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Mexico returns ancient bronze sculpture to Nigeria

Mexico has returned an ancient bronze sculpture to Nigeria after thwarting an attempt to smuggle it into the country, officials say. The artefact is from Nigeria’s south-western Ife city, famous for works depicting royalty and deities of the once-powerful Yoruba kingdom. The sculpture is of a man sitting cross-legged, wearing a head dress and holding …

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A Real Archaeologist Reacts to Egyptology Reality-TV Shows

The opening of three Egyptian sarcophagi, or stone coffins, shown live on an American reality-TV program, created a sensation on some social-media and news outlets. For many archaeologists and heritage specialists around the world — and especially those in Egypt — the episode raises serious questions and concerns.  Archaeology as a discipline and Egypt as …

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The Hyksos May Have Conquered Lower Kemet Without Invading it

The Hyksos, this name is known by all the Kemet’s enthusiasts. These mysterious people who invaded the northern part of Kemet. They were a confederacy of nomad Semitic tribes, possibly from Western Asia and they were known from the Kemites as Aamu, but also as Aat-t which means invaders, plague bearers or rebels. Most scholars …

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Ancient Egypt: How to Spot Manipulations. Analysis of Latest Discoveries

Last Sunday, Discovery Channel broadcasted a two-hour special presented by the “explorer” Josh Gates and the Egyptian Egyptologist Zahi Hawass. As expected they have unveiled the mummy of an individual who lived in Kemet. According to the information they gave us, it is the mummy of a high priest. The day before the show, we …

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Ancient Egypt: Medu Neter Inscriptions Found at a Mining Site

Archaeologists have uncovered more than 100 ancient inscriptions carved into rock at Wadi el-Hudi, where the ancient Egyptians mined amethyst. In addition to the carved-rock inscription, the researchers also found 14 stele (inscriptions carved on a stone slab or pillar) and 45 ostraca (inscriptions written on pieces of pottery). Analysis of the newfound inscriptions is underway. So …

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Ancient Egypt: 3000 Year Old Port Used By Builders Found

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 3,000-year-old port where stones were transported to be used in the building of temples and obelisks. The Antiquities Ministry said Tuesday the port was located near the Gebel el-Silsila archaeological site in upper Egypt, near the southern city of Aswan. It says the port dates back to the 18th dynasty, which …

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