Archeologia

Lost Egyptian Pharaoh tomb dating back 3,200 years discovered near Cairo

Lost Egyptian Pharaoh tomb dating back 3,200 years discovered near CairoArcheologists hope it will shed light on life under the 'Great Pharaoh' Ramses II

An ancient temple belonging to King Ramses II has been discovered on the outskirts of Cairo.

Archaeologists hope the find could shed light on the life of the 19th Dynasty pharaoh, who ruled over 3,200 years ago.

The find was made by an Egyptian-Czech mission in the village of Abusir near the step pyramid of Saqqara.

The temple is the only evidence of the presence of Ramses II in the Badrashin area in Giza, south of central Cairo, according to Dr Miroslav Barta, the head of the Czech team.

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The forgotten history of Beijing's first Forbidden City

The forgotten history of Beijing s first Forbidden CityExplore the hidden origins of one of China’s most significant historic sites

An ancient site rooted in the heart of modern Beijing, the Forbidden City is one of China’s most famous attractions. Completed in 1420, the city served as the palace of the Ming Dynasty emperor, Yongle. Its walls surrounded an area large enough to contain more than 50 Buckingham Palaces, creating a private sanctuary which none but the emperor’s family and eunuchs were permitted to enter.

The Forbidden...
 

Lost city in Iraq founded by Alexander the Great discovered by archaeologists

Lost city in Iraq founded by Alexander the Great discovered by archaeologistsDrone photography used to unearth dormant ruins

Archaeologists in Iraq have discovered a city which was lost for more than 2,000 years with the help of drone photography and declassified intelligence images.

Qalatga Darband, which is believed to have been founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, was discovered by a team of Iraqi and British archaeologists led by experts from the British Museum.

John MacGinnis, who is leading the team on the ground, told The Times: “It’s early...
 

Viking warrior discovered in Sweden was a woman, researchers confirm

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Viking warrior discovered in Sweden was a woman, researchers confirmScientists had long assumed the skeleton belonged to a man

Swedish scientists have revealed that the body of a Viking warrior long presumed to be male is, in fact, female.

A team of researchers from Stockholm University conducted a DNA analysis of the skeleton and confirmed that it belonged to a woman. The 10th-century skeleton, the researchers concluded, is the first confirmed female high-ranking Viking warrior.

Scientists had long assumed that the skeleton was male – despite early...
 

Bronze Age women travelled far to spread new ideas while men stayed at home

Bronze Age women travelled far to spread new ideas while men stayed at homeNew research shows they were key to the spread of new ideas, knowledge and objects.

Bronze Age women travelled hundreds of miles to start new families while men stayed at home, a new study has shown.

Researchers in the German city of Munich also suggested they helped the spread of new ideas, knowledge and objects.

They came to the conclusion after examining the remains of 84 people buried between 2500 and 1650 BC.

Their findings showed that over the 800 year period there was a...
 
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