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Tomb in Egypt: Mummified mice found in a "beautiful" old chamber

Image copyright Reuters Mummified mice are among the artifacts found in a decorated tomb recently uncovered near the Egyptian city of Sohag. 19659005] The mice and other animals encircled two mummified human bodies, and inside the burial chamber are detailed paintings of mourning processions and people working in the fields. Experts say the tomb is more than 2,000 years old …

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Egypt will conduct nine killings of prosecutors in the course of 2015

Image copyright AFP Caption Several defendants said in their lawsuit that they had been tortured by security forces In 2015, Egypt executed nine men convicted of the murder of Hisham Barakat, the country's top prosecutor. The men were sentenced to death for their alleged involvement in the car bomb attack on Barakat's convoy in the capital, Cairo. Amnesty International said …

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More than 40 mummies discovered at burial site in Egypt

(CNN) – Dozens of newly discovered mummies were unveiled at a tomb in Egypt. The finds date back to the time of the Ptolemies, who died in 323 BC. To 30 v. Excavation last year. Agence France-Press reported that over 40 had been found. Among them are the remains of men, women and children most likely from the same wealthy …

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Egypt Mummies: New Tombs Found in Minya

Copyright AFP Fifty mummies from the time of the Ptolemies (305-30 BC) were found by Egyptian archaeologists, says the Ministry of Antiquities. Twelve children had been found in four burial chambers 9m deep in Tuna El-Gebel, Minya, south of the capital Cairo. Some were wrapped in linen, others in stone coffins or wooden sarcophagi. 19659005] Their identities were unknown, officials …

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A night train in Egypt is an unforgettable adventure

There are few things that are more nostalgic for a traveler than for a night train. Even in our age of fast and cheap air traffic, if you ask most travelers if they spend days packing themselves in a train compartment and watching the scenery, most would say yes. I mean, did you read Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient …

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Egypt opens Middle East's largest cathedral

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pope Tawadros II (L) led a midnight mass by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R)                  President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has inaugurated Egypt's largest cathedral in the new administrative capital of Cairo, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a Coptic church. The newly built Cathedral of Nativity had its first Mass under heavy security …

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Egypt attempts to suppress controversial CBS interview with President Sissi

On Sunday, CBS News will air a controversial interview that the Egyptian government does not want to see. The "60 Minutes" specialization is for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who during his conversation with host Scott Pelley confirmed that the country's military is cooperating with Israel in armed operations on the Sinai Peninsula a press release from the network. Asked by Pelley …

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Ancient Egypt: 4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Saqqara

(CNN) – A more than 4,000-year-old private grave with "exceptionally well-preserved" drawings was discovered south of Cairo, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquity. Anani said that the tomb was discovered at the archaeological site of Saqqara and came from the fifth dynasty of pharaohs, who ruled 4,400 years ago. The tomb belonged to a royal cleaning priest named "Wahtye," …

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Ancient "One Of A Kind" tomb in Egypt: PHOTOS

SAQQARA, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt unveiled on Saturday a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb adorned with hieroglyphics and statues south of Cairo as archeologists site in the continue to dig up in the coming months. The tomb was found in a buried ridge in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters on the …

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