One of the oldest books in existence expected to fetch over $2.6 million at auction

One of the oldest books in existence expected to fetch over .6 million at auction

A book from Egypt that was written at the dawn of Christianity and is considered one of the oldest books in existence will go up for auction in June in London. The Crosby-Schoyen Codex – written in Coptic on papyrus around 250-350 AD, and produced in one of the first Christian monasteries – has an … Read more

Hackers are taking over planes’ GPS — experts are lost on how to fix it

Hackers are taking over planes’ GPS — experts are lost on how to fix it

It’s one of the most terrifying events imaginable. There have been over 50 recent reports of frightening cyberattacks that have altered planes’ in-flight GPS, leading to what experts described as “critical navigation failures” onboard the aircraft. More frightening still, industry leaders thought that this type of hacking was not possible and are at a loss … Read more

‘The Crown’ under fire for villainous portrayal of Mohamed Al-Fayed: ‘Bulls—t’

‘The Crown’ under fire for villainous portrayal of Mohamed Al-Fayed: ‘Bulls—t’

The first part of “The Crown’s” highly-anticipated final season dropped on Netflix this week, with viewers tuning in to see how the series would portray the days before Princess Diana’s tragic death. The beloved royal died alongside her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, in a car crash on Aug. 31 1997, just weeks after they began a … Read more

’Unexpected’ origin story of Egypt’s Great Sphinx unearthed by NYU researchers

’Unexpected’ origin story of Egypt’s Great Sphinx unearthed by NYU researchers

These researchers have made a great discovery. Scientists believe they have finally figured out how, exactly, the Great Sphinx was built in Egypt more than 4,500 years ago. For decades, experts have agreed that the detailed face of the iconic limestone statue found along the Nile River in Giza was most likely hand-carved by stone … Read more

5,000-year-old wine unearthed in Egyptian queen’s tomb — behind the ‘exciting’ discovery

5,000-year-old wine unearthed in Egyptian queen’s tomb — behind the ‘exciting’ discovery

Aged to perfection? Sealed jars of wine from 5,000 years ago have been discovered in the tomb of a woman believed to be Egypt’s first female pharaoh, SWNS reports. A German-Austrian team, led by archaeologist Christiana Köhler from the University of Vienna, was conducting an excavation of Queen Meret-Neith’s tomb in Abydos when they stumbled across … Read more

Scientists re-create what mummies smell like: ‘The scent of eternity’

Scientists re-create what mummies smell like: ‘The scent of eternity’

It was kept under wraps for thousands of years. Scientists have managed to identify and re-create the scent of a tincture used in an elaborate mummification of a noblewoman of ancient Egypt circa 1450 BCE. The not-so-gnarly balm was made of “beeswax, plant oil, fats, bitumen, Pinaceae resins, a balsamic substance, and dammar or Pistacia tree resin,” … Read more

The summer 2023 nail art trend to try, according to your zodiac sign

The summer 2023 nail art trend to try, according to your zodiac sign

Nailed it! For as long as we’ve had minds to dream and bodies to adorn we’ve found ways to decorate them. Manicures and nail design in general are a bit of a cross cultural phenomenon; ancient Egyptians gilded their claws and Indian women began dying the tips of their fingers with henna as early as … Read more

The summer nail art trend to rock, according to your zodiac sign

The summer nail art trend to rock, according to your zodiac sign

Nailed it! For as long as we’ve had minds to dream and bodies to adorn we’ve found ways to decorate them. Manicures and nail design in general are a bit of a cross cultural phenomenon; ancient Egyptians gilded their claws and Indian women began dying the tips of their fingers with henna as early as … Read more

What tattoo design should you choose based on your zodiac sign?

What tattoo design should you choose based on your zodiac sign?

Famed ink artist Don Ed Hardy espoused, “A tattoo is an affirmation: that this body is yours to have and to enjoy while you’re here. Nobody else can control what you do with it.” Here, here Ed. For as long as humans have had bodies we’ve found ways to affirm ourselves through them. In Ancient … Read more

Egyptian bodybuilder collects trash to fund his dream

Egyptian bodybuilder collects trash to fund his dream

CAIRO – Nationally ranked bodybuilder Ali el-Sharkawy trains in the evenings, but only after the 29-year-old has spent the morning collecting rubbish to support himself through his sporting career. Although he has won accolades including two bronze medals at national championships, like many other Egyptian athletes practicing individual sports, he has been unable to secure … Read more

Zodiac signs by the slice: What pie are you, as per an astrologer?

Zodiac signs by the slice: What pie are you, as per an astrologer?

Happy National Pie Day (not to be confused with National Pi Day). In his post apocalyptic debut novel, “The Gone-Away World,” Nick Harkaway writes, “Pie is . . . ephemeral. From the moment it emerges from the oven it begins a steep decline: from too hot to edible to cold to stale to mouldy, and … Read more

‘Tramp stamp’ tattoos originated by ancient Egyptians for birth ‘magic’

‘Tramp stamp’ tattoos originated by ancient Egyptians for birth ‘magic’

The so-called “tramp stamp” isn’t a sign of trashiness — it’s early women’s tradition. A recent discovery has lead researchers to believe that ancient Egyptian women were adorned with lower back tattoos to protect themselves and others during childbirth. The hypothesis comes after experts from the University of Missouri and Johns Hopkins University examined the … Read more

These are the most fascinating objects from King Tut’s tomb

These are the most fascinating objects from King Tut’s tomb

British archaeologist Howard Carter spent a decade-plus in the early 1900s fruitlessly sifting through the sands of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings for his patron, Lord Carnarvon. But after 15 years of unsuccessful toil, Carter finally struck gold in 1922: He found steps going down into the desert floor that would reveal a buried tomb, … Read more