By banning Egyptian artifacts from entering the U.S., officials hope to curb widespread looting at ancient sites, which has led to the deaths of children and antiquities guards.
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.
High-resolution scans of a sizable Egyptian crocodile mummy revealed unexpected stowaways that the croc had literally been keeping under wraps for 2,000 years.
Under a mummified crocodile's bandages hid dozens of baby crocodiles, each one individually swaddled.
The well-preserved mummy is believed to be the body of a man named Amenrenef, a servant to a royal household.
Proteins from the mummies' skin and muscle samples show the people likely had cancer, lung infections and other diseases.
An Egyptian mummy's head and face have been reconstructed with forensic science and 3D printing, offering scientists a tantalizing glimpse of the individual's life and death.
Here, Live Science takes a look at seven of the most amazing finds from Egypt, including the pyramids at Giza, the tomb of King Tut, the Rosetta Stone and papyri holding gospels and magical spells.
The discovery of a 3,000-year-old pyramid-shaped mausoleum in Kazakhstan has gone viral over the past 24 hours, with several media outlets proclaiming the structure to be the world's first pyramid.
A Live Science investigation found that not only were these horrific events happening but that an enormous amount of potentially looted Egyptian artifacts had made their way into the United States.
A logbook that contains records detailing the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza has been put on public display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
There are no photographs of the pyramid being built, and the engineers didn't leave detailed blueprints.
A pair of striking painted eyes decorate the coffin of Sattjeni, daughter, wife and mother of 12th Dynasty Egyptian governors.
Photos reveal the elaborate cedar coffin of Sattjeni, an important figure in the 12th Dynasty (1950-1775 B.C.) Egyptian town of Elephantine.
Ancient, magical spells of love, subjugation and sex: It may sound like a "Game of Thrones" episode, but these evildoings are also found on recently deciphered papyri from Egypt.
A miniature coffin discovered more than a century ago holds the remains of the youngest Egyptian ever embalmed as a mummy on record, researchers in England said.
Experts recently identified the only known examples of tattoos found on Egyptian mummies that show recognizable symbols, rather than abstract designs.