Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Jan 8

Buddha in Ancient Egypt

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

While excavating the ancient Red Sea port of Berenike in southeastern Egypt, an international team discovered a remarkable statue of Buddha dating to the Roman […]

Great Sphinx of Giza

Nov 27

The Origins of the Great Sphinx of Giza

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

The Great Sphinx of Giza is a monolithic structure and one of the ancient world’s most iconic monuments, alongside the Pyramids of Giza. However, unlike […]

Elephantine text

Oct 27

A Jewish Curse Text from Elephantine

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

While the Hebrew Bible provides a great deal of information on ancient Israelite religion and Yahweh worship, there are very few extrabiblical texts that inform […]

Canopic jar

Sep 15

The Egyptian “Scent of Eternity”

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Analyzing residue from two canopic jars from the 3,500-year-old tomb of an Egyptian noblewoman, a team of researchers has discovered the ingredients to an Egyptian […]

mummification workshop

Jun 16

Two Mummification Workshops Discovered at Saqqara

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Egyptian excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saqqara, south of Cairo, have revealed two of the most complete mummification workshops ever discovered. Announced […]

The Pyramin of Pharaoh Djoser

Jun 6

Pharaoh’s Brick Makers

By: Marek Dospěl

What does the Bibleclaim about the Israelites’ forced labor for the Pharaoh? Looking for the most plausible match in ancient Egyptian architecture.

Byzantine monastery

May 15

Egyptian Excavation Reveals Byzantine Monastery

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Excavations in the governorate of Assiut in central Egypt have revealed the remains of a Byzantine monastery built over much earlier tombs from the first […]

May 11

The Rosetta Stone: Key to Egyptian Hieroglyphs

By: Marek Dospěl

Just over two hundred years ago, on September 14, 1822, Jean-François Champollion (1790–1832) cracked the code of the Egyptian hieroglyphic script and the language behind […]

tomb at Saqqara

Apr 28

Lavish New Kingdom Tomb Uncovered at Saqqara

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Archaeologists from the Leiden Turin Expedition to Saqqara have uncovered an ornate tomb dating to the early Ramesside period (c. 13th century BCE) that belonged […]

Apr 12

The Egyptian Journey of Jeremiah in the Bible

By: Marek Dospěl

When the biblical prophet Jeremiah decided to leave Judah and spend the rest of his life in Egyptian exile (Jeremiah 43), it must have been […]