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Egy-king

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Seti I, the second king of Egypt's 19th Dynasty, clearly signaled his ambition to restore Egypt's prestige of the earlier 18th Dynasty when he adopted the title, "Repeater of Birth" for his Horus name, which alluded to an ...
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Why Does Archaeology Matter? | Introduction to Archaeology

Why Does Archaeology Matter? | Introduction to Archaeology | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
Archaeology historically has been important for the preservation of culture. “Culture” is a very broad word. Archaeology concerns itself with preserving the materials that reflect our cultural heritage.
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Info Day 2012: Studying Ancient History at Macquarie University

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Templo de Karnak (Ipet-Sut) Luxor

Karnak (al-Karnak,الكرنك, "ciudad fortificada", llamada en el Antiguo Egipto Ipet Sut, "el lugar más venerado") es una pequeña población de Egipto, situada en la ribera oriental del río Nilo, junto a Luxor. Era la zona de la antigua Tebas que albergaba el complejo religioso más importante del Antiguo Egipto. Forma parte del conjunto denominado Antigua Tebas con sus necrópolis, declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco en 1979. Es el conjunto de templos más grande de Egipto. Durante siglos, este lugar fue el más influyente centro religioso egipcio. El templo principal estaba dedicado al culto del dios Amón, pero como en otros templos egipcios también se veneraba a otras divinidades.
El complejo de templos de Karnak lo componen: el recinto de Amón-Ra, el recinto de Montu, el recinto de Mut, el templo de Jonsu, el templo de Opet, el templo de Ptah. Existía también un lago sagrado, numerosos templetes y capillas de menor tamaño, y múltiples estancias y almacenes situados dentro de los muros que circundaban el recinto principal. La diferencia principal entre el templo de Amón en Karnak, que Diodoro de Sicilia afirma ser el más antiguo de Tebas, y la mayoría de los templos egipcios es el tiempo y esfuerzo empleados en su construcción y posteriores ampliaciones. Unos treinta faraones contribuyeron con sus edificaciones convirtiendo al complejo en un conjunto, que por su tamaño (unas treinta hectáreas), no se había conocido jamás.
La entrada, entre dos inmensos pilonos, está precedido por un dromos ("camino del dios") o avenida de esfinges, con cabeza de carnero, símbolos del dios Amón. Se accede a un gran patio porticado donde se encuentra, a la izquierda, un templete del faraón Sethy II, una de las columnas de Taharqo y la monumental estatua de Pinedyem I, a la derecha el templo de Ramsés III, al frente, la sala hipóstila, y un poco más al fondo, los obeliscos de Thutmose I y Hatshepsut; después hay una serie de estancias, con patios menores, y el santuario, a los que sólo tenían acceso el faraón y los sacerdotes. La sala hipóstila de Karnak es probablemente una de las partes más signulares del conjunto religioso. Con 23 metros de altura, se trata de un espacio sustentado por 134 gigantescas columnas que se hacen más altas en el centro, formando una gran nave central; disposición posiblemente pensada para iluminar el centro de la sala. Como material se utilizó la piedra, tallada en pequeños bloques que conforman los tambores de las columnas. Estas sustentaban en basas y terminaban en gigantescos capiteles papiriformes y campaniformes, sobre los cuales se apostaban enormes dinteles que sostenían una cubierta adintelada. Los fustes de tan colosales columnas se encontraban decorados con relieves polícromos, encargados de complementar la grandiosidad del lugar sagrado.
En el antiguo Egipto, la construcción de los templos se iniciaba siempre por el santuario, lo que significa que Karnak se comenzó por el centro y se terminó de construir por las entradas al recinto. Todo el conjunto estaba ricamente decorado y pintado en vivos colores. El complejo de Karnak es el conjunto de culto religioso conocido más antiguo del mundo. Un enorme museo a cielo abierto que muestra importantes restos de la cultura del Antiguo Egipto. Después de las pirámides de Guiza, es el segundo lugar más visitado de Egipto.

The Karnak Temple Complex (usually called Karnak) comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Building at the complex began in the reign of Sesostris I in the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period, although most of the extant buildings date from the New Kingdom. The area around Karnak was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut ("The Most Selected of Places") and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. The Karnak complex takes its name from the nearby, and partly surrounded, modern village of el-Karnak, some 2.5 km north of Luxor.


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Howard Carter's journal September 1925 - May 1926.

Howard Carter's journal September 1925 - May 1926...
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Tutankhamun's Tomb KV62 and Treasures

Tutankhamun's Tomb KV62 and Treasures | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
Tutankhamun's treasures from KV62 King Tut's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings have thrilled the world for 90 years. Discover them for yourself in this lens by Kate Phizackerley author of the popular News from the Valley of the Kings.
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The Restoration Stela of Pharaoh Tutankhamun

This page contains the English translation of the Restoration Stela of Pharaoh Tutankhamun...
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Egyptian Art

Egyptian Art | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
The combination of geometric regularity and keen observation of nature is characteristic of all Egyptian art...
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New book to examine the enduring influence of ancient Sparta

New book to examine the enduring influence of ancient Sparta | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
Sparta in Modern Thought: Politics, History and Culture is the first book for more than 40 years to examine the significant modern influence of this ancient Greek city-state.

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REALTIME 3D COLOSSEUM

The Max L Studio project consists in a virtual reconstruction, with a very high graphic quality, fully interactive and easy to explore, of the monument of Ro...

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The Great Hymn to the Aten.

