Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C
When Houaida Mabrouk heard about a government campaign that offers free hepatitis C screenings, she hesitated, afraid of testing positive. But after many from her community started visiting health clinics to get checked, she changed her mind. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two new nursing faculty members ’ work inspired by their heritage
This study was published in the journal Nursing Research.“Young adults who use hookah see it as a social activity,” Rezk-Hanna said. “Those who engage in it don’t consider themselves to be ‘smokers’ and perceive hookah as a healthier alternative to cigarettes.”Rezk-Hanna cautions that despite hookah smoke ’s fruity, benign smell, hookah contains nicotine, one of the most addictive substances known, in addition to many toxins released from the burning charcoal used to heat the flavored tobacco. While cigarette smokers take about five to seven minutes to smoke a cigarette,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Egypt says cheap new drug 'Strox' threatens its youth
For years, Mostafa Mahmoud struggled to pay for his expensive drug addiction, spending much of his meagre income on hashish. A few months ago, he switched to a cheaper way to get high which he says is pushing him to his death. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What was ancient Egyptian medicine like?
Ancient Egyptian documents are probably the earliest records of healthcare practice. The ancient Egyptians knew something about the human body and they sought healing through both herbal medicine and incantations. They also practiced basic surgery. Both male and female doctors were important. Find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Students / Training Source Type: news

Climate change/biodiversity loss: Inseparable threats to humanity that must be addressed together
(Terry Collins Assoc) Demand for biofuels to fight climate change clouds the future for biodiversity, says the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The demand could cause a 10- to 30-fold expansion of green energy-related agricultural land use, adding crushing pressure on habitat for plants and animals and undermining the essential diversity of species on Earth.Anne Larigauderie made the remarks at a major UN biodiversity meeting in Egypt. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

At African Ministerial Summit, IPBES experts detail continent's critical biodiversity challenges
(Terry Collins Assoc) The threat today to African plants, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and large mammals is unprecedented, caused by a range of both human-induced and natural causes, leading scientists warned African ministers meeting on the eve of major global biodiversity talks.The ministers are determining Africa's joint position on the critical challenges of biodiversity loss for the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the UN Convention of Biological Diversity, Egypt, Nov. 14-29. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dozens of cat mummies found in 6,000-year-old tombs in Egypt
An ancient unopened tomb and rare mummified scarab beetles were also unearthed at the site south of CairoDozens of cat mummies and a rare collection of mummified scarab beetles have been discovered in seven sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years, at a site on the edge of the pyramid complex in Saqqara, south of Cairo.Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany said the discovery was made by an Egyptian archaeological mission during excavation work started in April.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Agencies Tags: Archaeology Egypt Middle East and North Africa World news Source Type: news

