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Neolithic death ritual includes earliest evidence for European beer

Neolithic death ritual includes earliest evidence for European beer | Ancient People | Scoop.it
Spanish archaeologists discovered what they claim to be the earliest scientific evidence of European beer consumption amongst the remains of Neolithic bodies found in a cave

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Katherine Koch's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:20 PM

Evidence of beer consumption during the Neolithic period found in Barcelona site

Sean P Burns's curator insight, January 31, 2014 5:36 PM

Four human skeletons (in good state of preservation) were found dated to be about 6,400 years old. The skeletons consisted of 2 adults and 2 children. One of the adult skeletons was buried with a two handle drinking vessel. The cup of the male had oxalate and barley-corn phytoliths found, which has been the earliest evidence of fermented beer. Beer might have been part of the death ritual.

Kelsey Cherise Quates's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:52 PM

 The archaeological dig uncovered some forgotten history, the dig revealed some of the most early burial sites ever. Along with the burial site they found many other things such as stone tools, jewelry, and also food. Among all of the bodies that were uncovered they also found barley and other ingredients used to make beer.

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Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not | Ancient People | Scoop.it
King Tut's chariot crashed and later his mummy burned, says an upcoming TV show.

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Amanda Duvall's curator insight, November 26, 2013 11:19 PM

King Tutankhamun was just a teen when he died. He was well fed and fiercely protected. His death meant the beginning of the end for  ancient Egypt's 18th dynasty. A report from a British team did an x-Ray of Tut in 1968. It reveals a missing breastbone and the ribs line up along the backbone, probably all smashed ans removed by the embalmers. They also revealed extreme damage to the rib cage and and a broken leg in 2005. He clearly suffered some kind of massive trauma. One cause of death at the time from the CT scan was a chariot crash. The King might have been riding during a hunt or a battle. They also think King Tut was in the wrong place at the wrong time  and was hunting then charged by hippopotamus. What death caused this highly protected king to die.

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A female administrator in ancient Egypt

A female administrator in ancient Egypt | Ancient People | Scoop.it
Was Tjat Khnumhotep’s real love?  Was she a servant taken advantage of by him?  Or was their relationship something else entirely?

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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, November 15, 2013 2:43 PM

the females were always on.. in Egpt!!

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Ancient Peoples - Kylix 550-530 BC Archaic Greek (Source: The...

Ancient Peoples - Kylix 550-530 BC Archaic Greek (Source: The... | Ancient People | Scoop.it
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Olympian world of the Greek gods is recreated at the Roman-Germanic Museum in Cologne

Olympian world of the Greek gods is recreated at the Roman-Germanic Museum in Cologne | Ancient People | Scoop.it

B COLOGNE.- /B Even today, the world of the ancient Greek gods has lost none of its fascination. The exhibition 'Return of the Gods' will run until 26 August 2012.


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Life-size statue of king Ramses II found in Sharkiya - #AncientEgypt

Life-size statue of king Ramses II found in Sharkiya - #AncientEgypt | Ancient People | Scoop.it
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Newly unearthed statue of king Ramsess II in Tel-Basta suggests that Nile Delta town was home to great nineteenth dynasty temple


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Shonda Brock's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:23 AM

There are still many telling treasures to be found in Egypt.

Amanda Duvall's curator insight, November 27, 2013 12:00 AM

A mission in the Nile Delta town of Tel-Basra was a life-sized statue of the 19th Dynasty King Ramses 2. The life-sized statue was accidently found during a routine excavation. It was discovered in The Great Temple areas. The temple is of the cat goddess, Bastetin Sharqiya's Tel-Basta. The newly-discovered statue is King Ramses 2 standing between the goddess of Hathor and the god Petah. On the statue's back are hieroglyphics text and cartilage of the King 's engrave. This important discovery sheds light on the history of Tel-Basta. Handel-Maqsoud suggest that  Tel-Basta was once home to a new kingdom temple dedicated to King Ramses 2.

