Here's a look back at the fascinating things archaeologists uncovered this year.
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.
Archaeologists have discovered several mummies and sarcophagi in two separate tombs near Luxor (ancient Thebes) in Egypt.
Tens of cat mummies and around 100 wooden statues of cats were discovered near a pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt. The area seems to have been used for cat burials thousands of years ago.
Archaeologists may have discovered the system used to haul massive stone blocks into place for Egypt's most massive pyramid.
A tomb complex dating back 4,400 years belonging to a priest named Kaires, who claimed to be the "sole friend" to the pharaoh, has been discovered near a pyramid in Egypt.
Though the 4,400-year-old tomb had been robbed, archaeologists found the remains of a statue with inscriptions referring to its owner inside.
The inscription show Seti I, a pharaoh who launched military campaigns in North Africa and the Middle East.
An ancient Egyptian papyrus with an image showing two bird-like creatures, possibly with a penis connecting them, has been deciphered, revealing a magic spell of love.