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  • Mystery Pharaoh Found in Egypt

    01/18/2014 10:50:21 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Discovery News ^ | January 16, 2014 | Rossella Lorenzi
    The remains of a previously unknown pharaoh who reigned more than 3,600 years ago have emerged from the desert sand at South Abydos in Sohag province, about 300 miles south of Cairo... The skeleton of Woseribre Senebkay, who appears to be one of the earliest kings of a forgotten Abydos Dynasty (1650–1600 B.C.) was found by a University of Pennsylvania expedition... It rested in a four-chambered tomb amidst the fragmented debris of his coffin, funerary mask and canopic chest... Senebkay's tomb dates to about 1650 B.C., during Egypt's Second Intermediate Period, when central authority collapsed, giving rise to several small...
  • Photo: Newsweek celebrates Obama’s inauguration as only Newsweek can

    01/18/2013 8:42:41 AM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    No, just kidding. Plenty of other people in the media can and will celebrate it this way too.
  • Netanyahu: West Bank Could Go Way of Egypt, Syria

    01/02/2013 7:23:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    cbn news ^ | 1/2/13 | Julie Stahl
    JERUSALEM, Israel - Areas of Biblical Judea and Samaria (West Bank) under the Palestinian Authority rule could end up with a regime change like that in Egypt or a shaking like what is going on in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Speaking at the start of a Bible study at his home, Netanyahu likened the current situation in the Middle East to the beginning of the portion of the Jewish Bible (Torah -- first five books of the Bible) being studied this week. "Now there arose a new king over Egypt," Netanyahu said, quoting the passage from Exodus...
  • Obama Slaps States That Don't Comply With Obamacare

    12/01/2012 12:26:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 149 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 01 Dec 2012 01:42 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald and Martin Gould
    Residents of states that refuse to set up health insurance exchanges under Obamacare are set to be hit with higher premiums under new rules announced by the Health and Human Services Department. Insurance companies will be charged 3.5 percent of any premiums they sell through the federal exchanges, the department announced Friday. And insurers are likely to pass that surcharge on to clients, leaading to higher premiums. The only states to be affected are those that refuse to set up their own exchanges because of opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They are almost certain to be...
  • (Meet Egypt's Newest 'Pharaoh') Egypt President Morsi Grants Himself Far-Reaching Powers

    11/22/2012 12:38:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2012 | Fox News
    Egypt President Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers CAIRO – Egypt's president on Thursday issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters in last year's uprising. Mohammed Morsi also decreed immunity for the Islamist-dominated panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it, a threat that had been hanging over the controversial assembly. Liberal and Christian members withdrew from the assembly during the past week to protest what they say is the hijacking of the process by Morsi's allies, who they saw are trying...
  • Found: Ancient Warrior's Helmet, Owner Unknown (Greek Mercenary Helmet, Circa 600 B.C.)

    02/28/2012 9:07:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Live Science ^ | 28 February 2012 | Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor
    Found: Ancient Warrior's Helmet, Owner Unknown A Greek bronze helmet, covered with gold leaf and decorated with snakes, lions and a peacock's tail (or palmette), has been discovered in the waters of Haifa Bay in Israel. But how this helmet ended up at the bottom of the bay is a mystery. The helmet dates back around 2,600 years and likely belonged to a wealthy Greek mercenary who took part in a series of wars, immortalized in the Bible, which ravaged the region at that time. Archaeologists believe that he likely fought for an Egyptian pharaoh named Necho II. Dredging discovery...
  • And he's off! Obama all smiles as he jets to Martha's Vineyard - as approval plummets

    08/18/2011 6:26:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/18/11 | Staff
    With his approval rating dropping to historic lows, unemployment at an epic high and the Dow closing in the gutter, President Barack Obama is cutting his losses and taking a few days off. The president will be staying with his family at the Blue Heron Farm, a sprawling, $50,000-per-week estate with plenty of room for staff and Secret Service agents accompanying him on the trip. Mr Obama boarded Air Force One with First Dog Bo on Thursday as a new poll showed a startling loss in the commander-in-chief's favourability before he heads to Martha's Vineyard.
  • Muslim Brotherhood looks to gains in Egypt protest (with the help of Pharaoh Obama)