The Great Hymn to the Aten. | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it

Akhenaten, heretical King of Egypt, founder of Monotheism but also a philosopher and a poet. In his adoration of the sun-disk he is thought to have written a hymn to the “one and only real god”, the Aten. This hymn shows clearly that the Aten was looked upon the creator of all things and the Egyptians as its favorite people. The Great hymn of the Aten goes like this:


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Short Sharp Science: Older than Giza – ancient burial chamber revealed

Short Sharp Science: Older than Giza – ancient burial chamber revealed | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
Older than Giza: Ancient burial chamber revealed in #Scotland.
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Pompeii the Exhibit: Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius

Pompeii the Exhibit: Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it

Witness the life and death of those frozen in time by ash - including ... representation starting from the moment of Vesuvius' massive explosion


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Keith Mielke's curator insight, February 14, 11:14 AM

Pompeii is one of the most famous cities in the world due to its tragic fiery end. People were literally frozen in their footsteps encrusted in a molten shell.

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The Saqqara tomb of Horemheb by James Whitfield, Part 1

The Saqqara tomb of Horemheb by James Whitfield, Part 1 | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
Horemheb was a senior army general of the 18th Dynasty who succeeded Tutankhamun and Ay to become the last pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. Horemheb's tomb at the Saqqara near Cairo was begun before he succeeded to the throne, but ...
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Ancient Egypt's lure - ABC Online

Ancient Egypt's lure - ABC Online | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
Yahoo!7 NewsAncient Egypt's lureABC OnlineBut the question of why we continue to be intrigued by this ancient culture remains.
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Egyptology: The Egyptologists

Egyptology: The Egyptologists | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
Egyptology and Egyptologists - The study of Ancient Egyptian history...
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Quelques niouzes de l'archéologie et des Antiquités égyptiennes (24/04/2012)

Quelques niouzes de l'archéologie et des Antiquités égyptiennes (24/04/2012) | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it

- Le ministre des Antiquités répond favorablement à la requête du gouverneur d'al-Minya concernant l'achèvement du musée d'Akhénaton et l'insertion du gouvernorat d'Al-Minya sur la carte touristique d'Égypte.

- An antiquities dealer pleaded guilty to smuggling Egyptian cultural property into the United States

- International congress : “Talking along the Nile. Ippolito Rosellini, travellers and scholars of the 19th century in Egypt”

- “How did they build the pyramids ?” - Remaining mudbrick core of Senwosret II's pyramid II at Lahun

- Le ministère des Antiquités égyptiennes a émis un décret pour la restauration des temples de Mout et de Deir El-Shelwit à Louxor

- “Le Pharaon d’Argent”

- Revoir le documentaire diffusé le dimanche 22 avril 2012, sur Direct 8 : “Le mystère des pyramides : révélation sur la malédiction de Toutankhamon”

- Templo de Karnak (Ipet-Sut) Luxor : une vidéo Terrae Antiquae


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King Tut's Family Secrets - Photo Gallery - National Geographic Magazine

King Tut's Family Secrets - Photo Gallery - National Geographic Magazine | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
DNA evidence reveals the truth about the boy king's parents and new clues to his untimely death.
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Spectacular skeleton excavation in Caistor could yet prove sensational

Spectacular skeleton excavation in Caistor could yet prove sensational | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
AN EXCITING excavation in Caistor could prove to be "sensational" should carbon dating results prove it contains remains from late Roman to Middle Saxon times.As reported, the Talbot...
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Ancient Egypt Society: Amarna Art

Ancient Egypt Society: Amarna Art | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
Ancient Egypt Society: Amarna Art - the art of the Amarna period including the famous and contraversial busts of Akhenaten...
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Ancient Egypt Greatest Pharaohs 1350 to 30 BC Part 1

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The Eloquent Peasant » Blog Archive » The Women of Egypt and Egyptology: ancient, past, and present

The Eloquent Peasant » Blog Archive » The Women of Egypt and Egyptology: ancient, past, and present | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
In honour of international Women’s Day, an offering of a brief post celebrating the women of Egypt.

Women in Egypt were probably better off than in other ancient cultures, as they could travel and conduct business freely, retain control of their dowries, divorce their husbands, and inherit property, but their lot was still not an equal one and the rudimentary medicine of the age meant childbirth could often spell a death sentence. Nevertheless, there are many inspiring women of the age, not least the dazzlingly influential queens of the New Kingdom. Queen Ahhotep was praised by her son King Ahmose as ‘one who cares for Egypt. She has looked after her (Egypt’s) soldiers; she has guarded her; she has brought back her fugitives, and collected together her deserters’. She was awarded the military honour, ‘the golden fly of valour’.


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Ancient Egypt Geography

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Ancient Egypt Geography was dominated by the Nile, and the desert. These factors brought Egypt into contact with Palestine frequently over the course of the ages.

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Amun-Ra Egyptology Blog: Ian S. Moyer, Egypt and the Limits of ...

Amun-Ra Egyptology Blog: Ian S. Moyer, Egypt and the Limits of ... | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
Moyer is sensitive to the history of scholarship on his topic and he elucidates its politics with acuity, but is nonetheless wary, and weary, of talking about Black Athena; his own book tries to shift discussion away from questions of influence to...
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Flinders Petrie, the man who discovered Egypt.

Flinders Petrie, the man who discovered Egypt. | Ancient History- New Horizons | Scoop.it
Not a real post this time but a documentary about Flinders Petrie well worth watching.

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