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This 2,700-year-old woman is the jewel of the Maidstone Museum's Egyptian collection.
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An Egyptian Slab Lost in Berlin During World War II Has Been Found—in Michigan
Safe and sound, 70 years later.
June 02, 2017
Lettuce for the Dead in a Tidy, 4,000-Year-Old Egyptian Funeral Garden
The find is the first of its kind.
May 08, 2017
St. Augustine, Florida
Sacred Cat Rug
Possibly the world's oldest rug, this Egyptian relic is woven entirely from ancient cat hair and once carried a mummified human foot.
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Egypt's Biggest Pyramid Isn't Quite Square at Its Base
But the ancient builders got pretty close.
June 20, 2016
The Secret Egyptian Chapel Hidden Inside a Chicago Break Room
The sealed-off chamber is 4,300 years old.
June 08, 2016
A Dagger Found in King Tut's Wrappings Was Forged from a Meteorite
Looks like a good knife.
June 01, 2016
The 3,800-Year-Old Mummy of a Middle Kingdom Noblewoman Has Been Found
Lady Sattjeni's family were elites on Elephantine, an Egyptian isle on the Nile.
May 24, 2016
Scientists Say Egypt is in Denial Over Hidden Rooms in King Tut's Tomb
It's getting heated.
May 12, 2016
Found: The Secrets of Lost, Underwater Egyptian Cities
You can soon view surviving artifacts.
May 06, 2016
Did Egypt Really Discover Hidden Chambers In King Tut's Tomb?
Experts are doubting the country's claim.
March 31, 2016
Egypt Just Found a 3,400-Year-Old Necropolis
There are dozens of previously undiscovered tombs.
March 30, 2016
Secret Chambers, Grain Silos and the Long, Long History of Pyramid Conspiracy Theories
November 11, 2015
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