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Ancient Greeks Left Their Mark in Egypt in 591 BC – in Graffiti

The urge to leave your mark for posterity is nothing new, as ancient Greek graffiti carved into an Egyptian Temple clearly shows.

2,200-Year-Old Fruit Baskets Found in Underwater City of Heracleion

Fruit baskets -- with fruit still inside -- that are more than 2,200 years old were discovered in Heracleion, the ancient lost city of Egypt.

Scarabs, Phalluses, Evil Eyes: Ancient Amulets and Disease

Believed to possess magical qualities, ancient amulets were once widely used. They range from amber pendants worn during Denmark’s Mesolithic age to evil eyes in ancient Greece. By Marguerite Johnson Throughout antiquity, from the Mediterranean to Egypt and today’s Middle East,...

Largest Embalming Vessel Cache in History Unearthed in Egypt

The largest embalming vessel cache ever found in Egypt was unearthed last week at Abusir, north of Giza, the location of the Great Pyramids. The amazing discovery, including vessels with the names of the dead who were to have been...

Ancient “Notepads,” Many Written in Greek, Uncovered in Egypt

Over 18,000 ancient "notepads" -- many written in Greek -- were uncovered by archaeologists in the ancient Egyptian city of Athribis. The ancient notepads called ostraca -- clay fragments that contain writing -- were used as a form of notepad...

Lost Sphinxes of King Tut’s Grandfather Found in Luxor, Egypt

Two gigantic sphinxes of Amenhotep II, the Egyptian pharaoh who was King Tut's grandfather, were recently unearthed, according to a statement released by the Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Authority. Unearthed at an ancient Egyptian temple known as the "Temple of...

Tomb with Greek Mummy Unearthed in Aswan, Egypt

A Greco-Roman-era tomb with a Greek mummy was unearthed recently in Aswan, Egypt, archaeologists announced this week. And in an extremely unusual discovery, the archaeologists found a copper plaque with the man's name -- Nikostratos -- near his body. The...

Egyptian Body Shows Mummification 1,000 Years Older than Thought

New evidence shows that the mummy of an Egyptian nobleman is 1,000 years older than originally thought, proving that the science behind mummification is much older than previously believed. The advanced embalming processes used in the preservation of the body...

Archaeologists Uncover 100 Mummies in Burial Site of Saqqara in Egypt

During a news conference on Saturday, Egyptian antiquities officials announced stunning new finds at the burial site of Saqqara, south of Cairo, the country's capital. In what many consider one of the most important finds in recent memory, archaeologists...

Key Finds at Egypt’s Heraklion

By Christina Flora A series of important archaeological findings has gradually been unearthed by the sunken submarine research in the Heraklion port located in ancient Egypt, the last years, according to announcements made at an international scientific conference at the...