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“Son of a count!”

“Son of a count!” | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
“Son of a count!” No, this isn’t an ancient Egyptian swear.  It’s the phrase that sometimes labels sons of the female administrator named Tjat in the tomb of Khnumhotep II at Beni Hasan.  In a rece...
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The story of the female administrator named Tjat continues with a look at her sons.

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Women and Beer: A 4,500-Year History Is Coming Full Circle

Women and Beer: A 4,500-Year History Is Coming Full Circle | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
In Ancient Egypt, beer was made almost entirely by women. As we shifted to an industrial economy, men took over. Will the craft revolution reverse the trend?
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Paddle dolls and performance in ancient Egypt.

Paddle dolls and performance in ancient Egypt. | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Paddle dolls and performance in ancient Egypt.
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Paddle dolls and performance in ancient Egypt by Ellen Morris now available online.

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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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A Loving Embrace Survives Thousands of Years

A Loving Embrace Survives Thousands of Years | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The tomb at Saqqara [of Kahai] — which held this couple, their children and possibly their grandchildren — has now been studied and described by researchers at Macquarie University's Australian Cen...
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Beautiful new publication of the tomb of Kahai and his family.

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A female administrator in ancient Egypt

A female administrator in ancient Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The cliffs of Beni Hasan.  Note the modern staircase on the right side, which leads to the level of the tombs of the nomarchs (local administrators).  The tops of the doorways into the tombs are ju...
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A look at the less prominent women in Egyptian elite households.

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The "temple of millions of years" of Tausret, Egypt's forgotten female pharaoh

The "temple of millions of years" of Tausret, Egypt's forgotten female pharaoh | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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An interesting article on the female pharaoh Tausret and the ARCE-sponsored fieldwork being conducted at her temple.

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Natalie Letcher's curator insight, September 18, 2013 6:34 PM

Although she was forgotten, recent research reveals yet another woman in power ruling in ancient Egypt. This prompts me to ask yet again as in my recent blog post, after 2,000 years how far have women really come?  http://wp.me/p39WCy-DX