ancient egypt

4,000-year-old tomb found in Egypt


May 29th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 29 (IANS/AKI) Archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old tomb in Egypt that contains a sarcophagus inscribed with ancient funeral texts as well as ritual objects."It is the first time ... Read more...

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Leap years keep calendars in harmony


March 1st, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 1 (IANS) Our planet, minus leap years, would experience "calendar climate change" and the seasons would completely swap every 750 years.Astronomy expert Stephen Hughes from the Queensland's University ... Read more...

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Elizabeth Taylor’s trailer to be auctioned


November 18th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) A trailer used by late actress Elizabeth Taylor on the sets of 1963 movie "Cleopatra", is set to go under the hammer.The heavily-customised Aljo ... Read more...

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Researchers certify healing power of honey


June 30th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) Honey has the power to heal wounds faster, besides making them smaller, says a new study.It has been used to treat wounds in humans since ancient ... Read more...

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Every 10th find in Indus Valley Civilisation games-related


February 8th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Every 10th find from the ruins of the Indus Valley Civilisation 4,000 years ago relates to some sort of game, says a recent study from Sweden. Elke Rogersdotter ... Read more...

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Play was a central element of people’s lives - even 4,000 years ago


February 8th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Play was an important part of people's everyday lives as far back as 4,000 years ago, according to an archaeology thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, which ... Read more...

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Tomb of King Tut’s wife may emerge in 2011


January 4th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): The tomb of King Tut's wife, a buried pyramid, and the final resting place of Cleopatra are some of the potential discoveries of 2011, according to a ... Read more...

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Burials of 400 ‘poor’ people unearthed near Giza


November 27th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Nov 27 (ANI): Archaeologists have excavated burials of 400 people-dating between 2,700 and 2,000 years ago-on the Giza plateau in Egypt.Research has shown that these individuals were malnourished and lacked grave ... Read more...

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Cancer was rare, but it did occur in Ancient Egypt: Scientist


November 21st, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): In a direct contradiction to a recent Nature article on cancer in Egypt, a Manchester United Egyptologist has stated that cancer was not 'man-made', and that it was ... Read more...

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Discovery in Saudi Arabia suggests Egyptian empire extended further than thought


November 12th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Nov 12 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a hieroglyphic engraving in Saudi Arabia, which suggests that ancient Egyptian empire extended further than previously thought.Archaeologists from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities ... Read more...

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Egyptian secrets of sun worship revealed in new discovery


November 8th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Nov 8 (ANI): Egyptologist Barry Kemp has said that the artefacts unearthed recently from an ancient burial site in the city of Amarna shed light on the existence of sun worship ... Read more...

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First pharaoh-era relic found in Saudi Arabia


November 8th, 2010 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Nov 8 (IANS) Saudi archaeologists have found a rock bearing an ancient hieroglyphic inscription of an Egyptian pharaoh - making it the first such confirmed pharaoh-era relic discovered in the kingdom.Though ... Read more...

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King Tut suffered ‘massive chest injury that could have killed him’


November 7th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): A new research has claimed that Tutankhamun, Egypt's famous "boy-king", suffered a "massive crushing tearing injury to his chest" that likely would have killed him.X-rays and CT scans ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on ‘modern concerns’ of the ancient world


October 30th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A new study has shed light on an ancient world with surprisingly modern concerns: including hoped-for medical cures, religious confusion and the need for financial safeguards.The University ... Read more...

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How Egyptians erected their giant pyramids


September 26th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 26 (ANI): A researcher has the answer to an ancient, unsolved puzzle - how the Egyptians erected their giant pyramids.Researchers have been so preoccupied by the weight of the stones ... Read more...

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Secrets of 2,500-year-old mummy revealed


September 11th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Forensic artists have created an extraordinary image of the face of a 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy, which was unveiled at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.In an unusual collaboration, artists ... Read more...

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A sneak-peak into marriage, chores, careers and divorce in ancient Egypt


July 9th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, July 9 (ANI): Husbands and wives had several joint and separate marital activities in ancient Egyptian society.With matrimony at the core of their society, their practice of early marriage stemmed from ... Read more...

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Temple of Tut’s grandad could be home to ancient statues


May 18th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): The funerary temple of Tutankhamun's grandfather Amenhotep III could be home to several colossal granite statues representing an ancient deity, say reserachers.Egyptian archaeologists led by Dr. Zahi Hawass, ... Read more...

