The ancient Egyptian pharaoh was buried with an erect penis, no heart and covered in black oils to make him appear as the god Osiris, new study claims
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Tuesday 02 November 2010
A new discovery at Giza, the third largest city in Egypt, suggests that an ancient Egyptian king made serious efforts to protect the Sphinx.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Sunday 17 October 2010
Monday 04 October 2010
An ancient statue of Tutankhamun's grandfather has been unearthed from the west bank of the Nile in Egypt.
Monday 02 August 2010
Sunday 01 August 2010
Friday 25 June 2010
King Tutankhamun died from sickle-cell disease, not malaria, say experts. A team from Hamburg's Bernhard Noct Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNI) claim the disease is a far likelier cause of death than the combination of bone disorders and malaria put forward by Egyptian experts earlier this year.
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Tuesday 18 May 2010
Monday 17 May 2010
A colossal statue of the ancient Egyptian god Thoth, the deity of wisdom, is the latest artefact to be discovered near the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III during archaeological works aimed at controlling the subterranean water level on Luxor's west bank.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Researchers using NASA laser technology have discovered thousands of new ancient structures at the Mayan city of Caracol, Belize. The data, which would have taken 25 years to collect using traditional archaeological methods, was gathered in only four days by using a technique called LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging).
Tuesday 30 March 2010
Wednesday 03 March 2010
Tutankhamun has always captured popular imagination, and been a major draw for museums.
Monday 01 March 2010
A multi-national team of Egyptian and European archaeologists excavating at the site of Amenhotep III’s enormous funerary temple in the Kom El-Hettan area of Luxor’s West Bank have uncovered the 3,000-year-old head of a massive statue of the 18th Dynasty pharaoh, the king of Egyptian kings, whom DNA testing has recently proven was Tutankhamun’s grandfather.
Sunday 21 February 2010
Your article on the distress and mental harm caused by indefinite periods of detention for asylum-seekers, "Locked up indefinitely..." (14 February), referred to detainees as "prisoners". The paradox is that, were they serving a prison sentence, asylum-seekers would have access to a range of legal, welfare and other support services.
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