Tag Archives: Egyptology

Explore the Pyramids in 3D Online

A new website, Giza 3D, has launched on which you can explore the Giza Pyramids online in 3D. The project was launched by engineering firm Dassault Systèmes under direction of Harvard University and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. What makes the website … Continue reading

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Accidental Leather Find Sheds new Light on Egyptian Charriots

Researchers recently rediscovered some leather trappings in a drawer at the Egyptian Museum at Cairo. Scholars hope that the remarkably preserved find will help to further our understanding of the machinations of Egyptian War Chariots. “The trappings should help us … Continue reading

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Inside the Great Pyramid at Giza (via the Smithsonian)

This month’s Smithsonian highlights the Great Pyramid at Giza. The Pyramid has long been a focus of tourists, mystics, statesmen, and scholars a like. It has been featured in Hollywood films and is a regular staple on the History Channel’s … Continue reading

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Earliest image of Egyptian ruler wearing ‘white crown’ of royalty brought to light

Earliest image of Egyptian ruler wearing ‘white crown’ of royalty brought to light. The earliest known image of an Egyptian ruler wearing the “White Crown” associated with Egyptian dynastic power has been brought to light by an international team of … Continue reading

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Calling All “Wannabe” Archaeologists – Help Translate Papyrus Text

One-hundred years ago, archaeologists uncovered thousands of papyrus scraps in a rubbish pit at Oxyrhynchus. Many of those pieces remain untranslated. Scholars are calling on all arm-chair archaeologists to help them decipher the texts: As untranslated fragments appear on the website, … Continue reading

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The Fall of Zahi Hawass (via Smithsonian)

On the wake of the recent Zahi Hawass story, Smithsonian Magazine has done an in-depth analysis of the man, the politics, and the state of Egypt. The Fall of Zahi Hawass – The Smithsonian Magazine It is not as dramatic as … Continue reading

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Egyptian Archaeologist Zahi Hawass Leaves Post Amidst Controversy

Famed Egyptologist and Minister of Antiquities in Egypt, Zahi Hawass, is no longer serving in his governmental post. Whether he left or was fired is uncertain – sources are reporting both scenarios. The recent unrest in Egypt and the hostility … Continue reading

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New York City & Egypt Tussle over Cleopatra’s Needle

Most visitors of Central Park do not realize that they have a piece of Ancient History in the midst. In the 19th century, Egypt made a gift of Cleopatra’s Needle, one of three identical obelisks, to the Cities of New … Continue reading

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Patrick McGovern – the “Beer Archaeologist”

Any student of ancient civilization recognizes the importance that alcohol has played on the development of our cultural past. When we all started living together densely (a.k.a. – civilization), food and water became immediate, problematic needs as pollution (generally in … Continue reading

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Steven Sidebotham’s “Spectacular” Egyptian Site

Today, Scientific American highlighted the archaeological work of Steven Sidebotham, Ph.D.’s at Berenike, Egypt. Sidebotham, a History Professor at the University of Delaware, has spent more than two decades uncovering the site of Berenike – a place that has experience thousands … Continue reading

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