Posts Tagged ‘egyptian’

Unveiling the Forgotten: Opening Ancient Egyptian Coffins (Video)

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exist countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained. The goal […]

Examining the Real Egyptian History of the Hyksos, the Hebrews and the Exodus

Examining the Real Egyptian History of the Hyksos, the Hebrews and the Exodus May 22, 2023 Russ Winter Articles by Russ Winter   Were the Hyksos actually early Hebrews? PHOTO: The usual suspects took a tremendous amount of license with the story of the Hyksos, the Hebrews and the Exodus. The real story is […]

QUEEN CLEOPATRA: Netflix sued by Egyptian lawyer for blackwashing history

An Egyptian lawyer has filed a case with the Public Prosecutor to close the Netflix platform after the trailer of “Queen Cleopatra” was released, which depicts the Greek historical figure as a black-skinned woman. According to Egypt Independent, Mahmoud al-Semary demanded that all legal measures be taken against those responsible for the documentary and the… […]

QUEEN CLEOPATRA: Former Egyptian Antiquites Minister blasts new Netflix series – “Cleopatra was Greek”

Reactions against the blackwashing of Queen Cleopatra has not subsided following the release of the trailer for the second season of the Netflix documentary series, “African Queens”, signed as executive producer by Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of actor Will Smith. The new four-part dramatised docu-series, Queen Cleopatra, premiering on the platform on May 10, chronicles… […]

Digital Scientists Resurrect A 30,000-Year-Old Egyptian Man

Fusing scientific theory with artistry, a team of researchers has generated “stunning” 3D images of the oldest person ever discovered in Egypt. Read more Section:  News Evolution & Human Origins Read Later  Source

3D Mapping Brings 2,000 years of Ancient Egyptian Graffiti into Focus

The oldest known graffiti in the world dates back to the ancient Egyptian civilization. It was carved and painted over 4,000 years ago on the walls of the temples and tombs. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

A Day in the Life of an Ancient Egyptian Doctor (Video)

The ancient Egyptians were pioneers in many fields, including medicine.  Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Technology News History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

Archaeologist Digs for Evidence of the Rosetta Stone’s Ancient Egyptian Rebellion

The Rosetta Stone is not known for its content, but as a lexicon of Egyptian hieroglyphics. The decree inscribed on the stone, however, discusses a violent revolt – largely lost to history – that shaped the trajectory of western civilization. Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Writings News History Important Events Read Later  Source

Fake Egyptian Tomb Fraudsters Almost Pull Off Legendary Hoax

Egypt’s Public Prosecution office just issued an arrest warrant for a group of crafty criminals who cooked up an ingenious scheme to swindle antiquities traffickers.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Africa Read Later  Source

Egyptian Obelisks Unplugged: The Lost Chord Divine

The magic of ancient Egypt, with its megalithic monuments and the mysteries they symbolize, still mesmerizes millions of people 2,500 years after its decline as an ancient cradle of civilization.  Read more Section:  News Premium Preview Read Later  Source

Archaeologists discover RARE and possibly the OLDEST gold-covered Egyptian mummy

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered what could possibly be the oldest gold-coverered Egyptian mummy. The said mummy, who was named Hekashepes per the hieroglyphic inscriptions on his sarcophagus, was found among a whole set of tombs going back around 4,300 years ago. Hekashepes’ huge rectangular sarcophagus made of limestone was still sealed with mortar when […]

Walk (to Work) Like an Egyptian: Nakhtpaaten, the First Commuter

In the modern world, traveling to and from work seems to be a relatively easy thing to do. Whether by bus, car, or metro, getting to your workplace is rarely a challenge.  Read more Section:  News Ancient Places Africa History Famous People Read Later  Source

Scans Reveal Magic Amulets Inside Egyptian Golden Boy Mummy

CT scans conducted during a recent study of the “Golden Boy” mummy, which was discovered in 1916 in southern Egypt, has revealed a hidden collection of 49 magical amulets, including many forged in gold. It is believed the amulets were “strategically” placed on the mummy’s body to “vitalize the dead body.” The ancient Egyptians believed […]

Young Girl and 142 Dogs Found Buried Together in Elite Egyptian Tomb

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of 142 non-ritually buried dogs, covered in blue powder, in an elite Egyptian tomb. It is believed they were drowned in a reservoir flood. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the Faiyum Oasis necropolis contains a group of ancient Egyptian tombs located approximately 62 miles (100 kilometers) southwest […]

The Origin And Purpose Of Egyptian Civilization According To Ancient Hermetic Texts

