Israel uncovers ancient Roman history at Mediterranean port

/ Apr 27, 2017

Israel uncovers ancient Roman history at Mediterranean port

Israeli archaeologists working on a major Roman-era port city on Wednesday unveiled new discoveries including an altar dedicated to Augustus Caesar and a centuries-old mother-of-pearl tablet inscribed with a menorah. The finds at Caesarea, a complex on the Mediterranean coast 50 kilometers (30 miles) north ...

Egypt unveils giant restored statue of Ramses II

/ Apr 20, 2017

Egypt unveils giant restored statue of Ramses II

Egypt has unveiled a massive granite statue of Ramses II, the most powerful and celebrated of the ancient pharaohs, after completing its restoration. Standing 11 meters tall and weighing 75 tons, the statue was presented in a floodlit ceremony at the Luxor Temple on the ...

Remains of ancient pyramid discovered south of Cairo

/ Apr 4, 2017

Remains of ancient pyramid discovered south of Cairo

The remains of an Egyptian pyramid built around 3,700 years ago have been discovered near the well-known "bent pyramid" of King Snefru, the antiquities ministry announced on Monday. The pyramid from the 13th dynasty was found in Dahshur's royal necropolis, some 30 km (20 miles) ...

Cairo mud pit yields two pharaoh statues more than 3,000 years old

Mar 10, 2017

Cairo mud pit yields two pharaoh statues more than 3,000 years old

Archaeologists in a muddy pit in a Cairo suburb on Thursday uncovered two pharaonic statues dating back more than 3,000 years. The relics were found in Mattarya district, site of the ancient Pharaonic capital of Heliopolis and today a sprawl of working and middle class ...