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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...

Tunnel Possibly Leading to Cleopatra’s Tomb Found

Archaeologists recently discovered an underground tunnel, which may lead to the long-lost tomb of the Greek Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, beneath Egypt’s ancient Taposiris Magna Temple. Cleopatra was the last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt from 51 to 30 B.C.E. The...

Saint Nicholas’ Tomb Unearthed in Turkey

The tomb of Saint Nicholas, also known as “Santa Claus,” and the floor on which he walked, inside the St. Nicholas Church in the town of Myra in today's southern Turkey have been unearthed by archeologists. Living between 270 and...

Egyptian Officials Claim They’ve Found Alexander the Great’s Tomb

An Egyptian official has claimed that he has evidence that Alexander the Great's tomb is in Siwa, Egypt, the Egypt Independent reported on Friday. The report says that Mohamed Omran, the director of Siwa's Tourism Department, "announced evidence suggesting the...

Ancient Greek Statues Unearthed from Tomb East of Athens

Two ancient Greek statues depicting female figures were uncovered from inside a burial tomb east of Athens, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Sunday. The discovery was made during the construction of the new City Hall of Paiania. According to...

Has the Burial Chamber of Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti Been Found?

Egyptian archaeologists announced recently they may have found the burial place of Queen Nefertiti in a hidden chamber close to the pharaoh's burial complex in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The final resting place of Nefertiti, who served as queen...

Archaeologists Discover Intact Tomb From First Century BC in Kozani, Greece

Archaeologists recently discovered an intact tomb dating to the first century BC in the area of Mavropigi in West Macedonia's Kozani region. The major discovery was made public by a statement issued recently by Kozani's Ephorate of Antiquities. "During the ongoing excavations...

Τomb of “Prominent Woman” Unearthed in Greece's Sikinos

A tomb of a prominent woman was unearthed in Episkopi, Sikinos, during restoration work being carried out for the Episkopi Monument, which the Ministry of Culture and Sports has worked on, along with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades,...

Aristotle's 2,400-Year-Old Tomb Found at Stagira [Photos]

Greek archaeologists at Ancient Stagira, Central Macedonia, say they have found Aristotle's tomb. Addressing the Aristotle 2400 Years World Congress, they point to the 2,400-year-old tomb as the most important finding from the 20-year excavation. The discovery of the tomb...

Did the Amphipolis Tomb Commemorate Hephaistion?

By Andrew Chugg* The archaeological team responsible for the recent excavation campaigns at the Amphipolis Tomb gave a lecture on 30th September 2015 in which they presented evidence which they argued indicates that the monument was built on the orders...