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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...

Early Image Of Jesus Discovered?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.01.2014 | Religion

A team of Catalan archaeologists have discovered what they believe could be one of the oldest depictions of Jesus made by the earliest Coptic Christia...

LOOK: Europe's Unexpected Gateway Into Ancient Egypt

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion

Walking through Spain's capital, you would expect to see historic buildings and cultural sites. But step into Madrid's Cuartel de la Montaña park and...

Towering Ancient Pharoahs Resurrected In Egypt's Temple City

Posted 03.25.2014 | World

Pharaoh Amenhotep III already towers over Egypt's temple city of Luxor, immortalized in 16-foot high twin statues that guard the entrance to his funer...

Ancient Statue Of Egyptian Princess Found

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has announced that a team of European archaeologists have found a nearly 2-meter- (6 ½-foot-) tall alabaster statue of a pharoan...

Ancient Pleas Deciphered From Long-Lost Letter

Live Science | Owen Jarus | Posted 03.07.2014 | Science

A newly deciphered letter home dating back around 1,800 years reveals the pleas of a young Egyptian soldier named Aurelius Polion who was serving, pr...

Scientists Unearth Big Surprise Near Celebrated Pyramids

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 01.29.2014 | Science

TORONTO — The remains of a bustling port and barracks for sailors or military troops have been discovered near the Giza Pyramids. They were in use ...

Artifacts In Ruined Mansion Show Luxurious Lifestyle Of Ancient Elites

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

TORONTO — The remains of a mansion that likely held high-ranking officials some 4,500 years ago have been discovered near Egypt's Giza Pyramids. Bo...

New Discovery Lifts 'Curse' On Spinning Statue

Posted 11.22.2013 | Weird News

Turns out it wasn't cursed after all. Earlier this year, officials at Manchester Museum were puzzled by the mystery of a 10-inch tall figurine of N...

Did You Know Cleopatra Is in the Bible?

Angela Jamene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

Before I write anything I always open my bible. If you aren't like-minded this may sound bonkers: Everything in there is give or take 2,000 years old, but this is the meaning of 'The Living Word.' It can and will speak to you.

Dog Mummy Found In Ancient Tomb Was Infested With WHAT!?

LiveScience | Jeremy Hsu | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

A dog mummy has revealed the first archaeological evidence of bloodsucking parasites plaguing Fido's ancestors in Egypt during the classical era of R...

New Timeline Yields Big Surprise About Ancient Civilization

LiveScience | Laura Poppick | Posted 09.05.2013 | Science

The most precise chronology of Early Egypt yet suggests the country formed much more quickly than previously thought. The new finding reveals a robu...

Egypt & Bali: Opposites Attract

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

For me, having been to Egypt nearly 20 times and to Bali over a dozen, they are the perfect Yin/Yang complement to each other -- the masculine and feminine sides of spirituality.

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Came From WHERE?

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 08.20.2013 | Science

Ancient Egyptian beads found in a 5,000-year-old tomb were made from iron meteorites that fell to Earth from space, according to a new study. The bea...

UNEARTHED: Sphinx Paws Show Up In Surprising Place

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 07.11.2013 | Science

Archaeologists digging in Israel say they have made an unexpected find: the feet of an Egyptian sphinx linked to a pyramid-building pharaoh. The fra...

Mummies Reveal Ancient Egyptians Wore WHAT On Their Toes?

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

Archaeologists have discovered two ancient Egyptian skeletons, dating back more than 3,300 years, which were each buried with a toe ring made of copp...

Ancient Egyptian Relic Carved From WHAT?

natureheader | Posted 06.01.2013 | Science

By Jo Marchant The 5,000-year-old iron bead might not look like much, but it hides a spectacular past: researchers have found that an ancient Egyptia...

Earliest Victim Of Child Abuse Seen In Ancient Cemetery

Posted 05.30.2013 | Science

By: Joseph Castro, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/28/2013 12:51 PM EDT on LiveScience A 2- to 3-year-old child from a Romano-Christian-pe...

Grave Study Puts Ancient Sexuality In Spotlight

Posted 05.17.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/17/2013 07:51 AM EDT on LiveScience The peak period for baby-making sex in ancient Egypt was...

LOOK: Lost Sunken City Revealed

Posted 05.01.2013 | World

It is a city shrouded in myth, swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years. But now archeologists are unea...