#42 Ancient Egypt’s Animal Mummy Scandal

here was an enormous demand for animal mummies, as religious offerings, in ancient Egypt and it appears that about a third of ancient Egyptians were ripped off by corrupt embalmers.

crocMummy

Scientists say they have exposed a scandal at the heart of Ancient Egypt’s animal mummy industry.


Akhenaten

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Pharaoh Akhenaten. Guests include Kate Spence, Richard Parkinson and Elizabeth Frood.


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Ancient Egyptian tomb unearthed in Luxor containing husband and wife Sa-Mut and Ta Khaeet >>


Twitter for mummies

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Art, Meds, and Fuel – The Surprising Historical Uses of Ancient Mummies >>


Twitter for pyramids

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What is a Pyramid doing in the Heart of Rome?
The Pyramid of Cestius >>


Sobeknefru, Powerful Pharaoh and Queen of the Dragon Court 

Named after the crocodile God Sobek, Sobeknefru, whose name means ‘she who shows the beauty of Sobek’, succeeded her brother to the throne of Egypt. More>>


Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Egyptian Hieroglyphics


A team of archaeologists from the French-Egyptian Centre for the Study of Karnak Temples has made a new discovery near the temple of Ptah at Karnak, Luxor, Egypt, during routine excavation works.
2,700-Year-Old Osiris Statue


Cleaners break Tutankhamun’s burial mask – then glue it back together >>


 The Veneration and Worship of Felines in Ancient Egypt >>


#41 The Game Pharaoh

*Read the post here http://egyptnewsletter.co.uk

Pharaoh is a city-building game set in Ancient Egypt and is now classed as Abandonware (see below). The player begins by constructing a settlement and then building progressively grander cities until attaining the rank of Pharaoh. There are 38 missions in total including monument building and military exploits. I’ve run this game on my Windows 7 laptop without any problems

http://www.gameswin.org/gameen.php?id=173

Abandonware is computer software such as an operating system , word processor, interactive game that is no longer marketed or distributed by the company that created. Copyright holders rarely enforce their abandonware copyrights for a number of reasons – chiefly among which the software is technologically obsolete and therefore has no commercial value.


Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life

My talk at Nature in Art was great fun, with a marvellous audience of over 50 people and we all had a good time. Must do it again sometime.


 A History of the World in 100 Objects

Statue of Ramesses II
Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, considers the achievements of Ramesses II, a ruler who built monuments all over Egypt, inspired a line of future pharaohs and was worshipped as a god a thousand years later. He looks at how this statue helped define the image of imperial Egypt and talks to sculptor Antony Gormley about creating monumental works of art.


King Tut and Sacred Scarabs

The San Diego Natural History Museum – Dr. Michael Wall says ancient Egypt isn’t the only culture to incorporate bugs into religion.


Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Egyptian Hieroglyphics

  • 1000 glyphs, 400 Egyptian word examples, 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list.
  • The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics.
  • Use different types of symbols to write names, secret messages print them onto paper.
  • Recognize king’s names
  • Math calculator functions
  • Print functions for pages and the typewriter.
  • The story of the scribe.
  • Search text functions.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Windows >>


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Egyptian Hieroglyphs Android >>


Egyptian Hieroglyphs Blackberry >>


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#40 – Rosetta Stone

*Read the post here http://egyptnewsletter.co.uk


Something our modern judges and politicians should read

“The Egyptians apply special diligence to the administration of justice. They are convinced that the decisions of the courts have a most important influence on the public well-being. They believe that errors are best corrected when one punishes trespassers and gives support to the injured.

“In countries where the trespasser’s fear of the courts is allayed by money or trickery, the state can only decay.”

Diodorus Siculus on the Egyptian Judicial System


One of the most fascinating BBC Radio 4 programs of the past decade was ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’. In each programme an object from the British Museum’s collection reveals a story.

Neil MacGregor, (Director of the British Museum) wrote and narrated, an epic, one hundred programmes covering two million years of human history.

The example below is on the Rosetta Stone and tells a story of Ptolemy V, a Greek king who ruled Egypt from Alexandria, and the struggle between Britain and France during the Napoleonic wars.


Discover Secret Egypt

In January 2015. Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (UK) will hold an exhibition of 150 objects including ceramics, jewellery, statues, coffins and animal and human mummies.
More>>


Three Germans nutty and six corrupt Egyptians accused of damaging the Great Pyramid in Giza have been sentenced to five years.
More>>


#8mummies


How the Theban Mapping Project’s Effort to Document Ancient Egypt Has Also Documented the Contemporary History of Technological Innovation
More>>


Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Egyptian Hieroglyphics

  • 1000 glyphs, 400 Egyptian word examples, 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list.
  • The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics.
  • Use different types of symbols to write names, secret messages print them onto paper.
  • Recognize king’s names
  • Math calculator functions
  • Print functions for pages and the typewriter.
  • The story of the scribe.
  • Search text functions.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Windows >>


Egyptian Hieroglyphs iPad >>


Egyptian Hieroglyphs Android >>


Egyptian Hieroglyphs Blackberry >>


 

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