Once a crowded holiday resort town, Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt is now hauntingly empty. Before the Arab Spring in 2011, about 15 million tourists visited the North African country each year. But after several terrorist attacks major airlines suspended flights and foreign offices around the world warned of terrorist…
All over the world street artists have become famous by surreptitiously adding swabs of paint or wheatpaste to city walls. But the most remarkable thing about a new mural in Cairo is not only its size—it covers about 50 buildings—it’s that the artist managed to do it in a place that’s not known for encouraging…
18 year old German tourist Andrej Ciesielski got a view that few people get to see - Egypt from the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza. It’s an illegal climb, and he was caught by police when he reached the bottom.
Last year, it came to light that the blue and gold braided beard on King Tut’s burial mask was knocked off during a botched cleaning attempt then hastily glued back on using epoxy. Now, Egypt’s decided that more than just poor Tut’s head must roll over the debacle.
As the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising approaches, Egyptian officials have arrested the administrators of 47 Facebook pages that are run by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Well, that didn’t take long. Only a few weeks after a team of scientists began a project using novel scanning techniques to analyze Egypt’s major pyramids, they’ve discovered strange temperature anomalies—but it’s still unclear what’s causing them.
In the next ten years, Earth’s population is expected to increase by one billion, and only 3% of our planet’s water is fit for drinking or farming. Most of that relatively small amount is trapped in frozen glaciers. But Egyptian researchers have developed a way of removing the salt out of sea water for our growing…
1,100,000 units of housing. 6,200 miles of boulevards. 2,000 schools. $45 billion dollars. Egypt is planning a sparkling new capital outside of Cairo, and it wants to do it fast.
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.
Egyptian mythology has a lot of gods. Some of them have loomed large in pop culture and the public imagination: Ra, Apophis, Anubis, Isis, Bast, Osiris, etc. Some are far more obscure. But that in no way diminishes how scary they are. Here are 10 absolutely terrifying Egyptian gods that you might not have heard of.
I'm completely nerdgasming out over this image of old jet fighters flying over the pyramids of Giza during operation Bright Star in 1983. If I'm not mistaken, I see from left to right, top to bottom: F-4 Phantom, Mirage (III?), MiG-19, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-14 Tomcat, A-6 Intruder, MiG-21, and A-7 Corsair.
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 4,600 years. But according to one local report, it's currently being destroyed by the company hired to "restore" it.
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 labor? Magic? A team of researchers thinks they've found the best explanation yet.
A new set of visualization of x-ray data 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.
Archeologists have unearthed a rare tomb in Israel with an Egyptian ceramic sarcophagus. Inside, the body of a man who died about 3,300 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…
There was a group of British painters called pre-Raphaelites who liked using a particular shade of brown in their masterpieces. To get just the right hue, they ground up ancient Egyptian human and cat mummies.
The world's most famous mummy, King Tutankhamun, may not have had quite the civilized send off that we thought: researchers are now suggesting that a botched mummification process led to his body spontaneously combusting inside its sarcophagus.
Do you ever look at the ancient pyramids in Egypt and think, "Why isn't there a gigantic carnival ride on top of those?" Well, you wouldn't be alone. Because somebody asked that very question in 1931.
Over a hundred 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 realized just how old they are—and that they came from outer space.