ancient egypt


Scientist Says Bread He Baked From 4,500 Year-Old Yeast Is Delicious

Physicist and video game designer Seamus Blackley extracted yeast from ancient Egyptian pottery and used it to make a delicious sourdough bread.
Madeleine Gregory

Dozens of Cat Mummies Found in 4,500-Year-Old Egyptian Tombs

The King Userkaf pyramid complex at Saqqara is the final resting place for cats and scarab beetles—and it still contains unopened tombs.
Becky Ferreira

The History of Eyeliner

From Ancient Egypt to Twiggy, Prince, and YouTube tutorials, here's how eyeliner got into your makeup bag for good.
Leila Ettachfini
Assassin's Creed Origins

How Close is 'Assassin's Creed: Origins' Egypt to the Real Thing?

Ubisoft's beautiful recreation of a lost city is built on shaky foundations.
Justin Reeve
Myth Understood

How Nefertiti, Ancient Egypt's Revolutionary Queen, Became a Global Icon

Now known for her beauty, in ancient times, Nefertiti kickstarted religious reform, presided over a cultural revolution, and may well have ruled Egypt in her own right.
Christobel Hastings
Games & Race

What Games Get So Wrong About Egypt, 'Assassin's Creed Origins' Gets Right

It's not perfect, but when so many games exoticize the culture, the latest Assassin's Creed gives it some life.
Amr Al-Aaser
Assassin's Creed Origins

The Best Part of 'Assassin's Creed Origins' Has Nothing to Do With Killing

The cycle of violence and vengeance is alive and well in 'Origins,' but its best moments are quieter.
Cameron Kunzelman
ancient egypt

There’s a Huge Secret Vault in Giza’s Great Pyramid, and Nobody Knows Why

How light from alien stars and galaxies revealed a hidden chamber within the mother of all heritage sites.
Becky Ferreira
Assasins Creed

The New Assassin's Creed Will Have a Tourist Mode and So Should Other Games

The newly announced Discovery Tour Mode in 'Assassin's Creed: Origins' will act like an enhanced photo mode.
Kate Gray

Brewing Beer Has Always Been a Woman's Game

Women have been brewing beer since the days of ancient Egypt, and it was only after the Black Plague that it fell into the hands of men. Thankfully, women are now reclaiming an industry that was pretty much birthed by them.
Maya Oppenheim

Mummy X-Rays Reconstruct Ancient Egyptian Lives | Conservation Lab

Medical imaging slices through mummies while leaving them unperturbed.
Noémie Jennifer

Drinking Alcohol Is Always an Open Secret in Egypt

Egypt has been brewing beer for 3,000 years, but the highly religious country still has an under-the-table relationship with alcohol. Even some members of the Muslim Brotherhood buy booze on the down-low.
Lorena Rios