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Egyptian Supreme Council For Antiquities Unearths 2000 Year Old Coins


April 25th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Cairo, Apr 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) 383 bronze coins belonging to 3rd century B.C. has been discovered by the archaeologists of the Egyptian Antiquities. These coins are said to be the ... Read more...

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Egyptian Tomb’s Door To Afterlife Unearthed


April 3rd, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The archaeologists in the area of Luxor have discovered a 3,500-year-old false door. It belonged to the last resting place of a Pharaonic representative. This ... Read more...

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Sixth Dynasty Egyptian Queen’s Burial Chamber Unearthed Near Cairo


March 4th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Cairo, Mar 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The sarcophagus of an Egyptian queen, who presumably hailed from ancient Egypt's Old Kingdom has been unearthed by French archaeologists. The burial chamber which has ... Read more...

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Egyptians suffered heart attacks 3,500 years ago


January 23rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Ancient Egyptian mummies, some as old as 3,500 years, showed hardening of arteries, suggesting that heart attacks and stroke afflicted the ancients too. "Atherosclerosis, despite differences in ancient and ... Read more...

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Joan of Arc ‘Relics’ confirmed as hoax


January 21st, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): In an extensive new study, a team of scientists has determined that the revered relics of Joan of Arc are nothing more than the bones of a human ... Read more...

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Return Nefertiti statue, Egypt to tell Germany


December 21st, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Dec 21 (RIA Novosti) Egypt is set to officially ask Germany to return a 3,300-year-old statue as it is believed to have been illegally taken out of the country in the ... Read more...

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Beyonce is stupid, says Egyptologist


November 13th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) A leading Egyptologist has called pop star Beyonce Knowles a "stupid person" for her lack of interest and knowledge about ancient Egypt. Historian Zahi Hawass, Egypt's chief Egyptologist, ... Read more...

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Ancient coins bearing Joseph’s image prove their use for trade in olden Egypt


September 25th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Sep. 25 (ANI): Ancient coins bearing the name and image of biblical Joseph have been found from the Museum of Egypt, contradicting claims made by some historians that coins were not ... Read more...

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Ancient coins bearing Joseph’s image found in Egyptian museum


September 25th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Sep. 25 (ANI): Ancient coins bearing the name and image of biblical Joseph have been found from the Museum of Egypt, contradicting claims made by some historians that coins were not ... Read more...

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New discovery hints ancient Egypt and Israel had ties during Early Bronze Age


September 2nd, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Sept 2 (ANI): The discovery of a rare, four-centimeter-long stone fragment at the point where the Jordan River exits Lake Kinneret, has suggested a link between ancient Egypt and Israel around ... Read more...

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DNA analysis key for solving mystery of King Tut’s origins


August 26th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt, has said that harvesting DNA from ancient mummies would be the key to solving the mystery ... Read more...

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Pharaohs’ tombs in Egypt may disappear in 150yrs, warns head of antiquities


August 19th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): Egypt's head of antiquities Zahi Hawass has warned that the tombs of the pharaohs in Valley of the Kings may disappear within 150 to 500 years if they ... Read more...

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Silver nanoparticles reveal brilliant dyes used in ancient microscopic artwork


August 17th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and elsewhere are treating microscopic artwork from as far back as ancient Egypt with silver nanoparticles to ... Read more...

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Colorful art may date back to 4,000 years to ancient Egypt


August 12th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): An improvement in microscopic dye analysis is allowing scholars to study the origins and histories of ancient, colorful art, which may date back to some 4,000 years to ... Read more...

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Honey can be an effective agent in topical wound care


July 22nd, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that Leptospermum honey, a particular kind of honey indigenous to New Zealand and Australia, can be an effective agent in topical wound ... Read more...

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Archaeologists unearth largest fortress in Egypt’s eastern Delta


July 15th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Egyptian archaeologists digging near the Suez Canal have discovered the remains of what is believed to be the largest fortress in the eastern Delta.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Secrets of daily life among the great pyramids of Giza uncovered


June 29th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): In a study lasting two decades, archaeologists have uncovered a number of secrets of daily life among the great pyramids of Giza in Egypt.According to a report ... Read more...

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