Sunday, March 30, 2014

3,300 year-old Tomb with Pyramid Entrance Discovered in Egypt

A tomb dating back around 3,300 year had been discovered at Abydos in Egypt. It contains a sandstone sarcophagus, painted red, with spells from the Book of the Dead.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Carving shows Roman Emperor dressed as Egyptian Pharaoh while wearing elaborate crown

A relief has been discovered and recorded at the Temple of Isis at Shanhur that shows the Roman emperor Claudius dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh while wearing an elaborate crown.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Posh Dog Outfit from China's 'Forbidden City' Revealed

An silk outfit, decorated with peonies, that covered a dog named "Big Luck" from snout to tail has been published for the first time. Big Luck lived in China's Forbidden City more than a century ago.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Plea from the Past - Ancient Egyptian Soldier's letter home deciphered

A letter dating back around 1,800 years written by an Egyptian man named Aurelius Polion, who was serving in a Roman legion in Europe, has been deciphered, revealing a plea from the past.