Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage
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Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage
Daily life in Nubia (Egypt and Sudan), the impact of living near the Nile river, Nubian traditions, cultural heritage and archaeology.
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Unraveling the Mystery of the Bearded Man -

Unraveling the Mystery of the Bearded Man - | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it

He looks almost Byzantine or Greek, gazing doe-eyed over the viewer’s left shoulder, his mouth forming a slight pout, like a star-struck lover or perhaps a fan of the races witnessing his favorite charioteer losing control of his horses.


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Shonda Brock's curator insight, August 28, 2014 9:30 AM

"The Bearded Man is a “mummy portrait” of a Roman-Egyptian, dating back to 170-180 AD, which was found attached to his sarcophagus, although it has since become separated from his mummy and coffin and so his true identity has become lost to the pages of history."

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Egyptian Mummies—to Unwrap or Not to Unwrap?

Egyptian Mummies—to Unwrap or Not to Unwrap? | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt at the end of the 18th century sparked a European interest in ancient Egypt. This ‘Egyptomania’ has gripped Europe ever since,

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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, June 4, 2014 2:57 PM

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Major new exhibition reveals new discoveries about ancient lives in Egypt and Sudan

Major new exhibition reveals new discoveries about ancient lives in Egypt and Sudan | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
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International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works's curator insight, May 22, 2014 4:45 AM

A new exhibition at the British Museum will showcase recent research on ancient Egyptian and Sudanese ‘mummies’, with state-of-the-art technology enabling visitors to virtually explore inside mummy cases and examine the bodies underneath the wrappings

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Mummy Facts (INFOGRAPHIC)

Mummy Facts (INFOGRAPHIC) | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | 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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