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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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Taking a closer look at our Egyptian Collections

Taking a closer look at our Egyptian Collections | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
We recently held a workshop to explore our Ancient Egyptian collections connected to
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A look at the the Egyptian collection at Horniman Museum

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Manchester Museum's Object of the Month

Manchester Museum's Object of the Month | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Michelle Scott, a regular visitor to the Collections Study Centre, talks about an Egyptian object from the collection that she finds fascinating.
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A great example of early writing and funerary practices!
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Painted wooden coffin of Lady Ta-aat (c. 650 BC), the subject of new investigation by Manchester Univ researchers

Painted wooden coffin of Lady Ta-aat (c. 650 BC), the subject of new investigation by Manchester Univ researchers | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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With gorgeous photo of the coffin of Lady Ta-aat

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Director finds echoes of Egypt in Cairo's traffic chaos

Director finds echoes of Egypt in Cairo's traffic chaos | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Someone once told Egyptian filmmaker Sherief Elkatsha that you can tell much about the personality of a nation from the conduct of its drivers.In his 77-minute documentary Cairo (REUTERS:Director finds echoes of Egypt in Cairo's...
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If you've ever experienced Cairo's traffic, you know exactly what he's talking about.

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Call for Papers for CRE XV 2014 - Current Research in Egyptology

Call for Papers for CRE XV 2014 - Current Research in Egyptology | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Call for Papers for CRE XV 2014 - Current Research in Egyptology http://t.co/LAKUmjTzCk
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Call for Papers for CRE XV 2014 - Current Research in Egyptology
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Origins of the Afro Comb: 6,000 Years of Culture, Politics and Identity, the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Origins of the Afro Comb: 6,000 Years of Culture, Politics and Identity, the Fitzwilliam Museum. | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Fitzwilliam Museum.
Gallery 13 (Mellon) and 8 (Octagon), Free Entry.
2nd July – 3rd November 2013.

The temporary exhibition Origins of the Afro Comb: 6,000 years of Culture, Politics and Identity is displayed across two rooms.
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New exhibit at the Fitzwilliam explores the origins of the afro comb and Egypt in its African context

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A refreshing contribution to the narrative of ancient Egyptian culture, which addresses and incorporates Kemet within the context of contemporary African studies in a unique way: hair as identity and dialogue.

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Mummy unwrapping party marks Egyptology mentor programme

Here is a pretty cool idea from Brown University in the USA...
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An interesting way to foster mentoring relationships.

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SA Museum finds German Egyptologist Maximillian Weidenbach's treasured diary

SA Museum finds German Egyptologist Maximillian Weidenbach's treasured diary | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A DIARY lost for decades in the SA Museum's ancient Egypt archives has attracted international attention after it was discovered incorrectly filed with other books.
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Cats and dogs... #sphinx #dog #cat #egypt #karnak #temple #janover #statue #ancient #templeofkarnak
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Photo: a dog at Karnak

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Zaazou - Germans Keen to Boost Tourism in Egypt - AllAfrica.com

Zaazou - Germans Keen to Boost Tourism in Egypt - AllAfrica.com | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Zaazou - Germans Keen to Boost Tourism in Egypt AllAfrica.com In statements on the sidelines of a press conference in Hurghada with representatives of tourism companies and a German media delegation Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou hailed the...

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Mr. Peabody and Sherman Go to Egypt in First Footage From Upcoming Movie

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Go to Egypt in First Footage From Upcoming Movie | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
An international trailer for the animated film sees the smartest talking dog's first encounter with his adopted boy and their adventure in The Land of The Pharoh's.
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Some Friday fun: Mr. Peabody and Sherman Go to Egypt

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Digging in Museums & Archives: Recontextualizing Tulane University's Egyptian Collection - Thursday, October 24, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Digging in Museums & Archives: Recontextualizing Tulane University's Egyptian Collection - Thursday, October 24, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Departments of Anthropology and Geography at UNO and Louisiana’s Delta Chapter Present
Melinda G. Nelson-Hurst –
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More on the talk about the Tulane Egyptian collection.

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Egyptologist to Speak in New Orleans

Egyptologist to Speak in New Orleans | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it

Digging in Museums and Archives: Recontextualizing Tulane University's Egyptian Collection
October 24, 7 pm, SCI 1001, University of New Orleans

 

During the 1840s and 1850s, George R. Gliddon traveled the United States, bringing with him a glimpse into the world of ancient Egypt. Although the current locations of some of the artifacts that Gliddon used for his tour remain unknown, a number of these objects and two of the four mummies that he unwrapped have resided at Tulane University since the 1850s. This collection has remained relatively unknown to the public and scholars alike, especially since it was removed from public display in the middle of the twentieth century. Despite their sensational past – including having resided in a football stadium – and some relatively recent anthropological research, little has been known about the mummies, coffins, cartonnages, and papyrus in the collection. Utilizing Egyptological approaches, paleopathological examination of the human remains, and information from archives and nineteenth-century printed materials, a new research project aims to solve some of the many questions surrounding the collection. Some of these questions address the items’ date and provenience and to whom they belonged in ancient times, how the collection came to America and found a home in New Orleans, and where related items from Gliddon’s collection reside today. In this talk, Egyptologist and ARCE-NOLA organizer Melinda Nelson-Hurst (Tulane University) will discuss the collection's history and future plans, as well as reveal the project’s latest research findings.

