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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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Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie in a Pyramid

Bert and Ernie in a Pyramid

 

 

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A little fun flashback for your Friday!

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What's it like to study... Egyptology

What's it like to study... Egyptology | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
If you had asked me on A Level results day "Where do you see yourself in ten years' time?", I would have probably told you that I'd be a Geography teacher.
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A recent graduate with a B.A. in Egyptology discusses how she got interested in the field, what it's like to study Egyptology, and the skills she's learned along the way so far.

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Sinai's St. Catherine's Starves, Monastery Shuts Down - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Sinai's St. Catherine's Starves, Monastery Shuts Down - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The government shutdown of St. Catherine's monastery over possible attacks has left the community suffering.
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Article on the sad state of the town and monastery of St. Catherine's under a government mandated closure and lack of tourists

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Antiquities-recovered - Al-Ahram Weekly

Antiquities-recovered - Al-Ahram Weekly | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The-Malawi-Museum-in-Minya-is-well-on-the-way-towards-rehabilitation-after-its-recent-looting,-writes-Nevine-El-Aref-
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Update on looting and encroachment, including the discovery of some artifacts that went missing during the 2011 revolution.
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An absolute chronology for early Egypt using radiocarbon dating and Bayesian statistical modelling

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The full report on the new radiocarbon study summarized elsewhere.  Beware news summaries other than the one we posted on our page, as many of them have misinterpreted this report.  Note also that the dates indicated by this new study are not "new."  Instead, this study seems to confirm the dates already understood from other archaeological work.

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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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The American University in Cairo Press - Temple of the World

The American University in Cairo Press - Temple of the World | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Temple of the World
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New Book - Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt by Miroslav Verner
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David O'Connor

Dr. David O'Connor discusses the scenes and texts in the tomb-chapel (Theban Tomb 217) of the sculptor Ipuy I (a contemporary of Ramesses II) at Deir el Medi...
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Missed this year's ARCE Annual Meeting?  Watch David O'Connor's talk from the conference on the tomb of the sculptor Ipuy.

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Valuable findings of Polish archaeologists in Sudan | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland

Valuable findings of Polish archaeologists in Sudan | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it

Polish archaeologists in al-Ghazali in Northern Sudan discovered a unique church in Byzantine monastic architecture, a large number of fragments of funerary stelae and inscribed vessels.

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Interesting new findings in Sudanese Nubia.

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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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Popular Archaeology

Popular Archaeology | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
"Travesty in Egypt"
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Article on the current state of looting and encroachment on archaeological sites in Egypt.

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The Early Nubian Complex | Aggsbach's Paleolithic Blog

The Early Nubian Complex | Aggsbach's Paleolithic Blog | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Many Nubian Complex surface scatters in upper Egypt/Sudan were detected by the Combined Prehistoric Expedition in the Sahara Desert led by F. Wendorf from 1962-1999. As early as 1965 the Guichards reported about a ...

Via Experience Nubia
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Post about prehistoric Nubia with some beautiful illustrations of stone tools.

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Giza Secret Revealed: How 10,000 Pyramid Builders Got Fed

Giza Secret Revealed: How 10,000 Pyramid Builders Got Fed | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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More information on what the pyramid builders were eating and what it took to supply them with enough food.

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Second Hand Books : Egypt Exploration Society

Second Hand Books : Egypt Exploration Society | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Egypt Exploration Society : Second Hand Books - Excavation Memoirs Occasional Publications Egyptian Archaeology Journal of Egyptian Archaeology Graeco-Roman Memoirs Merchandise Institutional Membership Archaeological Survey Memoirs Texts from Excavations...

 

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If you're in the UK, buying second-hand books from the Egypt Exploration Society is a great way to support their work!

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Egyptians tweet to save their heritage from looting

Egyptians tweet to save their heritage from looting | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Public mobilised to protect sites as experts express increasing concern about organised pillage
Natalie Letcher's curator insight, September 18, 2013 6:40 PM

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

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Egypt's Heritage Task Force: الحملة المجتمعية للرقابة على التراث والأثار

Egypt's Heritage Task Force: الحملة المجتمعية للرقابة على التراث والأثار | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Please contact us to report any attacks on heritage sites
هذه الصفحة لبلاغات التعديات على المواقع...
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Egypt's Heritage Task Force reports on construction projects in the archaeological area of Maadi.

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Middle Kingdom Tomb Architecture at Lisht: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition

Middle Kingdom Tomb Architecture at Lisht: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Open Access - Middle Kingdom Tomb Architecture at Lisht by Dieter Arnold is now available free online!

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Carbon dating shows ancient Egypt's rapid expansion - life - 04 September 2013 - New Scientist

Carbon dating shows ancient Egypt's rapid expansion - life - 04 September 2013 - New Scientist | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Ancient Egypt, the prototype state, became a powerful civilisation surprisingly fast, according to radiocarbon dating that sets the first solid chronology
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A new study shows that development towards a state in Predynastic Egypt was rapid (Note that, contrary to many reports, the dates indicated by this new study are not "new."  Instead, this study seems to confirm the dates already understood from other archaeological work.)  Also beware of other news summaries, as many have misinterpreted the report's findings.

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Language and tool-making skills evolved at the same time

Language and tool-making skills evolved at the same time | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The same brain activity is used for language production and making complex tools, supporting the theory that they evolved at the same time.
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Ground-breaking research into how the brain functions while making stone tools and while using language, which suggests that the two skills evolved together.

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Coffin Reuse in the 21st Dynasty: How and Why did the Egyptians reuse the Body Containers of their Ancestors? | American Research Center in Egypt

Coffin Reuse in the 21st Dynasty: How and Why did the Egyptians reuse the Body Containers of their Ancestors? | American Research Center in Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Insightful article by Dr. Kara Cooney on the reuse of coffins at Thebes during the 21st Dynasty and whether coffin reuse was looked at negatively at the time.

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New book examines life of first female Egyptologist

New book examines life of first female Egyptologist | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Margaret Alice Murray, one of the first women to practice archaeology and the first woman to publicly unwrap a mummy, is the subject of a new book by Missouri University of Science and Technology h...
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A new book on an interesting figure in the history of Egyptology and mummy studies.
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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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Assistant Professor of Egyptology, UC Berkeley

Assistant Professor of Egyptology, UC Berkeley | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Assistant Professor of Egyptology. UC Berkeley. California.
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An opening for a junior Egyptologist at UC Berkeley!

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Ancient Egyptian elite interred as one mummy but in multiple coffins - UPI.com

Ancient Egyptian elite interred as one mummy but in multiple coffins - UPI.com | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Ancient Egyptian elite interred as one mummy but in multiple coffins
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26 (UPI) -- Elite individuals in ancient Egypt were often entombed in multiple coffins, with as many as eight of them nested like Russian dolls, researchers say.
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Mummy Teeth Tell of Ancient Egypt's Drought

Mummy Teeth Tell of Ancient Egypt's Drought | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The link between drought and the rise and fall of Egypt's ancient cultures, including the pyramid builders, has long fascinated scientists and historians.
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Study of ancient Egyptians' teeth seems to confirm what we know about the increasingly dry climate of Egypt over time.

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