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Ancient Egypt

Ancient Shoes Shed Fresh Light On Wearers' Ailments

Posted 02.27.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/27/2013 07:59 AM EST on LiveScience More than 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was ru...

Cleopatra's Murdered Kin Claim Stirs Controversy

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/26/2013 12:57 PM EST on LiveScience A Viennese archaeologist lecturing in North Caro...

Ancient Mummy's Elaborate Hairstyle Recreated In 3D

Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/25/2013 08:00 AM EST on LiveScience Nearly 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was under t...

OOPS! Embalmers Left Something Inside Mummy's Skull

Posted 12.15.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 12/14/2012 11:04 AM EST on LiveScience A brain-removal tool used by ancient Egyptian embalmers ...

WOW: Ancient Warrior King's Burial Box Is Biggest Ever Found

Posted 12.06.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 12/06/2012 12:47 PM EST on LiveScience The largest ancient Egyptian sarcophagus has been identif...

Let's Not Omit History Because It Is Convenient

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 02.04.2013 | Media
Firas Al-Atraqchi

With such an undertaking as Andrew Marr's History of the World, it's likely that a lot will be overlooked or omitted. However, there are some things -- fundamental building blocks of human history -- which cannot be sacrificed for expediency.

Ancient Fake Toes 'Road Tested' In New Research

Posted 10.03.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 10/03/2012 10:37 AM EDT on LiveScience Researchers have suspected two Egyptian artificial toes are the wor...

Egyptian Tourism After The Embassy Riots

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 11.14.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

In our two hour meeting with President Morsi, he made it clear that he wished to do everything possible to ensure that tourists returning to Egypt felt safe and welcome.

Disturbing Way One Culture Learned Mummification

| Posted 08.14.2012 | Science

by Emily Underwood on 13 August 2012, 3:10 PM | Trekking through Chile's Atacama Desert 7000 years ago, hunter-gatherers known as the Chinchorro ...

Sun Worship

Donna Henes | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

For many millennia, the moon reigned supreme and was worshipped as divine. Although the sun has been venerated to some degree in practically every culture in the world, a highly developed worship of the sun is comparatively rare.

The Curse of the Exploding Cheeks

Vicky Alvear Shecter | Posted 09.10.2012 | Weird News
Vicky Alvear Shecter

What will archaeologists thousands of years from now say about us -- and our values -- when they discover skulls sporting plastic cheek and chin implants? Or rib cages balancing the rubbery remnants of breast implants? Or hip bones resting on pillows of fake buttocks?

Ancient Mummy Suffered Rare And Painful Disease

Posted 04.27.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/27/2012 01:32 PM EDT on LiveScience Around 2,900 years ago, an ancient Egyptian man, likel...

The 15 Embarrassments of the Ancient World

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.16.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

World's first fraternity party. Photo: Getty Images/ ZoneCreative What do the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Mausoleum...

Free or Not to Be? That's the Battle

Anthony Strano | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Anthony Strano

A few protest tents remain in the square but will they keep waiting there? Most protesters have gone home. However in their homes it seems many are waiting and certainly hoping for a better, freer and just Egypt.

Nefertiti: What Is Seen Cannot Be Un-seen

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Thutmose perfectly captured Queen Nefertiti at the apex of her power and the peak of her beauty and so it is to him that she owes her eternal fame and in creating this work of art, Thutmose in turn lays claim to his place among the greatest artists in human history.

Ambergris: Dragon Spittle Fragrance

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 01.18.2012 | Weird News
Dora Levy Mossanen

During the early stages of research for my forthcoming novel, The Last Romanov, I came across more than a few fascinating natural wonders, but none as mesmerizing as ambergris and its origin.

PHOTOS: Matthew Barney's Ancient Symbols

Posted 11.25.2011 | Arts

Matthew Barney's latest exhibit, "DJED," at the Gladstone Gallery explores Egyptian conceptions of the afterlife that Barney first tackled in his 2010...

Are Egypt's Animals Now in Peril?

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wendy Diamond

The political upheaval in Egypt has greatly affected Egypt's people. But their animal population has truly been decimated. The people have been heard. Now it's the animals' time.

WATCH: Math Used In Computers Is Identical To Math Used In Ancient Egypt

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In 2008 mathematician and author Michael S. Schneider put together this incredible video illustrating how the mathematics used by Ancient Egyptians is...

Kin Tut's Grandfather, Pharaoh Amenhotep III, Carved In Statue Discovered In Egypt

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Exactly eighty-eight years after another historic Egyptian discovery, archaeologists conducting a routine dig Thursday unearthed the top half of a red...

PHOTOS: EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Pages From Ancient Egyptian Book Of The Dead At The British Museum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: 'Journey Through the Afterlife: The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead' WHEN: 4 November 2010 - 6 March 2011 WHERE: British Museum Great...

Egyptian Group Seeks to Ban One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In the latest effort to censor texts considered to be "offensive to the public good", an Egyptian NGO is attempting to ban the popular book One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.

Reselling Things That Already Exist

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

For a hot minute, I couldn't decide if this strategy is the dumbest thing since "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" or if it's pure genius. I was stuck with an uncomfortable in-between feeling.