 

Sponsored by the Anthropology and Geography Departments of the University of New Orleans and the Delta Chapter of the Louisiana Archaeological Society.

 

The Science Building is #34 on this campus map: http://uno2.uno.edu/maps/lakefront/

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Don't miss this opportunity to hear the latest results of the ongoing study of Tulane's Egyptian mummies and artifacts!

 

Additional info here: http://www.arce-nola.org/events.html

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Solved: The mystery of King Tutankhamun's death

Solved: The mystery of King Tutankhamun's death | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
It has taken thousands of years, but a combination of 21st-century forensic science and luck has finally revealed what happened to Tutankhamun – the world's most famous pharaoh.

Via Olga Navarro, Shonda Brock
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This documentary will air in the UK soon, but if you're in the States, it has already appeared on PBS some months ago and you can watch the full episode here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/episodes/ultimate-tut-watch-the-full-episode/1049/

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Shonda Brock's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:38 AM

It seems teenagers have been crashing their vehicles for thousands of years.

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Pharaoh, kiss me quick! – Blog, Liverpool Museums

Pharaoh, kiss me quick! – Blog, Liverpool Museums | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Behind the scenes blog covering National Museums Liverpool’s galleries and museums in Liverpool and Wirral.
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Akhenaten's lips!

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The Same Old Wrap? - A New Take on the Mummy's Curse

My thanks to Dr Jasmine Day for agreeing to be the author of today's post...!

The Same Old Wrap? – A New Take on the Mummy’s CurseMummy! thou shalt henceforth be to me as a companion.
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Egypt’s stolen heritage

Egypt’s stolen heritage | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Protecting treasures from looters requires a global effort.
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An opinion piece by Mohamed Ibrahim, Egypt’s minister of state for antiquities

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Egyptian Museum has big plans despite cash crisis

Egyptian Museum has big plans despite cash crisis | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
articles/Egyptian Museum has big plans despite cash crisis (http://t.co/lI9N7Z78Se #Egypt #Egyptology)
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US investigates National Geographic over 'corrupt payments' to Egypt's keeper ... - The Independent

US investigates National Geographic over 'corrupt payments' to Egypt's keeper ... - The Independent | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Independent
US investigates National Geographic over 'corrupt payments' to Egypt's keeper ...
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Unconfirmed report that National Geographic is under investigation over payments to Egyptians

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Who was the real Cleopatra?

Who was the real Cleopatra? | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A new exhibition brings 180 pieces from around the world together in Rome in an effort to contextualise the reign of history's most famous queen.
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New Cleopatra exhibit opens in Rome!

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Rather than the oft told stories about Cleopatra's romance with Marc Anthony and her death, this exhibit focuses upon a selection of art & artifacts related to the famous queen.

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Lovely bright coloured New Kingdom beads from Abydos, complete with original lab...

Lovely bright coloured New Kingdom beads from Abydos, complete with original label from 1908.

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Photo: Lovely bright coloured New Kingdom beads from Abydos, complete with original label from 1908

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About two wooden Egyptian heads… | In the Artifact Lab

About two wooden Egyptian heads… | In the Artifact Lab | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Conserving two Egyptian wooden heads in the Artifact Lab

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13 countries now eased travel bans to Egypt: minister | Egypt Independent

13 countries now eased travel bans to Egypt: minister | Egypt Independent | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou has said that 13 countries have now lifted travel bans to Egypt. The latest two countries, Austria and Ireland, lifted bans to holiday destinations in the Red Sea and South Sinai on Wednesday. A number of other countries...
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82nd & Fifth: "Idolized" by Diana Craig Patch

http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/idolized Explore this object: http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/cult-image-of-the-god-ptah-egypt-2007.24 "This piece sp...
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Great video all about this small statuette of the god Ptah by Egyptologist Diana Craig Patch.

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The queen and the sculptor

The queen and the sculptor | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
French Egyptologist Alain Zivie, a visiting scholar at the Semitic Museum, told a Harvard audience of his discovery of the tomb of Thutmose, who he believes is the artist who created the iconic bust of Queen Nefertiti.
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Egyptologist Alain Zivie talked at Harvard about what he believes to be the tomb of the sculptor who created the famous bust of Nefertiti.

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