Scientists have identified a new species of small, toothy mammal that once ruled the food chain in Africa almost 40 million years ago.
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.
Several mummies and more than 1,000 figurines have been discovered at an ancient cemetery located at Luxor in Egypt, archaeologists reported.
Researchers are using high-tech 3D imaging software to reveal what is inside a 2,000-year-old Egyptian cat mummy and other ancient mummified artifacts in the museums' collections.
A 3,800-year-old pyramid found with a block bearing the name of pharaoh Ameny Qemau has been discovered at the site of Dahshur in Egypt.
A 3,800-year-old tomb holding the mummy of Shemai, the younger brother of a powerful governor, has been discovered along the Nile River in Egypt.
A statue carved in alabaster that possibly represents King Tut's grandmother ― Queen Tiye ― has been unearthed on the west bank of Luxor along the Nile River.
Tons of artifacts, including gold coins, that were possibly looted from Egypt and Turkey are being shipped into the U.S.
Looting in Egypt and Syria is resulting in artifacts smuggled into the United States, where they are being sold on the black market.
A colossal statue, possibly depicting Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses the Great, has emerged from a muddy pit in a Cairo suburb.
As a last-ditch effort, scientists have announced new radar scans of King Tut's tomb, where they hope to find a potential hidden chamber holding the burial of Queen Nefertiti.
Richly decorated with images of gods, baboons and mortals alike, the burial chamber of a royal scribe dates back to the Ramesside period, around 1200 B.C.
Ancient Egyptians who buried their deceased kin in pots may have chosen the burial vessels as symbols of the womb and rebirth, scientists argue in a new paper.
The ancient Egyptian cemetery contains large crypts holding the remains of complete families and smaller, simpler tombs holding individuals, including children and infants.
Here's a look at major archaeological stories to watch for in 2017, including new biblical discoveries, Dead Sea Scrolls findings and Great Pyramid insights.
Though "no absolute certainty exists," some mummified leg fragments probably belonged to one of Egypt's most famous queens.
The mummified legs and other remains of Queen Nefertari, one of Egypt's most famous queens, have been identified. Here's a look at the royal burial.