Explore Ancient Egypt in the Most Epic Way with Assassin’s Creed

Explore Ancient Egypt in the Most Epic Way with Assassin’s Creed

2018 is the year where hardcore gamers around the world will get to experience exploring ancient Egypt in the most epic way possible. Rumor has it that the newest edition of Assassin’s Creed will be set in Ancient Egypt, and the inner geek inside of me cannot wait.     Assassin’s Creed is one of […]

Uncovering the Beauty Secrets of the Ancient Egyptians

Uncovering the Beauty Secrets of the Ancient Egyptians

Ever stop to consider an ancient Egyptian statue? If so, you likely noticed a few things: long, lean bodies, strikingly symmetrical faces, and attention to detail – including gem-inset eyes and painted eye makeup.   Love this. Wish I owned it, but it's kind of priceless and belongs to history. #katielohmann #kingtut #ancientegypt #alabaster #canopicjars […]

‘Operation Mummy’s Curse’ Sends Ancient Artifacts Home to Egypt

‘Operation Mummy’s Curse’ Sends Ancient Artifacts Home to Egypt

  Any tomb raider out there who isn’t afraid of the mummy’s curse ought to be afraid of this not-so-ancient threat: Operation Mummy’s Curse. An initiative by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Operation Mummy’s Curse is an ongoing multi-year investigation “targeting an international criminal network that illegally smuggled cultural items from around the world.” […]

American Museum Under Fire from Egypt, Cyprus for Selling Antiquities

American Museum Under Fire from Egypt, Cyprus for Selling Antiquities

  The sale of nearly 70 antiquities from Egypt, Greece, Italy, and Cyprus brought in some $1.2 million for the Toledo Museum of Art’s new acquisitions fund last week. The items were sold Tuesday at Christie’s in New York, and both Egyptian and Cypriot had sought to postpone the auction.   The museum, in Toledo, Ohio, […]

Love of Country Inspires Egyptian to Return Pharaonic Mummy Mask

Love of Country Inspires Egyptian to Return Pharaonic Mummy Mask

  In a remarkable act, a French-Egyptian citizen handed over a golden mummy mask to the Ministry of Antiquities, the ministry announced in a Facebook post yesterday.   Shehab al-Farouk Omar returned the mask to state custody out of a sense of “belonging and loyalty” to Egypt, Al-Arabiya reported. A friend gifted him the Pharaonic […]

9 Things That Could Explain the ‘Thermal Anomalies’ of the Pyramids

9 Things That Could Explain the ‘Thermal Anomalies’ of the Pyramids

The Operation Scan Pyramids project launched by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has been underway since Oct. 25 with the hopes of discovering new information about the ancient structures. Officials have announced that they have found “thermal anomalies” in the pyramids, including three stones at the base of the Great Pyramid. “To explain such anomalies, […]

Three Tombs Open to Public for First Time in Luxor

Three Tombs Open to Public for First Time in Luxor

  The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities opened three tombs in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings to the public for the first time on Thursday. The tombs, located in Qurnat Marey, are some of the most important resting places for New Kingdom nobles, who lived more than 3,000 years ago.     The tomb of Huy, […]

Infographic: 50 Insane Facts About Egypt

Infographic: 50 Insane Facts About Egypt

Some of the tidbits of information in this infographic are (way) oversimplified and obviously cherry-picked – plus there’s (way) more than 11.17 million people in Cairo – but they’re still pretty interesting. Did you know that the Statue of Liberty was supposed to be in Egypt and that the Cairo metro was Africa’s first underground […]

Meet the ‘Beyonce of Ancient Egypt’

Meet the ‘Beyonce of Ancient Egypt’

This is “Tamut” (her full name is Tayesmutengebtiu), the official singer of Egypt’s Temple of Karnak in 900 BC.   Dubbed the “Beyonce of Ancient Egypt”, Tamut was a massive celebrity, had enviable style, a weave and, as per usual with the ancient Egyptian elites, was buried with her favorite bling.   Tamut’s story is only […]

10 Unbelievable Facts About Ancient Egyptians

10 Unbelievable Facts About Ancient Egyptians

Society in Egypt has changed quite a bit since its ancient predecessors thousands of years ago. From popular misconceptions to bizarre practices, you won’t believe these facts we found about ancient Egyptians:   1. Ancient Egyptian children often had shaved heads and were naked in public until puberty. The hot weather and lack of AC made […]