History Stories
CATEGORY: Ancient Egypt
It’s Official: King Tut’s Tomb Doesn’t Contain Any Secret Chambers
May 8, 2018

A years-long hunt has ended in disappointment—and archaeologists still can’t find Nefertiti’s tomb. Read More

9 Blades that Forged History
April 23, 2018

These razor-sharp blades inspired fear and fascination and helped change the course of military campaigns. Read More

4,400-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Discovered in Ancient Burial Ground
February 5, 2018

The tomb contains paintings of a prominent priestess, plus a rare image of a dancing monkey. Read More

The Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone
January 10, 2018

It took one artifact, two scholars and 20 years to decode a dead language. Read More

Cosmic Rays Reveal Mysterious Chamber Inside the Great Pyramid
November 2, 2017

How did the chamber go undetected for 5,000 years? Read More

Mummy-Filled Necropolis and Cartouche Honoring a Pharaoh Are Latest Egyptian Finds
May 19, 2017

A cartouche of the last native Egyptian pharaoh, found under an old house in Abydos, is the latest in a string of exciting discoveries reported recently in Egypt. Read More

3,500-year-old Mummy Surprise Found in Egypt
April 19, 2017

Egyptian archaeologists have made a remarkable discovery near the famed Valley of the Kings. Read More

3,700-Year-Old Pyramid May Yield Clues to Tomb Evolution
April 4, 2017

The remains of a pyramid, believed to have been 3,700 years ago, have been found in Egypt. Read More

Stunning Statue Discovered in Egyptian Mud Pit May Depict Ramses II
March 10, 2017

The 26-foot-tall figure was found buried in a Cairo slum. Read More

Archaeologists Identify Mummified Legs as Queen Nefertari’s
December 8, 2016

Archaeologists say a pair of dismembered, mummified legs found inside an ancient Egyptian tomb are most likely those of the famed Queen Nefertari, consort of King Ramses II. Read More