Egypt




Hidden chambers in King Tut’s tomb could house remains of other family members

Radar scanning of King Tut’s tomb has revealed two hitherto-unknown chambers containing either metal or organic material, Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty said at a recent press conference. Conducted by Japanese scientist Hirokatsu Watanabu and his team, the survey has uncovered two hidden rooms along the eastern and northern walls of the 3,300-year-old, curse-protected tomb.…



Scan Pyramids project reveals baffling anomalies in the Great Pyramid of Giza

As part of the ongoing Scan Pyramids project, an international team of researchers has spent the last two weeks looking for hidden passages and cavities inside four of the oldest Egyptian pyramids. Armed with a host of incredibly advanced technologies, the scientists have detected a series of baffling anomalies on the eastern part of the…



Ancient Egyptians possibly had a penchant for harsh punishments

A wall carving from Ancient Egypt makes a straightforward case for brutality, by entailing the punishment for stealing animal hides - '100 lashes and five wounds'. For long, researchers were confused about the literal nature of such a severe punishment. But now, it seems many of such harsh disciplinary and retributive actions were actually undertaken…