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The history and culture of these mysterious ancient kingdoms.
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More details and photos of chapel of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II discovered in Abydos by Egyptian archaeologists

More details and photos of chapel of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II discovered in Abydos by Egyptian archaeologists | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

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Imagine if you found an Ancient Egyptian chapel under your house!

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, July 1, 12:47 PM

The chapel was initially discovered through illicit digging under a local resident's house!

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4,500-Year-Old ‘Garbage’ From Ancient Egyptian Mansion Reveals Elites’ Luxurious Taste

4,500-Year-Old ‘Garbage’ From Ancient Egyptian Mansion Reveals Elites’ Luxurious Taste | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Archeologists studying the ruins of a 4,500-year-old Egyptian mansion are finding clues about how ancient Egypt’s upper echelon lived.
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What would your garbage say about you?

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

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interesting!!

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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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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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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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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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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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Attempt to steal Pharaonic artifact in Aswan foiled | Egypt Independent

Attempt to steal Pharaonic artifact in Aswan foiled | Egypt Independent | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Security guards foiled an attempt to steal an antique panel depicting King Merenptah, the fourth ruler of the 19th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, in the Selsela mountain quarries 20 kilometers north of Kom Ombo, Aswan.
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Egyptology News (2012) - Police recover pharaonic artefacts stolen in wake of revolution

Egyptology News (2012) - Police recover pharaonic artefacts stolen in wake of revolution | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
23-05-2012 Police recover pharaonic artefacts stolen in wake of revolution. A collection of 35 ancient Egyptian artefacts stolen in the wake of last year’s Tahrir Square uprising was recovere...

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When maths was a doodle: How the Ancient Egyptians used pictograms to count instead of numbers

When maths was a doodle: How the Ancient Egyptians used pictograms to count instead of numbers | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
If Ancient Egyptians needed to buy a half measure of grain, they would just draw the outer part of the eye. If they wanted an eighth, they would draw just the eyebrow.
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The Ancient World Online: Video: The Man who Discovered Egypt

The Ancient World Online: Video: The Man who Discovered Egypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

***BBC Documentary*** Full-length video

 

Ancient Egypt was vandalised by tomb raiders and treasure hunters until one Victorian adventurer took them on. Most of us have never heard of Flinders Petrie, but this maverick genius underook a scientific survey of the pyramids, discovered the oldest portraits in the world, unearthed Egypt's prehistoric roots - and in the process invented modern field archaeology, giving meaning to a whole civilisation.

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In Photos: Egyptian Pyramid Predates Giza Landmark

In Photos: Egyptian Pyramid Predates Giza Landmark | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.

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These types of pyramids were already known and texts attest to their existence as well, but this pyramid at Edfu has never been excavated before now.

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Luxor Times: 13th Dynasty tomb discovered in Upper Egypt

Luxor Times: 13th Dynasty tomb discovered in Upper Egypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

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Ever heard of King Sobekhotep?

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Breaking News: 13th Dynasty Royal Tomb discovered at Abydos!

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8 rulers of ancient Egypt: Most precise timeline revealed -- Sott.net

8 rulers of ancient Egypt: Most precise timeline revealed -- Sott.net | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The most precise chronology of Early Egypt yet suggests the country formed much more quickly than previously thought. The new finding reveals a robust timeline for the first eight kings and queens of Egypt, including, in order of succession Aha,...
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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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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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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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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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Seventy Egyptian artefacts found in illegal possession are authenticated - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Seventy Egyptian artefacts found in illegal possession are authenticated - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
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Archaeology: Ancient tomb unearthed in Upper Egypt - Adnkronos CultureAndMedia

Archaeology: Ancient tomb unearthed in Upper Egypt - Adnkronos CultureAndMedia | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Cairo, 28 May (AKI) - Archaeologists have discovered an 4,000-year-old tomb in Upper Egypt containing a sarcophagus inscribed with ancient funeral texts as well as ritual objects,...
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In Egypt turmoil, thieves hunt pharaonic treasures

In Egypt turmoil, thieves hunt pharaonic treasures | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Taking advantage of Egypt's political upheaval, thieves have gone on a treasure hunt with a spree of illegal digging, preying on the country's ancient pharaonic heritage.
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The Dawn of Egyptian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - California Literary Review

The Dawn of Egyptian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - California Literary Review | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
It is a sobering thought that if Cleopatra, the last ruler of an independent Egypt, could somehow be restored to life and invited to view this very fine exhibition, she would be examining works of art more ancient to her, than the time she lived in, the 1st century BC, is to us today.
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