Egypt’s latest antiquities find is the cat’s meow

Egypt’s latest antiquities find is the cat’s meow

Dozens of cat mummies, along with 100 wooden gilded statues of cats and a bronze one dedicated to a cat goddess, have been unearthed in a new archaeology find in Egypt – demonstrating once again that the ancients adored their cats as much as modern humans do.   The find was…

Africa’s oldest boat set for exhibit in Nigeria

Africa’s oldest boat set for exhibit in Nigeria

After years of restoration work, Africa’s oldest boat will soon go on display. Nigerian Minister Mohammed Abare said this week that an 8,500-year-old canoe, found near the village of Dufuna some 30 years ago, is in the final stages of preparation before it goes on exhibit. It has been kept…

Mozambique university opens new archaeology museum

In Mozambique, the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane has celebrated the opening of its new Museum of Archaeology – the first to span the southeastern African nation’s history from the lower stone age to modern societies. The museum in Maputo, affiliated with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FLCS) and managed by…