    02/03/2011 3:51:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    washington post ^ | 2/3/2011 | By HAMZA HENDAWI/AP
    Egypt's wave of protests has brought the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood within sight of a long-sought dream: Not outright power, as some fear, but a recognized and open role in the politics of this top U.S. ally. Vice President Omar Suleiman on Thursday said he had invited the Brotherhood into negotiations over Egypt's future and the transition to democracy - a stunning concession to a group that the regime considers its worst enemy and has cracked down on ferociously in the past years. The Brotherhood has rushed to take a stronger role in the unprecedented protests that erupted 10 days ago,...
  • The Fate of the Library of Alexandria

    05/02/2010 3:17:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 81 replies · 3,039+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 02, 2010 | John O'Neill
    The great Library of Alexandria, established by Ptolemy II (circa 280 BC), has come to symbolize the receptacle of knowledge of Classical civilization. This great repository was barbarously razed in the Middle Ages. At its height, the Library contained an estimated forty thousand volumes on a wide variety of topics. It held works on astronomy, mathematics, physics, medicine, and philosophy -- many of which were copied from the hieroglyphic and cuneiform texts of the Egyptians and Babylonians. It also stored histories of all the countries of the known world: histories of Egypt, of Babylonia, of Persia, of the lands of...
  • Catholics pray for 'Jews' conversion'

    04/03/2010 9:09:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 157 replies · 2,352+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/3/10 | staff
    ROME – On Good Friday, two days before Easter, a prayer titled “Let us Pray for the Conversion of the Jews” was recited in Latin by traditionalist Catholic congregations in Italy, plus 16 sections of the Society of Saint Pius. The ultra-conservative society, whose excommunication was lifted by Pope Benedict XVI last year, has yet to be fully reintegrated into the Catholic Church, because of its refusal to accept the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. In 2007, in an effort to bring the traditionalist elements of the Church back into the fold, Benedict issued a “Motu Proprio” declaration allowing...
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • Glenn Beck - Brietbart to release Video in 15 minutes of people Praying to Obama (Vanity)

    09/29/2009 7:29:56 AM PDT · by Scythian · 429 replies · 14,146+ views
    Glenn repeated some of the prayer, it kind of sounds like the Lords prayer only to Obama, to be released to the internet in 15 minutes ... It's a group of community organizers praying to him as if he were God.
  • Contradictions: Underneath a Solid Sky (Does Genesis 1 teach the sky was solid?)

    03/09/2009 3:50:09 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 140 replies · 1,597+ views
    AiG ^ | March 9, 2009 | Gary Vaterlaus
    Critics of the Bible have often said that the writings of Genesis reflect an “unscientific view” of the universe—one that reflected the cosmology of the ancient world. One of these criticisms centers on the Hebrew word raqia used in the creation account of Genesis 1. Several Bible versions, such as the New King James, translate this word as firmament: Genesis 1:6–8, NJKV Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from...
  • RNC Statement On Obama’s Pro-Union Executive Order (are slave labor camps next!)

    02/07/2009 1:23:58 PM PST · by LoneStarC · 187 replies · 11,930+ views
    RNC head - ^ | February 7, 2009 | Michael Steele
    <p>“President Obama’s executive order will drive up the cost of government at a time when we should be doing everything possible to save taxpayer dollars. Federal contracts should go to the businesses that can offer taxpayers the best value – not just the unions who supported the Democrats’ campaigns last year. Quietly signing executive orders to payback campaign backers undermines Obama promise to change Washington. It is a disappointment for Americans hoping for more transparency and less politics as usual in Washington.”</p>
  • Egypt uncovers 'missing' pyramid of a pharaoh (Menkauhor, obscure ruler over 4000 years ago)

