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Ancient Egypt

'I was here' Chinese carving on ancient Egyptian wall is decried on Weibo

The inscription at Luxor Temple in Luxor, Egypt. Photo: SCMP Pictures

“Ding Jinhao visited this place,” a not-so-mysterious carving reads on a wall of Egypt's fabled Luxor Temple.

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 8:31am 7 comments

Assassin slit throat of Pharaoh Ramses III to alter line of succession

The Screaming Mummy (left) found with Ramses III (right) may be the mummy of Prince Pentawere, believed executed for his role in Ramses' murder. Photos: SCMP

An assassin slit the throat of Egypt's last great pharaoh at the climax of a bitter succession battle, scientists say in a report on the 3,000-year-old royal murder.

19 Dec 2012 - 4:38am

Lifting lid on all that's Egyptian

How did Egyptians preserve mummies? How many people were sacrificed when the Egyptian pyramids were built? These are tough questions to answer without reducing your five-year-old siblings to tears. Junior reporter Sophie Cheung spoke to actors from Horrible Histories - The Awful Egyptians. They taught her the best way is to have a laugh about it. Let's check out how ...

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ancient Egypt

1 At what age did Tutankhamen become ruler of Egypt, according to most Egyptologists?

2 In which three cities would you find the Ancient Egyptian obelisks known as Cleopatra's Needles?

3 In Egyptology, what was the significance of the Rosetta Stone, discovered in 1799?

4 The Egyptian god Horus had the head of which animal?

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