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5th dynasty tomb found in Egypt

The tomb of a previously unknown queen has been found near King Neferefre's pyramid complex. Dr. Jaromir Krejci,a team member of the Czech Institute of Egyptology mission working on the site said "The title of the Mother of the King discovered in the tomb is of an historical importance." "If we can

Tomb of unknown queen found in Egypt

The tomb of a previously unknown queen has been found in the necropolis at Abusir, in the Old Kingdom capital city of Memphis. Miroslav Barta, head of the Czech Institute of Egyptology mission which made the discovery, said that the location of the queen's tomb made them believe that she was

Tomb of Maya queen found in Guatemala

Archaeologists working in Guatemala believe they have discovered the tomb of Lady K'abel, one of the great queens of the Classic Maya civilization. A small, carved alabaster jar found in the burial chamber caused the archaeologists to conclude the tomb was that of Lady K’abel. The white jar is carved as a

Egyptian discoveries to look forward to in 2011

According to Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, the tomb of King Tut's wife, a buried pyramid, the Great Pyramid's secret doors, and the final resting place of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony are some of the amazing discoveries that may be found in 2011. At the present time,

Egypt to ‘prove’ Germany stole Nefertiti bust

Egyptian officials will soon provide evidence to present a case that the famous 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti was illegally exported from Egypt. "We are still gathering information, but I expect we will shortly have enough to place a formal request to the Berlin Museum for the return of the bust,"

Rare footage of Queen Elizabeth II as a young woman

The BBC has released rare footage of the Queen of England as a teenager and a young woman. This collection follows Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's journey from Princess to Queen, from her first broadcast at the age of 14 to the announcement of her accession at 24. The programmes reveal the

Tomb of legendary Japanese Queen Himiko identified

Archaeologists believe they have identified the tomb of the legendary Queen Himiko, who ruled the Yamatai kingdom in the 3rd century. One of the biggest question marks remains over whether Himiko was a queen or more of a shaman. Excavation of the tomb could settle that debate once and for all, although

6 People Who Secretly Ruled The World

Cracked.com has compiled a list of the men and women behind some of history's most powerful rulers. Hey, remember that Dick Cheney guy? You know, the shadowy old man lurking behind George W. Bush and tugging on the strings that jerkily moved Bush's limbs? He still turns up on Fox News

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