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Egypt says another treasure trove of ancient coffins was found in Saqqara

CAIRO – Egyptian archaeologists have discovered another treasure trove of ancient coffins in a huge necropolis south of Cairo, the authorities said on Monday. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement that archaeologists have found the collection of colorful, sealed sarcophagi buried in the Saqqara necropolis more than 2,500 years ago. Mostafa Waziri, general secretary of the …

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Ancient sharks discovered in Kentucky’s mammoth cave

The fossilized remains of six species of ancient sharks previously unknown to science were discovered in Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. Researchers have named the site “one of the most diverse shark faunas in Mississippi in North America”. The fossils of at least 40 different species of shark and close relatives have been discovered in remote caves in the …

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Dozens of ancient penguin mummies have been discovered in a lost nesting site in Antarctica

On a dry, windy cape in the south AntarcticThe floor is littered with dead, mummified Penguins. The rocks around them are littered with bones, pebbles and guano patches – the telltale traces of a newly abandoned Adélie penguin colony. Scenes like this are common in Antarctica’s Ross Sea, home to millions of Adélies and other thriving penguin populations. Still, the …

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Dozens of ancient coffins revealed in Egypt

Dozens of 2,500 year old coffins found in the vast Saqqara necropolis in Egypt were on display on Saturday. The 59 coffins of Egyptian priests and employees from the 26th Dynasty were discovered in August at the site south of Cairo. They were buried in three shafts 30 to 40 feet long, along with 28 statues of the ancient Egyptian …

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Ancient mummies were excavated in Egypt after more than 2,600 years

SAQQARA, Egypt – More than 2,600 years after her burial, archaeologists in Egypt said they found at least 59 old coffins on Saturday in a huge necropolis south of the state capital, Cairo, that contained the pristine mummy of an ancient priest. The ornate sarcophagi have remained unopened, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, since they were …

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Scientists report that preserved brain tissue found in victims of ancient Vesuvius

Herculaneum as it appears today. image:: Pier Paolo Petrone The catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago is famous for preserving its many victims in volcanic ash. New research suggests that this conservation extends to the cellular level due to the apparent discovery of neurons in a victim whose brain was turned into glass during the outbreak. New …

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Ancient underground lakes discovered on Mars

This beautiful ESA image of the surface of Mars titled Cappuccino is swirling at the south pole of Mars. ESA / DLR / FU Berlin / Bill Dunford Make sure you bring some arm swimmers and some really big exercise with you when you fly to Mars. A whole world of water-filled ponds may be hidden beneath the southern ice …

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2,500 year old sarcophagi found in the ancient Egyptian city of Saqqara: photos

Archaeologists found 27 new sarcophagi in an ancient city of the dead under Saqqara, Egypt. The wooden coffins are perfectly sealed – they have remained undisturbed for 2,500 years since the corpses were mummified inside. Last year, Egyptologists discovered a treasure trove of mummified lions, crocodiles and cobras in Saqqara. You can find more stories on the Business Insider homepage. …

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The Egyptian tomb in the Saqqara necropolis contained 27 ancient sarcophagi

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered nearly 30 sarcophagi that are believed to have been buried for about 2,500 years, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The cache with closed coffins was excavated from an 11-meter-deep grave shaft in Saqqara, a huge necropolis about 32 kilometers south of Cairo. After the ministry announced the discovery of over a …

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