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News and info about ancient Egypt. History, culture, art, heka, religion, material culture, literature, etc. Humor is OK too.

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  1. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    01/11/2016
    Death & the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt (link)
    Death & the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt (link)from Egyptian Mythology for  Smart PeopleAncient Egyptian views on what happened to a person after death were extremely vibrant, colorful, and dynamic. Unlike the nearby Mesopotamians or Israelites, for whom death invariably meant being...
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  2. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    14/09/2016
    “Godnapping” in the Ancient Near East (link)
    “Godnapping” in the Ancient Near East (link)By: Shana Zaia "I captured the cities of Tarbaṣu and Yaballu. I carried off 30,000 people, together with their possessions, their property, their goods, and their gods. I destroyed those cities, together with cities in their environs,...
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    Paul Kemner
    14/09/2016 #2 Paul Kemner
    Some Gods & Goddesses managed to travel from one culture to another. "Isis" going from Egypt to Rome and all the way to Britain is one of the most famous. The Egyptian God Bes probably came from somewhere South of Egypt, and became popular all over the Mediterranean. Anat and Astarte are examples of foreign Goddesses who gained cult status in Egypt.
    Joanna Hofman
    14/09/2016 #1 Joanna Hofman
    Impresive buzz. Thank you.
  3. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    28/08/2016
    The Temple of Isis at Shenhur (link)
    The Temple of Isis at Shenhur (link)Once an important village on the east bank of the Nile, 20km north of Luxor, Shenhur is a little-visited site just to the south of the town of Qus. The Arabic name of the village is derived from hieroglyphs found on the Roman Temple of Isis at...
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  4. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    23/08/2016
    The Face of a Beautiful Egyptian Woman Brought to Life from 2,000-Year-Old Mummy (link)
    The Face of a Beautiful Egyptian Woman Brought to Life from 2,000-Year-Old Mummy (link)(by Natalia Klimczak)The face of a young Egyptian woman who lived at least 2,000-years-ago has been reconstructed from a 3D print out of her skull. The forensic techniques employed revealed surprising facts about the beautiful woman, who has...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    23/08/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Very interesting and so cool they were able to do this @paul kemmer
  5. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    16/08/2016
    The Obscure Egyptian God Medjed and His Bizarre Afterlife on the Japanese Internet (link)
    The Obscure Egyptian God Medjed and His Bizarre Afterlife on the Japanese Internet (link)(animenewsnetwork.com)The Book of the Dead is an ancient Egyptian text describing the passage of departed souls into the afterlife and listing the spells they must recite to proceed through Duat (the Realm of the Dead). In Spell 17, the god Medjed...
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  6. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    13/08/2016
    The Sorcerer Dionysus: Ancient Roots, a Foreign Image, Marginalized Followers, and the Divine Magician
    The Sorcerer Dionysus: Ancient Roots, a Foreign Image, Marginalized Followers, and the Divine Magician(Kaia Lind - Center for Hellenic Studies - Harvard) Modern times have remembered Dionysus primarily as a god of wine and revelry. But that was just a small aspect of Dionysus in the ancient world. For the ancient Greeks, he was the god of madness,...
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    Paul Kemner
    13/08/2016 #1 Paul Kemner
    The inseparability of magic and religion is even more pronounced in ancient Egypt.
  7. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    12/08/2016
    More on Gobeklitepe- The Oldest Temple In The World
    More on Gobeklitepe- The Oldest Temple In The WorldThe planners and builders of Gobeklitepe still remain a big mystery, and no one has been able to crack the code so far. Archeologists believe that the tail end of Hunter- Gatherer societies were organized in a shamanic way, suggesting that some...
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  8. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    01/08/2016
    An Ancient Temple to Isis Under a German Shopping Mall (link)
    An Ancient Temple to Isis Under a German Shopping Mall (link)(by Alley Valkyrie)It was the end of my time in Europe, as I was set to fly out of Cologne in a few days. I had just traveled from Strasbourg, France to a friend’s house just outside of Mannheim, Germany, and I was trying to figure out the...
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  9. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    15/07/2016
     What ancient Egypt tells us about a world without religious conflict (link)
    What ancient Egypt tells us about a world without religious conflict (link)Neil MacGregor’s final triumph at the British Museum is a show that tells the story of the shared lives and deities of Jews, Christians and Muslims in Egypt’s diverse past – proof that we don’t have to be divided in the presentHigh above the...
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  10. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    01/07/2016
     The Secret Egyptian Chapel Hidden Inside a Chicago Break Room (link)
    The Secret Egyptian Chapel Hidden Inside a Chicago Break Room (link)It’s a normal office break room—fluorescent lighting, coat rack, microwave. But it’s in a museum, so of course there’s something a little quirky about it. In this case, it’s the 4,300-year-old Egyptian chapel sealed up behind the...
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  11. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    29/06/2016
     5,000-year-old pay stub shows that ancient workers were paid in beer (link)
    5,000-year-old pay stub shows that ancient workers were paid in beer (link)In the ancient Mesopotamian city of Uruk, residents enjoyed many benefits of modern life. The city, located in modern-day Iraq, was home to massive ziggurats that would rival any of today's modern skyscrapers for sheer monumentality. People in...
