The nation revoked a Dutch museum’s excavation permits over an exhibition of Black musicians inspired by Ancient Egypt that it accused of “falsifying history.”
The ceiling murals were hidden under 2,000 years of soot and grime.
The small statue was recovered from the ruins of a tomb east of the Dendera Temple.
Scholars don’t know exactly how the 4,500 year-old-pyramid was built, but the new finding could offer valuable clues.
The excavation project also yielded Old Kingdom-era amulets, stoneware, and daily-use tools.
The anti-fuel group Culture Unstained criticized the museum’s connections to British Petroleum and its silence on the imprisonment of Egyptian political critic Alaa Abd El-Fattah.
Researchers have found new evidence to support the theory that builders transported materials on a now-dried-up branch of the Nile.
For museums to truly grasp their colonial history, self-examination must go beyond questioning how they built their collections to how they interpret them.
“It is probably the largest complex and undisturbed find of its kind originating from ancient Egypt,” said Mohamed Megahed, head of the archaeological mission.
Egyptologists have uncovered over 18,000 bits of broken pottery used as writing surfaces 2,000 years ago.
This pharaonic mummy is the only one dating from the New Kingdom that has not been unwrapped and hence irreversibly damaged in the process in modern times.
Swimming has been racialized for 3,000 years, but for most of that time it was Africans who were good swimmers, and Europeans who tried to keep up.