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June 1, 2018

"Egyptian officials had claimed in 2015 that there was a "90 percent" chance that something was behind the walls of Tutankhamen's tomb."

Few archaeological discoveries have sparked such immense public interest as that of King Tut’s tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter. Born 18...

May 21, 2018

"The largest tomb in Chinese history"

Howard Carter, born 1874 in Kensington, England, was perhaps the most famous archaeologist in the world prior to the Indian Jones movie franchise.  Having joined an archaeological expedition to Egypt in 1891, 8 years later he was na...

July 24, 2017

The geographic origin of the Philistines has long been a subject of debate, with some scholars believing they in the Aegean Sea, others noting documentary evidence that points to Egypt, with still others believing they were native to the Middle East, particularly five...

May 24, 2017

International tourism contributes mightily to the global economy—in 2017, more than 1.5 billion people visited another country—but its effects can be quite fickle, as natural disasters and human conflict affect different regions of the world at different times. Hurrica...

March 13, 2017

German archaeologists excavating near Luxor, Egypt have uncovered numerous statues believed to be approximately 3,300 years old. Several of the statues are remarkably complete. They are believed to depict the goddess Sekhmet, but another statue possibly represents Amen...

March 13, 2017

Finds of ancient Egypt certainly are not rare, but sometimes they can occur in the most unlikely of places. In a working-class neighborhood of Cairo, known as Matariya, archaeologists working ahead of planned development and construction unearthed what may be a statue...

January 24, 2017

Discovered during archaeological excavations a Thebes in Egypt, the blackened coffin containing this mummy had probably been damaged and darkened by fire. Now housed at the British Museum in London, researchers have used a variety of modern technologies to recreate the...

January 13, 2017

This travel writer's experience cruising down the Nile river included incomplete planning, vague expectations, and a "bewildering array of dynasties and deities." Although international tourism to Egypt has decreased significantly in the past few years as a result of t...

January 2, 2017

In 2014, a US movie entitled "Monuments Men" illustrated the true-to-life adventures of a group of American cultural heritage specialists to assist with finding, protecting, and preserving a vast array of cultural treasures extracted from across Europe by the Nazi regi...

September 7, 2016

Unlike ancient Greek and Roman literature, much of which has been extensively translated into various modern languages, the writings of ancient Egypt are not nearly as accessible to modern audiences. That is about to change.

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