The Korê Kosmou or Pupil of the Eye of the World is a Hermetic text dating to the third century AD. The Greek text was preserved from antiquity by Johannes Stobaeus of Macedonia as part of his Anthology, hence its abbreviated reference as SH23 (Stobaean Hermetica 23).  Read more Section:  News Premium Preview Read Later  Source

The Lost Egyptian Origins of the Superstitious Numbers 13 and 18

The superstitious numbers 13 and 18 both have a long history reaching back millennia. The first is usually regarded as unlucky, the latter, lucky – but why?  Read more Section:  News History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

Egyptian Tombs Reveal 60 High-Ranking Burials from the 18th Dynasty

Right at the turn of the year, a Spanish archaeological mission made a tremendous discovery in the modern city of Luxor in Egypt, which includes the site of the ancient city of Thebes. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Top Russian, Egyptian diplomats discuss bilateral, international issues

The foreign ministers of Russia and Egypt discussed bilateral ties and international issues in a phone call on Saturday, reports Anadolu Agency. Sergey Lavrov and Sameh Shoukry exchanged views on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. They affirmed mutual interest in strengthening cooperation on […]

13 of the Coolest (and Creepiest!) Egyptian Animal Mummies

Ancient Egypt is well-known for its practice of mummification, but few realize the monumental scale in which they also mummified animals. A staggering 70 million mummified cats, dogs, birds, rodents, primates, sheep, fish, and even crocodiles, have been found in underground catacombs across Egypt. The astounding numbers of preserved animal remains – many carefully treated […]

Huge Egyptian Tomb Discovered with Extraordinarily Rare Mummy Portraits

A huge funerary building has been excavated by researchers at the Gerza archaeological site in Fayum, Egypt. Rare artifacts were discovered, but a collection of mummy portraits represent the first such discovery for over 100 years. Established in the 3rd century BC about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Cairo, Gerza was a central village […]

Oldest Egyptian Tomb is Aligned with the Winter Solstice

Precisely oriented to the rising sun of the winter solstice, researchers have found a tomb in the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa (Aswan) that registered the entire solar cycle related to rebirth. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

HRW raises ‘alarm bells’ over Egyptian regime’s retaliation against activists 

Egyptian authorities have detained hundreds of people in a nationwide crackdown following calls for anti-government protests, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. Those arrested include journalists, a prominent lawyer, and a member of an opposing political party. The rights group has expressed fears over retaliatory actions by the Egyptian authorities once the COP27 climate […]

Ancient Greek-Style Bathhouse for Egyptian Military Found near Red Sea

Ancient Egyptians are renowned for their sense of cleanliness and hygiene, and bathhouses for therapeutic purposes have been found dating as far back as 2000 BC.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Africa Read Later  Source

Mystical Egyptian Amulet Depicting Protective Deity Found in Turkey

Archaeologists excavating a Roman-era ruin in the ancient city of Amastris in Turkey have recently made the curious discovery of a talismanic amulet seal. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

20-year-old Egyptian strangled after refusing to marry fiancée 

A young man has strangled a 20-year-old woman to death after she refused to marry him in the Egyptian governorate of Port Said. According to local media reports Kholoud Al-Sayed decided to break off the engagement with the perpetrator. Her ex-partner threatened to kill her. The following day he broke into her house and killed […]

Headless Mummified Falcons Found in Egyptian Temple Suggests Ancient Ritual

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Egyptian temple with 15 mummified falcons, many of them headless and buried around a pedestal.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

The Dream Stele: How a Dream Changed the Course of Egyptian History

In or around the year 1400 BC, Menkheperure, an Egyptian prince, took a ride out to the pyramids of Giza. Upon reaching his destination, he did some hunting before eventually falling asleep under the shade of the Great Sphinx. Read more Section:  News Myths & Legends Asia Read Later 

Fisherman Jousting: An Ancient Egyptian Sport with a Violent History

Ancient history is full of examples of violence, not only in the form of torture and killings, but also in entertainment and sports. From the bloody gladiatorial combats of ancient Rome, to the Maya ball game, chariot racing in ancient Greece, and Greco-Roman wrestling, ancient history had all kinds of brutal sports. Often these sports […]

Pollution erodes fish stocks and livelihoods in Egyptian lake

Set between irrigated farmland and rocky desert south-west of Cairo, once pristine Qarun Lake used to teem with tilapia, bass, bream and shrimp, offering generous catches to fishermen from surrounding villages, Reuters reports. But pollution from agricultural runoff and industrial and domestic waste has, in recent years, sullied its beauty and sent those stocks plunging, […]

How Egyptian Pyramid Builders Moved Construction Materials by Water

Regardless of how they were constructed, the Egyptian pyramids of the Giza Plateau represent one of mankind’s most astonishing engineering achievements. Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Technology News History & Archaeology Read Later 

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