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Cairo, Egypt, 8 November, 2018 – World Antibiotics Awareness Week will be celebrated in the Eastern Mediterranean from 12 to 18 November 2018, with campaign messaging focusing on the misuse of antibiotics, which puts everyone at risk, and the need to seek medical advice before taking antibiotics. The campaign aims to target the general public, health professionals, governments, and the food, animal and agricultural sectors to raise awareness of the problem of antibiotic resistance and highlight the importance of the responsible use of antibiotics. World Antibiotics Awareness Week will begin with a press event at the...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Analysing graffiti helps in understanding the Egyptian uprising of 2011
(University of Gothenburg) How are the protesters who were killed in connection with the Egyptian uprising of 2011 depicted? A thesis in religious studies has shown that an analysis of the cultural production surrounding the 2011 protests in Cairo and their aftermaths -- which included graffiti and murals -- can assist in the understanding of the uprising. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World to open negotiation of new biodiversity action framework UN conference, Egypt, Nov. 14-29
(Terry Collins Assoc) Negotiations among 196 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Nov. 17-29): Main themes include achieving the globally-agreed Aichi Biodiversity Targets (2010-2020); mainstreaming biodiversity issues; and the beginning of two years of negotiation of the post 2020 global biodiversity action framework, scheduled for final agreement at CBD COP15 in China in 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PaxeraHealth adds AI module to PACS
RIS/PACS software developer PaxeraHealth has developed an artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PaxeraHealth wins VNA, PACS contract in Africa PaxeraHealth to launch VNA software at SIIM 2018 PaxeraHealth names Dandrow, Pyne to executive team Paxeramed rebrands as PaxeraHealth Paxeramed wins Egyptian VNA contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Licorice herb contains neuroprotective compounds that benefit stroke patients
(Natural News) When most people think of licorice, they think of an old-fashioned candy, but don’t let the sweets fool you: Licorice isn’t just a tasty treat, it’s a traditional herbal medicine dating all the way back to Ancient Egypt. The health benefits of licorice are said to include soothing upset stomachs and heart burn,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:Al-Bashir and Al-Sisi Visit the Egyptian Medical Supplies Exhibition
[SNA] President of the Republic,Field Marshal accompanied by the visiting Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and a number of ministers in Sudan and Egypt, inspected, Thursday, the Egyptian medicines and medical supplies exhibition in the Friendship Hall. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Certain Sudanese medicinal plants can remove heavy metals from water
(Natural News) Toxic heavy metals are growing more common in bodies of water, including those that serve as important sources of drinking water. To remedy this problem, Sudanese researchers investigated a trio of local medicinal plants used as water purifiers. They reported that the extracts of moringa (Moringa oleifera), bulrush (Typha latifolia) and Egyptian lemongrass... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oils taken from the lemon-scented gum and the Monterey cypress can be used to treat bacterial infections
(Natural News) A recent study carried out by an international team of researchers has established the therapeutic potential of two trees that are common to Egypt. The research led by Mohamed Salem of Alexandria University, along with collaborators from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and the Medical University of Lublin in Poland, evaluated the antibacterial and antifungal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox jabs can perk-up a man's love life - but would YOU be brave enough to have them?
In a new trial at Cairo University in Egypt, men with erectile dysfunction are having injections of botulinum toxin into the base of the penis to relax the muscles, so increasing blood flow to the area. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patterns of brain injuries associated with maxillofacial fractures and its fate in  emergency Egyptian polytrauma patients - Elbaih AH, El-Sayed DA, Abou-Zeid AE, Elhadary GK.
PURPOSE: Maxillofacial injuries are commonly encountered in the practice of emergency medicine. More than 50% of patients with these injuries have multisystem trauma that requires coordinated management between emergency physicians and surgical specialists... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Add black cumin to your diet: Research shows it can prevent cancer
(Natural News) A flavonoid in black cumin (Nigella sativa) may reduce the risk of cancer and inhibit tumor progression, according to researchers from Mansoura University in Egypt. In their study, published in the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, they investigated the therapeutic and anti-cancer properties of thymoquinone using a carcinoma animal model. Thymoquinone is a compound found in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Archaeologists Discover 'Huge' Ancient Building In Egypt
Experts say the ruins are part of a residential community in what was the ancient capital city of Memphis. They also found a Roman bath and an ornate basin perhaps used for religious rituals.(Image credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sasha Ingber Source Type: news

E. coli 'caused Egypt hotel couple's deaths'
Egyptian authorities say E. coli caused the deaths of a British couple, a claim dismissed by their daughter as "rubbish". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egypt prosecutor says e-coli was factor in deaths of British tourists
Egypt's public prosecutor said on Wednesday that e-coli bacteria were a factor in the deaths of two British tourists in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada last month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thomas Cook says has not seen full report from Egypt prosecutor on resort deaths
British tour operator Thomas Cook said on Wednesday it had not yet seen the full report from Egypt's public prosecutor on the deaths of two British holidaymakers in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada last month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Egypt prosecutor says e-coli was cause in deaths of British tourists
Egypt's public prosecutor said on Wednesday that e-coli bacteria were a factor in the deaths of two British tourists in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada last month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Illinois engineers protect artifacts by graphene gilding
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Gilding is the process of coating intricate artifacts with precious metals. Ancient Egyptians and Chinese coated their sculptures with thin metal films using gilding -- and these golden sculptures have resisted corrosion, wear, and environmental degradation for thousands of years. In a new study, University of Illinois researcher Sameh Tawfick, inspired by this ancient process, has added a single layer of carbon atoms, known as graphene, on top of metal leaves -- doubling the protective quality of gilding against wear and tear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leaves of this Egyptian plant could be the next big thing in alternative medicine, according to this study
(Natural News) An Italian study gave top marks to the leaves of the warka (Ficus vasta), a species of fig tree found in Egypt. Long used as an ethnomedicine for all kinds of illnesses, the leaves are reported to contain plenty of phenolics with strong antioxidant activity. Natural sources of these antioxidants are growing more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thomas Cook says it found e-coli in Egypt hotel where Britons died
British tour operator Thomas Cook said it had found a high level of e-coli and staphylococcus bacteria at the hotel in Egypt where two holidaymakers died last month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Egypt CAPA expands medical device oversight regulations
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Expanded medical device registration requirements in Egypt remain set to come into effect September 1, 2018, but affected companies should be familiarizing themselves now with new Central Administration of Pharmaceutical Affairs (CAPA) processes. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Egypt CAPA expands medical device oversight regulations appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

