An ancient relief found in the Egyptian Gebel el Silsila quarry north of Aswan, is a rare depiction of two pharaonic deities dating back 2,500 years. Continue reading
An ancient Egyptian handbook of spells has been deciphered for the first time by researchers. The book contains spells, remedies, potions and more, and provides information about ancient practitioners and their methods. Continue reading
A chapel built during the reign of King Metuhotep II has been discovered in city of Sohag along the Nile. The chapel was in honour of the god Osiris and dates back to the 11th dynasty. Archaeologists are trying to conserve the engravings on the walls, but damage has been done due to subterranean water.
A tourist in Egypt discovered neolithic rock art dating to before the construction of the pyramids, approximately 6,000 – 7,000 years ago. Continue reading
The sarcophagus of Ta-Ekht, a singer in the sacred choir in the 18th century BC, has been found at the necropolis of Saqqara. Inside the wooden exterior lies a well preserved sarcophagus, along with beauty tools such as an eye-liner container, a spoon with a gazelle-shaped handle, beats and an amulet in the eye of horus symbol.
A tiny sarcophagus, thought to have been a fake, has turned out to be anything but. After CT scans were applied, the results suggest that a fetus – 12 to 16 weeks into development – is inside. Continue reading