There are many peculiarities related to the mummification of Tutankhamun. One of them is that he was buried with a fully erect penis. A new theory from Dr. Salima Ikram could explain these oddities.
After the Amarna Period, a strange, diplomatic incident occurred that is now known as the ‘Zannanza Affair’. A cry for help from an Egyptian queen would eventually lead to murder and warfare.
In the 1870’s, artifacts appeared on the antiquities markets that bore the names of royals who's graves were still undiscovered. Tomb robbers had made one of the greatest archaeological finds ever.
A previously unidentified mummy know as 'Unknown Man E' has long been tied to the 'Harem Conspiracy', the plot to kill Ramesses III. Now finally, the identity of 'Unknown Man E' can be revealed.
In April 1155 BC, pharaoh Ramesses III had his throat cut to the bone. A conspiracy was revealed which involved the women from his harem, sorcerers and high court officials.
In 1939, with the world on the brink of World War II, a spectacular treasure was uncovered in Egypt, but with the world burning it soon fell into oblivion. Now we reexamine this spectacular find.
Ancient Egyptian nobles and kings loved to keep dwarfs and pygmies in their households. Dwarfs were believed to have supernatural powers and a special connection to the gods.
In the elite graves surrounding the great pyramid of Khufu so-called 'reserve heads' were found. To this day, their purpose is shrouded in mystery, but a compelling new theory may solve the riddle.
It might very well be the longest-lasting image in Egyptian culture and the most recognizable scene in the iconography of ancient Egypt: The King ritualistically slaying the enemies of Egypt.
Ptolemaic power struggles are characterized by exceptional tales of conspiracy, bribery, intrigue, treason, bloodthirst and murder, and the rule of Ptolemy VIII is no exception to this.