The gens isiaca in Hispania: Egyptian gods in Roman Spain
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a geo-localized database which enables archaeological pieces from ancient religions to be located on the Iberian Peninsula. This platform, named " The gens isiaca in Hispania " , provides a catalogue with more than 200 remains from the Roman age on Isis and other Egyptian gods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Time for a second serving: Garlic and onions reduce the effects of a high-fat diet
(Natural News) For thousands of years, cultures around the world have recognized and utilized the amazing healing benefits of garlic and onions. As far back as 1500 B.C., the Egyptians prescribed garlic to treat a multitude of ailments, including everything from abnormal growths and parasitic infections, to a general feeling of being mentally or physically... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient Egyptian medical knowledge revealed by 3,500-year-old texts
To diagnose pregnancy, the ancient Egyptians instructed women to pee into a bag of barley and a bag of wheat. It's just one the findings from research at the University of Copenhagen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ministerial meeting aims to pave the way towards universal health coverage in the Eastern ...
28 August 2018, Cairo, Egypt – A ministerial meeting on the road to universal health coverage (UHC) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region will be held in Salalah, Oman, from 3 to 5 September 2018. Hosted by the Government of Oman and organized by the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, the 3-day meeting will bring together ministers of health, high-level officials from ministries of health and finance, global and regional experts, parliamentarians and development partners. The meeting is part of WHO’s efforts to maintain a strong focus on UHC by holding a series of events throughout 2018. The meet...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 28, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Ministerial meeting paves the way for universal health coverage in the Region
28 August 2018, Cairo, Egypt – A ministerial meeting on the road to universal health coverage (UHC) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region will be held in Salalah, Oman, from 3 to 5 September 2018. Hosted by the Government of Oman and organized by the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, the 3-day meeting will bring together ministers of health, high-level officials from ministries of health and finance, global and regional experts, parliamentarians and development partners. The meeting is part of WHO’s efforts to maintain a strong focus on UHC by holding a series of events throughout 2018. The meet...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 28, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Safe and natural: Red algae shown to prevent the cause of osteoarthritis
(Natural News) A study conducted by the Cairo University in Egypt has revealed that Actinotrichia fragilis (commonly known as red algae) could potentially be an alternative form of treating osteoarthritis (OA) in the near future. The algae, when used either in powder or gel form, has shown promise in managing the underlying factors of the condition during the testing stages. The research, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Humanitarian Day 2018
Statement by Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari. WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean 19 August 2018, Cairo, Egypt The Eastern Mediterranean Region is witnessing an unprecedented number, magnitude and severity of emergencies, culminating in a major humanitarian tragedy. More than 70 million people are in need of health aid, including 16 million people displaced within their countries, and 32 million people who are food insecure. Behind the numbers are real people, each one caught up in the absurdity of war and facing daily hardships and challenges: the mother wondering where the next meal for her hungry children will co...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Flash flood hazard affected Ras Gharib city, Red Sea, Egypt: a proposed flash flood channel - Elnazer AA, Salman SA, Asmoay AS.
Ras Gharib area received heavy rainfall during October 26-27, 2016. This abnormal quantity of rainfall led to flash flooding in the area and consequentially to death of tens of people as well as damage to infrastructures and properties. The Advanced Spaceb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Work-to-family conflict rather than family-to-work conflict is more strongly associated with sleep disorders in Upper Egypt - Eshak ES.
An important factor for which work and family compete is time. Due to lack of evidence, I investigated the associations between work-family conflict (assessed by the National Study of Midlife Development in the US) and sleep disorders (assessed by the Jenk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb
(American Chemical Society) Aging usually improves the flavor of cheese, but that's not why some very old cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb is drawing attention. Instead, it's thought to be the most ancient solid cheese ever found, according to a study published in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

