The Secrets of Ancient Egypt, as Told by Today's Egyptians

After centuries in which archaeological research in Egypt was dominated by foreigners, local scientists are taking control

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Shirly Ben-Dor Evian
Shirly Ben-Dor Evian

This has been a year of exciting finds, one after another, in Egypt. Almost every month brought news of the discovery of a pharaonic grave site, generally accompanied by splashy headlines in the local and international press declaring the most important find of recent decades, or a necropolis in an excellent state of preservation, the likes of which have never before been seen.

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