Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

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 […]

Apr 11

Joseph in Egypt

By: Marek Dospěl

The biblical figure of Joseph offers one of the most fascinating narratives of the Hebrew Bible. Genesis 37–50 tells the intricate and adventurous story that […]

Mar 29

Mapping Egypt’s New Kingdom Royal Necropolis

By: Bianca van Sittert

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) has launched the Valley of the Queens and the Western Wadis on the Theban Mapping Project website. These […]

Mar 25

The Changing Nile and How the Pyramids were Built

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Could a better understanding of the Nile River help explain how the pyramids were built? The pyramids of Giza are some of the most recognizable […]