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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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'Rude' Beyoncé banned from Pyramids by 'Egypt's Indiana Jones' - Irish Independent

'Rude' Beyoncé banned from Pyramids by 'Egypt's Indiana Jones' - Irish Independent | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Irish Independent 'Rude' Beyoncé banned from Pyramids by 'Egypt's Indiana Jones' Irish Independent Dr Hawass, Egypt's former head of antiquities and gatekeeper of the Pyramids, banished Beyoncé from the ancient site after he was sickened by what he...
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Tutankhamen in Japan again

Tutankhamen in Japan again | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Minister of State for Antiquities, Mohammed Ibrahim said he would hold negotiations with Japan on the establishment of an exhibition for King Tutankhamen collectibles for the second time in Japan.
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Slide Show: Moises Saman's Photographs of Egyptian Archeology

Slide Show: Moises Saman's Photographs of Egyptian Archeology | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
In January of this year, the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University sent a team to assess what had been looted from Abydos. The photographer Moises Saman joined them, in March, to document their operation.
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Photos of life and archaeology at Abydos, Egypt.
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ARCE's Qurna Site Improvement project (QSI)

ARCE's Qurna Site Improvement project (QSI) | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Updates on ARCE's Qurna Site Improvement project (QSI) on the West Bank of Luxor.

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Mystery solved! Manchester Museum's spinning ancient Egyptian statue isn't cursed

Mystery solved! Manchester Museum's spinning ancient Egyptian statue isn't cursed | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
An ancient Egyptian statue which sparked whispers of an ancient curse when it was found to be turning on its axis inside its display case at a museum wasn't cursed after all, a TV mystery solver has claimed.
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In case you were still not certain about why this statuette was spinning in its display case, here's the proof.

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How to Feed Your Mummy | Science/AAAS | News

How to Feed Your Mummy | Science/AAAS | News | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Interesting new research into th type of mummies you hear about the least, food mummies.

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Egypt plans ambitious renovation for Cairo museum

Egypt plans ambitious renovation for Cairo museum | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt unveiled Friday a multimillion dollar renovation project for Cairo's famed Egyptian Museum, including plans to demolish a scorched building that stands between it and the Nile, in a bid to draw tourists back and restore a sense...
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Call for Papers: 2014 Penn Center for Ancient Studies Graduate Symposium

Call for Papers: 2014 Penn Center for Ancient Studies Graduate Symposium

Deadline for Submission: January 10, 2014

“Views from Below: Outsiders, Masses, and the Margins in Antiquity”

“I hate all that is common,” wrote Callimachus, and scholarship on
antiquity has often been obliged to agree: from palace archaeology and
studies of luxury objects, to studies in political history and
canonical literature, the preponderance of evidence, and so of
interest, has traditionally focused on the highest echelons of
society. We know that most people in the ancient world spent their
lives outside of elite spheres of influence, and many were
deliberately excluded from them. These non-elite cultures may be hard
to find, having little opportunity to leave traces in the literary and
archaeological records.

The goal of this symposium, therefore, is to bring together graduate
students from all disciplines related to the ancient world, broadly
construed, to discuss the non-elite, the popular, the marginalized,
and the commonplace. What people did the elites of the ancient world
consider outsiders? Who considered themselves outsiders? How do we
study the history of people deliberately left out of history? Is it
possible to discover the ‘ordinary’ experience in antiquity? Can we
define ‘popular culture’ or ‘popular politics’ for ancient societies?
What can ‘low’ genres or ‘mediocre’ literature tell us about culture?
In order to effectively deal with these complex issues, submissions
are welcome from graduate students working in such fields as:
Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Linguistics, Archaeology, the
Ancient Near East, Ancient History, Pre-Columbian studies, East Asian
Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

– Slavery and the labor class
– Aesthetics of mediocraty and the middlebrow
– Archeology of small sites
– Mass culture, popular movements and uprisings
– Constructions and perceptions of non-elites
– Outsiders in representation, literature and mythology
– Nomads and ethnic minorities and their relations to territorial states
– Subsistence in marginal environments
– Popular and unpopular experiences of the divine

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent, along with your
name, email, and institutional affiliation to ancient@sas.upenn.edu no
later than January 10, 2014. Please also feel free send any questions
to this address.

