Often, wealthy Egyptians would pay colossal sums to mummify animals, hoping to receive their holy blessing. According to data of Egyptologists, there were an estimated 70 million animals mummified in ancient Egypt.
The Rosetta Stone is a black granodiorite stone, with texts of 3 different languages written all over it - 2 in ancient Egyptian and 1 in ancient Greek. The Rosetta Stone was rediscovered in 1799 during archaeological digs. . .
A little-known fact is that Cleopatra was actually the 7th Egyptian pharaoh to bear that name. She was the last representative of the mighty Ptolemaic dynasty that ruled in the African nation.
The decorations on the mummy reveal its high status. The largest of these is the necklace, with alternating semiprecious stones and gold plates. Attached to it is a finely crafted golden shell, weighing 0. 71 oz (20 g).
One of the greatest enigmas, which has been puzzling us for thousands of years, has now been solved. The mysterious disappearance of a 50000-strong Persian army in an Egyptian desert in 524 B. C. was unriddled by Prof. Olaf Kaper from Leiden University.
National Geographic magazine announced that the tomb of the most ancient brewer has been discovered in Luxor, Upper Egypt. It is believed that he lived around 3200 years ago.
French and Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 5 kings' statue heads from the time of the pharaohs in Egypt. It is believed that the statues are from the era of the Middle Kingdom, founded in 2000 BC.
The number of Pyramids in ancient Nubia (now Sudan), boast a total of 223 pyramids located in Kermen, Napa, Nuri, El-Kurru, Naga and Meroe, which is more than twice the pyramids in Egypt.
South of Cairo in ancient Necropolis there opened a pyramid of fives meters in height which dated back to the XXIV century BC, so the Ministry of culture in Egypt cited by the AFP informs.
In 150 years time, the Tombs of the Ancient Pharaohs and Emblems of Egypt will be erased from the world maps. According to Zahi Hawass, lichens and humidity corrode the walls of the tombs.