The finds include a toddler with leukemia, a mummified man in his 50s with rectal cancer and individuals with cancer possibly caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
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 archaeologists essentially risked their lives to carry the carvings out of the desert, an act that required both physical grit and ingenuity.
A team of forensic scientists has managed to extract DNA from a 4,000-year-old mummy, and their finding has solved a century-old mystery of its ransacked tomb.
An ancient Egyptian coffin, previously thought to be empty, holds the mummified remains of an Egyptian priestess who lived 2,500 years ago.
An archaeologist who followed a hunch has discovered the oldest figural tattoos in the world on the bodies of two 5,000-year-old mummies from Egypt.
Parts of a 2,600-year-old statue engraved with an Egyptian hieroglyphic inscription were discovered recently at the site of Dangeil in Sudan.
Remains of the 2,600-year-old statue with an inscription written in Egyptian hieroglyphics turned up in a temple at Dangeil.
Though slightly lopsided, the towering, Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient feat of engineering. Here's one of its secrets.
Archaeologists have discovered the ancient Egyptian tomb of a royal woman named Hetpet on the Giza Plateau.