4,000 year old Queen burial unearthed

A new burial chamber of a 4,000 year old queen was recently unearthed by a team of French archaeologists working at Saggara.
The burial chamber in very bad condition is believed to belong to Queen Behenu of the Sixth Dynasty.
Further excavation inside the burial led to the finding of the Queen’s saracophagus but unfortunately the mummy was destroyed.
Philippe Collombert (Head of the mission) said:
“It is a well-preserved granite sarcophagus engraved with the queen’s different titles, but says nothing about the identity of her husband,”.

Dinosaur tracks to be protected

Just a quick post, but after seeing the photo attached with this story I couldn’t resist. According to the BBC, dinosaur tracks made up to 165 million years ago in the Oxfordshire mudflats are to be protected as part of a geological conservation site. Up to 40 sets of tracks at Ardley Trackways, [...]

Rosetta Stone Dispute continues…

Egypt’s head of antiquities will drop a demand for the permanent return of the Rosetta Stone if the British Museum agrees to a 3 month loan, he says. The Stone – a basalt slab dating back to 196BC which was key to the modern deciphering of hieroglyphics – has been at the museum since [...]

The persecution of witches

It’s a fact that people practice witchcraft. It’s also a fact that people accused of witchcraft get beaten, humiliated and even killed in our 21st century society. As a site with many Wiccan fans and contirbutors, we felt it was only right to draw attention to those who suffer at the hands of [...]

Egypt bringing its antiquities home

Egyptian archaeologists are traveling to the Louvre in Paris later this month to collect five ancient fresco fragments stolen from a tomb in the Valley of the Kings in the 1980s. These are just some of the “stolen” antiquities which they are seeking to return to Egypt.

The most high-profile item that the archaeologists would [...]