A series of tombs dating back about 2,000 years, to the time when the Romans controlled Egypt, has been discovered.
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.
A series of Egyptian tombs dating back about 2,000 years, to the time when the Romans controlled Egypt, have been discovered at Bir esh-Shaghala in the Dakhla Oasis in Egypt.
Three tombs stretching back to the 27th Dynasty have been uncovered in the Al-Kamin Al-Shrawi area in the Minya Province of Egypt, south of Cairo, according to a statement.
The Rosetta Stone contains text written in three languages, which made it possible to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.
The supposed remains of Sa-Nakht, a pharaoh of ancient Egypt, suggest he was the oldest known human giant, a new study finds.
Famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team say they've found evidence of a tomb that could belong to King Tut's wife.
Archaeologists have discovered a "billboard" of hieroglyphs carved into the rocks near the Egyptian village of El-Khawy.
Neolithic farmers in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) domesticated cats about 10,000 years ago to keep vermin at bay, and the kitties, so to speak, went viral on the world stage after that.
Modern cat lovers can thank the famers of ancient Anatolia in the Near East for domesticating their fluffy friends about 10,000 years ago, a new study finds.
A vivid, turquoise-colored carving from ancient Egypt has been returned to a Berlin museum more than 70 years after it was thought to have been lost during World War II.
Among the Christians of the Middle East, the largest number – some 8 million or so – is of Egypt's Copts. Here's their story.
Archaeologists have discovered an underground catacomb containing numerous mummy-filled corridors at an ancient cemetery at the site of Tuna el-Gebel in Egypt.
The burial chamber of a royal princess was possibly discovered in a 3,800-year-old pyramid in Dahshur, Egypt, archaeologists say.
A mongoose on a leash, a colorful pelican and various bats are just a few of the rare animal drawings revealed in a new survey of 4,000-year-old tombs in Egypt.
Archaeologists have discovered 4,000-year-old tombs in an Egyptian cemetery and the tomb walls are decorated with creatures, including a leashed Egyptian mongoose and a colorful pelican.
In a funerary garden about 4,000 years ago, ancient Egyptians likely planted trees, shrubs and plants that symbolized rebirth and resurrection.
About 4,000 years ago in ancient Egypt, landscapers constructed a rectangular funerary garden bed likely filled with lettuce, shrubs and trees, according to archaeologists.