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Top Ten Ancient Egyptian Discoveries of 2014

Top Ten Ancient Egyptian Discoveries of 2014 | Egyptology News | Scoop.it
Throughout the year, we reported on more than fifty incredible archaeological discoveries in Egypt, challenging the long-held view that there is nothing of significance left to dig up in the desert sa...
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Given the fact that ancient Egyptian culture goes back at least 5,000 years, endured for three millennia, the natural desert climate preserves material culture, there is every reason to recognize that we shall continue to unearth invaluable artifacts in this ancient land.  Whether found in beneath the sand itself, in surrounding seas, under modern cities or outlying locales that were in contact with the empire of Kemet - there is much yet to look forward to!  And as we translate further textual data, include new viewpoints and interpretations, we will shed additional light on age-old mysteries these magnificent people left behind.  What shall we discover in 2015?

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How mag got inside scoop on ancient Egypt - Independent Online

How mag got inside scoop on ancient Egypt - Independent Online | Egyptology News | Scoop.it
Independent Online How mag got inside scoop on ancient Egypt Independent Online “I'm the most famous Egyptologist.” Dr Hawass, who lost his perch as protector of his country's ancient treasures after the first Egyptian uprising and fall of Mubarak,...
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Questions arise regarding National Geographic's payments to key Egyptologist. 

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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 News | 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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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 News | Scoop.it
A statue discovered last November points out to further possibilities in Tell Basta area in Al-Sharqiyah

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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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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, October 14, 2013 10:09 AM

More on the Ramesses II triad found at Tell Basta

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(EN) - Egyptology glossary | bergerfoundation.ch

(EN) - Egyptology glossary | bergerfoundation.ch | Egyptology News | Scoop.it

"principal purpose World Art Treasures
discovery art.100,000 slides belonging Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation,
art, civilizations, Egypt, China, Japan, India, Europe, approach Internet network"


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A useful at-a-glance description of some frequently encountered terms for those new to Egyptology provided by the Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation on arts and cultures.

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Michel Ortiz's curator insight, October 5, 2013 11:48 PM

This can probably be helpful for when we reach Egypt section in our class.

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The "temple of millions of years" of Tausret, Egypt's forgotten female pharaoh

The "temple of millions of years" of Tausret, Egypt's forgotten female pharaoh | Egyptology News | Scoop.it

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Although she was forgotten, recent research reveals yet another woman in power ruling in ancient Egypt. This prompts me to ask yet again as in my recent blog post, after 2,000 years how far have women really come?  http://wp.me/p39WCy-DX

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:03 PM

An interesting article on the female pharaoh Tausret and the ARCE-sponsored fieldwork being conducted at her temple.

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Unesco Mission Confirms Egypt's Malawi Museum Ransacked - AllAfrica.com

Unesco Mission Confirms Egypt's Malawi Museum Ransacked - AllAfrica.com | Egyptology News | Scoop.it
Unesco Mission Confirms Egypt's Malawi Museum Ransacked AllAfrica.com Experts from the United Nations cultural agency have confirmed that nearly all the collections of the Malawi National Museum in Upper Egypt have been looted following last...
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This issue has been in the public eye for some time, but in this article events confirmed by UNESCO.

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Hair offering in Ancient Egypt. Archaeological remains.

Hair offering in Ancient Egypt. Archaeological remains. | Egyptology News | Scoop.it
Iconography and texts point to an Egyptian funerary custom of shaving or cutting a piece of hair to the two mourners in the role of Isis and Nephtys. But, does the archaeology say something to us? ...

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Food, gold, shabti, every good & clean thing, a heart that is balanced with Ma'at, blessings of the divine for the hereafter...and to be at our best, one might also need some hair :)

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:31 PM

An interesting look at evidence for mourners in ancient Egypt having cut or shaved their hair.

Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, January 25, 2014 2:36 AM

Shows a great example on how Egyptians believed in the after life and how rituals were very important to their every day lifestyle. 

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Ancient Egyptian jewelry came from outer space - NBC News.com

Ancient Egyptian jewelry came from outer space - NBC News.com | Egyptology News | Scoop.it
Ancient Egyptian beads found in a 5000-year-old tomb were made from iron meteorites that fell to Earth from space, according to a new...
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Ancient jewelry which is truly "out of this world"!

