Ancient Egyptian industrial zone found near Luxor

World / Science & Health Oct 11, 2019

Ancient Egyptian industrial zone found near Luxor

Egypt on Thursday unveiled two archaeological discoveries in Luxor, including an industrial zone at the southern city's West Valley, also known as the Valley of the Monkeys. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 30 workshops in the industrial area, the Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement. ...

Mosque dating from Islam's arrival in Holy Land found

World / Science & Health Jul 19, 2019

Mosque dating from Islam's arrival in Holy Land found

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of one of the world's oldest rural mosques, built around the time Islam arrived in the Holy Land, they said on Thursday. The Israel Antiquities Authority estimates that the mosque, uncovered ahead of new construction in the Bedouin ...

Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun mask over ownership documents

World Jul 9, 2019

Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun mask over ownership documents

Egypt has asked Interpol to track down a 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefact that was sold in London for $6 million despite fierce opposition from Cairo, government officials said. Christie's auction house sold the 28.5-centimeter (11-inch) relic for £4,746,250 ($5,970,000) to an unknown buyer in early July ...