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Severed hands found in Egyptian palace

The remains of 16 skeletal hands have been found during excavations at a palace in the ancient Egyptian city of Avaris. The archaeologists have unearthed the skeletons of 16 human hands buried in four pits. Two of the pits, located in front of what is believed to be a throne room,

Babylonian seal found in Egypt

Archaeologists have found a Babylonian seal in Egypt, confirming contact between the Babylonians and the Hyksos during the second millennium B.C. Irene Forstner-Müller, the head of the Austrian Archaeological Institute’s (ÖAI) branch office in Cairo, said today (Thurs) the find had occurred at the site of the ancient town of Avaris