16-Meter-Long “Book of the Dead” Ancient Papyrus Found in Egyptian Sarcophagus
A 16-meter-long (52.5 ft) papyrus was discovered in an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus by a team of archaeologists. It is the first complete papyrus text to be found in over a century. The discovery was made in Saqqara, a necropolis that...
Tomb With Greek Mummy Unearthed in Aswan, Egypt
A Greco-Roman-era tomb with a Greek mummy was unearthed recently in Aswan, Egypt. In an extremely unusual discovery, the archaeologists found a copper plaque with the man's name—Nikostratos—near his body. The amazing find was made as part of excavations undertaken...
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...
Volcano, Climate Change Caused Destruction of Greek City in Egypt
The hiatus in Berenike, a Hellenistic city in Egypt, was a combination of volcanic eruptions and drought, scientists say
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.