The Lost City of Heracleion.

Archaeologists Franck Goddio and his team inspect the colossal red granite statue of a pharaoh. Picture by Christoph Gerigk © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation. By: James MacDonald When people think of archaeology, they typically think of people labouring in the hot sun, or maybe underground. But those excavating the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion have exchanged […]

Herodotus proved right in Nile shipwreck discovery.

Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt in 450BC and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile in his narrative history, titled Historia. For centuries, scholars had searched for archaeological evidence to support his description of such ships mentioned in twenty-three lines. A wreck has now been found to prove that Herodotus’ account was true. Dr […]

A Sunset view from the top of the Pyramid of Cheops.

Original caption: Looking across the Sahara Desert from the top of the Pyramid of Cheops at sunset. Vacationing tourists are shown sightseeing in Egypt in the early part of the 20th century. (The pyramid is more commonly called “the Great Pyramid of Giza” today.) Image Credit: Photograph by George Rinhart / Corbis via Getty Source: […]

Louis Armstrong plays Jazz for the Pyramids of Giza, 1961.

Original caption: 28 January, 1961, Pyramids of Giza, Egypt— American jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong plays the trumpet while his wife sits listening, with the Sphinx and one of the pyramids behind her, during a visit to the pyramids at Giza in 1961. Image Credit: Photograph by Bettmann / Getty Source: Weird, Wonderful Photos From the […]

Statue of Amenhotep III restored in Luxor.

Photo: The colossal statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep III was restored after an earthquake more than 3,000 years ago. (AFP: Radwan Archaeologists have unveiled a restored colossal statue of Amenhotep III that was toppled in an earthquake more than 3,000 years ago at Egypt’s famed temple city of Luxor. The statue that showed the pharaoh in […]

Intact Sarcophagus found in the Al-Assasif Necropolis.

Luxor, Egypt Egypt’s antiquities minister Khaled el-Enany and Mostafa Waziri, the secretary general of the supreme council of antiquities, inspect an intact sarcophagus during its opening. The sarcophagus was one of two found earlier this month by a French-led mission in the Al-Assasif necropolis on the west bank of the Nile. Located between the royal […]

Sunset in Cairo and the Great Pyramids.

A general view of the city of Cairo and the Great Pyramids in the background during sunset in Cairo, Egypt. Image Credit: Photographed in November, 2018 by Amr Dalsh / Reuters. Source: Photos of the Week: Thailand Skywalk, Chernobyl Deer, Laser Garden – The Atlantic