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The history and culture of these mysterious ancient kingdoms.
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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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Evil Eyes And Bulls’ Blood: Beauty Tips From Ancient Egypt

Evil Eyes And Bulls’ Blood: Beauty Tips From Ancient Egypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Eye makeup to get you into paradise and skin worthy of resurrection.
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Ancient Egyptian Boat Reveals Death Rites of Pharaohs

Ancient Egyptian Boat Reveals Death Rites of Pharaohs | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
A find in Egypt may be one of the greatest ancient treasures yet discovered, a 4,500-year-old boat that carried the mummified bodies of the pharaohs.
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Amanda Duvall's curator insight, October 24, 2013 7:19 PM

This is article is about a boat found in Ancient Egypt. The old boat was used for carrying mummied bodys of pharaohs.This is one of the greatest treasures yet found.

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Ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion to share its sunken secret at long last -

Ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion to share its sunken secret at long last - | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The city of Heracleion, which was also known as Thonis, was believed to only be legend for hundreds of years. The city was mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus, who told of Helen of Troy visiting Heracleion with her lover Paris before the Trojan War.

The city was discovered during a survey of the Egyptian shore at the beginning of the last decade. French researcher Franck Goddio discovered it in 2000 with a team from the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology.
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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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Could Game of Thrones’ Jaime Lannister Play One of the Gods of Egypt?

Could Game of Thrones’ Jaime Lannister Play One of the Gods of Egypt? | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Insert joke about Nikolaj Coster-Waldau already being a god here. The Game of Thrones actor is in negotiations to star in Summit Entertainment's Gods of Egypt. But which one would he play?
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In ancient Egypt, summer was the season for making babies

In ancient Egypt, summer was the season for making babies | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

The peak period for baby-making sex in ancient Egypt was in July and August, when the weather was at its hottest.

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Youths rally against looting ancient Egyptian necropolis - Times LIVE

Youths rally against looting ancient Egyptian necropolis - Times LIVE | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
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Paranormal Locations: Africa's Stonehenge

Paranormal Locations: Africa's Stonehenge | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

The mysteries of Stonehenge have puzzled scientists and mystics for hundreds of years, but many paranormal fanatics and archaeology enthusiasts are not aware that there is a similar circular stone structure in Africa that is two-thousand years older.

 

Nabta Playa is located in part of the Nubian Desert in what is now Southern Egypt. The ancient people of this area were drawn here as the Nabta Playa basin formed a lake during the rainy seasons.

 

Archaeological findings reveal that the people living in this area seemed to be better organized and more advanced than other nearby peoples of the time, leading some to believe that they were aided by alien allies.

 

Animal sacrifices performed at the location reveal a practicing cattle cult that closely resembles the worship of Hathor, the cow goddess of The Old Kingdom; suggesting Nubia’s religious influence on ancient Egyptian religion.

 

Read more... http://www.shondabrock.com/#/blog/4559736266/Paranormal-Locations-Africa's-Stonehenge/5502927

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Do megalithic structures hold paranormal powers?

 

Did extra-terrestrials give Nubians a head start?

 

Did nomadic Africans spawn the religions of ancient Egypt?

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Ancient Egyptian Blue Pigment Leads to Nanotech Breakthrough

Ancient Egyptian Blue Pigment Leads to Nanotech Breakthrough | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
For ancient Egyptians blue was the color of rebirth. Today their chemical invention of artificial lapiz lazuli means new advances for lights, lasers and more. According to a new paper published in ...
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Sunken Ancient Egyptian Port-City Reveals Some Of Its Secrets | PlanetSave

Sunken Ancient Egyptian Port-City Reveals Some Of Its Secrets | PlanetSave | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

The ancient Egyptian sunken port-city of Thonis-Heracleion is now having some of its secrets revealed thanks to new research from the University of Oxford. The port-city served as the obligatory gateway to Egypt sometime around the first millennium BC, being the place where incoming cargo from other regions was inventoried and taxed, before being transferred to Egyptian ships for transport down the Nile.
Read more at http://planetsave.com/2013/04/08/sunken-ancient-egyptian-port-city-reveals-some-of-its-secrets/#qQJTz3kCDyU6qflI.99

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Spanish Researchers Uncover Egyptian Royal Family Burial Site

