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3,500-year-old mummified child corpses found in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered mummified remains of four children buried some 3,500 years ago near the Egyptian city of Aswan. SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES- VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED A Swedish-Egyptian archaeological mission at Gebel el Silsila, Egypt, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson from Lund University and John Ward, discovered four intact child burials at the site. The findings could provide important clues into family life at the ancient quarry. The findings further support the theory that there was a permanent community as…

2000-year-old Roman shipwrecks found with gold coins and royal crystal head

ALEXANDRIA: Egyptian archaeologists have discovered at least three shipwrecks dating back to the Roman era. Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities announced that the discoveries were made during excavation works carried out by the Egyptian mission in collaboration with the European Institute of underwater Archeology in Eastern port of Alexandria. Dr. Waziri explained that the mission has succeeded to uncovered also a royal head carved in crystal dating back to the Roman-era…