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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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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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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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HistoricalPics: The Nile by the Giza Pyramids, ...

HistoricalPics: The Nile by the Giza Pyramids, ... | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Nile by the Giza Pyramids, Egypt, 1927 http://t.co/MRNAQcPu7I
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Beautiful photo of the Nile by the Giza Pyramids, 1927.

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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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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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