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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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Predynastic figurines are gaining attention, recently featuring on posters & on “True Blood”!

Predynastic figurines are gaining attention, recently featuring on posters & on “True Blood”! | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Predynastic figures, from Alice Stevenson at the Petrie. http://t.co/zGVjIv1oEj #Egyptology #AncientEgypt #Figurines #Predynastic
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Fragmentary painted coffin from Abydos

Fragmentary painted coffin from Abydos | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
If you are a member of the museum, you may have already seen some information about these painted coffin board fragments in the most recent issue of Expedition magazine: These fragments, which date to the Middle Kingdom (ca.
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Man arrested in Tahrir Square selling ancient statuette | Egypt Independent

Man arrested in Tahrir Square selling ancient statuette | Egypt Independent | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Security services arrested a man in Tahrir Square while selling an ancient statuette.The man, a farmer from Minya, found the statuette buried in his land. He agreed with four others to sell it to them for LE400,000.
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Objects from Tutankhamun's war chariots to be restored

Objects from Tutankhamun's war chariots to be restored | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Beautiful gold leaf-on-leather artefacts are currently undergoing study and restoration by an Egyptian-German team over a three year period (RT @ahencyclopedia: Objects from #Tutankhamun’s war chariots to be restored
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Sekhemka statue sale to go ahead despite pleas from Northampton groups

Sekhemka statue sale to go ahead despite pleas from Northampton groups | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A night of heartfelt pleas from members of the public could not stop Northampton Borough Council voting in favour of selling an ancient Egyptian statue to help pay for a £14m new museum and art gallery.
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Museum Pieces - Funerary model of cow giving birth

Museum Pieces - Funerary model of cow giving birth | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
RT @drzarrow: For that special farmer: RT @Amun_Ra_Blog Museum Pieces - Funerary model of cow giving birth http://t.co/M6Qcma2E6L … http://…
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Politics, Egyptology and revolution | The National Archives blog

Politics, Egyptology and revolution | The National Archives blog | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
In May 1919, the British government decided to send a Special Mission headed by Lord Milner, Secretary of State for the Colonies, to investigate the causes
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Artifact Trove at Egyptian Tomb Illuminates Life Before Pharaohs

Artifact Trove at Egyptian Tomb Illuminates Life Before Pharaohs | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
A recently discovered tomb at the Egyptian site of Hierakonpolis is shedding new light on the ancestors of the pharaohs.
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A lot more very interesting details on this recent discovery.

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Egyptian Tomb-Robbing Market Explodes on eBay

Egyptian Tomb-Robbing Market Explodes on eBay | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Political disorder and unemployment are forcing Egyptians to take dangerous, brutal work robbing ancient tombs. Their bosses make bank selling the loot to Americans online.
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Encountering Corpses, part 2.

Encountering Corpses, part 2. | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Following talks by Dr Bryan Sitch and Dr Campbell Price (see part 1) the conference provided curator-led tours of the Ancient Worlds galleries and an opportunity for the delegates to feed back on their experience of viewing human remains within a...
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30-second Ancient Egypt: The 50 Most Important Achievements of a Timeless Civilisation Each Explained in Half a Minute:Amazon:Books

30-second Ancient Egypt: The 50 Most Important Achievements of a Timeless Civilisation Each Explained in Half a Minute
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New book by a team of Egyptologists now available for pre-order!
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Restored tombs reopened

Restored tombs reopened | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Carry on Scanning!

Carry on Scanning! | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
If we were to write a film, 'Carry on Scanning' would have to be the strapline. Never ones to shy away from a challenge, last night we embarked on a 'scan-a-thon' of 26 animal mummies from the coll...
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Czech Institute of Egyptology Books on Sale!

Czech Institute of Egyptology Books on Sale! | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Default Description (RT @CasemateAc: Massive price drops from Czech Inst of Egyptology! http://t.co/IdwAxmkWEz #egyptology #archaeology #bargain)
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DIGGING IN MUSEUMS & ARCHIVES UNEARTHING TULANE UNIVERSITY'S EGYPTIAN COLLECTION

DIGGING IN MUSEUMS & ARCHIVES UNEARTHING TULANE UNIVERSITY'S EGYPTIAN COLLECTION | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it

"DIGGING IN MUSEUMS & ARCHIVES:
UNEARTHING TULANE UNIVERSITY'S EGYPTIAN COLLECTION"by Dr. Melinda Nelson-Hurst (Tulane University)June 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum

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Don't miss this exciting talk about the latest research on Tulane University's Egyptian Collection!

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Objects from Tutankhamun's war chariots to be restored

Objects from Tutankhamun's war chariots to be restored | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Beautiful gold leaf-on-leather artefacts are currently undergoing study and restoration by an Egyptian-German team over a three year period
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Mummy Brown – the 16th century paint made from ground up mummies

Mummy Brown – the 16th century paint made from ground up mummies | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Most people today would probably associate Egyptian mummies with museums. This is unsurprising, as many museums around the world, especially in Europe, have Egyptian mummies in them.
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Video from Jane Akshar: Grandfather Father Son

Video from Jane Akshar: Grandfather Father Son | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Comparison of the temples of Seti I, Ramesses II, and Merenptah.

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Egypt's hotel made of salt - BBC News

Egypt's hotel made of salt - BBC News | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
BBC News Egypt's hotel made of salt BBC News Egypt has traditionally attracted tourists with its ancient monuments and beach resorts, but Siwa Valley, a remote oasis in the west of the country, is an Egyptian tourist destination with a difference.
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Egypt turns to technology in effort to protect ancient treasures from looters

Egypt turns to technology in effort to protect ancient treasures from looters | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Fears for ancient sites and tourism prompts use of satellite imagery to track extent of damage wrought by theft of artefacts
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Intact burial chamber discovered in Aswan, 9 mummies found

Intact burial chamber discovered in Aswan, 9 mummies found | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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“Inscriptions” features articles on Ancient Egyptian demons by Swansea students

“Inscriptions” features articles on Ancient Egyptian demons by Swansea students | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The work of several Level 3 (senior) students taking the Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt course at Swansea University had their articles accepted for Inscriptions, the Newsletter of the Friends of the Egypt Centre (May 2014 edition).
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5/31: 'Lost Egypt' exhibit opens at Arizona Science Center

5/31: 'Lost Egypt' exhibit opens at Arizona Science Center | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Visitors can see real mummies, a recreation of a tomb, authentic art and artifacts.
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New photography of World Museum's highly unusual Roman Period mummies commission...

New photography of World Museum's highly unusual Roman Period mummies commissioned by the British Museum for their new "Ancient Lives New Discoveries" exhibition Timeline Photos You may have heard about the British Museum’s new exhibition “Ancient...
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