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  12. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    25/06/2016
    Serapis: God of Fertility and the Afterlife that United Greeks and Egyptians
    Serapis: God of Fertility and the Afterlife that United Greeks and EgyptiansSerapis (also called Sarapis ) was a deity invented by the Ptolemies, and was meant to bridge the gap between their Egyptian and Greek subjects. The Ptolemies were one of the successors of Alexander the Great, and ruled over Egypt until it was...
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  13. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    25/06/2016
    Hathor, the Turquoise Goddess Near the Nile
    Hathor, the Turquoise Goddess Near the NileThe shadow of Hathor is still present in many places related to the monumental history of ancient Egypt. She was one of the most important goddesses near the Nile, and remains one of the best-known symbols of ancient Egyptian religion.Hathor...
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  14. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    24/06/2016
    London was once home to an ancient Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Isis.
    London was once home to an ancient Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Isis.Evidence for a temple dedicated to the goddess Isis was revealed by graffiti on a 1st century flagon unearthed in Tooley Street, Southwark which read “LONDINI AD FANVM ISIDIS” – translated as “To London at the temple of Isis”.Isis is a goddess...
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  15. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    23/06/2016
    Sekhmet statues discovered in Amenhotep III temple on Luxor's west bank
    Sekhmet statues discovered in Amenhotep III temple on Luxor's west bankMahmoud Afifi, head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities department, explains that three of the statues are complete figures depicting the goddess Sekhmet sitting on a throne and holding in her right hand the ankh symbol of life. Another of...
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  16. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    23/06/2016
    A new discovery sheds light on ancient Egypt’s most successful female pharaoh
    A new discovery sheds light on ancient Egypt’s most successful female pharaohHatshepsut was no ordinary Egyptian ruler.After her husband died, Hatshepsut didn't just keep the "throne" warm for her stepson to come of age. She became a pharaoh in her own right, and in doing so, became one of ancient Egypt's first female...
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  17. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    23/06/2016
    Researchers come across an Egyptian building that depicts the first female Pharaoh – Hatshepsut
    Researchers come across an Egyptian building that depicts the first female Pharaoh – HatshepsutNot 'the first female pharaoh, but..."Elephantine (or Greek: Ελεφαντίν) is an existing island in the Nile River, located in upper Nubia (the land encompassing present-day northern Sudan and southern Egypt), and it is known for its flurry of...
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  18. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    23/06/2016
    Tutankhamun collection to be moved to Grand Egyptian Museum by end of 2016
    Tutankhamun collection to be moved to Grand Egyptian Museum by end of 2016After almost 84 years, the treasured collection of the golden king Tutankhamun will be moved from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to its new permanent exhibition hall at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) overlooking the Giza Plateau. Minister...
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  19. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    22/06/2016
    Mysterious Artifacts found in the Valley of Kings in Egypt
    Mysterious Artifacts found in the Valley of Kings in EgyptJust last year, archaeologists were excavating areas around Egypt’s Valley of the Kings; what they found is a miraculous addition to Egyptian artifacts. They found four deposits that were buried in a ritual act that used to be carried out right...
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  20. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    22/06/2016
    Gifts for the Gods: Images from Ancient Egyptian Temples
    Gifts for the Gods: Images from Ancient Egyptian Temples Free download from The Met: Gifts For The Gods - Images From Egyptian Temples by Marsha Hill and Deborah Schorsch.Throughout their long history, the ancient Egyptians crafted luminous statues of bronze, copper, silver, and gold for use in...
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  21. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    22/06/2016
    The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt
    The Art of Medicine in Ancient EgyptAnother book available for free download, this time from the The Met. The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt by James P Allen.Life in ancient Egypt was advanced and sophisticated by the standards of the time, but it was also perilous. The river Nile...
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  22. Paul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    21/06/2016
    House of Bast
    Paul Kemner
    Stick-Gods ~ Per-Bastet
    inonibird.tumblr.com Stick-Gods ~...
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  23. Anuska Martínez Guerendiain
    El Ministerio de Antigüedades Egipcio está tratando de identificar un sarcófago encontrado en una tumba (KV55) en el Valle de los Reyes en 1906.
    Anuska Martínez Guerendiain
    Who Was Buried in Egypt’s KV55? - Archaeology Magazine
    www.archaeology.org
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  24. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    21/06/2016
    Queen's Cat Goddess Temple Found in Egypt
    Queen's Cat Goddess Temple Found in EgyptEgyptian Cat StatueThis cat statue is among the hundreds from Queen Berenike's Bastet temple, the first known temple dedicated to the feline goddess found in Alexandria.The ancient Egyptians who made the newfound temple's numerous statues...
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  25. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    21/06/2016
    Link: Ancient Egyptians described Algol's eclipses (Science Daily)
    Link: Ancient Egyptians described Algol's eclipses (Science Daily)Summary: The Ancient Egyptian papyrus Cairo 86637 calendar is the oldest preserved historical document of naked eye observations of a variable star, the eclipsing binary Algol -- a manifestation of Horus, a god and a king. This calendar...
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