The eight rooms were likely used to store funerary equipment for Sahura, the second pharaoh of the Fifth Dynasty.
Using alternative imaging technology, the researchers were able to detect the reptilian remains without opening the animal coffins.
The site served as a burial ground for the important city of Memphis and sheds light on the funerary practices of the Ancient Egyptian elite.
The excavation project also yielded Old Kingdom-era amulets, stoneware, and daily-use tools.
Some museums are opting for new language to describe the preserved individuals in their collections who were once living humans.
The Ancient Egyptian tomb of Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, one of the most intricate in the Saqqara necropolis, shows the pair holding hands and embracing.
Researchers are using chemical analysis to concoct the fragrance possibly worn by the last Egyptian pharaoh.
Despite all of the ancient painted objects in our museums, it’s rare to see an actual paint set.
Egyptologists have uncovered over 18,000 bits of broken pottery used as writing surfaces 2,000 years ago.
From khakis to pith hats, certain items of clothing have become enduring emblems of European colonialism and particular scholars who know these problematic histories choose to engage in the aesthetics of colonialism in their everyday lives.
The bodies of ancient “mummies” made the news again this month, when Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism opened one of the recently unearthed 59 wooden coffins.
Thorough and rewarding, Christina Riggs’s Photographing Tutankhamun illuminates the reasons behind our fascination with one of Ancient Egypt’s most famous tombs.