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Mummy thought to be Queen Seshestet found in Egypt Mummy thought to be Queen Seshestet found in Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have found the remains of a mummy thought to be that of Queen Seshestet, the mother of a pharaoh who ruled Egypt in the 24th century BC, the government said on Thursday.

After five hours spent lifting the lid of a sarcophagus in a pyramid discovered south of Cairo last year, they found a skull, legs, pelvis, other body parts wrapped in linen, and ancient pottery, the government's antiquities department said.

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Smuggled ancient sculpture returns to Egypt
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Smuggled ancient sculpture returns to Egypt

Smuggled ancient sculpture returns to Egypt: The Head of Amenhotep III, a pharaoh who died in 1375BC, was stolen 18 years ago by a British smuggler.

Cast your eyes over priceless ancient treasures
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Cast your eyes over priceless ancient treasures

Cast your eyes over priceless ancient treasures: Arts Editor Joe Riley reveals the treasures of Liverpool World Museum’s new Egyptian Gallery which opens next month.

Gilded Caskets Found in Egypt
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Gilded Caskets Found in Egypt

Four ancient tombs containing well-preserved mummies and ornate painted coffins have been unearthed at El Faiyum, an oasis about 50 miles southwest of Cairo.

The Nile once flowed near Karnak
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The Nile once flowed near Karnak

A series of discoveries at the foot of Egypt's famous Temple of Amun at Karnak have led archaeologists to believe that the river Nile once flowed near the temple.

3,000 year-old mummy in for scan
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3,000 year-old mummy in for scan

A hi-tech examination by the NHS of a 3,000-year-old mummy will seek to uncover more of the hidden secrets of ancient Egypt.

Screaming Man led plot against pharaoh
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Screaming Man led plot against pharaoh

Screaming Man led plot against pharaoh: IT is a mystery that has troubled Egyptologists for generations - just why was this mummy screaming 3,000 years ago?

Egypt’s earliest agricultural settlement uncovered
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Egypt’s earliest agricultural settlement uncovered

Archaeologists from UCLA and the University of Groningen (RUG) in the Netherlands have found the earliest evidence ever discovered of an ancient Egyptian agricultural settlement

Nelson Gallery acquires ancient Egyptian funerary display
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Nelson Gallery acquires ancient Egyptian funerary display

The museum’s multimillion-dollar acquisition is a spectacular painted coffin of a noblewoman named Meretites created in Egypt 2,500 years ago.

Archaeologists rebuild Ancitent Egyptian glass furnace
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Archaeologists rebuild Ancitent Egyptian glass furnace

A team of archaeologists has rebuilt an ancient glass furnace using local sand near an excavated site in Egypt following the same methods used by Egyptians some 3,000 years ago.

Mummies in Brooklyn Museum To Undergo Scientific Study
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Mummies in Brooklyn Museum To Undergo Scientific Study

The Brooklyn Museum Conservation Laboratory is beginning a study of the human and animal mummies in the Museum’s collection.

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