Egypt aborts controversial pyramid renovation plan

Egypt has scuttled a controversial plan to reinstall ancient granite cladding on the pyramid of Menkaure, the smallest of the three great pyramids of Giza, a committee formed by the country’s tourism minister said in a statement. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced the plan last month, declaring it […]

Tunnel that could lead to Cleopatra’s Tomb is ‘geometric miracle’

Beneath the temple ruins of the Egyptian city of Taposiris Magna, archaeologists recently discovered a secret tunnel dubbed the “geometric miracle.”The city was founded in Egypt by the Hellenistic king Ptolemy II Philadelphus between 280 and 270 BCE, and its name translates to “The Great Tomb of Osiris” (the god of death in Egyptian […]