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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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ANCIENT EGYPT IN DUBLIN

ANCIENT EGYPT IN DUBLIN | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Dublin isn't the first place you think of when it comes to Egyptology, in fact you probably wouldn't connect the two at all, but while it is true that Dublin can't compete with the collections of L...
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Egyptology News: Amarna, Spring Season 2014, second report from Barry Kemp

Egyptology News: Amarna, Spring Season 2014, second report from Barry Kemp | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Video: Secrets from the Tomb: Exploring Chicago's mummies - YouTube

Chicago has three significant Egyptian collections, including a large number of mummies. Many have been in the city since the late 19th century. But thanks t...
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Ancient Egyptian Mummy Found With Brain, No Heart

Ancient Egyptian Mummy Found With Brain, No Heart | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The mummified women, who lived 1,700 years ago, has a plaque on her abdomen that may have been intended to ritually heal her, say a team of researchers who examined the female body with CT scans.
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Did the pharaohs know hieroglyphics? - Polish Egyptologist explains | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland

Did the pharaohs know hieroglyphics? - Polish Egyptologist explains | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Could all the pharaohs read and write? Only 1-3 percent of the inhabitants of ancient Egypt mastered this exceptionally difficult art.
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Egyptologist Aidan Dodson to speak in New Orleans and Baton Rouge

Egyptologist Aidan Dodson to speak in New Orleans and Baton Rouge | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The World of Egyptology Dr. Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol, UK) Meet and greet with light refreshments at 5:30 PM, lecture at 6:00 PM
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Don't miss these unique events with British Egyptologist Dr. Aidan Dodson!

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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, 10:21 AM

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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12 Photos That Show a Different Side of Egypt

12 Photos That Show a Different Side of Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
When people hear the name "Egypt," they immediately think about gold plated treasure, towering monuments and pyramids, strong and mystical Pharaohs, camels and their riders in the vast open deserts...
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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, April 4, 10:20 AM

a different side of Egypt, with me on the left side!!

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Massive statues of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep III in the Luxor Valley

Massive statues of Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep III in the Luxor Valley | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have unveiled two colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt’s famed temple city of Luxor, adding to an existing pair of world-renowned tourist attractions.
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Press Release from Dr Hourig on Work on the Colossal Statues of Amenhotep III

Press Release from Dr Hourig on Work on the Colossal Statues of Amenhotep III | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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£1 million bid to

£1 million bid to | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
BOLTON Museum could become a global attraction after unveiling ambitious plans to house a full-scale reconstruction of the tomb of a great Egyptian Pharaoh.
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rita roberts's curator insight, March 23, 1:20 AM

This is a fantastic step forward using modern technology.

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Gender, Identity and Memory in The Mortuary Practices of Elite Women in Eighth-Sixth Century BCE Egypt

Gender, Identity and Memory in The Mortuary Practices of Elite Women in Eighth-Sixth Century BCE Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
By Dr. Jean Li, Ryerson University Whenever I teach Ancient Egypt I begin by asking my students, “What comes to mind when you think about Ancient Egypt?” The replies, as one can imagine, invariably include “pyramids”, and “King Tut”.
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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, March 21, 11:42 AM

once they were all the same..

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Brooklyn Museum to publish a handbook for the recently deceased

Brooklyn Museum to publish a handbook for the recently deceased | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
articles/Brooklyn Museum to publish a handbook for the recently deceased

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15 pictures you won't believe they are shot in Egypt.

15 pictures you won't believe they are shot in Egypt. | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
All the pictures are shot by me during the lovely trips only in Egypt. Pictures are NOT PHOTOSHOPPED. My facebook page: facebook.com/hakemphotography My Email address: moh.hakem@gmail.com 1. This ...
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Gebel el Silsila Survey Project: Geology, quarrying techniques, lithics and rock art – week 5 at Gebel el Silsila

Gebel el Silsila Survey Project: Geology, quarrying techniques, lithics and rock art – week 5 at Gebel el Silsila | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Geology, quarrying techniques, lithics and rock art – week 5 at Gebel el Silsila http://t.co/o0yjrckRop #Egyptology #Archaeology
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10 Spectacular Photos of the Cairo Citadel at Night

10 Spectacular Photos of the Cairo Citadel at Night | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
For the first time in Egypt's history, the government has shown its support of 'Autism Awareness Month' by lighting up the Cairo Citadel with bright blue and purple lights. The month, run by the Eg...
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PHOTOS: Egypt Reopens Ancient Tomb After 10-Year Renovation

PHOTOS: Egypt Reopens Ancient Tomb After 10-Year Renovation | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
An ancient Egyptian tomb of enormous archaeological importance has finally been reopened to the public after 10 years of renovation.
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Egypt's ancient art of pottery - in pictures

Egypt's ancient art of pottery - in pictures | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Egyptians have been making pottery for thousands of years. In a small village in the remote area of Faiyum Governate, the tradition continues
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Brilliant
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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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How To Save Mummies From the Egyptian Revolution | VICE News

How To Save Mummies From the Egyptian Revolution | VICE News | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A group of Egyptian scholars and activists are risking their lives to save the country's cultural treasures from being looted and destroyed.
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Czech Egyptologists Make New Discovery in Abusir

Czech Egyptologists Make New Discovery in Abusir | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Since March this year, archaeologists of the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague have been working in the southern part of the Institute´s archaeological concession in Abusir, near Cairo.
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An official press release in English from the Czech team.
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The Czech mission discovers an Old Kingdom mummy in Abu Sir

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It seems that the sarcophagus may not actually be that of the man named Nefer, though it was found inside his tomb (thus, it could be that of a family member of his).

 

Czech press report can be seen here: http://egyptologie.ff.cuni.cz/?req=id:227

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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, 12:06 AM

wow tattoo before 1000 years  

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The digital unwrapping of the Egyptian priest Neswaiu

The digital unwrapping of the Egyptian priest Neswaiu | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Visitors to Stockholm's Medelhavsmuseet can now digitally unwrap the mummy of an Egyptian priest.
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