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The history and culture of these mysterious ancient kingdoms.
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Egyptian Mummies—to Unwrap or Not to Unwrap? - The Epoch Times

Egyptian Mummies—to Unwrap or Not to Unwrap? - The Epoch Times | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt at the end of the 18th century sparked a European interest in ancient Egypt. This ‘Egyptomania’ has gripped Europe ever since,
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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, June 4, 2:57 PM

That's the question! 

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Demons, mummies and ancient curses: should the British Museum be afraid?

Demons, mummies and ancient curses: should the British Museum be afraid? | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The British museum already teems with spooky objects. Could an ancient Assyrian artwork prove one curse too many, asks Jonathan Jones
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Would you work the night shift in the British Museum?

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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, March 28, 3:36 PM

the Ghosts will never die//!!

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King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle

King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Possibly the first-known mummified erect penis, and other burial anomalies, were not accidents during embalming, but rather deliberate attempts to make the king appear as Osiris, the god of the underworld, in as literal a way as possible.

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VPP--Very Important Penis

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 4, 7:55 PM

For some reason, I just thought of Freud... *wink*

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 4, 7:56 PM

For some reason, I just thought of Freud... *wink*

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, January 10, 2:03 PM

it's by either Got or creatures of all kind; the same!!

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Name of Egyptian mummy revealed

Name of Egyptian mummy revealed | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

The first stage of a study into an ancient Egyptian mummy has revealed her possible identity and where she was from.

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Mummies set on fire as looters raid Egyptian museum - video - Channel 4 News

Mummies set on fire as looters raid Egyptian museum - video - Channel 4 News | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Ancient Egyptian artefacts including jewellery, pottery, coins, sculptures were stolen and two mummies set on fire during unrest across the country, says an archaeologist.
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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, September 7, 2013 3:27 AM

another bad news... :(

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Grisly Egyptian mummy mysteries unraveled

Grisly Egyptian mummy mysteries unraveled | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Mummies and myths go together, of course, but the light of modern science is showing some of our musty ideas about ancient Egypt unravel after a little inspection.
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Ancient Mummy Comes Out Of Its Coffin

Ancient Mummy Comes Out Of Its Coffin | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
BOSTON — A 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy named Padihershef came out of his coffin Friday to go to the hospital. Well, actually, he had already been there for a while.
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Mummy study shows clogged arteries are nothing new

Mummy study shows clogged arteries are nothing new | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
From the Andes to Alaska and ancient Egypt, people suffered from hardening of the arteries even 4,000 years ago, researchers reported on Sunday, suggesting heart disease may not be the fault of modern living, after all.
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Ancient mummies show even rich Egyptians could be in poor health

Ancient mummies show even rich Egyptians could be in poor health | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
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Even the best-off ancient Egyptians suffered from malnutrition and preventable disease, a new analysis of mummies and skeletons finds.
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Image Gallery: The Faces of Egyptian Mummies Revealed

Image Gallery: The Faces of Egyptian Mummies Revealed | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
A female mummy was given an elaborate hairstyle before her burial 2,000 years ago.
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Virtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5500-Year-Old Murder Mystery - Medical Daily

Virtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5500-Year-Old Murder Mystery - Medical Daily | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Medical DailyVirtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5500-Year-Old Murder MysteryMedical DailyThe ancient Egyptian mummy officially named the Gebelein Man, nicknamed Ginger by the countless visitors who have seen him over the past century...
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Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, January 17, 9:30 PM

I think it's cool how we can analyze a mummy and be able to know he was murdered.  This happened thousands of years ago yet we have such insight into what happened in that time period.  I'm sure "Ginger" can rest a little better knowing he has his life story cotinuing today.

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Unwrapping the secrets of mummies

Unwrapping the secrets of mummies | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
There's one really good indicator of the most popular items on display in “Mummies of the World”: Smeared glass. Covered in nose and finger prints.
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Returned rare sarcophagus of mummified rat to be displayed in Egyptian Museum Tuesday - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Returned rare sarcophagus of mummified rat to be displayed in Egyptian Museum Tuesday - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The Egyptian Museum will display a rare Ptolemaic sarcophagus of a rat Tuesday after museum curators in Germany helped discover it was was illegally in Europe for at least 15 years
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X-rays reveal the intricate layers of Egyptian mummies - CNET

X-rays reveal the intricate layers of Egyptian mummies - CNET | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Mummies on display at the British Museum have been painstakingly X-rayed in high definition to reveal the layers beneath the sarcophagus.
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1,300-year-old Egyptian mummy had tattoo of Archangel Michael

1,300-year-old Egyptian mummy had tattoo of Archangel Michael | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Imaging technology shows tattoo with name of the Archangel Michael on remains of young Egyptian woman from 700 A.D.
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A mummy of an Egyptian woman dating back to 700 A.D. has been stripped to reveal a tattoo on her thigh that displays the name of the biblical archangel Michael.

