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Lost Pyramids Spotted From Space
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Lost Pyramids Spotted From Space

Satellites, infra-red imaging identify more than 1K tombs

(Newser) - An American Egyptologist thinks she’s discovered 17 buried pyramids, more than 1,000 lost tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements, using satellite photos and infra-red imaging. Ancient Egyptian structures were made out of mud brick, which is significantly denser than the surrounding soil, Dr. Sarah Parcak explains in a...

Pyramids Not Built by Slaves: Scientists

Tombs found near king's suggest laborers were free workers

(Newser) - The Great Pyramids of Egypt were built not by slaves, as is commonly believed, but by free workers of such high status that their tombs lie near the king's. The laborers built the Khufu and Khafre pyramids, and the research made public today sheds new light on graffiti describing the...

Lost Pyramid Found in Egypt
 Lost Pyramid Found in Egypt 

Lost Pyramid Found in Egypt

4,500-year-oldtomb rediscovered

(Newser) - The remnants of a 4,500-year-old Egyptian pyramid lost for generations has been rediscovered by archaeologists, National Geographic reports. It's believed to be the tomb of  King Menkauhor—who ruled in 2,400 BC—and was found in the midst of a sprawling burial complex at Saqqara, where scientists also...

Did the Egyptians Invent Concrete?

New theory on the Pyramids: 'less sweat and more smarts'

(Newser) - The Egyptians may have used concrete to build the pyramids, an MIT professor suggests, and he's using materials available at the time (and students as his slave labor), to test the theory on a small mock-up of a pyramid, reports the Boston Globe. "It could be they used less...

Egypt to 'Copyright' Sphinx&trade;
Egypt to 'Copyright' Sphinx™

Egypt to 'Copyright' Sphinx™

New law will demand royalties for replicas of ancient monuments

(Newser) - Egypt is set to pass a law that would "copyright" the pyramids and the Sphinx, the BBC reports. The law would apply to large-scale replicas anywhere in the world of any ancient Egyptian monument or museum piece.  Egypt intends to collect royalties from the duplicates to protect its...

Hone Your Winter Tan in Cairo
Hone Your Winter Tan in Cairo

Hone Your Winter Tan in Cairo

Stop shivering and fly to Africa's largest city— sans mittens

(Newser) - Feel free to flee autumn's chill by visiting Cairo, where temps have dropped to a mild 70 degrees. Concierge says to check out the Egyptian Museum for its gold treasures, and Old Cairo, a Roman-era web of tiny streets near the Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas—the oldest mosque in...

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