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CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK TO SUNDAY -- A trove of ancient coffins and artifacts on display that Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team unearthed in a vast necropolis, in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo

Jan. 17, 2021 7:34 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s former antiquities minister and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass on Sunday revealed details of an ancient funerary temple in a vast necropolis south of Cairo. Hawass told reporters at the Saqqara necropolis that archaeologists unearthed the temple of Queen Neit, wife of King...

An undated photo made available by the Pompeii Archeological park press office shows the thermopolium in the Pompeii archeological park, near Naples, Italy. A fast-food eatery discovered at Pompeii is now completely excavated, helping to reveal some favorite dishes of citizens of the ancient Roman city who liked to eat out.  Pompeii Archaeological Park’s longtime chief, Massimo Osanna said Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in a statement that while some 80 such fast-foods have been found at Pompeii, it is the first time such an eatery — known as a thermopolium since it serve hot foods — had been entirely excavated. (Luigi Spina/Parco Archeologico di Pompei via AP)

Mallard to go? Dig of Pompeii fast-food place reveals tastes

Dec. 26, 2020 12:18 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A fast-food eatery at Pompeii has been excavated, helping to reveal dishes that were popular for the citizens of the ancient Roman city who were partial to eating out. Pompeii Archaeological Park’s longtime chief, Massimo Osanna said Saturday that while some 80 such fast-foods have been...

Mexican experts find 119 more skulls on Aztec 'trophy rack'

Dec. 11, 2020 4:07 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Archaeologists in Mexico City said Friday they have found another section of 119 skulls that were part of the Aztec capital’s main trophy rack of sacrificed humans. A five-year dig under old buildings near Mexico City’s Templo Mayor Aztec ruins has so far found a total of...