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Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories

Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
Recent research testifies archeological records of droughts in Ancient Egypt during the demise of Egypt's old kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time.

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An Overview of Mummification in Ancient Egypt

An Overview of Mummification in Ancient Egypt | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it

Mummies is a term that today is used to describe natural or artificially preserved bodies, though traditionally the word was used specifically to describe the bodies of ancient Egyptians where dehydration of the tissues was used to prevent putrefaction. The word is derived from the Persian or Arabic word mumia (or mumiya), which means "pitch" or "bitumen". It originally referred to a black, asphalt-like substance, thought to have medicinal properties and eagerly sought as a cure for many ailments, that oozed from the "Mummy Mountain" in Persia. There was such a demand for this substance that an alternative source was eventually sought and, because the ancient Egyptian mummies often have a blackened appearance, they were believed to possess similar properties to munia. Hence, during the medieval and later times, they were used as medicinal ingredient. The term mumia, or "mummy" was therefore extended to these bodies and has continued in use up until our present day.


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Ancient Egyptian Temples

Ancient Egyptian Temples | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
Information on the most famous and beautiful ancient Egyptian temples - their unique architecture, who built them, and who they were dedicated to.

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The role of the chantress in ancient Egypt

The role of the chantress in ancient Egypt | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
The role of the chantress in ancient Egypt Suzanne Lynne Ostine PhD Thesis, Graduate Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civiliations University of Toronto (2001) Abstract The specific nature of the title ‘s_m`yt’ or “chantress”, which occurred...

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Ancient Egyptian chariot trappings rediscovered : Nature News & Comment

Ancient Egyptian chariot trappings rediscovered : Nature News & Comment | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
The beautifully preserved leather trappings of an ancient Egyptian chariot have been rediscovered in a storeroom of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Researchers say that the find, which includes intact harnesses, gauntlets and a bow case, is unique, and will help them to reconstruct how such chariots were made and used.

The ancient Egyptians used chariots — typically with one or two riders and pulled by two horses — for hunting and warfare as well as in processions. They are frequently shown in ancient Egyptian art, and several examples of the wooden frames survive, including six dismantled chariots found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, dating to around 3,300 years ago.


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A great piece of history. This is a picture of a well preserved leather trapping. The art itself shows a picture of a person on a chariot which were used for hunting or in warfare. 

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Animals Mummified by the Millions in Ancient Egypt : Discovery News

Animals Mummified by the Millions in Ancient Egypt : Discovery News | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
Cats, bulls, ibis, baboons and raptors were pampered in life, but then killed and mummified to honor ancient Egyptian gods.

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People were not the only things that were mummified. Many animals were mummified as an offering to their gods. Many animals lived a short life as some were even became extinct. 

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Ancient Egypt: Medicine

Ancient Egypt: Medicine | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
The practice of medicine in ancient egypt, the physicians, their instruments and medicines...

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Dec20: Ancient #Egypt Pharoah Ramses III Was Assassinated , X-ray analysis suggests this

Dec20: Ancient #Egypt Pharoah Ramses III Was Assassinated , X-ray analysis suggests this | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
Ancient #Egypt Pharoah Ramses III Was Assassinated , X-ray analysis suggests this http://t.co/Sa1W8rhU

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11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt — HISTORY Lists

11 Things You May Not Know About Ancient Egypt — HISTORY Lists | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
From the earliest recorded peace treaty to ancient board games, discover 11 surprising facts about the Gift of the Nile.

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Angie Ramirez's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:17 PM

I was reading this and I learned things that I have never known before. Women in Ancient Egypt had rights!

Aaronee's curator insight, January 17, 2014 4:40 PM

I was reading this and I learned that Cleopatra was not Egyptian. Women in Ancient Egypt had rights!

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Ancient Egypt: Art

Ancient Egypt: Art | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it

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To them, art was a way of "communication" with the people who could not read their languages. Many of their art is very story telling. 

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Angie Ramirez's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:51 PM

Their art is amazing.

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BBC - History: Egyptians

BBC - History: Egyptians | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it

Enter the world of the ancient Egyptians. This site from the British version of the ABC includes articles on the Pharaohs and dynasties and the pyramids and monuments.


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This place sums up the main ideas of ancient egypt. It have information of how pyramids, their religious views, daily living and so on. This is a good basic website to know the fundamentals of Egyptians.  

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Elizabeth Otis's curator insight, February 7, 2014 3:46 AM

As expected of BBC there is a lot of information that you can get about Egyptians. I will probably try to use this as a source if I can later. 

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Hair offering in Ancient Egypt. Archaeological remains.

Hair offering in Ancient Egypt. Archaeological remains. | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
Iconography and texts point to an Egyptian funerary custom of shaving or cutting a piece of hair to the two mourners in the role of Isis and Nephtys. But, does the archaeology say something to us? ...

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Shows a great example on how Egyptians believed in the after life and how rituals were very important to their every day lifestyle. 

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:31 PM

An interesting look at evidence for mourners in ancient Egypt having cut or shaved their hair.

