Security guards foiled an attempt to steal an antique panel depicting King Merenptah, the fourth ruler of the 19th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, in the Selsela mountain quarries 20 kilometers north of Kom Ombo, Aswan.
Ancient Egypt was vandalised by tomb raiders and treasure hunters until one Victorian adventurer took them on. Most of us have never heard of Flinders Petrie, but this maverick genius underook a scientific survey of the pyramids, discovered the oldest portraits in the world, unearthed Egypt's prehistoric roots - and in the process invented modern field archaeology, giving meaning to a whole civilisation.
An archaeological committee from the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) embarked today on an inspection tour at the El-Hibeh archaeological site in Beni Suef, as well as other sites that were subjected to looting after the 2011 revolution.
The most precise chronology of Early Egypt yet suggests the country formed much more quickly than previously thought. The new finding reveals a robust timeline for the first eight kings and queens of Egypt, including, in order of succession Aha,...
The Government of the British Virgin Islands have launched today (7th September) an unusual and “first” in numismatics which marks an important centennial anniversary of one of the most important ancient Egyptian finds.
To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of Queen Nefertiti’s Bust, this unique coin has been produced in the shape of the famous and most celebrated recognizable artifact.
This is an Egyptian mummy having a CT scan to unlock the secrets of its civilisation. Expert Dr Abeer Helmi says the latest X-ray techniques can provide clear three-dimensional pictures of the historical treasures inside.
The question of whether Ancient Egyptians were black has been an ongoing debate for centuries. All admire the splendor and technology and it seems that each race wants to claim the Egyptian Empire as their own so that in some way they can feel part of such a magnificent civilization.
It is a sobering thought that if Cleopatra, the last ruler of an independent Egypt, could somehow be restored to life and invited to view this very fine exhibition, she would be examining works of art more ancient to her, than the time she lived in, the 1st century BC, is to us today.