3000-year-old Pharaoh Ramses II Statue Found Buried In Cairo Slum

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Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive 26ft (8 meters) statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum. Researchers say it probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The discovery, hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important ever, was made near the ruins of Ramses II's temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, located in the eastern part of modern-day Cairo. Archaeologists actually found two 3000-year-old ...  View More
March 11, 2017 Jason

Barry Clifford Found A $400 M. Treasure And Placed It In A Museum

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Barry Clifford is an explorer, an underwater archaeologist and some would even say, a treasure hunter. In 1984, he discovered the first artifacts of what would be a massive find. The "Whydah" was a pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod in 1717. For the past 30 years, Clifford and his team of divers, excavators and archaeologists have continued unearthing the trove, whose value is estimated at more than $400 million. But unlike most treasure hunters, he does not sell what he finds. ...  View More
December 8, 2016 Michael

Rare Bronze-age 4,000 Year Old “Thinker” Statue Found In Israel

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A unique 3,800-year-old Bronze Age statue has been unearthed by a team of archaeologists in Israel. According to Gilad Itach, the excavation director at the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the 8-inch-tall figurine sitting upon a jug was unearthed at a site in the town of Yehud. “It seems that at first the jug, which is typical of the period, was prepared, and afterwards the unique sculpture was added, the likes of which have never before been discovered in previous research. The level of ...  View More
November 25, 2016 Jessica

3200-year-old Egyptian Mummy Discovered In Brightly Painted Coffin

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Spanish archaeologists have discovered a millennia-old mummy in "very good condition" near the southern Egyptian town of Luxor, the antiquities ministry said. The find was in a tomb probably dating from between 1075-664 BC on the west bank of the Nile river, 700kms south of Cairo, a statement said. The mummy had been bound with linen stuck together with plaster. It was in a brightly colored wooden sarcophagus and had been buried close to a temple from the era of fourth-millennium warrior king ...  View More
November 16, 2016 Jason