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Science and Literacy in Modern Day Egypt

Science and Literacy in Modern Day Egypt

Thanks to ancient Egypt, the world has benefited from a slew of advancements in the field of science. Ancient Egyptians were leaders in scientific discoveries and innovations, most of which are still being used today, like traditional calendars.

Large-scale study sheds light on history of cats

Large-scale study sheds light on history of cats

A first large-scale study of domesticated cats has unveiled significant information on as to how cats boarded the boats taking them across the globe. The study also has shown how cats used to take rides will people from different ancient cultures.

Around 12,000 years back, cats started developing bond with humans. The study has shared that first of the domesticated cats were from wild cats that would run after rodents in fields of early famers. Eventually, cats made into their homes and became their family pets.

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King Tutankhamun’s dagger made of iron from a meteorite, confirms study

King Tutankhamun’s dagger made of iron from a meteorite, confirms study

An iron dagger, one of two, found buried with mummified remains of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is having outer space component. A team of Egyptian and Italian researchers has found the dagger to be having iron from meteorite.

Earlier also it was being said that King Tut’s dagger is having a cosmic object but there was not sufficient technology to prove the same. But in the current study, the researchers have used X-ray fluorescence spectrometry.

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Archaeologists using New Scanner to know What’s Hidden under Egypt's Pyramids

Archaeologists using New Scanner to know What’s Hidden under Egypt's Pyramids

Archaeologists have been trying to unlock the secrets of Egypt's pyramids since a long time. With an aim to understand what mysteries could be under Egypt's pyramids, ‘Scan the Pyramids’ was started last year. Now, a team of archaeologists and Egypt's former antiquities minister Zahi Hawass are using a modern technology to scan the ancient structure.

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Possibility of Hidden tomb inside Egypt's Great Pyramid of Khufu

Possibility of Hidden tomb inside Egypt's Great Pyramid of Khufu

While scanning Egypt's Great Pyramid of Khufu, a team of researchers has found thermal anomalies giving birth to hopes that there could be a hidden tomb inside and may be the pharaoh himself sealed inside for thousands of years.

Since the 19th century, scientists and explorers have been finding an undiscovered tomb with the Great Pyramid, but all the efforts have gone waste. But a new initiative called the Scan Pyramids project has been started in which experts from different universities, companies and the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities are involved.

Ancient Egyptian animal mummies didn't actually contain animal remains

Ancient Egyptian animal mummies didn't actually contain animal remains

Researchers at the University of Manchester studying animal mummies from Ancient Egypt discovered that lot of the mummies don't actually contain any animal remains.

As part of a BBC documentary scheduled to air Monday, scientists unveiled CT scans of the insides of more than 800 ancient Egyptian animal mummies to find out what was really hidden beneath the bandages.

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Right Mix of Water helped Egyptians Build Pyramids

Right Mix of Water helped Egyptians Build Pyramids

Researchers have finally unraveled the mystery behind how ancient Egyptians moved heavy stones used for construction of Pyramids. Well, the researchers have figured out the most precise answer after many experts gave their own theories, with some saying that the insurmountable task became possible because of alien-intervention.

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