    06/05/2008 9:09:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 874+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/5/08 | Katarina Kratovac - ap
    SAQQARA, Egypt - Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered the "missing pyramid" of a pharaoh and a ceremonial procession road where high priests carried mummified remains of sacred bulls, Egypt's antiquities chief said Thursday. Zahi Hawass said the pyramid — of which only the base remains — is believed to be that of King Menkauhor, an obscure pharaoh who ruled for only eight years more than 4,000 years ago. In 1842, German archaeologist Karl Richard Lepsius mentioned Menkauhor's pyramid among his finds at Saqqara, calling it the "Headless Pyramid" because its top was missing, Hawass said. But the desert sands covered Lepsius'...
  • Headquarters of pharaohs' army found

    05/29/2008 8:48:44 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 17 replies · 125+ views
    REUTERS via. The Times of India ^ | 29 May 2008, 0023 hrs IST | REUTERS
    CAIRO: Egyptian archaeologists have discovered what they say was the ancient headquarters of the pharaonic army guarding the northeastern borders of Egypt for more than 1,500 years, the government said on Wednesday. The fortress and adjoining town, which they identify with the ancient place name Tharu, lies in the Sinai peninsula about 3km northeast of the modern town of Qantara, Egyptian archaeologist Mohamed Abdel Maksoud said. The town sat at the start of a military road joining the Nile Valley to the Levant, parts of which were under Egyptian control for much of the period, the government's Supreme Council for...
  • Grim Secrets Of Pharaoh's City

    01/26/2008 10:18:42 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 469+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-26-2008 | John Hayes-Fisher
    Grim secrets of Pharaoh's city By John Hayes-Fisher BBC Timewatch Bones reveal the darker side to building Ancient Egypt Evidence of the brutal lives endured by some ancient Egyptians to build the monuments of the Pharaohs has been uncovered by archaeologists. Skeletal remains from a lost city in the middle of Egypt suggest many ordinary people died in their teenage years and lived a punishing lifestyle. Many suffered from spinal injuries, poor nutrition and stunted growth. The remains were found at Amarna, a new capital built on the orders of the Pharaoh Akhenaten, 3,500 years ago. Hieroglyphs written at the...
  • How Pharaoh Sailed To Karnak

    01/15/2008 11:00:27 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 218+ views
    Al-Ahram ^ | 1-14-2008 | Nevine El-Aref
    How Pharaoh sailed to Karnak New discoveries at Karnak Temple in Luxor have changed the landscape and the history of this great religious complex, writes Nevine El-Aref Clockwise from top: Ptolemaic bath with 16 seats; a stelae bearing the name of the 25th-Dynasty King Taharqa; the obelisk of Tuthmoses I at the eight pylons; restoration work at the Chapel of Osiris Neb-Ankh History has a special scent and taste at Karnak Temple. The emotions it evokes are powerful and timeless. Inside the lofty pylons is amassed an unsurpassed assembly of soaring obelisks, awe-inspiring chapels and hushed sanctuaries reflecting the spectacular...
  • Is She Or Isn't She? Mummy Lab Working To ID Pharaoh Queen

    12/25/2007 3:23:08 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 195+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-24-2007
    Is she or isn't she? Mummy lab working to ID pharaoh queen CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Months after Egypt boldly announced that archaeologists had identified a mummy as the most powerful queen of her time, scientists in a museum basement are still analyzing DNA from the bald, 3,500-year-old corpse to try to back up the claim aired on TV. DNA testing continues on these mummified remains thought to be Queen Hatshepsut. So far, results indicate the linen-wrapped mummy is most likely, but not conclusively, the female pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled for 20 years in the 15th century B.C. Running...
  • Manchester University Helps With Pharaoh Analysis (Hatshepsut)