International congress fixed for Egypt in January
The 5th African Society of Radiology conference (ASR 2019) and the 54th annual...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Societies prepare for International Day of Radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The combined extracts of the reishi and Egyptian chlorella vulgaris shown to have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
(Natural News) The reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) and Chlorella vulgaris are known as superfoods. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers sought to uncover the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and synergistic properties of the two. Aqueous extracts from reishi (GLE) and C. vulgaris (CVE) were collected for testing. These were examined for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Problems persist for breast cancer detection in Morocco
In advance of ECR 2019's focus on Africa, we have a special report about Morocco....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Research spotlights breast screening shortfall in Iran Breast cancer care in Afghanistan presents challenges Large Egyptian study shows breast cancer, density link Mobile ultrasound brings care to rural areas in Morocco Breast cancer risk profiles differ in developing nations (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rediscovering the sources of Egyptian metals
(Elsevier) Two new studies, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, offer the first comprehensive analytical datasets of Protodynastic to Old Kingdom Egyptian copper-based artifacts (c. 3rd millennium BC), analyzing the provenance of Egyptian copper. As elaborated in a methodological comment, the studies constitute an important step forward in current knowledge on copper provenance and the subsequent economic, social and cultural insights into ancient Egypt. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Potential tsunami risk assessment to the city of Alexandria, Egypt - El-Hattab MM, Mohamed SA, El Raey M.
Tsunami extreme events present a highly significant hazard and considerable risk to the coastal communities. The continued occurrence of tsunami incidents, together with population growth, increases the risk in coastal communities. Two known catastrophic h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Sexual harassment in Egypt - El-Ashmawy N.
Although sexual harassment is a worldwide phenomenon, the contemporary case of sexual harassment in Egypt is noteworthy, as the nation only recently occupied a top position on the map of sexual harassment on a world scale. In November 2013, Egypt was decla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Egyptian zoo paints DONKEYS to look like zebras... because even the zoo is now fake news
(Natural News) We’ve been hearing a lot about fake news lately, but what about fake animals? If you go to the zoo, you probably accept the placards at face value and believe that the animals inside the enclosures are the species the zoo claims them to be. However, the actions of one zoo might have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argonauts of the Eastern Mediterranean: military nurses on hospital and transport ships, 1914-18 - Hallett CE.
Fully-trained professional nurses worked on hospital ships during the First World War, caring for the wounded during their transfer from the Gallipoli Peninsula to military hospitals on the Island of Lemnos and in Egypt. Many wrote accounts of their experi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

WHO thanks Kuwait for generous support to the people of Yemen
Cairo, Egypt, 26 July 2018 — WHO welcomes the generous support of the State of Kuwait through a US$ 59 million contribution to help the people of Yemen obtain greater medical assistance, particularly the most vulnerable — women, children, the injured and people with special needs. “Kuwait funding will provide urgent health assistance to more than 16.4 million people, including chronically ill people, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, severely malnourished children, injured patients and internally displaced people,” said WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari. Th...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Huge Egyptian sarcophagus found to contain three mummies
Archaeologists open granite tomb but are dismayed at state of decay after ‘sewage leak’Egyptian archeologists have opened a 30-tonne black granite sarcophagus to find three decomposed mummies after sewage water apparently leaked inside.“The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse,”said Mostafa Waziry, the head of Egypt ’s Supreme Council for Antiquities, in response to news reports warning of maledictions hidden inside the tomb in the port city of Alexandria.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ruth Michaelson in Cairo Tags: Egypt Archaeology Africa Middle East and North Africa Science World news Source Type: news

Framing through paradox: Egypt and the "Obama supports terrorism" campaign - Pinfari M.
This article presents and analyzes the "Obama supports terrorism" campaign, which was launched in Egypt in late June 2013 and was instrumental to the framing of some Islamist groups as terrorist both before and after the 3 July 2013 coup. The analysis of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

'A goldmine': mummies' secrets uncovered in Egypt
Archaeologists find mummification workshop in the Saqqara necropolisDeep below the sands of the Saqqara necropolis, archaeologists have uncovered a unique discovery they say reveals the secrets of the ancient Egyptian mummies.A mummification workshop and adjoining burial shaft as well as five mummies, their bejewelled sarcophagi, figurines, and a gilded silver and onyx mummy mask were all unearthed at the site, which archeologists say provides a wealth of new knowledge about the mummification process.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ruth Michaelson Tags: Egypt Egyptology Archaeology Africa Middle East and North Africa World news Science Museums Culture Source Type: news

Archaeologists prepare to open huge granite sarcophagus in Egypt
Untouched for millennia, tomb was found during construction work in AlexandriaArchaeologists are preparing to open a large black granite sarcophagus unearthed in the Egyptian port city ofAlexandria.At almost two metres high and three metres in length, the sarcophagus is the largest of its kind to be discovered intact in the ancient city. It was found alongside a large alabaster head believed to represent the inhabitant of the tomb, which had remained untouched for thousands of years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ruth Michaelson Tags: Egypt Egyptology Archaeology Africa Middle East and North Africa Science World news Source Type: news