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The history and culture of these mysterious ancient kingdoms.
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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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Arqueólogos checos descubren esculturas de gran valor en Sudán
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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.

Via Olga Navarro
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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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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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Women in ancient Egypt were more than just mummies

Women in ancient Egypt were more than just mummies | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Joann Fletcher: As my TV series shows, with queens so powerful they were known as kings, women 'eliminated gender hierarchy for a brief period in classical antiquity'
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Ancient Egypt: Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings | Series 1 - 2. Death | Radio Times

Ancient Egypt: Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings | Series 1 - 2. Death | Radio Times | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

"Joann Fletcher told us last week how Kha and Merit, 

a Theban couple from 3,500 years ago, passed their days. This week she unravels the elaborate world of their death – more important for an ancient Egyptian, since this world was merely a dress rehearsal for the perfect afterlife." 

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Obama-The Return of Pharaoh Akhenaton?

For your consideration: Is it possible that Obama is some sort of clone or a reincarnation from the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaton? No one knows for sure...
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Television - One to watch: Ancient Egypt (BBC Two, Friday, March 21, 9pm)

Television - One to watch: Ancient Egypt (BBC Two, Friday, March 21, 9pm) | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
With its startling mythology and fascinating post-death rituals, the teachings of ancient Egypt have long since been a firm classroom favourite among children the world over.
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This show reveals what life was like for ordinary people living in ancient Egypt, and get this!


"The first edition introduces us to Kha the architect, and Meryt, his wife. They lived in the tomb-builders’ town of Deir el-Medina and spent their entire lives working for their famous masters."


Meryt Brownstone is the main character in my book Eternal Traces.  What a coincidence!   Check it out. http://shondabrock.com/eternal-traces



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3,300-Year-Old Egyptian Cemetery Reveals Commoners' Plight

3,300-Year-Old Egyptian Cemetery Reveals Commoners' Plight | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The effort of building the cult city of Amarna overnight may have taken its toll on everyday citizens.
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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
Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper.
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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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What do you believe?

 

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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Is the curse of King Tut real? — Ask HISTORY

Is the curse of King Tut real? — Ask HISTORY | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
In early 1923, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his financier friend George Herbert, Lord Carnarvon, ceremoniously opened the long-obscured burial chamber of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamen in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings.
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Masks and masking in ancient Egypt

Masks and masking in ancient Egypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The Manchester Museum holds two very important objects that provide evidence for the use of masks in ancient Egypt. The first is one of the very few surviving masks that appears to have been worn b...
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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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What is in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead?

What is in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead? | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | 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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One Of The World's Oldest Ancient Egyptian Sundials Discovered! - MessageToEagle.com

One Of The World's Oldest Ancient Egyptian Sundials Discovered! - MessageToEagle.com | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

The sun dial was found in an area of stone huts that were used in the 13th century BC to house the men working at the construction of the graves.

The sundial was possibly used to measure their work hours. However, the division of the sun path into hours also played a crucial role in the so-called netherworld guides that were drawn onto the walls of the royal tombs.

 
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