    07/16/2007 7:19:32 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 910+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 7-16-2007 | University Of Manchester
    Contact: Aeron Haworth aeron.haworth@manchester.ac.uk 44-771-788-1563 University of Manchester Manchester University helps with pharaoh DNA analysisPreliminary results support positive identification of Egyptian queen Preliminary results from DNA tests carried out on a mummy believed to be Queen Hatshepsut is expected to support the claim by Egyptian authorities that the remains are indeed those of Egypt’s most powerful female ruler. Egyptologists in Cairo announced last month that a tooth found in a wooden box associated with Hatshepsut exactly fitted the jaw socket and broken root of the unidentified mummy. Now, Dr Angelique Corthals, a biomedical Egyptologist at The University of Manchester, says...
  • 'They Show No Respect for Their Caesars'

    12/18/2006 5:49:10 PM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies · 1,452+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12-18-06 | Gerald A. Honigman
    'They Show No Respect for Their Caesars'by Gerald A. HonigmanDec 18, '06 / 27 Kislev 5767  E-mail This  Print  Homepage The year was 1887. An Egyptian woman discovered a treasure trove of over three hundred clay cuneiform tablets that would shake the world of religion and the study of ancient history. Named for a local Bedouin tribe, the Tel El-Amarna tablets (which can now be found mostly in the Berlin and British Museums) were mostly the official correspondence between Pharaoh Amenhotep IV - Akhenaten - and his governors and vassals from places such as Canaan, Syria, Babylonia, etc. They date mostly from...
  • Pharaoh's curse or coincidence?[King Tut]

    11/28/2006 12:29:32 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 28 replies · 1,433+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 28 Nov 2006 | JIM RITTER
    Researchers studying Tut hit by huge storm, CT malfunction Scientists who recently conducted a high-tech examination of King Tut's mummy insist they don't believe in the "Curse of the Pharaohs." Still, some awfully strange things happened when the team X-rayed the boy king's body with a medical CT scanning machine. On the way to the Egyptian site, one researcher's vehicle nearly hit a child. Then a huge storm hit. The CT machine, usually reliable, wouldn't work at first. And when researchers finally began the CT scan, one scientist came down with such a violent coughing attack he had to leave....
  • Egypt's Ramses Gets a New Home Among Pyramids

    08/26/2006 1:19:40 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 24 replies · 1,087+ views
    VOA ^ | Aug. 25, 2006 | Leslie Boctor
    Engineers on Friday moved a 3,200-year-old statue of Ramses II. The pharonic statue had stood for more than 50 years in a congested square in downtown Cairo. Its new home will be at a tranquil spot next to the Great Pyramids. Thousands came out to watch the statue makes its 20 kilometer journey. Onlookers crowded along the street around the statue of Pharaoh Ramses II which was surrounded by a convoy including 1,500 soldiers, during the final leg of its journey It took 10 hours for the 11 meter, 83 ton statue to travel through downtown Cairo and cross the...
  • Statue of Egypt pharaoh rolls to new home

    08/25/2006 1:05:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 513+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/25/06 | Summer Said
    CAIRO (Reuters) - A massive statue of one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs, Ramses II, rolled through the streets of Cairo to a new home near the Pyramids on Friday to escape the corrosive pollution of its former spot in a crowded transit hub. Tens of thousands of people lined the streets to bid farewell to the 3,200-year-old red granite statue, which weighs 83 tons and was wrapped in plastic and thick padding for the painstakingly slow 35 km (21 mile) journey, which took 10 hours. Only the face was visible. "We are going to miss you. Cairo will never be...
  • Old Egypt investigator identifies to mysterious Hyksos kings [sic]

    03/28/2006 10:58:04 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies · 705+ views
    Rowley Regis Online ^ | Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:47 pm | mariafvp
    Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, scriptologist and Egyptologist amateur, has been able to identify the names of the Hyksos kings like pertaining to the group of languages and proto-Greek or Mycenaean's dialects. The true ethnic origin of the mysterious Hyksos that were able to take control of the power of a considerable part of Old Egypt, during centuries XVII to the XVI before Christ, has been always a true challenge for the Egyptologists. However, the generalized opinion more for a long time has been that the Hyksos would be Semitic towns, fundamentally coastal inhabitants of the strip Syrian-Palestine, that is, Canaanites or proto-Phoenicians....
  • CLEOPATRA WAS A BLONDE - (terrific brief history of Egypt's rich past; optimistic democratic future)

