Ancient Egypt in North Africa was one of the most powerful and influential civilizations in the region for over 3,000 years.
Ancient Egypt is famous for its pyramids, pharaohs and mummies, but archaeologists are still learning about this sophisticated society. The 5,000-year-old kingdom left behind a written record and countless artifacts, allowing archaeologists to learn about its culture, including its elaborate ideas on the afterlife and gods and goddesses, as well as its taxes and trading and farming practices. Here's the latest news on Egyptian archaeology and what it can tell us about the people who lived there.
Using genetic data, a forensic artist rebuilt the faces of three ancient Egyptian mummies, revealing each individual's likely appearance as a 25-year-old.
A farmer living near Ismailia in Egypt has uncovered a 2,600-year-old stela erected by pharaoh Apries, who ruled from about 589 B.C., to 570 B.C.
About 250 tombs, some with fancy layouts and hieroglyphics, have been discovered cut into a hill at Al-Hamidiyah cemetery in Egypt.
Researchers have discovered the world's first-known pregnant mummy, dating from the first century in Egypt.
An astonishingly lifelike facial reconstruction reveals the face of an enigmatic mummy who may have been the biological father of the renowned pharaoh Tutankhamen.
An ancient Egyptian tomb, sarcophagus and funerary artifacts could soon be accessible through virtual reality.
A newly discovered instruction manual for embalming mummies in ancient Egypt contains the earliest known description of these mysterious techniques.
Nearly five millennia ago, an artist inked an incredibly detailed painting of geese in the tomb of an Egyptian vizier and his wife.
Egyptian pharaoh Seqenenre Taa II seems to have been overwhelmed by multiple attackers on the battlefield, perhaps after being captured and bound.
A funerary temple belonging to Queen Nearit has been discovered in the ancient Egyptian burial ground Saqqara next to the pyramid of her husband, pharaoh Teti.
After a small piece of wood from the Great Pyramid was donated to a museum in Scotland, it vanished for decades. A curator found it hiding in plain sight.
High-energy X-ray scans of an intact Egyptian mummy mapped a detailed glimpse of the bones and objects inside.
The number of mummy-filled coffins found in a series of burial shafts at Saqqara in Egypt keeps growing, archaeologists with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities reported.
Archaeologists have now discovered 59 mummy coffins in Saqqara in Egypt. Many of the mummies are likely the remains of priests.
An Egyptian woman who was mummified with her mouth open in a silent scream probably died of a heart attack, new research finds.
Ancient Egypt was once ruled by a dynasty of foreigners known as the Hyksos, but new evidence shows that this takeover wasn't an invasion from a distant land.