Interesting Ancient Egyptian Discoveries and Facts

From analyzing the facial features of King Tut to uncovering lost Egyptian pyramids, archeologists and scientists have unlocked a great deal of information concerning the ancient Egyptian culture. In this article, you will encounter a collection of interesting details of the past.

The Role of Dwarfs in Ancient Egyptian Times

According to a study published in December of 2005, researchers concluded that dwarves within the Egyptian culture were respected and given high positions within society. Evidence of this is seen in an uncovered statue erected to pay homage to an Egyptian dwarf named Seneb, who served under King Pepi II during the 6th Dynasty.

Archaeologists Discover an Ancient Egyptian Temple

Close to Pomorie (in the Paleokastro region), the remains of an ancient Egyptian temple have been uncovered, which is believed to have been dedicated to a cult associated with Isis and Osiris. Dating back to the 2nd century AC, the building was constructed on the same grounds of an ancient Thracian pagan temple. Throughout Bulgaria, a handful of temples paid homage to Isis and Osiris. However, this was the first specimen that offered insight into a temple complex that archeologists had the privilege of researching.  All artifacts hailing from the ancient temple have been put on exhibition at the Pomorie State Museum.

Discovered Desert Ships

An excavation that took place close to the Red Sea prompted archeologists to announce in March of 2006 that they had uncovered a shipyard that contained some of the oldest sea-faring ships in the world. Artifacts were also found, including wooden planks and cargo boxes. The discovery shed light on the role of ancient Egyptians in travel and exploration, suggesting that they had been sailing the seven seas about 4,000 years ago.

A Space-Eye View of Ancient Egypt.

The discovery of an Egyptian city that thrived about 1,600 years ago has been recorded and tracked by satellites that have zoomed into a glimpse of the past. Snapshots have emerged of the site, which were taken from space. In an effort to determine the size and wealth of the ancient site, plenty of images have been taken and analyzed since July of 2007.

Any Wine With Your Meal, Sire?

When a team of Spanish scientists uncovered jars of wine situated in the tomb of King Tut, the first thing on their minds was if the wine was of red or white grape origin. After an analysis of the brew, the residue revealed that the jars contained syringic acid, which means that red grapes was used to make the wine.

Artificial Body Parts

In 2005, archeologists uncovered something quite interesting in Thebes. A mummy was found with an artificial big toe attached to its foot. To date, this would mean that this is the earliest example of ancient prosthetics.