Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Lost Golden City Excavation

Apr 12

Egyptian “Lost Golden City” Uncovered Near Luxor

By: BAS Staff

New excavations near Luxor have revealed an extremely well-preserved urban settlement from  Egypt’s 18th Dynasty. It was a time when Egypt’s powerful pharaohs ruled over an expansive empire that stretched to the land of Canaan and beyond. Known in antiquity as Aten, the settlement dates to the reign of Amenhotep III (1391–1353 B.C.E.) and his successors. The “lost golden city” may have been established to support and help administer the pharaoh’s royal residence, located nearby at the site of Malqata.

The Pyramin of Pharaoh Djoser

Mar 21

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.

Vats used in Beer Brewing

Feb 15

Ancient Egyptian Beer Brewery

By: Jonathan Laden

On February 13th, the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry announced the discovery of what may be the oldest large-scale beer brewing operation. In Abydos, Southern Egypt, they […]

Saqqara Coffin

Jan 18

Funerary Temple Found in Saqqara

By: Jonathan Laden

On January 17, the Egyptian archaeological mission announced the discovery in Saqqara of an Old Kingdom funerary temple. They also found a four-meter-long papyrus showing […]

Colorful illustrations visible on this 3,000 year old coffin.

Oct 31

Ancient Egyptian Mummies Found in the Valley of the Kings

By: Jonathan Laden

In the largest find of its type in a century, archaeologists uncovered thirty mummies in sealed coffins. They were found, in the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile, by accident when an archaeologist noticed the head of one coffin sticking out from the sand.

Nov 27

Ancient Animal Mummies Found in Egypt

By: Jonathan Laden

An excavation of the Saqqara Necropolis by the Egyptian antiquities authority has yielded a large collection of artifacts: animal mummies, wood and bronze statues of Egyptian gods, and much more. The highlight of the press conference was the announcement of the discovery of five lion cub mummies.