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Tomb Raiding Is a Growing Problem in the Middle East
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, Egypt, Tomb Raiding, Black Market, Antiquities, Grave Robbers, Middle East, looters, looting, ISIL )

Cat
- 572 days ago - vice.com
Somehow this has to stop. Although antiquities looting has long been a problem in Egypt, a widening circle of illegal excavators have spirited over $3 billion worth of artifacts out of the cou
Early Egyptian Queen Revealed in 5,000-Year-Old Hieroglyphs
Science & Tech  (tags: Egypt, pharaoh, queen, discovery, interesting, news, science, study, technology, archaeology )

Roger
- 574 days ago - livescience.com
About 60 drawings and hieroglyphic inscriptions, dating back around 5,000 years, have been discovered at a site called Wadi Ameyra in EgyptâEUR(TM)s Sinai Desert. Carved in stone, they were created by mining expeditions sent out by early Egyptian pharaohs
High Chance That 2 Rooms Are Hidden Behind King Tut's Tomb, Egypt Says
Science & Tech  (tags: culture, ancient, archaeology, Egypt, Tutankhamun's tomb )

John
- 629 days ago - npr.org
They know something is there; they just don't know how big it is. That's the latest from Egyptian officials who are trying to determine whether Queen Nefertiti's tomb might be hidden behind King Tutankhamun's tomb.
Tutankhamun Died of Illness, Not From Chariot Racing
Science & Tech  (tags: Egypt, History, Science, Vehicles )

Ray
- 1028 days ago - rt.com
Scientists believe Egyptian King Tutankhamun died of illness, rather than from a chariot crash, as was long believed. A 'virtual autopsy' showed that the boy king suffered from genetic deficiencies and that his parents were probably brother and sister.
Ancient Spider Rock Art Sparks Archaeological Mystery
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, study, world, Egypt, panel, spider rock art, interesting )

Giana
- 1336 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Archaeologists have discovered a panel containing the only known example of spider rock art in Egypt and, it appears, the entire Old World.
Dig Unearths 4,000 Year Old Tomb of Doctor to Pharaohs
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, Egypt, doctor, pharaohs, tomb, old )

Giana
- 1397 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Archaeologists have unearthed a 4,000 year old tomb outside the Egyptian capital containing what they believe are the remains of a prominent doctor to the pharaohs, officials said on Tuesday.
First Evidence of Comet Striking Earth Found in Egypt
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, research, study, Egypt, comet, striking Earth, evidence )

Giana
- 1409 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A team of scientists claims to have found the first-ever definitive evidence of a comet striking Earth.
Where Did the Iron in Egyptian Relics Come From?
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, Egypt, history, humans, interesting, news, research, science, University of Manchester, UK )

Dan
- 1540 days ago - scientificamerican.com
The mystery of how ancient Egyptians obtained iron millennia before iron was ever smelted in the region has just been solved: they made use of iron brought to Earth by meteorites. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Giza Secret Revealed: How 10,000 Pyramid Builders Got Fed
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, humans, interesting, research, scientists, Giza pyramids, Egypt, food )

Giana
- 1577 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The builders of the famous Giza pyramids in Egypt feasted on food from a massive catering-type operation, the remains of which scientists have discovered at a workers' town near the pyramids.
German Researchers: Toxic Substance in Flask Belonging to Ancient Egypt's Hatshepsut
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, history, ancient, poison, ointment, queen, Egypt, Hatshepsut )

Pia
- 2191 days ago - washingtonpost.com
A German university said Friday that researchers have discovered a carcinogenic substance in a flask of lotion believed to have belonged to Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt 3,500 years ago, raising a possibility she may have accidentally poisoned herself
One of the World's Oldest Astronomy Sites: Egypt's Nabta Playa
Science & Tech  (tags: Egypt, Oldest Astronomy Sites, Nabta Playa, World )

Anna
- 2315 days ago - dailygalaxy.com
Egypt's Nabta Playa, some 6,000 to 8,000 years old, is "one of the world's earliest known examples of archeoastronomy." Astrophysicist Thomas G. Brophy suggests the hypothesis that the southerly line of three stones inside the calendar circle represented
Google Offers "Speak-to-Tweet" Service to Egyptians
Science & Tech  (tags: voice-mail, Twitter, Egypt, internet )

Suzane
- 2391 days ago - breakingnewsonline.net
Google in combination with micro-blogging site Twitter has offered a new service for tweeting without an internet connection. The service "speak-to-tweet" allows Egyptian users to leave voice-mail message that will be turned into tweets.
Ancient "Lost" Egyptian City Discovered By Yale Archaeologists
Science & Tech  (tags: Egypt, Yale, Ancient, archaeology, ancient, research, society, investigation, history, humans, interesting, news, culture )

Mari
- 2545 days ago - opa.yale.edu
A Yale team led by Professor of Egyptology John Coleman Darnell has unearthed a lost city--site of a massive bread-making industry--that flourished more than 3,500 years ago in the Western desert of Egypt.
Oh, Egypt! The Romance of the Pharaohs ~ Scientists Use Plants to Date Egypt's Pharaohs
Science & Tech  (tags: Egypt, archaeology, Pharaohs, radio carbon dating, plants, scientific discoveries )

DC
- 2617 days ago - independent.co.uk
Not only do they provide sustenance, and help clear our air, now this! Carbon dating plant remains have established for the first time clear dates for the ruling dynasties of ancient Egypt
 

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