Spanish Researchers Uncover Egyptian Royal Family Burial Site | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Archaeologists from the Spanish National Research Council have discovered the burial sites of four individuals from the 17th dynasty of ancient Egypt, including one they believe belongs to the son of one of the first kings of that era.
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Ancient Egyptian Cemetery Holds Proof of Hard Labor

Ancient Egyptian Cemetery Holds Proof of Hard Labor | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Skeletons of ordinary people buried at the site of Amarna show signs of malnutrition, backbreaking work, and accidental injuries.
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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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Archaeology | Egyptian iron beads likely fell from the sky

Archaeology | Egyptian iron beads likely fell from the sky | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

. In Egypt, the earliest iron smelting dates to around 700 B.C. That’s why it came as a considerable surprise when archaeologists recovered a handful of iron beads from the Gerzeh cemetery near Cairo dating to around 3500 B.C.

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Excavation uncovers ancient Egyptian town in northern Egypt - Ancient Egypt -

Excavation uncovers ancient Egyptian town in northern Egypt - Ancient Egypt - | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Remains of an ancient Egyptian town, inhabited from around 2000BC until the Graeco-Roman era, have been discovered in Qalioubiya governorate
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Evidence Ancient Egyptians Used Metal Of Extraterrestrial Origin -

Evidence Ancient Egyptians Used Metal Of Extraterrestrial Origin - | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

It has now been confirmed that ancient Egyptians used metal of extraterrestrial origin when they produced some of their relics.

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Nekia P.M.'s curator insight, October 19, 2013 2:45 AM

Interesting article on a theory of how

abigail's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:39 PM

throughout all of the excavation that has been made we tend to learn more about history even though more questions open up. we tend to formalize the answers so they become reiable sources. egyptians are believed to have recieved god-like gifts throughout their time. these metals that have no origin to our knowledge. 

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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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Ancient Egyptians Abandoned Pyramids ‘Because of Extreme Temperature Changes'

Ancient Egyptians Abandoned Pyramids ‘Because of Extreme Temperature Changes' | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Structural engineer Peter James says expansion and contraction of rocks caused demise of the pyramids.
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Uncovered: Ritual public drunkenness and sex in ancient Egypt

Uncovered: Ritual public drunkenness and sex in ancient Egypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
I'll bet you that archaeologist Betsy Bryan's perspective on reality-show behavior is a little longer than most.
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"The goddess Mut's temple complex led archaeologist Betsy Bryan to unearth a ritual of binge drinking and orgiastic sex called the Festival of Drunkenness."

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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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Arqueólogos checos descubren esculturas de gran valor en Sudán - Radio Praga

Arqueólogos checos descubren esculturas de gran valor en Sudán - Radio Praga | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
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Se trata de una escultura fracturada en 103 fragmentos que representa al Dios Amón y su esposa Mut, la diosa del cielo en la mitología egipcia.

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Czech archaeologists discover sculptures of great value in Sudan.
This is a sculpture broken in 103 pieces representing the God Amun and his wife Mut, the goddess of the sky in Egyptian mythology.

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In Sudan, Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Kingdoms

In Sudan, Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Kingdoms | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Sudan’s archaeological record is pivotal to understanding the history of Africa itself, experts say, and a wave of new discoveries may be adding crucial new information.
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CSI: Ancient Egypt? Investigating the 'Gospel of Judas'

CSI: Ancient Egypt? Investigating the 'Gospel of Judas' | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Scientists reveal how they verified that the text known as the 'Gospel of Judas,' which paints Judas and Jesus as collaborators, dates to about 280 A.D.
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"The Gospel of Judas is a fragmented Coptic (Egyptian)-language text that portrays Judas in a far more sympathetic light than did the gospels that made it into the Bible."

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The drama of Ancient Egypt’s 19th dynasty - Daily News Egypt

The drama of Ancient Egypt’s 19th dynasty - Daily News Egypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Most people are aware of Ancient Egypt’s rich, compelling history and culture, but have no knowledge of the period’s fascinating political dramas. On Tuesday 2 April, Dr Aidan Dodson gave a lecture at the American University in Cairo on the royal family after the death of Ramses II. Therein lies a drama worthy of an Emmy and better than any soap opera.
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