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The history and culture of these mysterious ancient kingdoms.
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Ancient Egypt: 21-Room Mansion Recovered Near Giza Pyramids Tells of the Lifestyle of High and Mighty

Ancient Egypt: 21-Room Mansion Recovered Near Giza Pyramids Tells of the Lifestyle of High and Mighty | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Remains at the 4,500-year-old mansion suggest that the occupants of the house lived a luxurious life.
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Tomb of ancient Egypt's beer maker to gods of the dead discovered

Tomb of ancient Egypt's beer maker to gods of the dead discovered | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Imagine a warm brew of lager so heady you had to plunge a straw through the thick surface scum to get to the fermented liquor below.
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The Practice of Medicine and Dentistry in Ancient Egypt

The Practice of Medicine and Dentistry in Ancient Egypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
There is evidence that those in skilled in medicine and dentistry in ancient Egypt practiced what today is considered to be highly skilled techniques.
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Rowena ButedHIST1014's curator insight, January 17, 2014 11:45 PM

If Egyptians had better health than we have now, it really makes me question if such practices that include expensive technology and machinery is better? I did not know that ancient egyptians were this knowledgable and were great doctors. The article says that if someone received their training in Egypt, that they were considered highly praised. The article explores the different paths the ancients looked into such as dream interpretations and psychology. I never would have though how intricate their field of medicine was in that time period!

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Luxor Times: 13th Dynasty tomb discovered in Upper Egypt

Luxor Times: 13th Dynasty tomb discovered in Upper Egypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, January 6, 2014 4:59 PM

Breaking News: 13th Dynasty Royal Tomb discovered at Abydos!

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Luxor Times: Statue's head found in Thutmosis III temple

Luxor Times: Statue's head found in Thutmosis III temple | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

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John Ward's curator insight, December 26, 2013 1:43 PM

"Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of Antiquities, announced that the Egyptian Spanish mission headed by Dr. Myriam Seco Alvarez working in the funerary temple of Thutmosis III on West Bank, Luxor has discovered a black granite head representing a King of the New Kingdom. The discovered head measures 29.6 cm height,

24.3 cm width and 26.9 cm depth. The Minister said that the first look on the details of discovered statue head shows that it is likely belongs to a statue of a king followed the reign of Thutmosis III but to determine for sure, it would require more study. Mohamed Abd Al Maqsoud, head of the Egyptian Antiquities department said the head was discovered in the trench at the northern side of the second courtyard of the funerary temple.  He added "the head shows with a wig, round face and 8 cm long ears. Nose and chin are broken but part of the neck is still there."

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Dog Burials Found in Egypt: Photos - Discovery News

Dog Burials Found in Egypt: Photos - Discovery News | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Dog Burials Found in Egypt: Photos Discovery News "It seems as if he were put into the pot, hind limbs first, then adjusted and the rest of the body pushed in so that he was curled around," Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at The American...

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Dog Burials Found in Egypt: Photos - Discovery News
Allie Lau's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:29 AM

I find it interesting that the Egyptians cared so much about their dogs that they had burials for them too

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Pyramid Age love story comes to life in Egyptian tomb's vivid color - NBC News.com

Pyramid Age love story comes to life in Egyptian tomb's vivid color - NBC News.com | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
She was a priestess named Meretites, and he was a singer named Kahai, who performed at the pharaoh's palace. They lived about 4,400...
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Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, January 25, 2014 2:30 AM

There many embracing pictures between two couple in the pyramid era which makes this very interesting. We can see that the woman was known as an equal rather than below man. 

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A female administrator in ancient Egypt

A female administrator in ancient Egypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Was Tjat Khnumhotep’s real love?  Was she a servant taken advantage of by him?  Or was their relationship something else entirely?

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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, November 15, 2013 2:43 PM

the females were always on.. in Egpt!!

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Nubia: A glimpse of folk culture

Nubia: A glimpse of folk culture | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

It's hard to resist falling in love with the Nubian people, still full of colour and holding to traditional customs 50 years after being displaced, dozens of their villages submerged beneath Lake Nasser

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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:11 AM

traditions, traditions..... traditions!

Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, February 26, 2014 10:33 PM

A very cool article that is dripping in interesting facts about the Nubian people of today. There are some beautiful photographs along with a great story of how the resillient Nubian people are still going strong after a flood in the 1960's.

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Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
King Tut's chariot crashed and later his mummy burned, says an upcoming TV show.
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Amanda Duvall's curator insight, November 26, 2013 11:19 PM

King Tutankhamun was just a teen when he died. He was well fed and fiercely protected. His death meant the beginning of the end for  ancient Egypt's 18th dynasty. A report from a British team did an x-Ray of Tut in 1968. It reveals a missing breastbone and the ribs line up along the backbone, probably all smashed ans removed by the embalmers. They also revealed extreme damage to the rib cage and and a broken leg in 2005. He clearly suffered some kind of massive trauma. One cause of death at the time from the CT scan was a chariot crash. The King might have been riding during a hunt or a battle. They also think King Tut was in the wrong place at the wrong time  and was hunting then charged by hippopotamus. What death caused this highly protected king to die.

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US investigates National Geographic over ‘corrupt payments’ to Egypt's keeper of antiquities

US investigates National Geographic over ‘corrupt payments’ to Egypt's keeper of antiquities | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
National Geographic may be facing an unexpected challenge to its reputation as one of the world’s most respected educational and scientific institutions amid reports that it is under investigation in the United States over its ties to a former...
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Solved: The mystery of King Tutankhamun's death

Solved: The mystery of King Tutankhamun's death | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | 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.

