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Ancient Greek Bathhouse Unearthed in Egypt

A 2,200 year-old ancient Greek bathhouse has reportedly been discovered in the ancient Egyptian seaport town of Berenike on the western shore of the Red Sea. The structure apparently dates back to the third century B.C. The bathhouse would have...

Tattoos Found on Ancient Egyptian Mummies

New archaeological evidence from Egyptian mummies shows the practice of having lower back tattoos is actually more than three millennia old even though it may seem like an early 21st century fad popularized by low-rise-jeans clad celebrities. Researchers Anne Austin...

Ancient Pyramid Found in Greece Sparks Controversy

There is no other controversy like the one on the Ancient pyramid discovered in Greece. Ancient Greek history often stimulates meaningful debate. How many views are there for instance on the Hellinikon or the controversy surrounding the ancient Greek...

Mummification in Egypt 1,000 Years Older Than Thought

The science behind mummification in Egypt is around a thousand years older than previously thought according to new evidence. The advanced embalming processes used in the preservation of the body of Egyptian nobleman Khuwy clearly show that these ancient people...

Cleopatra, The Greek Queen of Ancient Egypt

The ethnic background of Cleopatra, the famed queen of Ancient Egypt, has been a persistent topic of conversation for years. Despite the fact that she ruled over Egypt, Cleopatra was Greek. Cleopatra VII Philopater ruled over Ancient Egypt from 51...

Ancient Greeks Used Cosmetics in Eternal Search for Beauty

The Greek word "kosmetika" is the root of the English word ‘cosmetics.’ The word also meant any product that protected the hair and face.

2000 Year Old Fetus Found Inside Egyptian Mummy

A 2000-year-old fetus was discovered in the belly of an Egyptian mummy by Polish reseachers recently, the first time in history that such a find has ever been recorded. The Warsaw Mummy Project, headed by bio-archeologist Marzena Ożarek-Szilke from the...

Palindrome Inscription Found on Ancient Amulet in Cyprus

A team of Polish archeologists in Nea Paphos, Cyprus has recently unearthed a 1,500-year-old, two-sided amulet depicting a palindrome inscription written in ancient Greek. Palindromes are phrases that are read the same both forward and backwards. The amulet's 59-letter inscription reads: "ΙΑΕW...

Mysterious Tomb of Ancient Egyptian General Discovered

Czech archaeologists recently discovered the mysterious tomb of an ancient Egyptian military commander who oversaw an army of foreign soldiers. The secret tomb of Wahibre-mery-Neith, an Egyptian general, was found at the Abusir Necropolis in Giza, home of the famous...

Ancient Greek Shipwreck Loaded with Treasures Discovered off Egypt

A shipwreck with ancient Greek treasures dating back to the Ptolemaic era of Egypt was discovered recently in the waters off Alexandria.