    03/26/2005 1:14:24 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 93 replies · 7,824+ views
    TO THE POINT.COM ^ | MARCH 24, 2005 | DR. JACK WHEELER
    No, this is not a blonde joke. If you want one of those, go to this week’s Humor File. Cleopatra was in fact a blonde. That’s because she was not Egyptian. She was a Macedonian Greek, with hair as blonde as Alexander’s. Alexander conquered Egypt in 332 BC, then went on to subdue all of the Middle East. When he died nine years later, his just-conquered empire was fought over and carved up by his generals. The one who ended up running Egypt was Ptolemy (367-283 BC). Declaring himself Pharaoh, he founded the Ptolemaic Dynasty, with twelve Ptolemies in succession,...
  • Khufu Pyramid: King's Chamber, Tomb View

    09/27/2005 10:02:31 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 878+ views
    PBS ^ | Updated November 2000 | NOVA
    This is the chamber where King Khufu was ultimately buried. Unfortunately, all that remains in this sacred space is the king's sarcophagus made of large blocks of red granite. Khufu's body, along with his earthly possessions, were looted before archaeologists arrived. Some of the colossal ceiling stones for the King's Chamber weigh as much as 9 tons. This chamber, which lies 95 meters below the apex of the pyramid, is a remarkable space in which to stand and some visitors come from points far and near to meditate here.
  • Statue of Egyptian pharaoh found after nearly 3,600 years

    06/04/2005 9:03:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies · 1,839+ views
    AFP ^ | 06/04/05
    Statue of Egyptian pharaoh found after nearly 3,600 years Sat Jun 4, 4:45 PM ET LUXOR, Egypt (AFP) - Buried for nearly 3,600 years, a rare statue of Egypt's King Neferhotep I has been brought to light in the ruins of Thebes by a team of French archaeologists. Officials said on Saturday that the statue was unusual in that the king is depicted holding hands with a double of himself, although the second part of the carving remains under the sand and its form has been determined by the use of imaging equipment. Archeologists unearthed the 1.8 metre (six foot)...
  • Archaeologists Unearth Seals Used on Pharaonic Desert Missions (Needed Red Paint)

    04/29/2005 4:35:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 835+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | April 29, 2005
    CAIRO -- Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a number of rare Pharaonic seals of soldiers sent out on desert missions in search of red paint to decorate the Pyramids, Egypt's culture minister said on April 28. The 26 matchbox-sized seals belonged to Cheops, who ruled from 2551 to 2528 BC, in whose honor the greatest of the great pyramids of Giza southwest of Cairo was built, and show Pharaonic soldiers' ranks, the MENA news agency quoted Farouq Hosni as saying. "These seals were used by a mission sent by Cheops to collect ferric oxide, which is necessary to make red paint,"...
  • Coptic manuscripts unearthed in Pharaonic tomb in Egypt

    02/25/2005 7:30:48 PM PST · by xzins · 16 replies · 513+ views
    Coptic manuscripts unearthed in Pharaonic tomb in Egypt Published February 21, 2005 CAIRO -- Polish experts excavating in the southern city of Luxor have discovered three ancient Coptic manuscripts in a Pharaonic tomb, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities said on Saturday. The find was the single most important Coptic discovery since 1945 when a pair of bedouins stumbled onto the Coptic codices in Nag Hammadi in Egypt's western desert, it said. The manuscripts date to the sixth century and were concealed in a Middle Kingdom (2000 to 1800 BC) tomb in Luxor, about 710 kilometers (440 miles) south of Cairo,...
  • Djedefre - History

