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Egypt Wants To Build A Second Cairo... In Just Seven Years

1.1 million units of housing. 10,000km of boulevards. 2000 schools. $US45 billion dollars. Egypt is planning a sparkling new capital outside of Cairo, and it wants to do it fast.

Egypt Is Building A New Pyramid 

Egypt, a country in the grips of a severe housing crisis, announced a glitzy new development this week — and it’s a throwback either to Vegas or to ancient Egypt. Or maybe a little bit of both.

Archaeologists Discover Mythical Tomb Of The God Of The Dead In Egypt

A reproduction of the mythical Tomb of Osiris as described by Egyptian lore has been discovered in the necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt. The complex includes a shaft that connects to multiple chambers, including one with demons holding knives.

Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By The Company Hired To Fix It

Saqqara, in Egypt, is the oldest stone complex ever built by humans — and within it sits the oldest pyramid in Egypt. It’s a piece of irreplaceable history that’s been crumbling for 4600 years. But according to one local report, it’s currently being destroyed by the company hired to “restore” it.

The Ingenious Way The Ancient Egyptians Should Have Built The Pyramids

Thousands of years ago, a minority of ancient Egyptians set a majority to work building some of the oldest human-made structures in the world. It seems like we’ve been debating about how they did it ever since: Water? Animal labour? Magic? A team of researchers thinks they have found the best explanation yet.

New Mummy X-Rays Let You Peer Right Inside Ancient Egyptian Bodies

New X-ray data visualisation allow scientists — and the public — to undress ancient Egyptian mummies, peel back their skins and see (virtually) inside. The results looks as terrifying as you might expect.

Archaeologists Unearth Rare Egyptian Sarcophagus And Gold Seal In Israel

Archaeologists have unearthed a rare tomb in Israel with an Egyptian ceramic sarcophagus. Inside, the body of a man who died about 3300 years ago along with a gold scarab with the name of Seti I, the father of Ramses II — the pharaoh that enslaved Moses and the Jews according to the Bible myth. But the buried man was not Egyptian.

King Tut's Body Spontaneously Combusted Inside Its Sarcophagus

The world’s most famous mummy, King Tutankhamen, may not have had quite the civilised send off that we thought: researchers are now suggesting that a botched mummification process led to his body spontaneously combusting inside its sarcophagus.

Archaeologists Realise 5000-Year-Old Egyptian Beads Are From Space

Over 100 years ago, archaeologists dug up these nine blackened, corroded lumps of stone from a pre-dynastic Egyptian cemetery. But it wasn’t until now that we realised just how old they are — and that they came from outer space.

Crazy Villains Caught Trying To Cut Through The Internet's Undersea Cables

While the internet at large was freaking out about an apocalyptic attack that wasn’t really happening yesterday, something nefarious was going down at the bottom of the sea. Egyptian authorites found a trio of divers down there attempting to sever a crucial submarine communications cable.

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