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Ancient Egypt in Ancient Rome [Photos]

Ancient Egypt in Ancient Rome [Photos] | Egyptology News | Scoop.it
Italy’s capital, as the home of three thousand years of Western civilization, has an incredible wealth of ancient sites and modern sounds. This photo series highlights some of the most famous ancient Egyptian obelisks in the Eternal City.

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Recent photos of some Egyptian obelisks & artifacts previously taken from Egypt that reside in Rome.

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, September 16, 2013 1:52 PM

Photos of some of the Egyptian monuments that ended up in Rome.

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Micro Plasma source may revolutionize how archaeologists date objects in the field

Micro Plasma source may revolutionize how archaeologists date objects in the field | Egyptology News | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden has designed a microplasma source capable of exciting matter in a controlled, efficient way.

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Amazing modern timesaver - a meeting of ancient (finds) & modern (methods).

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, September 7, 2013 10:59 AM

New technology may allow for quick dating of finds through small sampling in the field.

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Ancient stormy weather: World's oldest weather report could revise bronze age chronology

Ancient stormy weather: World's oldest weather report could revise bronze age chronology | Egyptology News | Scoop.it
An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world’s oldest weather reports -- and could provide new evidence about the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East. A new translation of a 40-line inscription on the 6-foot-tall calcite block called the Tempest Stela describes rain, darkness and "the sky being in storm without cessation, louder than the cries of the masses."
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Yet another piece of a puzzle left by the ancient Egyptians to assist us with piecing together dates and events in the ancient world.  Writing in stone - records that endure.

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Who was the real Cleopatra?

Who was the real Cleopatra? | Egyptology News | 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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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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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, October 30, 2013 4:32 PM

New Cleopatra exhibit opens in Rome!

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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 News | 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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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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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, October 30, 2013 4:39 PM

New exhibit at the Fitzwilliam explores the origins of the afro comb and Egypt in its African context

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Egyptian Museum Exhibition 2013

Slideshow on the "Destruction and Restoration" exhibition.


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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, October 2, 2013 9:27 AM
This extensive slideshow details the Egyptian Museum break-in, damage to artifacts, their restoration, and the exhibit that features them.
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Egyptian Mathematics

Michael S. Schneider explains how the Ancient Egyptians (and Chinese) and modern computers multiply and divide

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A facinating short video on eternal principles of mathematics - relational patterns of number that were already understood in the ancient world, and similarly employed by computers today. 

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, September 19, 2013 2:49 PM

Video: a look at how ancient Egyptian calculations are conceptually similar to computer calculations.

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Dramatic photo of World Museum in May 1941 showing the damage done by German bombs during the Blitz

Dramatic photo of World Museum in May 1941 showing the damage done by German bombs during the Blitz | Egyptology News | Scoop.it

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Looting in the museums today...how about this image of damage done by the German bombing blitz in 1941!

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, September 21, 2013 10:10 AM

Poignant photo of cultural heritage destruction during WWII.

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Ancient Egyptians’ links to Yorkshire uncovered – Yorkshire Post

Ancient Egyptians’ links to Yorkshire uncovered – Yorkshire Post | Egyptology News | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it – Egyptology and Archaeology Ancient Egyptians’ links to Yorkshire uncovered – Yorkshire Post “DATING back five millennia in a land thousands of miles away, Ancient Egypt could scarcely seem further removed from modern day...
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Ancient Egyptian embalming techniques in Roman Britain?  More evidence of Egyptian influence in the antiquity.

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A century with the Penn Museum's Sphinx - Penn Current

A century with the Penn Museum's Sphinx - Penn Current | Egyptology News | Scoop.it
Penn Current A century with the Penn Museum's Sphinx Penn Current “It helped us begin the Egyptological program, both at the Museum and at the University itself, and established this as the center for Egyptology as it is today,” says David...

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A reminder that Egyptology is but a fledgling discipline...especially when we consider that the ability to decipher the ancient hieroglyphs or medw ntr only occurred in the 19th century.  That is a mere 200 years to backtrack and rediscover a culture that endured for 3,000 years!

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New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt - The History Forum ...

New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt - The History Forum ... | Egyptology News | Scoop.it
New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt - posted in The History Forum: 4 September 2013 A new timeline for the origin of ancient Egypt has been established by scientists. A team from the UK found that the transformation from ...
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Egyptians tweet to save their heritage from looting

Egyptians tweet to save their heritage from looting | Egyptology News | Scoop.it

Public mobilised to protect sites as experts express increasing concern about organised pillage


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Public demonstrating concern for ancient Egyptian heritage, a magnificent legacy of our shared human history.

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