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Unwrapping, Grinding Up, Eating – European History of Mummies Is Truly Disturbing

Why did people think cannibalism was good for their health? The answer offers a glimpse into the zaniest crannies of European history, at a time when Europeans were obsessed with Egyptian mummies.   Driven first by the belief that ground-up and tinctured human remains could cure anything from bubonic plague to a headache, and then […]

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Archaeology breakthrough as huge ancient Egyptian cache found – including 250 mummies

During excavations at an ancient necropolis in Saqqara, researchers have unearthed a collection of 250 complete mummies in painted wooden sarcophagi, along with more than 100 bronze statues of ancient Egyptian gods. According to Egypt’s antiquities ministry, many of these artefacts are around 2,500 years ago, dating back to Egypt’s Late Period. The objects were […]

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Hundreds of Ancient Mummies Discovered in Vast Egyptian Necropolis

Egypt on Monday unveiled a cache of sarcophagi and bronze statuettes – including one of pioneering architect Imhotep – at the Saqqara archaeological site south of Cairo. They were the latest in a series of discoveries made in the area.   Saqqara is a vast necropolis of the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis, a UNESCO World […]

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Family fears for health of activist on hunger strike in Egyptian jail

The family of one of Egypt’s best-known regime critics fears for his health after almost seven weeks of hunger strike mostly spent in prison conditions labelled “inhumane” by British lawmakers. Alaa Abdel Fattah, a dual Egyptian and British national who has spent eight of the past 10 years behind bars, rose to prominence during the 2011 […]

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Archaeology breakthrough as stunning Egyptian tomb poised to reveal pharaoh’s secrets

Archaeologists unearthed the ancient tomb lying next to the Step Pyramid, in Saqqara, where King Djoser was buried inside. King Djoser was the second pharaoh of the third Dynasty and is well known for building this spectacular structure for his burial in 27 BC. According to Prof Kamil Kuraszkiewicz, from the University of Warsaw’s faculty […]

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Archaeologists stunned as Ancient Egyptian mummy exposed as sacrificial bird

The ancient mummy, thought to be around 1,500 years old, was originally labelled as a hawk while kept in storage at Cornell College. But once researchers took a digital look through the ancient wrapping, they received quite the surprise. The light-weight 2-pound (942 grams) mummy underwent a CT scan to determine what it actually was. […]

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Mahraganat — the music Egyptian authorities don’t want you to hear | CBC News

Nothing is Foreign23:52The music Egypt doesn’t want you to hear Starting in the mid-2000s, a pulsing fusion of EDM, rap and Egyptian folk – known as Mahraganat – has risen from the streets of Cairo and become a worldwide phenomenon.  But Egypt’s authorities are now cracking down on the music and the artists creating it, saying […]

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Archaeologists stunned at little-known Egyptian pharaoh’s face mutilated in violent death

Archaeologists and researchers have been drawn to the banks of the River Nile for decades, amazed by the advanced ancient civilisation that once frequented Egypt. Just this week, archaeologists uncovered the remains of a temple built to honour the ancient Greek god Zeus in the Sinai Peninsula. The area was known as Pelusium in Greco-Roman […]

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Vivian Dsena’s relationship with former Egyptian journalist to Jigyasa Singh dating Shakti co-actor Meherzan Mazda; these secret love affairs of TV celebs stunned fans | The Times of India

Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki actor Vivian Dsena found love in a former journalist from Egypt, named Nouran Aly. Post his divorce with Vahbiz Dorabjee, Vivian had opened up about being in love, but in a recent interview with BT, he revealed her name, wedding plans with her and their respective families’ views about it. […]

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Ancient Egyptian pharaoh was found with ‘violent injuries’ on ‘distorted’ face

Seqenenre Tao shocking origins explained Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of Egyptology, having largely introduced the Western world to the archaeological wonders of our ancient ancestors. The Briton began his work in the mid-1880s, excavating many of the most important archaeological sites in […]