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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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Providing first aid to damaged heritage helps to prevent further damage | cultureunderattack.org

Providing first aid to damaged heritage helps to prevent further damage | cultureunderattack.org | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Video: Aliens, Vagina, Pyramids, DaVinci Code (Comedy Spoof)

Leigh Hart compares the pyramids with a vagina
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Funny spoof video pretending to be a documentary (and catching experts off guard)
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Official Trailer | HIEROGLYPH | FOX BROADCASTING - YouTube

The world of ancient Egypt -- a time of magic, Pharaohs, gods and thieves -- lives again in FOX's new adventure series HIEROGLYPH. Subscribe now for more Hie...
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They managed to work vampires into this show somehow...

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A "mummy shroud" in the Brooklyn Museum

A "mummy shroud" in the Brooklyn Museum | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Conservation is embarking on an exciting treatment of an Egyptian painted mummy shroud. This brightly painted fragment comes from a larger piece of linen, originally used as a draping or wrapping for a mummy. During its more than two-thousand years of existence, the shroud was torn, cropped, folded, and damaged by water and previous interventions. The painted textile was not intended to be stretched and displayed vertically. However, prior to entering the museum’s collection in 1937, the fragment was sewn onto a secondary fabric support, mounted to a Masonite board, and hung glazed in a frame…much like a traditional painting!


Conservation treatment will focus on removing the original textile from its current fabric support, stabilizing the fragile, flaking paint layers, and providing a more appropriate and safe display method as well as a long-term preservation environment. All this while retaining the essential character of the object and evidence that documents its history. Stay tuned!




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Egypt fights looters stealing its antiquities with spacecraft and statecraft - Washington Post

Egypt fights looters stealing its antiquities with spacecraft and statecraft - Washington Post | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Washington Post Egypt fights looters stealing its antiquities with spacecraft and statecraft Washington Post “The objects that are stolen from museums are easier to track because they are registered,” Ibrahim said, referring to the archaeological...
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Third Intermediate Period Chantress coffin discovered in Sakkara

Third Intermediate Period Chantress coffin discovered in Sakkara | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Burial of an ancient Egyptian singer discovered at Saqqara
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City’s fascinating link to Tutankhamun story marks 75th anniversary + video

City’s fascinating link to Tutankhamun story marks 75th anniversary + video | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Oxford’s home to Egyptian secrets is still carrying out the work of its founder 75 years on. Matt Oliver reports
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What is an ancient Egyptian demon?

What is an ancient Egyptian demon? | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Think you know what an ancient Egyptian demon is? Then your help is needed! Definitions There is much academic discussion over the definition of ancient Egyptian demons.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Stolen artefacts return to the Egyptian Museum - Multimedia - Ahram Online

PHOTO GALLERY: Stolen artefacts return to the Egyptian Museum - Multimedia - Ahram Online | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
PHOTO GALLERY: Stolen artefacts return to the Egyptian Museum - Multimedia - Ahram Online
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Hierakonpolis Online - Tomb 72

Hierakonpolis Online - Tomb 72 | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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A lot more details on the newly discovered pre-dynastic tomb at Hierakonpolis.

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Free online - New books in “Studies in African Archaeology” series | Muzeum Archeologiczne w Poznaniu

Free online - New books in “Studies in African Archaeology” series | Muzeum Archeologiczne w Poznaniu | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Egyptian mummies: Science or sacrilege?

Egyptian mummies: Science or sacrilege? | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A shocking photograph of an Egyptian mummy unwrapped greets the visitor to a new exhibition at the British Museum, Ancient Lives, New Discoveries: Eight Mummies, Eight Stories.
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Discovering the artists of the Eastern Sahara | University of Cambridge

Discovering the artists of the Eastern Sahara | University of Cambridge | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Recently discovered rock art on the walls of a cave in the Egyptian Western Desert has been provisionally dated by a Cambridge University archaeologist as between 6,000 and 7,000 years old, created at least 1,000 years before the building of the...
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For archaeologists, Middle East conflicts create 'perfect sandstorm' of challenges - HeritageDaily

For archaeologists, Middle East conflicts create 'perfect sandstorm' of challenges - HeritageDaily | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
HeritageDaily For archaeologists, Middle East conflicts create 'perfect sandstorm' of challenges HeritageDaily Nadine Moeller, associate professor of Egyptology, who is director of the Tell Edfu project in Egypt, said that archaeologists working in...
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Climate change caused empire's fall, tree rings reveal

Climate change caused empire's fall, tree rings reveal | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A handful of tree ring samples stored in an old cigar box have shed unexpected light on the ancient world, thanks to research by archaeologist Sturt Manning and collaborators at Cornell, Arizona, Chicago, Oxford and Vienna, forthcoming...
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin: Spring 1979

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin: Spring 1979 | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Charles K. Wilkinson Egyptian Wall Paintings: The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of Facsimiles created by its Graphics section.
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Full-size replica of Great Sphinx of Giza appears in Chinese village

Full-size replica of Great Sphinx of Giza appears in Chinese village | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Residents in Hebei Province gathered to take photos of the bizarre addition to their skyline, which is 20 metres high and over 60 metres long.
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"Pyramids, Mummies, and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries" by Dr. Zahi Hawass | Legion of Honor

"Pyramids, Mummies, and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries" by Dr. Zahi Hawass | Legion of Honor | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Recovered antiquities go on display at Egyptian Museum - Museums - Heritage - Ahram Online

Recovered antiquities go on display at Egyptian Museum - Museums - Heritage - Ahram Online | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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