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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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DIGGING IN MUSEUMS & ARCHIVES UNEARTHING TULANE UNIVERSITY'S EGYPTIAN COLLECTION

DIGGING IN MUSEUMS & ARCHIVES UNEARTHING TULANE UNIVERSITY'S EGYPTIAN COLLECTION | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it

"DIGGING IN MUSEUMS & ARCHIVES:
UNEARTHING TULANE UNIVERSITY'S EGYPTIAN COLLECTION"by Dr. Melinda Nelson-Hurst (Tulane University)June 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum

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Don't miss this exciting talk about the latest research on Tulane University's Egyptian Collection!

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Secrets of the 1,300-year old tattooed mummy - Telegraph

Secrets of the 1,300-year old tattooed mummy - Telegraph | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A forthcoming exhibition at the British Museum features the mummified remains of a Sudanese woman who CAT scans revealed had a tattoo on her right leg to symbolise the Archangel Michael
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Amado Samanello's curator insight, March 24, 2014 3:06 AM

wow tattoo before 1000 years  

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King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle

King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Possibly the first-known mummified erect penis, and other burial anomalies, were not accidents during embalming, but rather deliberate attempts to make the king appear as Osiris, the god of the underworld, in as literal a way as possible.
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Access Ikram's original article here: https://www.academia.edu/5240597/Some_Thoughts_on_the_Mummification_of_King_Tutankhamun

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 4, 2014 7:56 PM

For some reason, I just thought of Freud... *wink*

Shonda Brock's curator insight, January 5, 2014 2:00 PM

VPP--Very Important Penis

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, January 10, 2014 2:03 PM

it's by either Got or creatures of all kind; the same!!

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King Tut Death by Chariot? Not So Fast : DNews

King Tut Death by Chariot? Not So Fast : DNews | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
King Tutankhamun's death is a mystery which may never be solved, concludes new research.
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Another look at the evidence from Tutankhamun's remains, which suggests quite a different answer than recently televised. 

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Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not | Egyptology and Archaeology | 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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Mummy's the word: Manitoba Museum exhibition explores our fascination with ancient body preservation

The hieroglyphics that appear along the sides of the 2,300-year-old coffin identify the person in it... - The Arts - Winnipeg Free Press.
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New mummy exhibit in Canada.

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Harvard’s Semitic museum, a trove of treasures, is set for big changes - The Boston Globe

Harvard’s Semitic museum, a trove of treasures, is set for big changes - The Boston Globe | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it

With a rich but checkered history and a collection that can look anciently opaque and mysterious from the outside but is in fact full of wonders, Harvard University’s Semitic Museum is on the cusp of great change.

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Interesting article about the history and future plans of Harvard's Semitic Museum and its new director, Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian.

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If Art Could Tweet « The WILD Magazine

If Art Could Tweet « The WILD Magazine | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
fashion, arts magazine
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One of Tulane's mummies is featured in this article "If Art Could Tweet" in The Wild Magazine!

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Luxor Times: A mummy was captured in Giza

Luxor Times: A mummy was captured in Giza | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Mummy recovered from looting at Giza.

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Collecting Egypt: Dissection on Display

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Recent book - "Dissection on Display" - includes section on famous mummy-unwrapper Thomas Pettigrew

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German Boy Finds Mummy in Grandmother’s Attic: Family Thought It Phony, Turns Out Scary

German Boy Finds Mummy in Grandmother’s Attic: Family Thought It Phony, Turns Out Scary | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it

They thought it was phony, but it turned out to be scary. Radiological analysis of a mummy, found by a boy in his grandmother's attic in Germany, has turned out to be real. Examiners saying it contain real human bones.

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An update on the mummy found in a German attic.  It turns out to be real human remains, but apparently not ancient Egyptian.

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Mystery of mummified baby in Swansea is solved

Mystery of mummified baby in Swansea is solved | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
THE mystery over a mummified baby at the Egypt Centre appears to have been solved. The centre, based at Swansea University, houses more than houses more than 5,000 artefacts, most collected by the...
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Additional images found here: http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/mummified-fetus-found-in-tiny-ancient-egyptian-sarcophagus-140512-140512.htm

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Ancient skeleton is the earliest case of cancer yet detected

Ancient skeleton is the earliest case of cancer yet detected | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Researchers discover the earliest confirmed case of cancer in a 25 year old man who lived in ancient Egyptian times.
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Massachusetts General Hospital's resident mummy undergoes restoration and study | Harvard Magazine

Massachusetts General Hospital's resident mummy undergoes restoration and study | Harvard Magazine | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
MGH's resident mummy undergoes restoration and a medical exam.
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How to Feed Your Mummy | Science/AAAS | News

How to Feed Your Mummy | Science/AAAS | News | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Interesting new research into th type of mummies you hear about the least, food mummies.

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Name of Egyptian mummy revealed

Name of Egyptian mummy revealed | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it

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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Why does the mummy’s curse refuse to die? – Jo Marchant – Aeon

Why does the mummy’s curse refuse to die? – Jo Marchant – Aeon | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
It came from an Egyptian tomb... Well no, actually, it didn’t. But once a myth lurches into life, there’s no stopping it
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It's true, the notion that there are such curses lives on much stronger than any actual curses!

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The Same Old Wrap? - A New Take on the Mummy's Curse

My thanks to Dr Jasmine Day for agreeing to be the author of today's post...!

The Same Old Wrap? – A New Take on the Mummy’s CurseMummy! thou shalt henceforth be to me as a companion.
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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 | Egyptology and Archaeology | 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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Examinations of a baby boy mummy | In the Artifact Lab

Examinations of a baby boy mummy | In the Artifact Lab | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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The Artifact Lab assesses the condition of a baby boy mummy.

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Amanda Duvall's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:04 PM

 

 

The article is about a baby boy mummy. The boy was about two years old. The people studying him are wondering how he died. They took X-rays and found a hole on the top of his skull. It gives them a clue what happened to him. They also found green under his left eye and hands. They wonder what it is. His clothes are faded mostly ever where and his insides are missing. I have been looking at the picture of him and his eyes are closed. He aslo is lying flat down as if he was sleeping when he died.

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EgyptMcr: last night we CT-scanned the mummy of Artemidorus

EgyptMcr: last night we CT-scanned the mummy of Artemidorus | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Photos of CT scanning a mummy.

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After 2,000 years, a mummy gets her face

After 2,000 years, a mummy gets her face | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The skull stares at her from the table, unblinking and grinning, as skulls do. Alexandra Keenan-Krilevich regards its forehead and temples and then begins to roll a ball of brown clay, measuring its thickness with a caliper, slicing it just so.
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3D printing and facial reconstruction aim to make ancient Egyptian mummy "more human" for exhibit goers.

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New book examines life of first female Egyptologist

New book examines life of first female Egyptologist | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Margaret Alice Murray, one of the first women to practice archaeology and the first woman to publicly unwrap a mummy, is the subject of a new book by Missouri University of Science and Technology h...
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A new book on an interesting figure in the history of Egyptology and mummy studies.
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