The conference will begin on Friday evening, March 7th, with a keynote
address by Dr. Jonathan Tenney of Cornell University, followed by a
reception. Sessions for papers of 20 minutes each will follow on
Saturday, March 8th.  All events will be held at the University of
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia.

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Egypt issues alert for return of statue of Tutankhamun's sister

Egypt issues alert for return of statue of Tutankhamun's sister | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The 3,500-year-old limestone figurine of 'A Daughter of the Pharaoh Akhenaten' has not been found since Mallawi City Museum in central Egypt was ransacked and hundreds of precious goods were stolen in August.
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As long as people ignore both law and morality to purchase such artifacts as their personal (or institutional) "prize," this kind of crime will continue around the globe.

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Video of the newly discovered tomb of the physician Shepseskaf-ankh

Video of the newly discovered tomb of the physician Shepseskaf-ankh | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Hlavní zpravodajská relace České televize. Souhrn nejdůležitějších událostí dne v ČR i ve světě.
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Video of the newly discovered tomb of the physician Shepseskaf-ankh from Czech TV (in Czeck, but with great video too)

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From the Field to the Museum and Back Again | UCL UCL Museums & Collections Blog

From the Field to the Museum and Back Again | UCL UCL Museums & Collections Blog | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
From the Field to the Museum and Back Again http://t.co/bc2PhGfV2Y #Egypt #Egyptology #Archeology
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Thousands of miles apart and excavated over a hundred years apart, archaeologists have been able to reassemble parts of small artifacts.  Amazing!

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Flippin’ coffins

Flippin’ coffins | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
We’ve been threatening to do it, and this week we followed through on our promise – to flip over the base of Tawahibre’s coffin.
As readers know, we have been working on Tawahibre’s coffin lid, and recently lifted it away from the base.
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Penalties imposed on two amateur German archaeologists - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Penalties imposed on two amateur German archaeologists - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Repercussions for the illegal and destructive sampling that a couple of "amateur archaeologists" carried out in the pyramid of Khufu.  In other press reports, the perpetrators speak as if they've done nothing wrong and it is not a big deal.  One wonders what level of egotism it takes to think it's OK for one to destroy part of cultural heritage, flouting both local and international law, in order to try to support a pet theory.

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In memoriam Harold M Hays (1965-2013) - What's on - Faculty of Humanities

In memoriam Harold M Hays (1965-2013) - What's on - Faculty of Humanities | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Leiden University offers outstanding international students an intellectually exciting learning environment with high academic standards.
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Sad news this morning about Egyptologist Harold Hays.

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Report: Egypt seizes ancient artifacts being smuggled into Israel

Report: Egypt seizes ancient artifacts being smuggled into Israel | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Ma'an reports Egyptian authorities seize cache of Pharaonic and Roman era antiquities at home of suspected smuggler in Sinai.
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Annual Petrie Book Auction is About to Start

The annual Petrie Book Auction is about to start.  To participate in this email auction, join the mailing list by sending an email to petriebooks@ijnet.demon.co.uk.

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Nefertiti as sensual goddess

Nefertiti as sensual goddess | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A visiting lecturer suggests that ancient Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti wasn’t just the powerful independent woman people imagine she was, but something of a sex goddess, too.
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New research on Nefertiti by Egyptologist Jacquelyn Williamson

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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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LuxoFive statues heads with crowns found in Armant temple

LuxoFive statues heads with crowns found in Armant temple | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Breaking news on more new discoveries at Armant.
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Horizon - The Amarna Project Newsletter

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The latest Amarna Project Newsletter is out!

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Music video with video footage from 1956

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It's neat to see what Midan Tahrir and the surrounding area looked like about 55 years ago. So beautiful!
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Replica tomb set to open in Egypt

Replica tomb set to open in Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Egypt Supreme Council of Antiquities commissioned carefully-crafted replicas of the tombs of Seti I, Nefertari and Tutankhamun back in 2009.
The ...
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Visitors to choose between original or replica Tutankhamun tomb

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