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Uganda Villager Has 12 Wives, 102 Children and 578 Grandchildren

The Ugandan villager, who claims to have 12 wives, 102 children, and 578 grandkids, has had enough of battling to provide for his large family. The 68-year-old told AFP from his home in Bugisa, a small community in the Butaleja...

CT Scan Reveals Secrets of Ancient Egyptian “Golden Boy” Mummy

CT scans have been used to unwrap the secrets of the mummified 2,300-year-old remains of an ancient Egyptian teenager, dubbed the "Golden Boy" mummy. The Golden Boy earned his moniker on account of the forty-nine precious amulets that adorned...

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...

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.

George Stravelakis: The Enslaved Greek who Became Ruler of Tunisia

George Stravelakis, sometimes called "Halkias," was an enslaved Greek man from the island of Chios who rose to become the Prime Minister of Tunisia in the 1860s. By Antonis Chaldeos Stravelakis was born in 1817 on the island of Chios. During the...

Greece to Build ‘Giannis Antetokounmpo’ Court at Greek School in Ghana

Greece will finance the construction of a basketball court at a Greek school in Ghana, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias announced on Thursday. Dendias, who is on a visit to the western African nation, recommended that the court could be...

Shell to Pay $16M to Nigerian Farmers Over Oil Damage

Shell, a global energy and petrochemical group, agreed to pay out sixteen million dollars (£13 million) to four Nigerian farmers and their villages as compensation for damages allegedly caused by oil spills from the company's pipelines. This comes after negotiations...

A Hippopotamus Swallowed and Spat Out Two-Year-Old Child Alive

A rogue hippopotamus in southwestern Uganda, attacked and swallowed half the body of a two-year-old child but miraculously spat him out while still alive. According to a statement from the Uganda police force, the little boy identified as Iga Paul...

Gold Jewelry Discovered at Ancient Tomb in Tell Amarna, Egypt

Gold jewelry was discovered in Egypt at the Tell el-Amarna archaeological site, which is part of the Northern Cemetery. The incredible discovery was made during an archaeological mission in Minya Governorate. The University of Cambridge-affiliated team unearthed an ancient tomb...

Homo Sapiens May Not Have Been the First Species to Use Fire

New emerging evidence discovered in South Africa nullifies prior suggestions indicating that homo sapiens were the first species to use fire. Analysis of fossil remains unearthed from the Rising Star Cave system in South Africa indicates that Homo naledi, an...

Historic St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai

Saint Catherine's Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai in the town of Saint Catherine, Egypt is one of the most important Christian monasteries in the world

Two Alien Minerals Unknown to Earth Found in Meteorite

Geologists have discovered two alien minerals unknown to Earth in a meteorite in Somalia. A small, 2.5 ounce (70-gram) fragment of the fifteen thousand kilogram fallen comet known as El Ali revealed the alien ore. Scientists stumbled upon the unknown...

Climate Change Kills More Elephants than Poaching, Kenya Says

Wildlife and Tourism officials in Kenya say that climate change is killing more elephants in Kenya than poaching. It also poses the biggest threat to the conservation of their lives. The illegal slaughter of elephants in search for ivory in Kenya used...

Tanzania Footprints Hint at Origin of Humans Walking Upright

A recent study shows that prehistoric footprints found in Tanzania may hold the key to understanding how early humans began walking upright. The footprints, which were fossilized in volcanic ash 3.66 million years ago, are shedding new light on the...

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...