due to the coronavirus epidemic, the institution said on Wednesday. However, online activity has increased significantly …
  • Egyptian Hieroglyph Machine Restored in Cultural Revival Project 24 Dec 2020 20:42 The Maravi Post A massive hot metal machine built in 1902 has been restored to its former glory. The French-made Foucher typecaster is back in action at a workshop in Egypt by way of The French Institute of Oriental Archaeology in Cairo or IFAO, who recently showed off …
  • Gal Gadot defends casting Cleopatra after director Patty Jenkins accused of whitewashing Egyptian 23 Dec 2020 09:09 Daily Mail Actress Gal Gadot has responded to the backlash over her casting as Cleopatra in a new big-screen epic from Paramount - after filmmakers were accused of 'whitewashing'. Plans for Gadot to play the Egyptian Queen sparked drew outrage from confused …
  • Young Egyptian finds fortune in scorpions' venom 18 Dec 2020 08:06 Jerusalem Post Several years ago, a young Egyptian man abandoned his degree in archaeology to hunt scorpions in the country’s deserts and shores, extracting their venom for medicinal use. At just 25 years old, Mohamed Hamdy Boshta is now the owner of the Cairo Venom …
  • Mummified baboons shine new light on the lost land of Punt 15 Dec 2020 13:55 Phys.org Ancient Punt was a major trading partner of Egyptians for at least 1,100 years. It was an important source of luxury goods, including incense, gold, leopard skins, and living baboons. Located somewhere in the southern Red Sea region in either Africa or …
  • X-rays used to 'see' inside 1,900-year-old Egyptian mummy wrapping 10 Dec 2020 18:43 Daily Mail During the Victorian era, 'mummy parties' were hosted to unwrap the outer layers in order to take a glance at what mysteries lay behind the cloth, but today's researchers are working on new methods that do not 'destroy the integrity of the …
  • Egyptian Man Finds Fortune Hunting Scorpions For Venom 08 Dec 2020 07:33 HuffPost CAIRO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Several years ago, a young Egyptian man abandoned his degree in archaeology to hunt scorpions in the country’s deserts and shores, extracting their venom for medicinal use. At just 25 years old, Mohamed Hamdy Boshta is now the …
  • Young Egyptian finds fortune in scorpions 07 Dec 2020 15:40 Reuters By Reuters Staff CAIRO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Several years ago, a young Egyptian man abandoned his degree in archaeology to hunt scorpions in the country’s deserts and shores, extracting their venom for medicinal use. At just 25 years old, Mohamed Hamdy …
  • Warming stations open, charities seek donations as Alabama braces for low temperatures 30 Nov 2020 16:19 Alabama State News There are plenty of problems with the behavior with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Sarah Parcak. Her career highlights are apparently using a satellite to find Egyptian infrastructure and declaring herself “@IndyFromSpace” as if she is some …
  • 'Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb' Review: An enthralling unearthing of ancient Egypt mysteries 06 Nov 2020 05:08 The New Indian Express Express News Service There are worlds above us and worlds beneath. Netflix’s documentary, Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb, explores the latter with a gripping narrative about an excavation mission at the 4,400-year-old tomb that was discovered near the Djoser’ …
  • Scientists Analyze Ancient Egyptian Ink 29 Oct 2020 11:04 Proto Thema Author: Thema Newsroom  | Published: October 29, 2020 University of Copenhagen scientists and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility used advanced X-ray to analyze the composition of the ink markings found on papyrus fragments Cosmos Magazine reports …
  • Book Review: ‘A World Beneath the Sands,’ by Toby Wilkinson 22 Oct 2020 09:37 The New York Times As for Ernest Alred Thompson Wallis Budge, when sent to acquire antiquities for the British Museum, he too bribed the police, bought stolen artifacts from illicit dealers, stole, smuggled and justified his actions in the same way countless archaeologists …
  • More ancient coffins to be discovered, say Egyptian authorities 08 Oct 2020 15:07 Ghana MMA By ANA Reporter 32m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShare Cape Town – There are more sealed coffins to be found at the vast ancient burial ground of Saqqara, Egypt, authorities say. The number of sealed coffins found at the …
  • Virtual Bible and Archaeology Event October 24 and 25 Showcases New Finds, Insightful Analysis, and Intriguing Debates 15 Sep 2020 14:40 Standard Newswire Virtual Bible and Archaeology Event October 24 and 25 Showcases New Finds, Insightful Analysis, and Intriguing Debates NEWS PROVIDED BY Biblical Archaeology Society Sept. 15, 2020 WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2020 /Standard Newswire/ -- The Biblical …
  • Archaeology: Egyptian experts unearth 13 sealed wooden coffins in the desert necropolis of Saqqara 08 Sep 2020 14:39 Daily Mail Archaeologists have uncovered 13 completely sealed wooden coffins in the desert necropolis of Saqqara, Egypt, that date back around 2,500 years. Located 19 miles south of Cairo, the vast burial complex — which features the step pyramid of Djoser and flat- …
  • Egyptian mummy survives flooding at Jaipur museum 20 Aug 2020 00:08 The Hindu Alert staff broke the glass case and carried it from the basement to a dry area on the upper floor A 2,300-year-old Egyptian mummy was among the rare objects of historical interest which were saved from drowning at the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur during …
  • 2,400-year-old Egyptian Mummy unboxed in Jaipur after 130 years 19 Aug 2020 07:50 India TV News Image Source : TWITTER 2,400 year old mummy unboxed in Jaipur after 130 years As if 2020 needed any more spooky incidents. A 2,400-year-old Egyptian mummy believed to be of a woman named Tutu has been unboxed after 130 years. The pictures of the unboxed …
  • Archaeology bombshell: The ‘evidence’ that can prove Bible’s account of fall of Jericho - Daily Express 19 Jun 2020 02:10 Sydney Anglicans The Battle of Jericho, as described in the Bible's Book of Joshua, marked the first battle fought in the Israelites' conquest of Canaan. The battle is famous for the triumphant fall of Jericho's walls, brought on about by marching Israelites …

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