Egyptology and Archaeology
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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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Value for ‘Money’ in Ancient Egypt

Value for ‘Money’ in Ancient Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Years ago in Paris, as we were having at home an elegant Christmas dinner, I saw my father silent and with an enigmatic smile playing with the very large Ptolemaic stater he had just offered himself.
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Interesting article, but note that recent research indicates that pottery used for bread and beer was not standardized in size, at least during the Old Kingdom, as this article asserts.  

Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, February 7, 2014 1:02 AM

Interesting read and comparison of value from Ancient times to now. The article feels casual yet informative and accurate. 

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Women and Beer: A 4,500-Year History Is Coming Full Circle

Women and Beer: A 4,500-Year History Is Coming Full Circle | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
In Ancient Egypt, beer was made almost entirely by women. As we shifted to an industrial economy, men took over. Will the craft revolution reverse the trend?
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Egyptian Maths

Michael S. Schneider explains how the Ancient Egyptians (and Chinese) and modern computers multiply and divide
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Video: a look at how ancient Egyptian calculations are conceptually similar to computer calculations.

Natalie Letcher's curator insight, September 19, 2013 8:04 PM

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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Egyptian mummy entrails could help reduce allergies

Egyptian mummy entrails could help reduce allergies | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Researcher says remains can show when parasites started to infect humans
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New work in the paleopathology of mummies is helping researchers understand immune response to both parasites and allergens.

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Space archaeologist unlocks secrets of ancient civilizations

Space archaeologist unlocks secrets of ancient civilizations | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Dr Sarah Parcak uses satellite technology to unearth Egypt's ancient settlements, pyramids and palaces lost in the sands of time.
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CNN looks at the work of Egyptologist/space archaeologist Sarah Parcak
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Mummies set on fire as looters raid Egyptian museum - video - Channel 4 News

Mummies set on fire as looters raid Egyptian museum - video - Channel 4 News | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Ancient Egyptian artefacts including jewellery, pottery, coins, sculptures were stolen and two mummies set on fire during unrest across the country, says an archaeologist.
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It seems that the latest report has the total of stolen artifacts from the Mallawi Museum that have not yet been recovered at about 571.

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From the Field to the Museum and Back Again | UCL UCL Museums & Collections Blog

From the Field to the Museum and Back Again | UCL UCL Museums & Collections Blog | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
From the Field to the Museum and Back Again http://t.co/bc2PhGfV2Y #Egypt #Egyptology #Archeology
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Thousands of miles apart and excavated over a hundred years apart, archaeologists have been able to reassemble parts of small artifacts.  Amazing!

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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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'Ozymandias': What Does That Breaking Bad Episode Title Mean? - TIME

'Ozymandias': What Does That Breaking Bad Episode Title Mean? - TIME | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
'Ozymandias': What Does That Breaking Bad Episode Title Mean?
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An explanation of last Sunday's Breaking Bad episode having been titled "Ozymandias" (yes, there's an Ancient Egypt angle here)

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Step back to ancient Egypt in Niagara Falls

Step back to ancient Egypt in Niagara Falls | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Museum playing host to ROM exhibit
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Exhibit from the ROM in Toronto comes to Niagra Falls.

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Memphis: An Ancient Egyptian Capital. | The World Wanderer

Memphis: An Ancient Egyptian Capital. | The World Wanderer | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
An Ancient Egyptian Capital. http://t.co/oARr4S0wGq #egypt #travel
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