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Who were the ancient Egyptians? Mummy DNA reveals surprising clues

Mummies from ancient Egypt have revealed another secret - some of them share very little of the sub-Saharan African ancestry that dominates the genetic heritage of modern Egyptians.
The discovery, published today in Nature Communications, suggests the African heritage evident in modern Egyptian populations may have been the result of the slave trade down the Nile in the past 1,500 years.
Researchers used modern genetic analysis techniques to study the genomes of 93 mummies that lived between 1300 BC - the late New Kingdom Period - and around 30 BC during the time of the Romans.

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The Ancient Egyptians didn't just mummify their dead human ancestors, they also mummified animals - in their millions.
It's possible up to 70 million animals were mummified and then buried in underground catacombs at over thirty sites across Egypt.

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Saharan remains may be evidence of first race war, 13,000 years ago

Some of the skeletal material has just gone on permanent display as part of the British Museum's new Early Egypt gallery which opens officially today. The bones - from Jebel Sahaba on the east bank of the River Nile in northern Sudan - are from victims of the world's oldest known relatively large-scale human armed conflict.
Now British Museum scientists are planning to learn more about the victims themselves - everything from gender to disease and from diet to age at death. The discovery of dozens of previously undetected arrow impact marks and flint arrow fragments suggests that the majority of the individuals - men, women and children - in the Jebel Sahaba cemetery were killed by enemy archers, and then buried by their own people. What's more, the new research demonstrates that the attacks - in effect a prolonged low-level war - took place over many months or years.

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Pinpointing when the First Dynasty of Kings ruled Egypt

For the first time, a team of scientists and archaeologists has been able to set a robust timeline for the first eight dynastic rulers of Egypt. Until now there have been no verifiable chronological records for this period or the process leading up to the formation of the Egyptian state. The chronology of Early Egypt between 4500 and 2800 BC has been reset by building mathematical models that combine new radiocarbon dates with established archaeological evidence. Over 100 fresh radiocarbon dates were obtained for hair, bone and plant samples excavated at several key sites including the tombs of the kings and surrounding burials. The findings are published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A.
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New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt

A new timeline for the origin of ancient Egypt has been established by scientists.
A team from the UK found that the transformation from a land of disparate farmers into a state ruled by a king was more rapid than previously thought.
Using radiocarbon dating and computer models, they believe the civilisation's first ruler - King Aha - came to power in about 3100BC.

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Ancient Egyptians sold themselves into temple slavery

2,200 years ago in the ancient Egyptian city Tebtunis, Egyptians voluntarily entered into slave contracts with the local temple for all eternity. And they even paid a monthly fee for the 'privilege'. Egyptologist Kim Ryholt from the University of Copenhagen is the first researcher who has studied this puzzling phenomenon.
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Princess Ahmose-Meryet-Amon is now the first person in history known to have had atherosclerosis, 3,500 years ago

Princess Ahmose-Meryet-Amon enjoyed a privileged lifestyle in what is now Luxor about 3,500 years ago. But she may not have been a happy princess towards the end. Two of her three main coronary arteries were calcified, a marker of atherosclerosis. Someone in her situation today would have bypass surgery.
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Massive Statue of Amenhotep III Unearthed

A 13-meter-long carving of Amenhotep III, granddaddy of the more famous Tutankhamun, has resurfaced.
A team of archaeologists from Egypt, which presumably kept working amidst the epic change their society was going through, have brought to light a statue of the ninth king of the 18th Dynasty (1390-1352 B.C.), Amenhotep III.

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Ancient Egyptians made the arduous trek to Chad

If you continue south-west youll cross the border into south-east Libya and, if you keep on going, venture into the north-east corner of Chad, in Central Africa. Its a daunting, perilous, journey. And now, thanks to a body of new archaeological, textual, environmental and linguistic research, we have evidence that the ancient Egyptians undertook it.
In an article recently published in the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections, Thomas Schneider, a professor at the University of British Columbia, lays out this wide assortment of evidence.

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She has lain undisturbed for nearly 3,000 years, sealed in a decorated coffin ready for her voyage to the underworld.
Now the face of Meresamun, a priestess who sang in the temples of Ancient Egypt, has been revealed to the world for the first time.
Using a hospital scanner, scientists were able to peer inside her closed casket, and see through the layers of linen that protected her mummified features.

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