Category Archives: Ancient Egypt

Tombs in Valley of Kings

On March 10, 2005, while excavating the remains of workmen’s huts near another tomb site, a team of U.S. archaeologists from the University of Memphis, led by Dr. Otto Schaden, uncovered a vertical shaft in the Valley of Kings, Egypt.  … Continue reading

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U.S. and Egyptian Governments Team Up to Protect Artifacts

Immediately following the January 25 revolution in Egypt, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the Saqqara archeological site were both heavily looted. Since then, attention has been brought to the dangerously high incidents of theft and illicit trafficking of Egyptian archaeological sites … Continue reading

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Recovered Egyptian Antiquities

In the year from October 2008 to November 2009, several Egyptian antiquities made their way into the United States. Among these trafficked antiquities were a Greco-Roman style sarcophagus, a set of Egyptian boats and Egyptian limestone figures. Most of the smuggled items were … Continue reading

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The Rosetta Stone: Where Does It Belong?

For most of us, we have heard of the Rosetta Stone through the language-learning software. However, the actual Egyptian antiquity, made in 196 BCE, is now making headlines for the question of its ownership. The Rosetta Stone was originally discovered … Continue reading

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Preservation of the Lost Labyrinth of Egypt

In 2008, the Belgian Egyptian expedition team began scanning the sand that was covering the lost labyrinth of Egypt at Hawara. This temple, made up of 3000 rooms, stood two millennia ago. Each room contained hieroglyphs and paintings. This expedition … Continue reading

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The Downfall of Tourism in Egypt due to the Revolution

Egypt is a land filled with many historical monuments and ruins, which are known for attracting tourists from all over the world.  Tourism, in fact, is a major part of the economy of country, accounting for as much as 12% … Continue reading

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People Protecting Their Heritage: Revolution and the Cairo Museum

The Egyptian Museum of Cairo is, without a doubt, the best collection of Egyptian art and artifacts on the planet. The treasures it houses, like the Funerary Mask of Tutankhamun (‘King Tut’), are not only relics of an ancient past, … Continue reading

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