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CHICAGO – Hindman’s Antiquities & Ancient Art auction on Thursday, May 25 will feature more than 240 objects from the ancient Mediterranean world. From an Egyptian faience hippopotamus to a large Cycladic marble head, this auction features a selection of ancient works that will appeal to a wide range of collectors. Absentee and Internet live bidding […]
NEW YORK (AP) – For thousands of years, ancient Egyptians mummified their dead in the search for eternal life. Now, researchers have used chemistry and an unusual collection of jars to figure out how they did it.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Federal agents in Memphis have seized a potentially 3,000-year-old ancient Egyptian artifact that was shipped in from Europe.
NEW YORK – Ancient Egyptians associated the humble beetle, who rolled oversized spheres of dung across the earth, with Khepri, the deity believed to roll the sun above the horizon. In fact, they depicted this sun-god as a sacred beetle, complete with naturalistic head, wing case and legs. Through Roman rule (30 B.C.–A.D. 354), Egyptians, […]