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The history and culture of these mysterious ancient kingdoms.
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Sekhemka statue causing a stir - News - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Sekhemka statue causing a stir - News - Northampton Chronicle and Echo | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
As far as we know, there is no curse on the ancient Egyptian statue of Sekhemka.
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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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Talk like an Egyptian: Ancient Demotic language translated

Talk like an Egyptian: Ancient Demotic language translated | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
A 37-year project to compile a dictionary of an ancient Egyptian script used for daily communication has been completed, offering an unprecedented look at the words of ordinary ancient Egyptians.
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Scholars finish dictionary of ancient Egyptian language | ScienceBlog.com

Scholars finish dictionary of ancient Egyptian language | ScienceBlog.com | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
A dictionary of thousands of words chronicling the everyday lives of people in ancient Egypt — including what taxes they paid, what they expected in a...
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Beware this Ancient Egyptian Monster of the Dark! - History with a ...

Beware this Ancient Egyptian Monster of the Dark! - History with a ... | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Beware this Ancient Egyptian Monster of the Dark! The ancient Egyptians often represented gods as human with animal heads. Usually, we can tell exactly what kind of animal they meant. But there's one god--Set or Seth, the ...
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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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Ancient Egyptian Fake Toes Earliest Prosthetics : Discovery News

Ancient Egyptian Fake Toes Earliest Prosthetics : Discovery News | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The big toes, created between 950 to 710 B.C., were most comfortable when worn with sandals, volunteers discovered.
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Egypt reopens ancient tombs

The two tombs - 'Serapeum' and 'Akhethotep & Ptahhotep' - had undergone ten years of renovation, with an estimated cost of £1.2 million.
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Egypt police move to protect Merneptah's pillar in Matariya - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Egypt police move to protect Merneptah's pillar in Matariya - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
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6 Child Monarchs Who Changed History — HISTORY Lists

6 Child Monarchs Who Changed History — HISTORY Lists | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Find out about six young rulers whose actions and decisions had very grown-up consequences.
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Egypt's Ancient Fleet: Lost for Thousands of Years, Discovered in a Desolate Cave

Egypt's Ancient Fleet: Lost for Thousands of Years, Discovered in a Desolate Cave | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
An ancient harbor on the Red Sea proves ancient Egyptians mastered oceangoing technology and launched a series of ambitious expeditions to far-off lands. .

Via Paulo Furtado, Sakis Koukouvis, Elizabeth Cuffley
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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.

Via Rene Nieuwenhuizen
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