Inside were many mummies and a statue of a ba-bird.
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.
The mummified remains of a high-ranking official named Khuwy were discovered in a colorful tomb that dates back 4,400 years.
Archaeologists have uncovered more than 100 ancient inscriptions carved into rock at Wadi el-Hudi, where the ancient Egyptians mined amethyst.
One of the most elusive boats from the ancient world — a mysterious river barge that famed Greek historian Herodotus described nearly 2,500 years ago — has finally been discovered.
Archaeologists discovered a ram-headed sphinx dating back some 3,700 years at a famous site in Egypt.
Archaeologists have discovered the skeleton of a girl who was around 13 years of age when she died. Here's a look at the remains, the cemetery and the mysterious pyramid near where she was buried.
The mummies spanned all ages and were buried in various types of tombs, all seeming to date back to the Ptolemaic dynasty, which lasted from 305 to 30 B.C.
The restoration included an investigation of mysterious brown spots on wall paintings inside King Tut's burial chamber.
The enormous fortress was constructed at a time when Egypt was ruled by the Ptolemies, a dynasty of pharaohs descended from one of Alexander the Great's generals.