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The ancient Egyptians knew much about prosthetic foot technology and produced functioning toe prostheses for amputated limbs and many of these impressive achievements were made more than 2500 years ago. Physicians, in the kingdom of the pharaohs, performed other surgical procedures that also ...

Apparently the entire landscape of the Giza Necropolis, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx, display signs of erosion. This has led researchers to suggest that certain areas of this mighty necropolis were once submerged under the sea and a newly discovered fossil makes this theory look a lot more ...

 

On July 19, 1799, the Rosetta Stone unlocked the language of the pharaohs. For 14,000 years, no one had been able to read Egyptian hieroglyphs until Napoleon's army stumbled upon a clue: a 4x2 tablet with three languages inscribed on it. One of the languages on the tablet was ...

The Sun Festival at Abu Simbel Temple that nestles in darkness all-round the year. The temple is angled in such a way that only twice a year, on the birth anniversary (22nd of February) and coronation of emperor Ramses II (22nd of October), at the break of dawn, natural sunlight streams into the complex and throws light ...

 

On August 12, 30 B.C., the Egyptian queen Cleopatra took her own life inside a mausoleum in Alexandria. During more than two decades as Egypt’s last independent pharaoh, she engaged in ruthless power struggles with her ...