Supertomb found in Upper Egypt’s Sohag

An exceptionally well-preserved and finely painted Ptolemaic-era tomb of a nobleman called Toutou and his wife was unveiled at the Al-Dayabat archaeological site near the Egyptian town of Sohag last October. The discovery was officially announced on Friday. Continue reading “Supertomb found in Upper Egypt’s Sohag”

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The 7th century AD and its quickening pace of change in the Roman East

Emperor Maurice’s self-sworn avenger Heraclius had overthrown Phocas in 610, and assumed responsibility as emperor for the defense of the empire and the faith, and the
expulsion of the Persians. Although the Persians had overrun Syria and Palestine and threatened to occupy all of Asia Minor and even approached Constantinople, it was Heraclius who, after reconstituting his armies, had brought the war to the heart of the Sassanian Empire in early 628. The overthrow and death of Chosroes ensued. Continue reading “The 7th century AD and its quickening pace of change in the Roman East”

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