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Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating periods of human history and focus of many archaeological digs. Here is the latest coverage of Ancient Egypt on Science, Space & Robots:

Ancient Egyptians Used Wet Sand to Transport Pyramid Stones
Ancient Egyptians used wet sand to transport pyramid stones and sculptures. (May 1, 2014)

Tomb of Royal Children Excavated in Egypt
Egyptologists from the University of Basel have excavated a tomb of royal children. Tomv KV 40 is located near the royal tombs in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings. (April 28, 2014)

Ancient Egyptian Calcite Block Contains World's Oldest Weather Report
An ancient Egyptian calcite block contains the world's oldest weather report. (April 2, 2014)

Ancient Egyptians Used Meteorites as Fashion Accessories
Researchers have discovered the Ancient Egyptians used meteorities as fashion accessories. (May 30, 2013)

Video: Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Princess Shert Nebti Unearthed Near Cairo
Czech archaeologists have discovered the 4,500-year-old tomb of Shert Nebti, a pharaonic princess just south of Cairo. (November 15, 2012)

Egyptian Radical Islamist Leader Calls for the Destruction of the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx
Al Aribaya reports that as a result of the uprising in Egypt some of the world's greatest archeological treasures are in grave danger. (November 12, 2012)

Scholars at University of Chicago Complete Demotic Egyptian Dictionary
Scholars at the University of Chicago have announced the completion of a Demotic Egyptian dictionary. (September 25, 2012)

Fragments of Egyptian Book of the Dead Found in Australian Museum
ABC News in Australia reports that fragments from the Book of the Dead, an ancient Egyptian funerary text, have been found in the Queensland Museum in Brisbane, Australia. (April 28, 2012)

Ancient Egyptians Bred Kittens Specifically for Mummification Say Researchers
A radiographical study of a cat mummy from the Egyptian collection of the National Archaeological Museum in Parma, Italy was carried out in order to evaluate the content and to describe how cats were wrapped and mummified. (April 12, 2012)

Wooden Statue, Animal Mummies Found in Abydos, Egypt
A wooden statue of a king, a private offering chapel, a monumental building and remains of over 80 animal mummies were found by a University of Toronto-led team in Abydos, Egypt. (March 13, 2012)

Video: British Man Mummified Like Egyptian Pharaoh for TV Documentary
A British man was mummified by a team of scientists for a documentary on UK's Channel 4, called Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret. (October 22, 2011)

Biographer Stacy Schiff: Cleopatra Was a Commanding, Clever and Quick-Witted Ruler
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff is the author of Cleopatra: A Life. (May 14, 2011)

Bronx Zoo Locates Missing Egyptian Cobra, Website Crashes
The Bronx Zoo has found its missing Egyptian cobra. (March 31, 2011)

Golden Jewelry Found in Ancient Egyptian Tomb of Gahouti
A collection of gold jewelry has been found in an ancient tomb in Egypt. The tomb belongs to Gahouti, who is thought to have been a state treasurer under Queen Hatshepsut. (March 15, 2009)

The Concrete Pyramid Theory
A Times Online article discusses an alternative theory to the idea that the Ancient Egyptians carried huge stone blocks from a far off quarry to build the pyramids. (December 4, 2006)

What King Tut May Have Looked Like
Forensic scientists, working in three separate teams, have reconstructed King Tutankhamun's face using photos from CT scans. (May 11, 2005)