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Ancient Egyptian animal mummy 'scandal' revealed

Animals and pets held a special significance in the afterlife in ancient Egypt. Animal and pet mummies were often buried with the dead as offerings and to help the deceased on their journey to the afterlife. But not all the mummified animals were real.

Did you know ancient Egyptians had a hefty tax bill?

On April 15, millions of Americans will be scrambling to get their tax bills paid to the government. While most tax-payers complain that paying a large tax bill is too much, they should be glad they didn't live in ancient Egypt. They paid hefty taxes.

Climate change brought down Ancient Egyptian civilization

Cairo - Did a change in the climate cause the fall of the Egyptian Empire? New evidence shows that it may be the case, according to Sturt Manning.

3,200-year-old tomb uncovered in Egypt

Archaeologists working in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo have uncovered the tomb of an important government official dating back to the golden age of ancient Egypt.

Hot air balloon crashes in Egypt — at least 19 feared dead

Luxor - There were reports this morning that a hot air balloon carrying tourists of many nationalities on a sightseeing trip had crashed near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor.

2 possible new pyramids discovered in Egypt

An individual who conducted a Google Earth satellite imagery survey has claimed to discover two new pyramids in Egypt. The findings are located about 90 miles apart.

New Egyptian Monuments Discovered at Karnak Temple in Luxor

Cairo - Archaeologists have discovered new ancient treasures in Egypt near Karnak Temple in Luxor on Sunday, according to the ministry of antiquities.

History still in the making in Egypt

“We are witnessing history making in Egypt,” but what might that history be? This country's past provides perspective on unfolding events.

Monumental Statue Of Black Egyptian Pharaoh Found

Archaeologists have discovered a monumental statue of an ancient black Egyptian pharaoh of the Nubian 25th Dynasty in Dangeil, Sudan, about 350 kilometres northeast of the capital, Khartoum.

Cat domestication first took place in Cyprus 9,500 years ago

An article in the latest Scientific American looks again at the history of feline domestication. It has long been held that cats were first tamed in ancient Egypt some 3,600 years ago. However, this is not the case.

Is Queen Nefertiti’s Famous Bust Fake?

An art historian and expert on ancient Egypt says the famous 3,400 year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti could be a fake. Henri Stierlin, who has studied the subject for 25 years, believes it was made in 1912.

Will Egyptian Queen’s Beauty Secrets Be Revealed?

Scientists at Bonn University are analyzing a tiny 3,500 year-old glass bottle of perfume bearing Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut’s name to discover its secrets.
 

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Bernard Pyne Grenfell and Arthur Surridge Hunt  believed to be in 1896.
Bernard Pyne Grenfell and Arthur Surridge Hunt, believed to be in 1896.
Egypt Exploration Society
Exterior view of tombs of Khety and Barquet III excavated in 1888. These tombs outside of Beni Hasan...
Exterior view of tombs of Khety and Barquet III excavated in 1888. These tombs outside of Beni Hasan, held more than 19 tons of animal mummies and remains, most of them cats.
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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson  Random House  New York 2010
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson, Random House, New York 2010
Egyptian statue moves at Manchester Museum
Egyptian statue moves at Manchester Museum
YouTube
Ancient Receipt Shows Taxes in Egypt Were Literally Heavy.
Ancient Receipt Shows Taxes in Egypt Were Literally Heavy.
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Festival scene in ancient Egypt. Notice at the top left of the scene  a reveler has had too much and...
Festival scene in ancient Egypt. Notice at the top left of the scene, a reveler has had too much and vomits. Scene is from a 1935 volume, author unknown.
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Abydos can be found just above Thebes on this map. Thebes is where the dynastic kings retreated afte...
Abydos can be found just above Thebes on this map. Thebes is where the dynastic kings retreated after the foreign invaders took over the country during the intermediate period.
Original by [[en:User:Andrei Nacu]], edits by Jeff Dahl

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