Why are we so fascinated by ancient Egypt?

The long, strange history of Egyptomania

By Tim Gihring, editor

Most Americans couldn’t name the current president of Egypt and many would be hard-pressed to name anything that’s happened in Egypt in the last 30 years — or maybe 3,000 years. (It’s Abdel Fatah el-Sisi, and plenty has happened.) But they know about mummies and pyramids and…

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