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

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:29 PM

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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Hieroglyph Picked Up To Series At Fox

Hieroglyph Picked Up To Series At Fox | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Don’t worry, the series won’t be about something as mundane as creating a writing system (sorry history buffs). According to the official press release, the show will be set in a world where “fantasy and reality intertwine.” Sorcery and magic will play a role in the series, but the main plotline will follow a thief who is pulled from prison and tasked with working under the Pharaoh. The thief will spend some time with members of the palace, but also must deal with criminal underbellies and “seductive concubines.” 
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Fantasy and magic mixed with history. Are you going to watch?

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4,500-Year-Old ‘Garbage’ From Ancient Egyptian Mansion Reveals Elites’ Luxurious Taste

4,500-Year-Old ‘Garbage’ From Ancient Egyptian Mansion Reveals Elites’ Luxurious Taste | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Archeologists studying the ruins of a 4,500-year-old Egyptian mansion are finding clues about how ancient Egypt’s upper echelon lived.
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What would your garbage say about you?

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Condola Rashad Will Play Nefertari In Fox's 'Hieroglyph'

Condola Rashad Will Play Nefertari In Fox's 'Hieroglyph' | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

“Condola Rashad Will Play Nefertari In Fox's 'Hieroglyph' (huh- Condola Rashad to play Nefertari in Fox's ancient Egypt fantasy series 'Hieroglyph' opposite Reece Richie http://t.co/eucywK6I3Q)...”


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Aaronee's curator insight, January 17, 2014 4:50 PM

She has appeared on shows: The Good Wife, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Submissions Only

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Rashid Darden on Paranormal Wednesday -

Rashid Darden on Paranormal Wednesday - | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

Rashid Darden is a novelist.  He was born in Washington, DC where he currently resides.  A graduate of Georgetown University, Rashid has penned four novels and one book of poetry.  His most recent novel is Birth of a Dark Nation.  Read more... http://www.shondabrock.com/#/blog/4559736266/Rashid-Darden-on-Paranormal-Wednesday/7231844

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Make sure you catch Rashid's interview. "He has no time for shenanigans."

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Shonda Brock's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:17 PM

Make sure you catch Rashid's interview. "He has no time for shenanigans."

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King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle

King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Possibly the first-known mummified erect penis, and other burial anomalies, were not accidents during embalming, but rather deliberate attempts to make the king appear as Osiris, the god of the underworld, in as literal a way as possible.

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VPP--Very Important Penis

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 4, 2014 7:55 PM

For some reason, I just thought of Freud... *wink*

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 4, 2014 7:56 PM

For some reason, I just thought of Freud... *wink*

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, January 10, 2014 2:03 PM

it's by either Got or creatures of all kind; the same!!

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Stolen Egyptian relic turns up in Belgium

Stolen Egyptian relic turns up in Belgium | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
An ancient Egyptian statue stolen during the 2011 revolt against Hosni Mubarak has been found in Belgium. The piece dates back 2500 years and went missing from the Egyptian Museum during unrest on…
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Curious History: Ancient Egyptians May Have Traded With the New World

Curious History: Ancient Egyptians May Have Traded With the New World | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Curious History: Ancient Egyptians May Have Traded With the New World The Epoch Times A mummy of ancient Egypt is displayed during the exhibition "Treasures of the World's Cultures: The British Museum After 250 Years" in the Capital Museum on March...

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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, November 29, 2013 3:58 PM

very interesting theme.. but may just for me,,, therefore rather not share into any group..!!?

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How Ancient Embalmers Pulled The Brains And Guts Out Of Mummies

How Ancient Embalmers Pulled The Brains And Guts Out Of Mummies | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
We’ve unearthed mummy upon mummy from Egypt, the oldest dating back to 3500BC, but one thing has remained a bit of a mystery: what does the mumm...
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Egypt recovers 90 stolen antiquities from Israel - #AncientEgypt

Egypt recovers 90 stolen antiquities from Israel - #AncientEgypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
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Israel has returned a collection of stolen antiquities to Egypt after they were found on sale at an auction hall in Jerusalem.

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Name of Egyptian mummy revealed

Name of Egyptian mummy revealed | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

The first stage of a study into an ancient Egyptian mummy has revealed her possible identity and where she was from.

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Satirical criticism is Pharaonic heritage: Archaeologist | Egypt Independent

Satirical criticism is Pharaonic heritage: Archaeologist | Egypt Independent | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Pharaonic rulers of Egypt were subjected to satirical criticism using words and pictures, according to Archaeologist Ahmed Salah, the head of Abu Simbel area antiquities. The expression of opinion was an integral part of the ancient Egyptians culture,...
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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 29, 2014 12:21 AM

It seems that there is always a conflict between the ruler and the people. But I do support the people because they have the right to have better lives. Egyptians were the first to use demonstrations, strikes, and sit-ins as a way for protest.

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Why Sacred Egyptian Scarabs Bear the Faces of Black Men

Why Sacred Egyptian Scarabs Bear the Faces of Black Men | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
(The Root) -- This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black in Western Art Archive at Harvard University's W.E.B.
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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, November 17, 2013 9:45 AM

that's a good question!!

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It's Halloween. Last chance to get Eternal Traces for free!

It's Halloween. Last chance to get Eternal Traces for free! | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

The trick or treating is almost over!


Eternal Traces will be back at it's regular price after Halloween, so don't forget to get your free copy here...

http://shondabrock.com/eternal-traces

 

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