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Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

World / Science & Health Dec 16, 2018

Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of Cairo, authorities said Saturday. "Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018 — it's a new discovery, it's a ...

Egypt unveils previously unopened sarcophagus containing female mummy

World Nov 25, 2018

Egypt unveils previously unopened sarcophagus containing female mummy

Egyptian authorities Saturday unveiled a well-preserved mummy of a woman inside a previously unopened coffin in southern Egypt dating back more than 3,000 years. The sarcophagus, an ancient coffin, was one of two found earlier this month by a French-led mission in the northern area ...

World Nov 24, 2018

13th century B.C. pharaonic tomb containing mummies discovered in Luxor

Egypt says archaeologists have found a pharaonic tomb in Luxor housing the mummies of a priest and his wife from the 13th century B.C. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani said Saturday the tomb contains decorative sarcophagi, about 1,000 statuettes, as well as other treasures. The tomb, which ...

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

World / Politics Sep 17, 2018

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

Echoing some of U.S. President Donald Trump's rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news" they say is meant to sow division and undermine the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Under a new law, the state's top media regulatory ...