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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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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Egyptological Data Management - University of Oxford - jobs.ac.uk

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Egyptological Data Management - University of Oxford - jobs.ac.uk | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Part-time Sackler Library, 1 St. John Street, Oxford Grade 7: £29,837 - £36,661 p.a. (pro rata) An opportunity to put your database and website...
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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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Tomb robbers broke into tomb of workman who built Great Pyramid | Cairo Post

Tomb robbers broke into tomb of workman who built Great Pyramid | Cairo Post | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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An attempted robbery of a Giza tomb.

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Uncovered, the pharaohs' child star - Telegraph

Uncovered, the pharaohs' child star - Telegraph | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A new exhibition at the British Museum reveals the 3,000-year-old secrets of an ancient Egyptian mummy, containing the skeleton of a seven-year-old singer
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Animal Burials, Early Ruler, and Ivory Statue Unearthed in Egyptian Tomb Complex

Animal Burials, Early Ruler, and Ivory Statue Unearthed in Egyptian Tomb Complex | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Learn more about beautiful artifacts from a newly discovered very early Egyptian tomb.
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Interview with Dr. Renée Friedman about the recently discovered pre-dynastic tomb.

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New technology unwraps mummies

New technology unwraps mummies | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
LONDON (AP)—Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.
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Beautiful watercolor by Howard Carter

Beautiful watercolor by Howard Carter | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Watercolor of painting in the Hypostyle Hall in the Deir el-Bahri Temple of Hatshepsut made by Howard Carter and now in the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.
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Howard Carter got his start in archaeology as an artist, copying decorated tombs and temples, like this one.
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Why does Hollywood love making terrible films about the ancient world? – Telegraph Blogs

Why does Hollywood love making terrible films about the ancient world? – Telegraph Blogs | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Kingsley Amis liked to sit through films, saying, "He wouldn't do that. She wouldn't say that. They wouldn't wear that." He'd have had a field day with Pompeii 3D, the new glorious piece of Hollywood tosh about ancient Rome. Gladiators didn't have Cockney accents; senators didn't have American ones; there was no tsunami at Pompeii. [...]
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AUC-AERA Archaeological Field Training Program |

AUC-AERA Archaeological Field Training Program | | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
AERAweb.org, the official web site of Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA), provides information on the work of Dr. Mark Lehner and the international team of the Giza Plateau Mapping Project.
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Want to learn archaeology in the shadow of the pyramids? Apply for AERA's next field school now.  Deadline May 30.

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Tomb dating back to 1100 B.C. found in Egypt

Tomb dating back to 1100 B.C. found in Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archeologists have found a tomb dating back to around 1100 B.C. south of Cairo, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said Thursday.
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Ancient Egypt's King Tut will rise again on Spike TV

Ancient Egypt's King Tut will rise again on Spike TV | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Spike TV — the network of “Ink Master” and “Bar Rescue” — is getting into the scripted genre with a miniseries about King Tut. The network has greenlit a six-hour series based on the life of the Eg...
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Yet another ancient-Egypt-related series slated for production.
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360 panoramic view of the Red monastery, the church of Saints Bishai and Bigol, Sohag, Egypt

360° panoramic photography by Matjaz Kacicnik. Visit us to see more amazing panoramas from Egypt and thousands of other places in the world.
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Conference - Company of Images: Modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age

Conference - Company of Images: Modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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The purpose of this conference is to explore the fertile imaginary world of Middle Bronze Age Egypt (2000-1500BC) through its material culture and the archaeological sources from which such material is recovered. 


Abstracts due May 15

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Colourful tomb of a guard reveals images of ancient Egyptian afterlife

Colourful tomb of a guard reveals images of ancient Egyptian afterlife | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The tomb of a guard of the army archives and royal messenger to foreign countries was uncovered in Saqqara, around 18 miles (30km) south of Cairo.
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Some interesting details about the tomb of Paser discovered at Saqqara.
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Amarna Project: Amarna Bioarchaeology Field School 2015

Applications for the #Amarna Bioarchaeology Field School for 2015 are now being accepted http://t.co/0pa84JSojK #Egyptology
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'Hieroglyph': First Look at Fox's Ambitious Egyptian Drama (Exclusive Photo)

'Hieroglyph': First Look at Fox's Ambitious Egyptian Drama (Exclusive Photo) | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Fox is going to Egypt. Set in the world of ancient Egypt, action-adventure drama Hieroglyph follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah, forcing him to navigate palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal...
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Ibrahim: Mini-Egyptian museum to open at Cairo Airport for transit passengers | Cairo Post

Ibrahim: Mini-Egyptian museum to open at Cairo Airport for transit passengers | Cairo Post | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Egypt's airports to exhibit ancient artefacts - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Egypt's airports to exhibit ancient artefacts - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Interesting new idea to help promote tourism.

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Sandstorm blows through southern Egypt

Sandstorm blows through southern Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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This fearsome-looking sandstorm blew over Philae Temple yesterday.  Photograph by Okka Hassan: https://www.facebook.com/Ahmed.masoud88?fref=photo

 

A video of the same sandstorm in Aswan can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=635105479904283

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Luxor Times: Ramesside Minister of Foreign Affairs tomb discovered in Sakkara

Luxor Times: Ramesside Minister of Foreign Affairs tomb discovered in Sakkara | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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More info and photos on the Ramessid tomb found at Saqqara!

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Photos: Egyptian antiquities to be returned to Egypt by a British court order

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