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EVENT: ‘Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt’ at the Brooklyn Museum

EVENT: ‘Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt’ at the Brooklyn Museum

“If your dream of heaven is eternity spent with the pets you love, Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt at the Brooklyn Museum is your exhibition. All of its 30 objects, sifted from the museum’s Egyptian collection, are of cats, big and little, feral and tame, celestial and not. Whether cast in bronze or carved in stone, […]

EVENT: An art of drawing

EVENT: An art of drawing

“Due to reopen at the Musées royaux d’art et d’histoire in Brussels in September, L’Art du contour, le dessin dans l’Egypte ancienne focuses on one of the foundations of art in ancient Egypt, the art of drawing. Presented in a small temporary exhibition space in the Richelieu wing of the Louvre, the exhibition could almost […]

NEWS: What mummy teeth tell us about ancient drought

NEWS: What mummy teeth tell us about ancient drought

Teeth from an Egyptian mummy skull trace a record of ancient Egypt’s drought (Source: The Weather Channel). “The link between drought and the rise and fall of Egypt’s ancient cultures, including the pyramid builders, has long fascinated scientists and historians. Now, they’re looking into an unexpected source to find connections: mummy teeth. A chemical analysis […]

ARTICLE: When lettuce was a sacred sex symbol

ARTICLE: When lettuce was a sacred sex symbol

The Ptolemaic king stands before Min, the ithyphallic god of fertility, and offers him the eye of Horus (Source: The Smithsonian Blog). “Lettuce has been harvested for millennia—it was depicted by ancient Egyptians on the walls of tombs dating back to at least 2,700 B.C. The earliest version of the greens resembled two modern lettuces: […]

Reblog: FEATURED TOUR: Visit London, save money, and celebrate the anniversary of an historical discovery! | Real Experience Tours

FEATURED TOUR: Visit London, save money, and celebrate the anniversary of an historical discovery! | Real Experience Tours. Why not take a trip to London this summer and see the Rosetta Stone for yourself? Real Experience Tours’ London experiences leave no stone unturned (ba-dum-tish)! Their ‘British Museum Tour’ will give you the opportunity to spend 3 […]

NEWS: Funerary boats discovered in Abu Rawash, Wooden planks to be restored

(Source: Luxor Times). “According to Dr. Mostafa Amin, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, a team of specialists from the Minister of Antiquities in co-operation with the French Institute of Oriental Archaelogy, starts today moving two wooden planks of two funerary boats belong to the era of King “ Den” also known as […]

NEWS: Unique Egyptian sphinx unearthed in north Israel

NEWS: Unique Egyptian sphinx unearthed in north Israel

4,500 year-old Egyptian statue uncovered in Israel could have been stolen plunder or a gift from Egypt’s rulers (Source: Holy Land Photos). “Part of an ancient Egyptian king’s unique sphinx was unveiled at a dig in northern Israel on Tuesday, with researchers struggling to understand just how the unexpected find ended up there. The broken […]

Ancient Egypt Today: Egyptian Senet for iOS – board game of the afterlife played in 3500 B.C.

Ancient Egypt Today: Egyptian Senet for iOS – board game of the afterlife played in 3500 B.C.

“Ezzat Studios today is pleased to announce Egyptian Senet 1.0.2 for iOS, an update to its award-winning board game, first played in ancient Egypt more than 5,000 years ago. Players compete against the game’s AI, taking turns, as each tries to move their seven pawns across and off the gameboard, successfully completing their soul’s journey […]

NEWS: Mysterious toe rings found on ancient Egyptian skeletons

NEWS: Mysterious toe rings found on ancient Egyptian skeletons

“Archaeologists have discovered two ancient Egyptian skeletons, dating back more than 3,300 years, which were each buried with a toe ring made of copper alloy, the first time such rings have been found in ancient Egypt. The toe rings were likely worn while the individuals were still alive, and the discovery leaves open the question […]

EVENT: Egyptian exhibit shows once-hidden artefacts

Dartmouth resident Egyptologist Christine Lilyquist has catalogued the Hood Museum’s collection of Egyptian artefacts, which were formerly in storage (Source: The Dartmouth). “Over the past few years, Dartmouth’s resident Egyptologist Christine Lilyquist has spent tireless hours cataloging and researching Dartmouth’s collection of ancient Egyptian objects. Her work culminated in the creation of an exhibition designed […]