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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, March 28, 3:33 PM

always the same symbol??!!!!

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How Ancient Embalmers Pulled The Brains And Guts Out Of Mummies

How Ancient Embalmers Pulled The Brains And Guts Out Of Mummies | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
We’ve unearthed mummy upon mummy from Egypt, the oldest dating back to 3500BC, but one thing has remained a bit of a mystery: what does the mumm...
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5,300-Year-Old Mummy Has 19 Living Relatives In Austria

5,300-Year-Old Mummy Has 19 Living Relatives In Austria | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
New DNA tests performed on a 5,300-year-old mummy reveal that Ötzi the iceman has 19 living male descendents in Austria.

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, October 15, 2013 11:06 AM

It's not Egypt, but interesting for mummy studies.

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, October 18, 2013 6:33 AM

interesting!!

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LOOK: Mummy Mouths Open New Window On Ancient Climate

LOOK: Mummy Mouths Open New Window On Ancient Climate | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Thousands of years after their owners' mouths stopped moving forever, the teeth of Egyptian mummies are telling scientists details about their civilization.
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Cindy Garcia's curator insight, October 19, 2013 7:29 AM

In this Scoop it Article, they come cross a Skelton Skull of an Egyptian Mummies showing evidence leading to a theory of Egypt having a “extensive Period a drought”. These scientist where able to analyzing the mummies “oxygen Isotope Levels in the teeth” to conclude evidence that that person was living in extreme dry conditions. From these fining that Scientist are able to figure bits and pieces of the environment these people endured and live through.( Bennett-Smith, Meredith. "Mummy Teeth Show That Drought Plagued Ancient Egyptian Civilization (PHOTOS)." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 19 July 2013.)

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Mummy returns as scientists probe what lies beneath -

Mummy returns as scientists probe what lies beneath - | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Scientists have begun to uncover the mysteries behind a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy discovered by chance after more than seven decades in storage.
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Here's how the ancient Egyptians sucked the guts out of their mummies

Here's how the ancient Egyptians sucked the guts out of their mummies | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
A group of scientists have just busted a millennia-old myth about how the ancient Egyptians made their mummies. It turns out that nobody had to take burning cedar oil enemas after all.

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Mummy Facts (INFOGRAPHIC)

Mummy Facts (INFOGRAPHIC) | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Unravel the mysteries of ancient Egypt with these revealing mummy facts.


70 Days were required to prepare an ancient Egyptian mummy

63 Tombs have been discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings

7 Shrouds were placed over each mummy

6 Chariots were entombed with King Tut

4 Organs were removed from the body during mummification (the lungs, liver, stomach and intestines)

3 People were involved in the mummification process (an embalmer, a cutter and a scribe)

1 Mummy has been issued his own passport (Ramses II for a trip to France)

0 Cavities were found in King Tut's teeth

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Manchester Museum scan mummies to find out secrets of the ancient Egyptians

Manchester Museum scan mummies to find out secrets of the ancient Egyptians | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Staff from Manchester Museum invited the M.E.N. to watch the preserved bodies undergo CT scans at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
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Who stabbed Ginger in the back? Scan reveals 5,500-year-old murder mystery of British Museum's most famous mummy

Who stabbed Ginger in the back? Scan reveals 5,500-year-old murder mystery of British Museum's most famous mummy | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Digital scans undertaken by British Museum staff discovered a puncture beneath his left shoulderblade was made by his murderer...
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‘Curiosity: I Was Mummified’ review: Discovery takes us to ancient Egypt and back

‘Curiosity: I Was Mummified’ review: Discovery takes us to ancient Egypt and back | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

With Halloween just ten days away, it only seems appropriate for Discovery to air a special that is all about a scientific look at mummies; and no, not the kind that comes back to life or the ones you see in cartoons made of toilet paper.

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The mummy unmasked: Medical scans give amazing images of ancient Egyptians

The mummy unmasked: Medical scans give amazing images of ancient Egyptians | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
This is an Egyptian mummy having a CT scan to unlock the secrets of its civilisation. Expert Dr Abeer Helmi says the latest X-ray techniques can provide clear three-dimensional pictures of the historical treasures inside.
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