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  • Expansive New Kingdom tomb unveiled in Egypt’s Luxor

    Archaeologists on Thursday unveiled an unusually large tomb on Luxor’s west bank dated to ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty.  The 3,500-year-old, 450-square-metre (540-square-yard) tomb contains 18 entrance gates and is believed to have belonged to a nobleman named Shedsu-Djehuty. The nobleman was the royal master of seals for ancient Egyptian kings of Upper and Lower Egypt, said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of…

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  • Top Archaeological Finds of 2017

    1. Mysterious gates in Saudi Arabia This fall, archaeologists reported the discovery of about 400 rectangular stone structures, called gates because they resemble field gates, in Saudi Arabia. The longest of these structures is about 1,700 feet (518 meters) long — longer than four NFL football fields back to back. A few of the gates were found on the sides…

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  • Mysterious void in Great Pyramid of Giza could finally reveal how pyramids were built

    A mysterious void has been discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza and Egyptologists believe it could finally shed light on how the ancient tombs were constructed. The enigmatic gap, which is around 100ft long is situated directly above the Grand Gallery, an elaborate access route which cuts through the pyramid. It was found using a state-of-the-art scanning process called…

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  • Archaeologists Find Cache of Assyrian Cuneiform Tablets in Iraq

    The cache of clay tablets was found at the archaeological site of the ancient city of Bassetki, which was discovered in 2013 by University of Tübingen Professor Peter Pfälzner and colleagues. “Our finds provide evidence that this early urban center in northern Mesopotamia was settled almost continuously from approximately 3000 to 600 BC,” Professor Pfälzner said. “That indicates that Bassetki…

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  • Peru: Inca citadel remains found in Cusco

    Joined by local authorities, villagers headed to La Convencion Provincial Municipality in order to report the find. According to locals, remains were found on September 9 while grazing animals near the Megantoni National Sanctuary. Presented as evidence, the pictures show platforms, passages, walls and even a stone dwelling hidden among the foliage. In this regard, La Convencion Mayor Wilfredo Alagon…

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  • Antikythera shipwreck yields bronze arm – and hints at spectacular haul of classical statues

    Marine archaeologists have recovered a bronze arm from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, where the remains of at least seven more priceless statues from the classical world are believed to lie buried. Divers found the right arm, encrusted and stained green, under half a metre of sediment on the boulder-strewn slope where the ship and its…

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  • The Salvation of Mosul

    On a drizzly morning in mid-March, Layla Salih and I sat in the back of a mud-splattered Toyota Land Cruiser, bound for Nineveh, the ancient Assyrian capital near Mosul in northern Iraq. We passed bombed factories and bullet-pocked houses, and then jolted up a hilltop on the eastern outskirts of the city. The mud-brick remnants of the purported tomb of the…

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  • 9 stunning photos of the newly opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

    The newly inaugurated National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) was added to Egypt’s long list of exceptional museums last week. The museum is located in the ancient Fustat city, the location of the original city of Cairo, behind the famous Amr Ibn El AasMosque, according to the Museum’s recently launched Facebook page. The 25-acre state-of-the-art establishment, which just opened to the…

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  • Evidence of Babylonian Destruction of Jerusalem Found at the City of David

    In the excavations – concentrated on the eastern slope of the City of David, dwelling places 2,500 years old, once covered by a rockslide, have been revealed. Nestled within the rockslide many findings have surfaced: charred wood, grape seeds, pottery, fish scales and bones, and unique, rare artifacts. These findings depict the affluence and character of Jerusalem, capital of the…

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