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A round up of news highlights from Issue 87

New Thutmose III Temple Discovered

An illegal dig underneath a residential area of Giza has uncovered the remains of a temple dating to the reign of Thutmose III.  Several column bases, statue fragments and limestone blocks inscribed with hieroglyphs with further discoveries expected.

New Diagnosis for Royal Mummies

New research suggests that the New Kingdom royal families suffered from a degenerative spinal condition known as DISH (diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and not ankylosing spondylitis as determined from previous x-ray studies.

Mummy Brain Imprint

The preserved imprints of brain blood vessels have been found inside the skull of a 2000 year old mummy, the earliest example to be found in a man-made mummy.

Ancient Hair Extensions

A 3000 year old woman has been discovered with as many as 70 different hair extensions fastened with animal fat, in a cemetery at Amarna.

 

Also in our news pages:

         7500 papyri from Oxyrhynchu reveal life for Roman Egyptian children

         We report on the latest restorations and re-openings on the Giza plateau

         The historically important Coptic Hanging Church reopens in Cairo

         Make your own 3D antiquities at the British Museum

         How an Egyptian obelisk in an English stately home inspired a space mission

         Mummy woes: 3000 years old and stuck at Airport customs

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