    08/09/2004 4:25:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 612+ views
    Ancient Egypt dot Org ^ | Last update: 8 May, 2003 | Jacques Kinnaer
    Kheops [Khufu, building of the Great Pyramid] was succeeded by Djedefre, his oldest surviving son. The mother of Djedefre is unknown. He married his (half-) sister Hetepheres II, which may have been to legitimise his claims to the throne if his mother was one of Kheops’ lesser wives... The Turin King-list credits him with a rule of 8 years, but the highest known year referenced to during this reign was the year of the 11th cattle count. This would mean that Djedefre ruled for at least 11 years, if the cattle counts were anual, or 21 years if the...
  • Smenkhkhare, the Hittite Pharaoh

    07/30/2004 9:42:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies · 2,926+ views
    BBC History ^ | September 5, 2002 | Dr Marc Gabolde
    [T]he exclusively masculine epithets referring to this individual in the same tomb and on a now-vanished block at Memphis, confirm that we are dealing with a man - as distinct from the pharaoh-queen Ankh(et)kheperure Neferneferuaten... Contrary to Ancient Egyptian custom, Smenkhkare is not presented under a coronation name and a birth name in his two cartouches, but under two coronation names. The explanation for this curious fact seems to me clear: both his royal names were composed on the occasion of his coronation. He therefore must have had another name beforehand... The absence of a birth name, the lack of...
  • Burial complex of Mentuhotep II

    07/27/2004 11:56:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies · 576+ views
    Instead of building a 'saff' tomb like those of his predecessors, Mentuhotep II decided to build an impressive tomb by the cliffs of Deir el Bahri (the same location chosen in the 18th dynasty by Hatshepsut). A T-shaped terrace was built using masonary and by using the natural rock. The walls built on this terrace were then decorated both inside and out with painted relief carving.
  • Black pharaoh trove uncovered

    01/29/2003 6:07:01 AM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies · 691+ views
    BBC, Nairobi ^ | Monday, 20 January, 2003, 17:47 GMT | By Ishbel Matheson
    Black pharaoh trove uncovered The Nubian kings ruled 2,500 years ago Monday, 20 January, 2003, 17:47 GMT By Ishbel Matheson A team of French and Swiss archaeologists working in the Nile Valley have uncovered ancient statues described as sculptural masterpieces in northern Sudan. The archaeologists from the University of Geneva discovered a pit full of large monuments and finely carved statues of the Nubian kings known as the black pharaohs. The Swiss head of the archaeological expedition told the BBC that the find was of worldwide importance. The black pharaohs, as they were known, ruled over a mighty empire...
  • Black Pharaoh Trove Uncovered

    01/20/2003 2:39:11 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 530+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-20-2003 | Ishbel Matheson
    Monday, 20 January, 2003, 17:47 GMT Black pharaoh trove uncovered The Nubian kings ruled 2,500 years ago By Ishbel Matheson BBC, Nairobi A team of French and Swiss archaeologists working in the Nile Valley have uncovered ancient statues described as sculptural masterpieces in northern Sudan. The archaeologists from the University of Geneva discovered a pit full of large monuments and finely carved statues of the Nubian kings known as the black pharaohs. The Swiss head of the archaeological expedition told the BBC that the find was of worldwide importance. The black pharaohs, as they were known, ruled over a mighty...
  • 4,000-year-old seal of Egyptian pharaoh found in stable ruins on Scottish estate

    06/28/2002 6:25:13 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies · 599+ views
    UK Independent News ^ | 05 June 2002 | By Paul Kelbie Scotland Correspondent
    4,000-year-old seal of Egyptian pharaoh found in stable ruins on Scottish estate By Paul Kelbie Scotland Correspondent 05 June 2002 An ancient Egyptian seal belonging to a pharaoh who died almost 4,000 years ago has been uncovered in the rubble of a Scottish stable block. The delicately carved soft blue-grey stone, which measures only 45mm (2in) in height, was found during excavations of Newhailes, a 17th-century country house in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh. The seal is highly polished and bears a series of hieroglyphics inside a royal cartouche, which experts have been able to identify as an official seal of office...