Archive for the ‘Egyptology’ Category

Learning more about the Middle Kingdom

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The discovery of a Middle Kingdom burial of a member of the family of the Deir Al-Barsha governor has given Egyptologists some unique information on the scenario in which the ancient Egyptians conducted their funerary rituals, writes Nevine El-Aref

Attempt to steal Pharaonic artifact in Aswan foiled

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Security guards foiled an attempt to steal an antique panel depicting King Merenptah, the fourth ruler of the 19th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, in the Selsela mountain quarries 20 kilometers north of Kom Ombo, Aswan.

Stolen Pharaonic statue pieces seized in Giza

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Security forces seized 40 pieces that make up the top parts of Pharaonic Shawabti figurines, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday. The artifacts were stolen from the Cairo University excavation warehouses located in the archeological Saqqara region in Giza.

Ancient Egyptian Mummy Suffered Rare and Painful Disease

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Around 2,900 years ago, an ancient Egyptian man, likely in his 20s, passed away after suffering from a rare, cancerlike disease that may also have left him with a type of diabetes.

Rare archaeological slab of Ramesses III found at Karnak Temple

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

A big archaeological slab dating back to the era of Ramesses III, the most famous king of the Dynasty 20 (The Modern State era) was found.

Rare Find in Jerusalem Reflects Ancient Connections with Egypt

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

For archaeologists and students of archaeology, hearing the name “Jerusalem” conjures up images of ancient artifacts that can be found in few other places in the world. But recent archaeological excavations there have uncovered something that has not been commonly found.

Ancient manuscript found in Brisbane

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

The Queensland Museum has been revealed as an unlikely resting place for the missing pieces of a rare manuscript from ancient Egypt.
Archaeologists had been searching for the missing fragments of the rare Book of the Dead for 100 years when a visiting Egyptologist stumbled across them while in Brisbane to open a mummy exhibition.


Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Around mid-November, authorities in Namibia were alerted to the discovery of a hollow sphere that had apparently crashed to Earth from space.

Action taken to restore Egypt Scientific Institute

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

A meeting to draw a comprehensive restoration plan for Egypt Scientific Institute is to be held Tuesday at the Ministry of State for Antiquities

Sex of Egyptian Child Mummy Remains a Mystery

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

A 2,000-year-old child mummy visited an Illinois hospital earlier this year so researchers could use imaging technology to look for clues to the child’s life and death.

Mummy Has Oldest Case of Prostate Cancer in Ancient Egypt

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Ancient affliction. A high-resolution CT scan of the lumbar spine region of a 2150-year-old Egyptian mummy has just revealed small, round lesions—the oldest case of metastatic prostate cancer in ancient Egyptians.
Credit: (mummy)MNA / DDF – Instituto dos Museus e da Conservação, I.P., Lisbon; (CT, inset) LMP / IMI – Imagens Médicas Integradas, Lisbon

Technology Unlocks Secrets of Ancient Egyptian Mummy

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

A scientific team led by Sarah Wisseman, director of the Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials (ATAM) at the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, has found answers to a series of questions surrounding the mystery of the Egyptian mummy that has resided at the Spurlock Museum of the University of Illinois for over two decades. Before that, it was maintained by private owners for about 60 years, after originally being removed from its location in Egyp

Artefacts unearthed in Delta

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

French excavators working at an archaeological site in San el-Hagar (Tanis) in the Delta Governorate of Sharqia have unearthed hundreds of painted limestone blocks that were once used in the construction of King Osorkon II’s temple.

New Pharaonic artefacts discovered in North Egypt’s site of San El-Hagar

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

A collection of painted blocks used in the construction of king Osorkon II’s temple have been unearthed in San El-Hagar in the Delta city of Sharqia

Neolithic site ‘virtually untouched’

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Egypt’s popular uprising may have arrived just in time to save a Neolithic site that holds the country’s oldest evidence of agriculture and could yield vital clues to the rise of Pharaonic civilisation.

Article: Egyptian Mummies Hold Clues of Ancient Air Pollution

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Ancient Egyptians may have been exposed to air pollution way back when, according to new evidence of particulates in the lungs of 15 mummies, including noblemen and priests.

Getting on with a colossal task

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

When it was constructed on Luxor’s west bank during the 14th century BC, the mortuary temple of the 18th-Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III was the largest temple complex in the Theban area. It stretched over a 350,000-square- metre space, guarded at the main gateway by a pair of gigantic statues of Amenhotep popularly known as the Colossi of Memnon, with smaller statues of Queen Tiye and Queen Mutemwiya at their feet.

Wormlike Parasite Detected in Ancient Mummies

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

A tiny, wormlike parasite that plagues people worldwide also infected ancient Africans, new analyses of mummies reveal for the first time.

NASA satellite ‘helps find 17 Egypt pyramids’

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Archaeologists have uncovered as many as 17 buried pyramids in Egypt with the help of NASA satellite imagery, according to a documentary to be aired by the BBC on Monday.

Egyptian princess was first person with diagnosed coronary artery disease

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The coronary arteries of Princess Ahmose-Meryet-Amon – as visualised by whole body computerised tomography (CT) scanning – will feature in two presentations at the International Conference of Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging (ICNC) this week in Amsterdam (15-18 May). ICNC is now one of the world’s major scientific event in nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging.