In Heptet’s newly uncovered tomb, it’s all about the monkey paintings.
“The story of mummification begins with a person’s death,” starts the Mummies exhibition now at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has unveiled the country’s oldest written papyri that archaeologists have found so far, placing the delicate fragments on display last month.
King Tut lay underground in his tomb for a few thousand years, but a dagger he kept by his side has far-out origins in outer space.
Swedish archaeologists have discovered a 3,400-year-old necropolis in Egypt that dates to the New Kingdom and holds dozens of tombs containing remnants of ancient artifacts.
An over-5,000-year-old linen dress was recently confirmed as the world’s oldest woven garment.
The Presidential race isn’t exactly a showcase of the best and brightest in US society, but Republican candidate Ben Carson hit a new intellectual low with his claim that the ancient pyramids of Egypt were used to store grain.
Chicago’s Field Museum is touring its mummies for the first time, and their inaugural stop is the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Artifacts from a long-lost underwater city are going on view in Paris this September.
It sounds like the beginnings of a detective tale: researchers in the UK recently scanned 300 animal mummies from Egypt only to discover that a full third held no bodies.
Millions of animal mummies — some elaborately dressed, others plainly wrapped — were buried by ancient Egyptians and the exact reason for the death ritual is an ongoing archaeological mystery.
In 1922, the Egyptologist Howard Carter asked the Metropolitan Museum of Art to lend him the services of Harry Burton, a photographer then working for the Museum’s Egyptian expedition.