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The history and culture of these mysterious ancient kingdoms.
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Unearthed scarab proves Egyptians were in Tel Aviv

Unearthed scarab proves Egyptians were in Tel Aviv | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
A rare scarab amulet newly unearthed in Tel Aviv reveals the ancient Egyptian presence in this modern Israeli city.
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New stone inscription shows list of offerings to ancient gods - Ahram Online

New stone inscription shows list of offerings to ancient gods - Ahram Online | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
A section of a New Kingdom stele listing offerings made to ancient Egyptian gods was discovered today by chance at Matariya in northern Cairo
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A Leadership Lesson From Ancient Egypt - Tim Elmore

A Leadership Lesson From Ancient Egypt - Tim Elmore | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
We learn an intriguing lesson from ancient Egypt: unlike other cultures that prepare children for life, Egyptians prepared their children for death.
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These people were borned fighters! True warriors at heart.

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Was Ancient Egypt Wiped Out by a Mega-Drought? | Inspiring Discoveries | Science | Epoch Times

Was Ancient Egypt Wiped Out by a Mega-Drought? | Inspiring Discoveries | Science | Epoch Times | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Analysis of deep sediments around the Nile River in Egypt has shown a massive drought 4,200 years ago contributed to the end of Egypt's pyramid-building era.
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Beekeeping in ancient Egypt and today

Beekeeping in ancient Egypt and today | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The Manchester Museum contains an intriguing object numbered 296. At 38cm long and 7.8cm in diameter, at first sight it looks like a thin pottery vessel, open at one end and with a small hole at th...
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Egypt Pyramids And Other Wonders of the World Are Being Destroyed

Egypt Pyramids And Other Wonders of the World Are Being Destroyed | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The destruction of historical monuments erases the record of past civilizations for the short-sighted egoism of today's living people. We should do something about it.
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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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First Dynasty funerary boat discovered at Egypt's Abu Rawash - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

First Dynasty funerary boat discovered at Egypt's Abu Rawash - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
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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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Met Costume Institute Construction Displaces 18,000 Egyptian Artifacts

Met Costume Institute Construction Displaces 18,000 Egyptian Artifacts | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

Without any public announcement, the Metropolitan Museum has taken a whopping 18,000 objects off view in its legendary ancient Egyptian public displays.

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“The eternal banquet: food in Ancient Egypt” | Barcelona Cultura

“The eternal banquet: food in Ancient Egypt” | Barcelona Cultura | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

Every Wednesday until September 28th you have the opportunity to take part in this activity which consists of learning about egyptian gastronomy and their habits in this regard. Barcelona

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Djehuty funeral collection on display for first time in Luxor.

Djehuty funeral collection on display for first time in Luxor. | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Collection of artefacts unearthed at Draa Abul Naga necropolis on Luxor’s West Bank to be exhibited for first time.  Curators at the Luxor National Museum are preparing a special area to hold ob...

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Talisman of ancient Egypt's googly-eyed god uncovered

Talisman of ancient Egypt's googly-eyed god uncovered | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
A newly identified googly-eyed artifact may have been used by the ancient Egyptians to magically protect children and pregnant mothers from evil forces.
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Bust of Nefertiti Silver Coin Marks Centennial of Archaeological Find | Coin Update

Bust of Nefertiti Silver Coin Marks Centennial of Archaeological Find | Coin Update | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

The Government of the British Virgin Islands have launched today (7th September) an unusual and “first” in numismatics which marks an important centennial anniversary of one of the most important ancient Egyptian finds.

 

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of Queen Nefertiti’s Bust, this unique coin has been produced in the shape of the famous and most celebrated recognizable artifact.

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Shades of ancient Egypt: Were ancient Egyptians black?

Shades of ancient Egypt: Were ancient Egyptians black? | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The question of whether Ancient Egyptians were black has been an ongoing debate for centuries.  All admire the splendor and technology  and it seems that each race wants to claim the Egyptian Empire as their own so that in some way they can feel part of such a magnificent civilization.
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Dwarfs in ancient Egypt

Dwarfs in ancient Egypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The Manchester Museum holds two examples of an unusual category of object, peculiar to the Middle Kingdom (Acc. nos: 279-280). These take the form of two figures of dwarfs, supporting a vessel for ...
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Lost Egyptian Pyramids Appear on Google Earth

Lost Egyptian Pyramids Appear on Google Earth | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
If only Howard Carter had access to satellite imagery, maybe he would have discovered more than just King Tut's tomb. Fortunately, Google Earth means that anyone can examine the planet for lost treasures.
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Severed Hands Discovered in Ancient Egypt Palace

Severed Hands Discovered in Ancient Egypt Palace | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
This is first physical evidence of a grisly practice during ancient war.
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marriage in ancient egyptian | EGY-KING

marriage in ancient egyptian | EGY-KING | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

Marriage between cousins, uncles and nieces were quite common in Egypt before the Greek period. Interestingly, after the arrival of Greek, a study found that 24 percent of marriages among the common people were brother / sister relationship.

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In Egypt, archaeologists reopen tombs to woo tourists

In Egypt, archaeologists reopen tombs to woo tourists | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
To help revive nation’s struggling tourism industry, archaeologists are reopening tombs to the public.

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Ra II Voyage: How Ancient Egypt inspired Pre-Colombian civilizations - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Ra II Voyage: How Ancient Egypt inspired Pre-Colombian civilizations - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Was it a coincidence that both the Pharaohs and the Aztecs built pyramids?

 

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Thor Heyerdahl, the legendary explorer famous for showing the Pharaohs were possibly capable of crossing the Atlantic to establish contact with Western Hemisphere’s cultures

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Exclusive: Egyptian Museum artefacts stolen during Jan uprising for sale in Qena (VIDEO) - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Exclusive: Egyptian Museum artefacts stolen during Jan uprising for sale in Qena (VIDEO) - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

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Ahram Online has received several videos showing smuggled artefacts that were allegedly stolen from the Egyptian Museum during last year's uprising, and are displayed in the governorate of Qena in Upper Egypt.

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Book Chick City | Reviewing Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance & Horror | Book Reviews

Book Chick City | Reviewing Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance & Horror | Book Reviews | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
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Luxor court sentences 11 people for stealing antiquities | Egypt Independent

Luxor court sentences 11 people for stealing antiquities | Egypt Independent | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The Luxor Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced in absentia six people to life imprisonment and five others to 10 years in prison for armed robbery of the antiquity storage area belonging to the German mission in Luxor and the theft of two ancient...

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15 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Egypt

15 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Egypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Ever since my childhood I have been fascinated with all things relating to Ancient Egypt. I have tried for a long time to come up with a good idea for a list relating to it and this is the first (of what I hope will be many!
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