Keith Mielke's curator insight, January 24, 2014 8:20 PM

The architectural and artistic skill of the egyptian was unmatched in their era. Its amazing how such an ancient society could produce so much.

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Queens in Ancient Egypt - Queen Ahmose Nefertari

Queens in Ancient Egypt - Queen Ahmose Nefertari | Ancient People | Scoop.it
Queen Ahmose Nefertari was a powerful queen in Ancient Egypt and could be viewed as the mother of the 18th dynasty.

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I love finding out information on Ancient queens. It brings out the inner feminist in me.

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Oops! Etruscan Warrior Prince Really a Princess

Oops! Etruscan Warrior Prince Really a Princess | Ancient People | Scoop.it
An ancient Etruscan grave thought to hold the skeleton of a warrior and his bride may in fact hold the body of a princess and her consort. The royal mix-up reveals how easily modern and old biases can color the interpretation of ancient graves.

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Louise Zarmati's curator insight, October 19, 2013 12:46 AM

Typical! Gender bias in archaeological interpretation. Nothing new.

Matthew Ganibi's curator insight, November 25, 2013 2:03 AM

Ancient remains of an Etruscan princess were mistakenly identified as a warrior's skeleton.

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Archaeologists find prehistoric Romeo and Juliet locked in eternal embrace - USATODAY.com

Archaeologists find prehistoric Romeo and Juliet locked in eternal embrace - USATODAY.com | Ancient People | Scoop.it
It could be humanity's oldest story of doomed love. Archaeologists have unearthed two skeletons from the Neolithic period locked in a tender embrace and buried outside Mantua, just 25 miles south of Verona, the romantic city where Shakespeare set...

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Jahaiyra Albert's curator insight, October 11, 2013 3:35 PM

This is just the cutest!

Sarah Kerr's curator insight, November 21, 2013 6:14 PM

I'm going to categorize this scoop under Women in Ancient History because, it is lovey-dovey. This scoop is about a grave site uncovered outside  Mantua. The two people buried are locked in a hugging embrace and are given the nickname of "Romeo and Juliet" just because the ancient story which takes place in Verona, Italy is just 25 miles from where this site was uncovered. 

Patrick Kwong's curator insight, January 29, 2014 2:16 PM

The article says that they are still wondering how they died. But even though we know how Romeo and Juliet die, this seems like an ancient predecessor for Shakespeare's classic.

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Name of Egyptian mummy revealed

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The first stage of a study into an ancient Egyptian mummy has revealed her possible identity and where she was from.


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Minoans came from Europe, not Africa, new DNA study finds

Minoans came from Europe, not Africa, new DNA study finds | Ancient People | Scoop.it
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A new study conducted by a team of American and Greek researchers has found that the people of the ancient Minoan civilization living on the island of Crete most likely came from Europe.

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Kings of Ancient Egypt - Ptolemy IV-VIII

Kings of Ancient Egypt - Ptolemy IV-VIII | Ancient People | Scoop.it

Ptolemy IV-VIII
Ptolemy IV Philopator (father-loving one), eldest son of Ptolemy III and Berenike II, became king in 221 at the age of 20. He took the throne names Iwaeenetjerwymenkhwy Setepptah Userkare Sekhemankhamun, Heir of the Two Beneficent Gods, Chosen of Ptah, Powerful is the Soul of Ra, Living Image of Amun. Contrary to the potency of his titulary, and unlike his three predecessors, this Ptolemy led a rather dissolute life, with help from an Alexandrian Greek named Sosibius.


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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 People | 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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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, October 15, 2013 11:06 AM

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

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, October 18, 2013 6:33 AM

interesting!!

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Ruling queens of ancient Egypt. | History and Archaeology blog

Ruling queens of ancient Egypt. | History and Archaeology blog | Ancient People | Scoop.it
Although there are several types of queens in the history of ancient Egypt, the Great Royal Wife for example, only the actual ruling queens of royal blood will be mentioned in this post. MerNeith. Possible father: King Jer.

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Examining the royal blood queens is so interesting. Its so cool to think that women have ruled and it hasn't always been just men.
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