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Lost 4,500-year-old Temple Unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists have found one of the four lost sun temples built by the pharaohs while they were still alive in an attempt to turn themselves into living gods.

3,000-year-old ‘Lost Golden City’ of Ancient Egypt Discovered

Archaeologists have hailed the discovery of what is believed to be the largest ancient city found in Egypt, buried under sand for millennia.

2,000-Year-Old Mummy With Golden Tongue Unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists have unearthed 2,000-year-old mummies with golden tongues placed inside their mouths in northern Egypt, the antiquities ministry says. An Egyptian-Dominican team working at Alexandria's Taposiris Magna temple discovered 16 burials in rock-cut tombs popular in the Greek and Roman...

Egypt Detains Photographer after Private Shoot With Dancer at Pyramid

Egyptian police have detained a photographer for breaking the rules set by the antiquities ministry for photo shoots after he shot images of a dancer in ancient costume at the Pyramid of Djoser outside Cairo, a security source has...

6 Most Extreme Cultural Body Modifications in Africa

Body Modification has always been an integral part of African culture. It is widely performed for a variety of reasons in many African societies, and a plethora of historical and current forms of modifications exists

Bisha’h — Egypt’s Medieval Lie Detecting System Involves Licking A Hot Metal in the Name of Truth

Bisha'h is a ritual practiced by Bedouin tribe of Ayaidah, in north-eastern Egypt for the purpose of lie detection. The ritual involves heating a metal spoon, or rod and making suspects in a crime lick it in the presence of tribal representatives

Ancient Egypt And Their Bizarre Method Of Pregnancy Detection

In Ancient Egypt, women suspected of being pregnant were made to urinate on barley and wheat seeds as a form of a pregnancy test. If the barley grew, it was a boy. If the wheat grew, it was a girl. If none grew, she was not pregnant.
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