There's something awe-inspiring about ancient Egypt; whether it’s the captivating imagery of hieroglyphics, the great monuments like the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx or the luxurious lives and deaths of its dynasties and rulers like the boy pharaoh King Tut.
Live Science’s expert writers unearth the most compelling discoveries and facts about a civilization that stretched more than 3,000 years — from a guide to the afterlife to mummies covered in gold. Dig out the latest news, features and articles about the ancient Egyptians.
Archaeologists in Scotland may have finally solved the mystery of how ancient Egyptian artifacts that were unearthed in school grounds between 1952 and 1984 became buried there.
A new DNA study suggests that the lost realm of Punt and the port city of Adulis may have been in the same place, separated by time.
An ancient Egyptian tomb just south of Cairo was filled with magical spells intended to protect the dead from snake bites.
An ancient Egyptian woman had an ovarian tumor with teeth and was buried with a possible healing object.
It's possible that wind erosion made a rock feature in ancient Egypt look something like a sphinx, and then the Egyptians further refined it into the iconic monument.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an ancient cemetery that has stone sarcophagi, coptic jars and even a "Book of the Dead" scroll.
Researchers restored an ancient painting of the gods depicted at New Year's during restoration work at the Temple of Esna in Egypt.
Excavations of the tomb of ancient Egyptian queen Meret-Neith reveal she was an influential figure with "unusually high levels of authority," but experts are divided about whether she actually reigned.
These ancient 'mummy portraits' provide a window into ancient Egyptian life and culture.
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