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Ancient Egypt

This Is The Earliest Known Reference To The 'Demon Star'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.29.2015 | Science

Sitting about 93 light-years away from us in the constellation of Perseus is the pair of bright stars named Algol, also known collectively as th...

We Need to Protect Egypt's Treasures

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
Chaker Khazaal

This week, I visited the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo, Egypt, which houses the most extensive collection of Pharaonic antiquities and treasures in the world and I truly had a blast in the past.

Why Cleopatra Probably Didn't Kill Herself With A Snake

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.23.2015 | Science

The classic imagery of Cleopatra killing herself with a snake might be dramatic, but it probably never happened, experts say. For years, researchers ...

Here's A History Of Bisexuality, From Ancient Egypt To Stonewall

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bisexual people have their own unique history, but it often gets grouped together with other sexual identities, like that of gays and l...

Fried, Dyed, and Laid to the Side: Memories of the Hot Comb!

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 07.08.2015 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

Saturday mornings in my childhood were sometimes like something out of an Annie Lee or an Ernie Barnes painting. Like millions of other little black girls in the '60s with curly, kinky, or coarse hair, this was the appointed time to have one's hair "did."

Millions Of Mummified Dogs Discovered In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science

Ancient Egyptians are well-known for having worshipped animals, and archaeologists are used to unearthing nonhuman mummies. But a recent investigation...

Ancient Egyptian Brewery Unearthed In Tel Aviv

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science

Think Tel Aviv became a party city only in recent times? Think again. Pottery shards unearthed recently at an archaeological dig in the city's down...

Is This The Oldest Case Of Breast Cancer?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.25.2015 | Science

Archaeologists say they may have found the world's oldest case of breast cancer in a skeleton unearthed recently in Egypt -- a reminder that cancer i...

Stunning Ancient Tombs Unearthed In Egypt

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.13.2015 | Science

Archaeologists in Egypt say they've discovered not one, but two beautifully decorated ancient tombs near the historic city of Luxor. The tombs, fou...

Museum's 'Ancient' Artifacts Called Fake

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.02.2015 | Science

They're fake! That's what archaeologists are saying about two mummies that have long been part of Vatican's collection of antiquities. The small m...

King Tut's Mask Damaged During Botched Cleaning

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.22.2015 | Science

One of the most priceless treasures in archaeology, the gold funerary mask of King Tutankhamun, was damaged during a cleaning attempt at the Egyptian ...

Million Mummy Discovery Under Dispute

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.19.2014 | Science

A massive cemetery with up to 1 million mummies has reportedly been found in Egypt, but the announcement of the discovery apparently landed a U.S. res...

Ancient Beads Linked To Boy King's Death Mask

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.15.2014 | Science

After taking a new look at a pair of ancient cobalt beads, archaeologists now believe these Bronze Age artifacts may have been manufactured in the sam...

'Desert God': A Talk With Wilbur Smith

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.31.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Desert God is the fifth book in the Ancient Egypt series. The novel brings to life the struggle between a defeated Egypt and its foreign invaders, the Hyksos.

Mysterious 'Spellbook' From Ancient Egypt Decoded

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science

A mysterious ancient book written in an Egyptian language called Coptic has puzzled researchers ever since it was first found as part of an extensive ...

Excavation Of Huge Ancient Temple Leads To Arrests

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.19.2014 | Science

Seven men were arrested in Giza, Egypt last week after they dug up a 3,400-year-old temple under a house there, the Egyptian news website Ahram report...

New 'Autopsy' Reveals Big Surprises About Boy King

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.25.2014 | Science

An international team of researchers studying King Tutankhamun are reporting some surprising new discoveries about the ancient boy king. The scien...

Ancient Egyptian Hair Extensions Are 3,300 Years Old

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.19.2014 | Science

Hair extensions may seem like a modern fashion trend, but it turns out they've been around a whole lot longer than most people realize, as a recent di...

The Perpetual Black Liars

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Nicolas B. Aziz

Black people have been dehumanized and disregarded in America since its inception; and it is thus time for us to truly realize that this country is not "one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

UNEARTHED: Ancient Carving Bearing Scars Of Religious Revolution

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 07.25.2014 | Science

A newly discovered Egyptian carving, which dates back more than 3,300 years, bears the scars of a religious revolution that upended the ancient civil...

Oldest Known Depiction Of Circumcision Is Now On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion

Historians, anthropologists and religious scholars often disagree on the origins of circumcision, the surgical removal of the foreskin. But a colorful...

Grisly Traces Of 'End Of The World' Plague Found In Ancient City

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an epidemic in Egypt so terrible that one ancient writer believed the world was coming to an end. Worki...

A Treasure Trove of Animal Mummies

Ken White | Posted 07.20.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

The current issue of Archeology magazine includes the article "Messenger to the Gods: During a turbulent period in ancient Egypt, common people turned to animal mummies to petition the gods, inspiring the rise of a massive religious industry."

Mummy Study Shows What Ancients Ate

Inside Science | Alexander Hellemans | Posted 05.10.2014 | Science

(Inside Science) -- Did the ancient Egyptians eat like us? If you're a vegetarian, tucking in along the Nile thousands of years ago would have felt ju...

WATCH: Ancient Construction Mystery May Finally Have Been Solved

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.02.2014 | Science

A new study offers an answer to a key question about Egypt's ancient pyramids, which were built out of huge stone blocks more than 4,000 years ago: in...