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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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Giza Plateau to be revamped, with peddlers removed, horse rides regulated - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Giza Plateau to be revamped, with peddlers removed, horse rides regulated - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Searching for Answers in Very Old DNA

Searching for Answers in Very Old DNA | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The geneticist Svante Paabo created his own research field by sequencing the genomes of ancient humans.
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Polish archaeologists found tombs dating back four thousand years in Egypt

Polish archaeologists found tombs dating back four thousand years in Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A team of Polish archaeologists discovered tombs from the early second millennium BC and unknown pharaonic carvings in Gebelein in Upper Egypt. It was a part of rescue studies associated with the devastation caused by the widening range of fields and settlements.
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Completing the treatment of Tawahibre’s coffin

Completing the treatment of Tawahibre’s coffin | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Things have been pretty busy around here lately, and I almost forgot to post some updates about several projects. One project in particular is the treatment of Tawahibre’s coffin.
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Bonaparte's cannons, guns found by Russian dive team in Egypt's Alexandria

Bonaparte's cannons, guns found by Russian dive team in Egypt's Alexandria | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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27 unnoticed moments captured in Egypt

27 unnoticed moments captured in Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Everyday, we walk past people we do not know: the butcher at the market, the young man carrying freshly baked bread, the young children playing in a narrow alleyway, the old man enjoying a shisha a...
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Did this ancient Egyptian woman play an important economic role?

Did this ancient Egyptian woman play an important economic role? | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Upon entering tomb 3 at Beni Hasan, I was struck by the beautiful preservation of the wall paintings.  The overwhelming, large presence of the tomb’s owner, Khnumhotep II, on every wall was impossi...
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Hair: a Resource in Ancient Egypt Art for Expressing Movement.

Hair: a Resource in Ancient Egypt Art for Expressing Movement. | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
XVIII Dynasty tombs located in Luxor are especially rich in small details, some of them escaping easily from our sight, which give much information about Ancient Egypt. This is the case of an image...
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The Sanctuary Project

The Sanctuary Project | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
University of Erfurt adds Ph.D. scholarships in its "Sanctuaries" project
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The Great Pharaoh Ramses and His Time: An Exhibition

The Great Pharaoh Ramses and His Time: An Exhibition | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
An Exhibition of Antiquities from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo At the Great Hall of Ramses II Expo 86 Vancouver British Columbia, Canada May 2-October 13, 1986 French text: Christiane Desroches Noblecourt Translation: Elly Mialon 1985 ISBN:...
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Demon Bunnies from Ancient Egypt

Demon Bunnies from Ancient Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
This Friday the 13th seemed like a good day to explore the concept of the dastardly BUNNY!  These seemingly innocent creatures have a long history of having a dark underside, masked by that cute little twitchy pink nose and fluffy tail.
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Archaeologists Return to Excavate Ancient Jaffa

Archaeologists Return to Excavate Ancient Jaffa | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Investigations include further excavations at the famous Egyptian Gate, a search for the ancient harbor, and exploration of the ancient destruction level at the Lion Temple.
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A live performance at the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A live performance at the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Kate Soper musical-theater work “I Was Here I Was I” centers on the history of the Temple of Dendur.
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STOP THE SALE OF SEKHEMKA BY NORTHAMPTON COUNCIL

STOP THE SALE OF SEKHEMKA BY NORTHAMPTON COUNCIL | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The proposed sale of the statue of Sekhemka matters to everyone because the issue stretches far beyond one of a single local council attempting to sell off the treasures it holds in trust for one local community and breaching the Museums code of...
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Ancient Coins and Looting

Ancient Coins and Looting | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
If archaeologists are the detectives of history, then ancient coins are the “smoking guns” of the ancient crime scene. Looting removes this evidence.
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The Ancient Egyptian invention that made everything else possible - Salon

The Ancient Egyptian invention that made everything else possible - Salon | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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The Ancient Egyptian invention that made everything else possible
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The history of Egypt boggles the mind.
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Polish scientists will study the climate of Egypt thousands of years ago | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland

Polish scientists will study the climate of Egypt thousands of years ago | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Eight several metres deep boreholes in northern Egypt have been drilled by a team of Polish scientists led by Prof. Leszek Marks of the Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw. Detailed analysis of the obtained cores will allow the reconstruction of climate in this area over the last 10,000 years.
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The “wonderful rubbish” of the Gilf Kebir desert | University of Cambridge

The “wonderful rubbish” of the Gilf Kebir desert | University of Cambridge | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Captured by the camera, she looks enviably elegant with her sketching paper and paint brush.
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In respect of the dead: human remains in the British Museum

In respect of the dead: human remains in the British Museum | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Alexandra Fletcher, curator, British Museum The most frequently asked question in the British Museum is almost certainly 'Where are the mummies?' Understandably the collections of mummified human r...
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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, June 19, 2014 2:11 PM

Respect for the dead in every time! 

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Open Season on History - NYTimes.com

Open Season on History - NYTimes.com | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
"Relic hunting" in the United States is a serious problem that is destroying our heritage.
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Egypt's new antiquities minister optimistic in face of obstacles - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Egypt's new antiquities minister optimistic in face of obstacles - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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This beautiful shell-shaped gold pendant from Riqqeh (Acc. no. 5968) carries the...

This beautiful shell-shaped gold pendant from Riqqeh (Acc. no. 5968) carries the... | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
This beautiful shell-shaped gold pendant from Riqqeh (Acc. no. 5968) carries the name of Senwosret III (Kha-kau-re - r. 1874-1855 BC).
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A complete set of 26 pieces from a board game were discovered in the 1st Dynast...

A complete set of 26 pieces from a board game were discovered in the 1st Dynasty tomb of Uadji at Saqqara by The Egypt Exploration Society and shared with museums that funded their excavations.
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