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Egyptology and Archaeology
The latest news from the world of Egyptology, archaeology, and cultural heritage in Egypt from the New Orleans Interest Group of the American Research Center in Egypt. For more news and event announcements, visit us on the web: www.arce-nola.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/arcenola, Twitter: www.twitter.com/arcenola, and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/arcenola
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Polish archaeologists found tombs dating back four thousand years in Egypt

Polish archaeologists found tombs dating back four thousand years in Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A team of Polish archaeologists discovered tombs from the early second millennium BC and unknown pharaonic carvings in Gebelein in Upper Egypt. It was a part of rescue studies associated with the devastation caused by the widening range of fields and settlements.
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AUC-AERA Archaeological Field Training Program |

AUC-AERA Archaeological Field Training Program | | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
AERAweb.org, the official web site of Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA), provides information on the work of Dr. Mark Lehner and the international team of the Giza Plateau Mapping Project.
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Want to learn archaeology in the shadow of the pyramids? Apply for AERA's next field school now.  Deadline May 30.

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Tomb dating back to 1100 B.C. found in Egypt

Tomb dating back to 1100 B.C. found in Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archeologists have found a tomb dating back to around 1100 B.C. south of Cairo, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said Thursday.
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Image Gallery: Egypt's Valley of the Kings

Image Gallery: Egypt's Valley of the Kings | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered the oldest Egyptian sundial and amazing mummies and tombs at the royal burial site.
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Even more photos of discoveries in the Valley of the Kings

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How globalization and climate change destroyed ancient civilization

How globalization and climate change destroyed ancient civilization | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A global economy held together by interdependence — possibly to a fault. A changing climate causing worldwide disaster. And a warlike people seeking to wreak havoc throughout civilization. It sounds…
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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, April 4, 2014 1:21 PM

oh// a nice touch!!

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3,300-Year-Old Tomb with Pyramid Entrance Discovered in Egypt

3,300-Year-Old Tomb with Pyramid Entrance Discovered in Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The tomb, built for a scribe named Horemheb, contained the bones of more women than men, begging the question of whether Horemheb and his father or brother Ramesu had multiple wives at the same time.
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One of the many things scholars will be talking about at the ARCE Annual Meeting this weekend.

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In Photos: Egyptian Pyramid Predates Giza Landmark

In Photos: Egyptian Pyramid Predates Giza Landmark | Egyptology and Archaeology | 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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ARCE Qurna Site Improvement project update

ARCE Qurna Site Improvement project update | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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ARCE Luxor's Qurna Site Improvement (QSI) project continues with clearing areas Q03 and Q11.

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Giant Sarcophagus leads archaeologists to Tomb of a Previously Unknown Pharaoh

Giant Sarcophagus leads archaeologists to Tomb of a Previously Unknown Pharaoh | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of Woseribre Senebkay
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More details on and photos of the newly discovered royal tombs at Abydos.

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Tasty Life: Leopard Teeth, Calf Bones Found in Ruins Near Pyramids

Tasty Life: Leopard Teeth, Calf Bones Found in Ruins Near Pyramids | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The remains of a mansion that likely held high-ranking officials some 4,500 years ago have been discovered near Egypt's Giza Pyramids. Bones from young cattle and teeth from leopards suggest its residents ate and dressed like royalty.
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Note that while it cannot be confirmed at this time if Live Science is correctly interpreting the implications of the new information, the information does come from the actual archaeologists who work at the site, not some random people with their own agenda.

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Penn Museum - Giant Sarcophagus Leads Penn Museum Team in Egypt To the Tomb of a Previously Unknown Pharaoh

Penn Museum - Giant Sarcophagus Leads Penn Museum Team in Egypt To the Tomb of a Previously Unknown Pharaoh | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia PA 19104
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Many more details on the newly discovered royal tomb(s) that will rewrite the history of the Second Intermediate Period of Ancient Egypt!

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Elizabeth Otis's curator insight, January 17, 2014 6:51 PM

This is very intersting that a pharoh that no one knew about was discovered like this. It leads me to think that he was eather a middle of the road pharoh to were not much was written about him or that he came at a bad time in egypt when not alot of records were being kept. 

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Abydos Dynasty tomb discovered revealing new Pharaoh’s name

Abydos Dynasty tomb discovered revealing new Pharaoh’s name | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it

Breaking news: another royal tomb discovered at Abydos!

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An amazing discovery at South Abydos of a tomb belonging to a previously unknown king of Egypt who ruled during the Second Intermediate Period.  The tomb had been robbed, but the king's skeleton remained in the tomb, along with parts of his sarcophagus.

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Luxor Times: Ramesside Minister of Foreign Affairs tomb discovered in Sakkara

Luxor Times: Ramesside Minister of Foreign Affairs tomb discovered in Sakkara | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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More info and photos on the Ramessid tomb found at Saqqara!

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Pre-dynastic tomb uncovered in Egypt's Edfu - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Pre-dynastic tomb uncovered in Egypt's Edfu - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Breaking news: in-tact pre-dynastic tomb found at Hierakonpolis

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International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works's curator insight, May 7, 2014 7:53 AM

A British-Egyptian archaeological mission working in the Al-Kom Al-Ahmar area of the town of Edfu has discovered a pre-dynastic royal tomb of an unidentified king

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Call for Papers: Archaeological Sources and Resources in the Context of Museums

Call for Papers: Archaeological Sources and Resources in the Context of Museums | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The International Committee for Egyptology, CIPEG, Annual Meeting will be focused on Egyptian and Sudan Archeological collections. 26th - 29th August 2014. (Copenhagen, Denmark).
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Gebel el-Asr quarries: Discovery and excavation

Gebel el-Asr quarries: Discovery and excavation | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Gebel el-Asr quarry is an almost invisible site in the south-west of Egypt, located some 65km north-west of Abu Simbel. It is also known as Chephren's Quarry and Chephren Diorite Quarry after t...
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Archaeologists race to secure ancient tomb of three Egyptian kings

Archaeologists race to secure ancient tomb of three Egyptian kings | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
British archaeologist John Romer, 72, believes he has discovered the site where three ancient Egyptian priest kings - Herihor, Piankh and Menkheperre - were buried in Luxor, Egypt, almost 3,000 years ago.
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Luxor Times: 17th Dynasty Rishi coffin discovered in Dra Abu El Naga

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4,600-Year-Old Step Pyramid Uncovered in Egypt

4,600-Year-Old Step Pyramid Uncovered in Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The purpose of the pyramid, which predates the Great Pyramid of Giza, is a mystery. It may have been used as a symbolic monuments dedicated to the royal cult that affirmed the power of the king in the southern provinces.
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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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Discovering a lost valley of kings with Penn archaeologist Josef Wegner

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Photos: Amazing Discoveries at Egypt's Giza Pyramids

Photos: Amazing Discoveries at Egypt's Giza Pyramids | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Researchers have found an ancient complex and numerous bones from the forelimbs of cattle, popular offerings in ancient Egypt, suggesting royal cult priests perhaps venerating the pharaoh Khafre occupied the complex.
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A slideshow on the new discoveries at Giza

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Penn Museum - The world is abuzz with news of the... | Facebook

The world is abuzz with news of the discovery of a previously unknown pharaoh, Woseribre Senebkay, by a Penn Museum research team. This finding at...
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Amazing photos of the new royal tomb discovered at South Abydos.

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