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.
Archaeologists have discovered that a previously unexplored tomb in the Valley of Kings is actually a royal necropolis containing the mummified remains of at least 50 people.
Archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered the tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh, Sobekhotep I, the first king of the 13th Dynasty. The tomb was found in Abydos, once a sacred city of Ancient Egypt and now an important archaeological site.
When Cleopatra’s Needle was commissioned by Pharaoh Thutmose III around 1450 BCE for the Heliopolis sun temple, the island that would be Manhattan was mostly woodlands.
A Manchester Museum doesn’t know why a 10-inch tall statue of a man named Nebo-Sanu (c. 1,800 BCE), which was an offering to the Egyptian God Osiris, is spinning in its display case. One Egyptologist thinks it’s a curse.
Following a three year conservation project, the final section of the rare, Egyptian Book of the Dead of the Goldworker of Amun, Sobekmose (c. 1539-1292 BCE) will go on long-term view at the Brooklyn Museum on September 28.
Berlin’s major Egyptian Museum will be loaning a ten-foot-tall, almost nine-ton, 4,000-year-old regal sculpture to the Metropolitan Museum for tens years. It goes on display “later this month.”
The bad news keeps rolling in for Egyptian Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass, who yesterday was sentenced to one year in prison for his failure to enforce a court ruling. In other news, many Egyptians are outraged that Hawass used ancient Egyptian artifacts to promote his own menswear line.
The egotistical Hawass is baaaack! Less than a month after leaving his post as Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities due to revolution fallout, Zahi Hawass has returned to the job.