This exquisite, wooden figure ensured that Meketre would enjoy fine food for eternity.
Watch the video of the climb and see more views from the top.
630 B.C. The Old Kingdom was back, but with a Saite twist.
February 2011. Egyptian special forces guard Tutankhamun's gold mask.
Probably not a rumpus room or breakfast nook. Here are the latest results from the Scan Pyramids Project.
The neglected "Middle Child" shares the spotlight.
The Small Temple at Medinet Habu was restored and added to largely with stolen blocks from other temples.
My 12-year-old son will tell you it's a great place to play 'hide-and-seek'.
Was Tutankhamun’s wet-nurse his own sister?
Philae Temple held on, long after all of Egypt's other ancient temples had closed.
How and when did the ancient Egyptians celebrate New Year's?
Was 'Oscar' inspired by Ptah?
What would their art be like today?
All the internet memes say so. But is it really true?
Tantalising news about the 'secret chamber' in Tutankhamun's tomb.
Yes, you read it right; saved BY tomb robbers!
Here is the perfect design for today: ancient Egypt + Valentine's Day + Star Wars.
Stunning. An afternoon in Egypt, captured from space by Commander Scott Kelly.
Nemy's Middle Kingdom coffin has a naive charm about it.
Karnak Temple's Great Hypostyle Hall, the symbolic place of the birth of life.
It's something that has puzzled me for years. This should have been the last thing the king would have wanted in his tomb.
Who's with me?
And it may lead to an even bigger find: a long-missing royal tomb.
She was the first of her kind; the earliest datable wooden servant girl, ca. 2150 B.C.
Ground penetrating radar is probing the supposedly false walls in Tutankhamun's tomb.
He too offered the promise of eternal life to the pure of heart.
Hatshepsut claimed to have been chosen by her father, the king. Thutmose I however, never even mentions her.
Thursday's radar results: what's behind the walls of Tutankhamun's tomb?
Mum-to-be Mutemwia sports a baby bump. But her husband isn't the father.
This is the burial shaft of Nefermenu, who served two pharaohs at the same time.
Want a Great Sphinx playhouse for your kitty?
The life, death, and life of Osiris, King of the Underworld.
The Fitzwilliam Museum's new exhibition suggests that sometimes tomb robbers were just as happy with stealing wooden coffins.
William C. Prime, 1872.
Seems legit. Now check out his explanation!
What is it about ancient Egypt that still has us spellbound?
Meet Oscar, the globe-trotting rescue dog.
It was at Edfu that Horus defeated Seth and won the throne of Egypt.
Charlotte Booth's new book tells the story of Egypt's pyramids.
The temples of ancient Egypt were not very welcoming to the average ancient Egyptian.
What were the three words in Dr. Reeves' speech that suggest the hidden chambers ARE there?
Ancient Egypt never looked so good!
A free exhibition at Two Temple Place in London.
The news from the latest scans of Tutankhamun's tomb.
A brilliant new exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Leiden—the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities.
“No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again, and bring the dawn.”
But one thing is for sure: they won't be drilling any holes anytime soon.
Nephthys missed out on the adoration that her sister Isis received.
The Great Sphinx had been free of sand for just four years.
Soon after Ramesses II's great temples were completed, disaster struck.
Discover our favourite tip for taking photos inside any museum.
Should they have repaired Abu Simbel when they moved it to higher ground in the 1960s?
This bronze statue had one job. It was created to carry a prayer between two realms: the earthly and the divine.
Here is the deceased, fully awake, renewed, and looking fantastic in the next life.
177 years since photography was given to the world by the French government, and we could start enjoying images like this.
Iahtefnakht's parents gave him a name that would hopefully give him strength, as well as a protective moon god to watch over him.
Tutankhamun's protector goddess, Selket.
And this is the sort of worship that cats have come to expect.
"Take the two Eyes of Horus, the black and the white one. Take them for yourself to your face so they may illuminate your face."
Evidence of a new temple of Ramesses II at Heliopolis; the place where creation began.
The mummy mask of King Amenemopet reveals an Egypt that was running out of gold.
Looking like a brilliant, long-stemmed lotus, the Nile fans out into the delta before flowing into the Mediterranean.
Nile Magazine editor, Jeff Burzacott, and his son Dylan at the tomb chapel of Ihy.
A close call from WWI still scars the obelisk's base.
... for the gods, the king, and the colossal statues of Amenhotep III that Ramesses II "repurposed" for himself.
Here's a little gift suggestion for next year!
The British Museum's "Sunken Cities" exhibition curators capture the moment as a giant statue of Hapy is raised in place.
In A.D. 130, the Roman Empress Sabrina got very upset with an ancient Egyptian statue.
The wealthy architect didn't hesitate to snap up the magnificent sarcophagus of King Seti I.
But who is responsible for the "Alabaster Sphinx" of Memphis?
One of Egypt’s most famous faces is also one of her greatest mysteries.
In 1899, after standing proud for over 3,000 years, eleven massive columns in Karnak's Great Hypostyle Hall suddenly collapsed.
Was Nefertiti “abducted”? Professor Gernot Wilhelm says “no”; the bust left for Berlin with Egypt’s blessing.
As the Egyptian sun fell below the western horizon, it entered the lawless Underworld - and it wasn't guaranteed that it would rise again.
This baby-faced statue tells us that King Amenhotep III was keen to be seen as flushed with youthful energy (and rampant virility).
May your table be eternally groaning under the weight of a great feast, like Hermeru's here.
Cats have been a big part of ancient Egypt from the beginning.
This remarkable statue—more Greek than Egyptian—features Arsinoe II, who married her brother, Ptolemy II.
While much remains a mystery, one thing we do know is that the Scribe isn’t a pharaoh.
Anubis and Horus enjoy the chance to blend in and have a quiet coffee without creating a fuss.
I hope you have a great time welcoming in 2017—and that your illnesses are thoroughly dispelled!
I hope your personal "offering bearers" brought you everything you wanted for Christmas. This wide-eyed servant girl came from the Old Kingdom tomb of Hepikem at Meir.
A Christmas message from Jeff Burzacott, editor of Nile Magazine.
Grab your "Build Your Own Great Pyramid" kit in time for Christmas!
Karnak's pylons form a giant "akhet" sign, representing the rising sun bursting above two mountain peaks.
Ahmose-Nefertari was revered for hundreds of years.
Tutankhamun's stunning golden "throne".
Amazing photography from "The Legend of Tutankhamun" by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini.
The dead were never more vulnerable than in the 21st Dynasty.
Researchers mapping the Great Pyramid with cosmic particles recently dropped a bombshell: a hidden "void" behind the stones.
The first pyramids to be built in over 800 years.
"My friend's cat got its head stuck in a vase; freaked out; broke the vase, and was left with this."