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Ancient Egypt

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...

'The Desert God': A Talk With Wilbur Smith

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.01.2014 | 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...

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...