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STUDENTS FIND 6,000 -YEAR-OLD STONE AX

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(Fox News) – High school students on an archaeology field trip helped discover
a 6,000-year-old stone ax head at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.

Roughly 7 inches long and 3 inches wide, the ax would have been an important
part of the Native American tool kit in the fourth millennia B.C, according to
experts. Famous as the home of one of America’s founding fathers, the
Virginia estate also offers a fascinating glimpse into the nation’s earlier
history. The artifact is now one of more than 50,000 artifacts found on the
Mount Vernon estate.

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.

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A NEW DISCOVERY WAS MADE THIS WEEK


Recently discovered mummies seen in a mummification workshop.

Cairo (AP) – Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating
back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.

The discovery on Saturday, which includes a mummification workshop and a
shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the Saqqara necropolis
of Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt.

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A news conference in front of the step pyramid of Saqqara, in Giza 
where Archaeologists say they have discovered a mummification workshop.

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ANCIENT GOLD COIN UNCOVERED IN EGYPT

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(Fox News) – Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed a 2,200-year-old gold
coin depicting the ancient King Ptolemy III, an ancestor of the famed
Cleopatra.

The coin, which bears the image of the King on one of its faces, was
discovered during the excavation of a large Greco-Roman building at the
San El-Hagar archaeological site in Northern Egypt.

Ptolemy III ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C. Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities
says that the coin was made during the reign of King Ptolemy IV in memory
of his father. Ptolemy IV
reigned from 180 to 145 B.C.

The Ministry explained that archaeologists also found pottery vessels,
terracotta statues, bronze tools, a stone fragment engraved with
hieroglyphs and a small statue of a ram at the site in the Nile Delta.

The value of the coin has not yet been revealed. 

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Ptolemy III Euergetes ("Ptolemy the Benefactor")
Born 284 BC.

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Cleopatra VII Philopator, Born 69 BC –
Died at age 39.

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POSSIABLE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE IS FOUND

The seal mark discovered in Jerusalem (Eilat Mazar/Biblical Archaeological Society)

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(Fox News) – Archaeologists in Israel say that they have found
a clay seal mark that may bear the signature of the Biblical
Prophet Isaiah.

The 2,700-year-old stamped clay artifact was found during an
excavation at the foot of the southern wall of Jerusalem’s
Temple Mount. In ancient times a seal stamp, or bulla, was
used to authenticate documents or items.
 

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A painting of the Prophet Isaiah.

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MOVIE PROP DISCOVERED YEARS LATER

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GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) — Archaeologists working in sand dunes on the central California coast have dug up an intact plaster sphinx (above) that was part of an
Egyptian movie set built more than 90 years ago for Cecil B. DeMille’s silent film
epic "The Ten  Commandments” (1923).

The 300-pound sphinx is the second recovered from the Guadalupe-Nipomo
Dunes.

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Cecil Blount DeMille 
(August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959)

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