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Oldest Recipe Found in Egypt Is Written in Greek

The oldest written recipe found in Egypt is dated approximately the year 300 AD and it was written on papyrus in the Greek language.

The Mystery of Djedefre Pyramid Staircase that Leads Nowhere

The mysterious Djedefre pyramid, which today lays in ruins, has eluded Egyptologists for years because of its unusual staircase feature. Constructed in the Fourth Dynasty, more than four thousand years ago, the Pyramid of Djedefre is located about five miles...

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.

16-Meter-Long Ancient Papyrus Found in Egyptian Sarcophagus

A 16-meter-long (52.5 ft) papyrus was discovered recently 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...

Long-Lost Ship Found in the Desert Laden With Gold

The discovery of a ship that disappeared five hundred years ago and was found in a desert in southwest Africa with gold coins aboard has been one of the most exciting archaeological finds of recent years. The Bom Jesus (The...

Giant Ancient Fish Preyed on Human Ancestors

South African researchers have recently unearthed 360 million-year-old fossils belonging to a previously unknown species of fish. The findings, which were published in the official journal PLOS One, reveal that this ancient fish was a voracious predator that likely preyed...

Two Alien Minerals Unknown to Earth Found in Meteorite

Geologists have recently 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...

The World’s Most Inaccessible Church Is in Ethiopia

The world's hardest to reach church is located in Ethiopia. It is called Abuna Yemata Guh  and worshippers have to climb a high, steep rock to attend services

The Spooky Ghost Town Where Diamond Mining Once Thrived

Kolmanskop, a once-thriving diamond mining town nestled in the Namib Desert, is now a ghost town visited only by tourists who regard it as a haunted town due to its history and spooky appearance. Its history started in 1908, when...

Bird Feared Extinct Spotted First Time After 24 Years

After 24 years of not being seen, the Dusky Tetraka bird was recently rediscovered in northeastern Madagascar. The small bird has an olive and yellow throat and moves around on the ground. A team from The Peregrine Fund's Madagascar Program...

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

Gold Jewelry Discovered at Ancient Tomb in Egypt

Gold jewelry was recently discovered in Egypt at the Tell el-Amarna archaeological site, which is part of the Northern Cemetery. The team from the University of Cambridge was astounded when they discovered an ancient tomb containing glittering gold jewelry. Exploring...

Yianni Melas, the Greek Modern-Day Indiana Jones of Gems

World-acclaimed gems explorer and human rights activist Yianni Melas has been budded the modern-day Indiana Jones of gems.

OXI Day in Uganda Marks Eternal Struggle for Freedom and Justice

The anniversary of OXI Day, the day in October 1940 when the Greek people refused to bow to the Italian request to conquer their nation, is always a cause of celebration throughout the world where Hellenism has set root. For...

Liver-Eating Killer Whales Force Sharks to Flee

Scientists discovered that the number of sharks at their main meeting spots has changed. One of the reasons is that certain killer whales favour shark livers. South Africa is famous for its big, great white sharks. But there's some concerning...