Volcanic eruptions may have contributed to war in ancient Egypt

From ABC Science, Wednesday 18 October, 2017: Distant volcanic eruptions may have indirectly triggered a series of revolts by the people of ancient Egypt against their despised Ptolemaic overlords. The eruptions, which took place between 305-30BC far from Egypt itself, may have altered the climate enough to reduce the annual Nile flooding. The resulting crop Continue reading Volcanic eruptions may have contributed to war in ancient Egypt

Egyptian mummification began before the Pharaohs

From ABC News in Science, 14 August 2014: Prehistoric Egyptians practised mummification well before the time of the Pharaohs, suggests an analysis of resin-soaked linen. A team of Australian and British researchers investigated samples of wrappings taken from bodies found in the earliest known ancient Egyptian cemeteries — 4500 BC to 3350 BC — in Continue reading Egyptian mummification began before the Pharaohs