Monthly Archives: March 2015

Pic of the Day

  From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini Relief in the Temple of Hatshepsut, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – Western Thebes, Deir el-Bahri - This type of fish has an elongated body with a sword-and arrow-shaped snout. The first and second dorsal fins are triangular, while it has a deep and narrow…
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Pic of the Day

Tomb of Inti - When I see scenes such as these depicted on the walls of the Old Kingdom’s non-royal tombs, one question arises: why? The answer lies in the fact that these tombs did not actually deal with death but with life on the two banks of the Nile River. This is the life…
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Pic of the Day

  Shabtis - A wooden box filled with funerary statuettes called shabtis, buried in the tomb in order to work on behalf of the tomb owner or answer questions for him. Saqqara, 1924-32 All information and media on this website, unless noted otherwise, are © Laboratoriorosso and cannot be used or distributed without permission.
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Evidence of the Oldest Breast Cancer in the World Found in Egypt

The Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Mamdouh El-Damati, announced the discovery of the oldest evidence of breast cancer in the world. The discovery was made during the seventh archaeological season carried out by University of Jaén (Spain) in the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa (West Aswan). Dr. Miguel Botella (University of Granada) and his team of anthropologists…
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