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Banksy Creates a Tiny Replica of The Great Sphinx Of Giza In Queens

Banksy Creates a Tiny Replica of The Great Sphinx Of Giza In Queens | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
What did Banksy's month-long show, “Better Out than In,' bring today? Why nothing other than a miniature version of The Great Sphinx of Giza.
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A sphinx in Queens!

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The New Kingdom Chariot – An Em Hotep Interview with Kathy Hansen

The New Kingdom Chariot – An Em Hotep Interview with Kathy Hansen | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
You have seen the ancient depictions of the pharaoh alone in his chariot with his bow drawn, the horses running in lockstep, as the battle raged around him.  And if you are like me, you have wonder...
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Great interview with ancient Egyptian chariot expert Kathy Hansen.

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Antiquities Ministry halts sale of 165 ancient Egyptian artifacts in London auction hall | Egypt Independent

Antiquities Ministry halts sale of 165 ancient Egyptian artifacts in London auction hall | Egypt Independent | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim requested the Foreign Ministry to stop the sale of 165 ancient Egyptian artifacts at Bonhams Auctioneers in London on 22 October until they present the documents that prove the artifacts were taken out of Egypt...
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Sheena Dhillon's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:18 AM

After the robbery in August I wonder if these artifacts are any that came from those thefts and them trying to sell them online. Especially since this auctioning was taking place in October 22 just solely 2 months after the theft at the Museum. 

 

 
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5,300-Year-Old Mummy Has 19 Living Relatives In Austria

5,300-Year-Old Mummy Has 19 Living Relatives In Austria | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
New DNA tests performed on a 5,300-year-old mummy reveal that Ötzi the iceman has 19 living male descendents in Austria.
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It's not Egypt, but interesting for mummy studies.

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Yet another mouse demon god thing from Ancient Egypt | DemonThings - Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project

Yet another mouse demon god thing from Ancient Egypt | DemonThings - Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Triad statue of Ramses II might indicate a second temple - Daily News Egypt

Triad statue of Ramses II might indicate a second temple - Daily News Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A statue discovered last November points out to further possibilities in Tell Basta area in Al-Sharqiyah
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More on the Ramesses II triad found at Tell Basta

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Natalie Letcher's curator insight, October 15, 2013 2:46 PM

Certainly there are more temples yet undiscovered, and in this case a  find from 2012 points possibilities to another near Tell Basta...

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Ancient Thebes Necropolis - Qurna, Egypt

Ancient Thebes Necropolis - Qurna, Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Explore LeszekZadlo's photos on Flickr. LeszekZadlo has uploaded 10222 photos to Flickr.
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Beautiful photos of Luxor's West Bank and Aswan
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History

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Ancient Egypt and Nubia. Print & put w/Hatschepsut or Nefertit books (Ancient Egypt and Nubia.
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Neat map of ancient Egypt and Nubia.
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Examinations of a baby boy mummy | In the Artifact Lab

Examinations of a baby boy mummy | In the Artifact Lab | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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The Artifact Lab assesses the condition of a baby boy mummy.

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Amanda Duvall's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:04 PM

 

 

The article is about a baby boy mummy. The boy was about two years old. The people studying him are wondering how he died. They took X-rays and found a hole on the top of his skull. It gives them a clue what happened to him. They also found green under his left eye and hands. They wonder what it is. His clothes are faded mostly ever where and his insides are missing. I have been looking at the picture of him and his eyes are closed. He aslo is lying flat down as if he was sleeping when he died.

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This Is the Most Exciting Time in History to Be an Archaeologist

This Is the Most Exciting Time in History to Be an Archaeologist | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Many of my fellow archaeologists lament being alive today.
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Egyptologist and Archaeologist Sarah Parcak writes for Slate about why this is the most exciting time to be an archaeologist.
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Lisht looted and modern cemetery extended الحفر الخلسة بالشت | Facebook

Lisht looted and modern cemetery extended الحفر الخلسة بالشت | Facebook | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Photos of looting and encroachment at Lisht.

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A new discovery in Tell Basta.

A new discovery in Tell Basta. | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Breaking news: Ramses Statue discovery points out the existence of huge 19th Dynasty Temple at Tall Basta- Sharqueyya.

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Tomb of Shepseskafankh

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Breaking: Tomb of Shepseskaf-ankh discovered at Abusir - press release with photos

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Harvard’s Semitic museum, a trove of treasures, is set for big changes - The Boston Globe

Harvard’s Semitic museum, a trove of treasures, is set for big changes - The Boston Globe | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it

With a rich but checkered history and a collection that can look anciently opaque and mysterious from the outside but is in fact full of wonders, Harvard University’s Semitic Museum is on the cusp of great change.

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Interesting article about the history and future plans of Harvard's Semitic Museum and its new director, Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian.

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Egypt recovers ancient statue thanks to German family's will | Egypt Independent

An antique statue has been repatriated to Egypt from the family of a German citizen who bequeathed the item in his will, according to State Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim. The statue dates back to the Greco-Roman era.
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Russian Public Bails Out Archeologists For Egypt Dig Mission

Russian Public Bails Out Archeologists For Egypt Dig Mission | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Russian public has stepped up to support the country’s Egyptologists who ran out of money for an archeological expedition because of rising electricity tariffs, the organizer of a donation drive said.
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It shouldn't have to come to this anywhere, but when it does, it is good to know that there are people out there who care and put their money where there mouth/interests are.

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Texts in Translation #11: A ‘kings list’ from Abydos (Acc. No. 2939)

Texts in Translation #11: A ‘kings list’ from Abydos (Acc. No. 2939) | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
While this small limestone plinth(?) may not compare with the much better-known Abydos Kings List at Seti I's temple, its short inscription nonetheless conveys a depth of feeling about – and unders...
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Interesting blog post about an enigmatic "king list" on a small stone from Abydos and now in the Manchester Museum.

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If Art Could Tweet « The WILD Magazine

If Art Could Tweet « The WILD Magazine | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
fashion, arts magazine
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One of Tulane's mummies is featured in this article "If Art Could Tweet" in The Wild Magazine!

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'Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum' opens Sunday at Walters Art Museum

'Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum' opens Sunday at Walters Art Museum | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Henry Walters and J.P. Morgan were frenemies.
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"Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum" opens this Sunday!

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World Animal Day special 2013

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In honor of World Animal Day, the EEF has a list of articles available online that relate to pets in ancient Egypt.  Add to this, "Cats and their People at Deir el-Medina": http://www.academia.edu/810481/_Cats_and_their_People_at_Deir_el-Medina_

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Luxor Times: A mummy was captured in Giza

Luxor Times: A mummy was captured in Giza | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Mummy recovered from looting at Giza.

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