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Egyptian mummy Pa-Ib

There was no bird inside the mummy, but the photos radiologists at Quinnipiac University took of her were still pretty amazing.
Pa-Ib, who was about 30 when she died, but would be 3,000 to 4,000 years old now, took a trip from the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport to the universitys North Haven campus Thursday so researchers could look at her using the most high-tech imaging equipment available.

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Egypt discovers new workers' tombs near pyramids

Egyptian archaeologists discovered a new set of tombs from the workers who built the great pyramids, shedding new light on how the labourers lived and ate more than 4,000 years ago, the antiquities department said Sunday.
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Massive statue of Pharaoh Taharqa discovered deep in Suda

No statue of a pharaoh has ever been found further south of Egypt than this one. At the height of his reign, King Taharqa controlled an empire stretching from Sudan to the Levant.
A massive, one ton, statue of Taharqa that was found deep in Sudan. Taharqa was a pharaoh of the 25th dynasty of Egypt and came to power ca. 690 BC, controlling an empire stretching from Sudan to the Levant. The pharaohs of this dynasty were from Nubia - a territory located in modern day Sudan and southern Egypt.

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Egypt will formally ask Germany to return a bust of Queen Nefertiti after a Berlin museum official presented papers showing the 3,400-year-old treasure was taken unethically, Egypt's antiquities chief said on Sunday.
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Dr Zahi Hawass, the head of Egypt's supreme council of antiquities is in London to request the return of the Rosetta stone from the British Museum.
The 2,200-year-old tablet bears three parallel texts of the same passage and was the key to deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Egypt's head of antiquities will drop a demand for the permanent return of the Rosetta Stone if the British Museum agrees to loan it out, he says.
The Stone - a basalt slab dating back to 196BC which was key to the modern deciphering of hieroglyphics - has been at the museum since 1802.

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A team of Austrian researchers has excavated what is believed to be the oldest piece of man-made clay ever discovered in Egypt, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities announced on Nov. 15.
The clay piece bears a seal of a high-ranking official who served King Hammurabi, who ruled ancient Babylonia from 1792 to 1750 BCE. The object was found at the Tell el-Daba excavation site in northern Egypt.

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Zahi Hawas, the Secretary-General of Egypts Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), said that the Director of the Berlin Museum will come to Cairo on December 8 to negotiate the possibility of restoring or loaning the head of Pharaonic Queen Nefertiti to its rightful owner. The museum representatives are expected to provide all documents proving the statues head was taken out of Egypt legally.

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Egyptian archaeologists have found a sacred lake from the Pharaonic era in an ancient temple located in the country's eastern Nile Delta.
Egypt's Culture Ministry said on Thursday that the lake was found 12 meters below the ground in a temple belonging to the Egyptian goddess Mut in the ruins of ancient Tanis.

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Egypt asks British Museum for the Rosetta Stone after Louvre victory
Egypt wants to borrow the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum after winning a battle with France over ownership of painted rock fragments stolen from the Valley of the Kings.

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The Louvre museum in Paris will return five ancient fresco fragments to Egypt within weeks, France's government says.
The announcement comes two days after the head of antiquities in Cairo said he would cease all co-operation with the museum until they were sent back.

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