Ancient and Modern Medicine

Ancient medicine has always attracted scientists. Many scientists have studied Egyptian papyrus and ancient manuscripts for years, believing that they may contain secret potions and medicines that could help humanity cure most modern diseases. Most modern diseases were known to people many thousands of years ago. And even then, they…

King Tut suffered ‘massive’ chest injury, new research reveals

A new study shows that Tutankhamun, Egypt’s famous “boy-king” who died around the age of 18, suffered a “massive crushing tearing injury to his chest” that likely would have killed him. X-rays and CT scans have previously shown that the pharaoh’s heart, chest wall, the front part of his sternum and adjacent…

Tomb of ancient Egyptian priest Rudj-Ka discovered at Giza

Egyptian archaeologists discovered a 4400-year-old tomb, south of the cemetery of the pyramid builders at Giza, Egypt. In a statement, Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouk Hosny, said the ancient Egyptian tomb was unearthed during routine excavations supervised by the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) near the pyramid builder’s necropolis. The…

The Sound of Akkadian – Listen to Ancient Babylonian online

Almost 2,000 years after its last native speakers disappeared, the sound of Ancient Babylonian makes a comeback in an online audio archive.  The recordings include excerpts from some of the earliest known works of world literature, dating back to the first years of the second millennium BC. Prompted by the…

The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project: Virtual Excavation & Digital Recreation

Archaeologists at the University of Birmingham are heading to Stonehenge to lead the Britain’s biggest-ever virtual excavation, a far from superficial look at the Stonehenge landscape. The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project will use the latest geophysical imaging techniques to visually recreate the iconic prehistoric monument and its surroundings as it was more than 4000 years…

Ancient Egyptian ‘Avenue of Sphinxes’ gets twelve Sphinxes longer

Archaeologists have unearthed twelve ancient sphinx statues at Luxor, Egypt. The sculptures were found at a newly discovered part of the Avenue of Sphinxes, an ancient road stretching from the temple at Karnak to the temple of the goddess Mut at Luxor. The discovery, made as part of excavation and…