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Food, gold, shabti, every good & clean thing, a heart that is balanced with Ma'at, blessings of the divine for the hereafter...and to be at our best, one might also need some hair :)

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Ancient Egypt - Gods, Pyramids, Religions, Sphinx and more ...

Ancient Egypt - Gods, Pyramids, Religions, Sphinx and more ... | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
Tomb of Siptah Siptah is one of the lesser-known pharaohs of Egypt who ruled briefly at the end of the 19th Dynasty. When first opened in 1908, his tomb, which lies to the south of the main valley, was found to contain a pink ...

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What is in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead?

What is in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead? | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it

‘The Book of the Dead’—it sounds so ominous and creepy.  One may picture a priestess chanting spells as a dusty mummy jerks up in his sarcophagus, but what is really in these mysterious sacred texts?

 

Well, it was kind of like a first aid kit, travel insurance and a bible all rolled into one totable papyrus."


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The African Origin of Ancient Egyptian Civilization - Politics, Philosophy, and Religion

The African Origin of Ancient Egyptian Civilization - Politics, Philosophy, and Religion | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
Wrong Planet - Aspergers and Autism Community (RT @simoninou: The African Origin of Ancient Egyptian Civilization Politics,Philosophy,Religion http://t.co/5mVJOEqOFL @Felixkyalo @BoussoD…)...

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Did Ancient Egyptians Have Superweapons, Was the Giza Pyramid a Super Death Star Weapon, Is It Still Armed?

Did Ancient Egyptians Have Superweapons, Was the Giza Pyramid a Super Death Star Weapon, Is It Still Armed? | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it

This article discusses the theories of both Christopher Dunne and Joseph P. Farrell concerning the purposes and uses of the Great Pyramids of Giza in ancient Egypt. It centers on the superweapon theory of Farrell.


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Jake Bennett's curator insight, May 1, 2014 12:29 PM

Nobody knowwwsss

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Gods of ancient Egypt: Amun

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Ancient Egyptian Gods; Amun

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Amun was known as the god of air, this website goes further on how he was presented to his people and what he would do for them, alongside other gods. 

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Khai Tran's curator insight, February 18, 2014 12:43 AM

God of the Wind 

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Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories

Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
Recent research testifies archeological records of droughts in Ancient Egypt during the demise of Egypt's old kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time.

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Egyptian Mythology

Description of the Egyptian Pantheon

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This website is an interesting read. It talks about the importance of structure to the egyptian mythology.

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Steven David Poore's curator insight, September 16, 2013 1:41 PM

This website says the importance to structures in egyptain mythology

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Who ruled ancient Egypt and when: The most precise timeline yet ...

Who ruled ancient Egypt and when: The most precise timeline yet ... | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
The most precise chronology of Early Egypt yet suggests the country formed much more quickly than previously thought. The new finding...

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Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Physician Discovered

Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Physician Discovered | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
Archaeologists excavating at the ancient cemetery of Abusir have found the tomb of a royal physician from 2400 B.C.

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Being a health science major, it's interesting to see how "healers" can be dated back almost 4,000 years ago. The fact they they also had their own tomb was interesting. 

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For ancient Egypt's rulers, even lunch was mummified - NBC News.com

For ancient Egypt's rulers, even lunch was mummified - NBC News.com | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
The ancient Egyptians believed that humans carried material possessions into a party in the afterlife, and meticulously stocked tombs...

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A very interesting article that talked about how ancient Egyptians "brought food" with them to the afterlife. They would pack it believing that they would bring it with them. They mummified their food to hopes that it will come with them. These packed food was also buried with them. 

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Women of Ancient Egypt [ushistory.org]

Women of Ancient Egypt [ushistory.org] | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
Women of Ancient Egypt...
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It's interesting to here that ancient egyptian women were seen as equal to men. Although not many ruled as a Pharaoh, Hatshepsut was one of the few who did. She built temples and other public buildings in efforts to build her city. 

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Mark Townsend's curator insight, January 31, 2014 7:16 PM

This article explains how powerful women could be in ancient egypt. It gives good insight of how certain women were looked at like Godesses. Cleopatra was one of the most powerful women to fight for her superior position

Destiny Silva's curator insight, April 21, 2014 4:13 PM

instead of history its her story. It shows what woman like Cleopatra had to deal with.

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The Egyptian Pyramids

The Egyptian Pyramids | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
Built on a massive scale, the pyramids of ancient Egypt are some of the most magnificent manmade structures in history.

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Detailed information how Pyraminds came into play in ancient Egypt. As it started off with Djoser's wishes for the step pyramid. Then it later became a normal thing for royal burial rituals.

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Weird Facts About King Tut and His Mummy - Discovery News

Weird Facts About King Tut and His Mummy - Discovery News | Ancient Egypt Culture | Scoop.it
Weird Facts About King Tut and His Mummy
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King Tutankhamun's penis was mummified erect -- that's one of the several weird, unexplained details about the best-known pharaoh of ancient Egypt.

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Great sight for King Tut's tomb and history about him as he was the best known pharoahs.

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