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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #300 on: May 27, 2020, 08:49:38 AM »
 Latest news announcing a unique Saite Period (Dyn 26, around 590 BC( tomb, and a Roman period cemetery with both 'Egyptianised' and Christian burials.
https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/05/egypt-archaeological-discover-cemetery-coronavirus.html
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #301 on: June 07, 2020, 03:58:51 PM »
Not Egypt, but ancient Roman sites have been recently discovered in Wales according to this article.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44806069
 

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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #302 on: June 08, 2020, 06:55:46 AM »
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Catchng up on all the posts I've missed! All very interesting. Also interesting are the Archae-something e-mails.
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #303 on: June 08, 2020, 08:35:07 AM »
anchorman

Catchng up on all the posts I've missed! All very interesting. Also interesting are the Archae-something e-mails.
   

Thanks, Susan.
Umpteen things grab me as far as Egypt goes; not only the 'big' stuff concerning kings and eras, though that in itself, is absorbing, but the incredible breath of time, evolving culture, glimpses into the daily lives of men, women and children living so long ago.
PPlus the fact that much of the much vaunted Greek astronomy, philosopphy, archetecture, sculpture and military prowess can be traced back to, well, you've guessed it......
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #304 on: June 16, 2020, 07:45:12 PM »
 Not exactly Egypt, but Egyptian.
This find shows predynastic trade and cultural influnce from as early as c5000 BC - a ritual platform with Egyptian artef
https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/ritual-platform-arabia-0013847?fbclid=IwAR2G-Qj3iv7EepMy1CS7_q5MunMmt9xX_YFnNyWrRw9bBYkgMCWkGgMGZvM
acts....in Saudi Arabia.
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #305 on: July 14, 2020, 11:55:47 PM »
Carry on Cleo?
OK, I doubt whether they'll find the last Egyptian female king's tomb, never mind her body, but this is interesting nonetheless.
https://www.histecho.com/mummies-two-high-status-egyptians-found-offers-clues-hunt-cleopatras-tomb/?fbclid=IwAR0h8vQHjluNGys_9WvWdpypxDpXVlyLfdMLZLyK4nKLKcoTDrZaRzNSY_Q
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #306 on: July 30, 2020, 09:29:19 AM »
 Most folk know of the stunning sites at Karnak and Luxor, - Thebes.
However, throught Egypt's history, the main centre of administration was Men-nefer - bGreek 'Memphis'.
Due to the destruction of the sites to make way for Cairo, we have lost almost all of what was once there. Indeed, the very name 'Egypt' comes from 'Aegyptos' - the Greek effort to write 'Ken-gup-Ptah' - the Temple complex of Ptah, creator deity of Memphis.
The latest finds seem to be part of a vast temple complex built by Ramesses II  to honour both Ptah and Hathor/Sekhmet, the latter being two aspects of the one female creator protector deity.
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2020/07/28/egypt-announces-new-archaeological-discovery-from-ramses-ii-era/?fbclid=IwAR2JIBrdv9jKx3rPtqeNV39sDm4-R9iHuy0GCh
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #308 on: August 01, 2020, 09:40:58 PM »
Thought this was interesting

http://www.openculture.com/2020/07/take-an-360-interactive-tour-inside-the-great-pyramid-of-giza.html
 

Thanks, NS.
I've been on the Giza plateau a few times, but never visited Khufu's pyramid (Though I've been to Menkhaure's, and several other tombs in the area).
People are still finding out stuff about the monument; a dirty great void was detected inside it in 2017, for example, but the things that interest me are the town constructed for the workers who built it - found in the 1980's - and the cemeteries, where the remains show evidence of a well fed, and relatively well cared for, workforce.
Perhaps the most interesting find in recent years has been the worlds' oldest papyrus document, dating to the 'gang master' of one of the crews who quarried and ferried stones for the completion of the monument.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ancient-egypt-shipping-mining-farming-economy-pyramids-180956619/

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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #309 on: August 01, 2020, 09:51:44 PM »
  I'm posting a find first announced two years ago, but still under investigation. It appears that several of the mummies are non-Egyptian, and are probanly Syrio-Palestinian in origin - though one may even be that of a Carian Greek. This would confirm the cosmjopolitan nature of Egypt in the seventh century BC, as we kow the rulers employed Greek mercenaries to fight off the Persians - and established a Jewish Temple at Egypt's soutern border to enable the garrison of Jews who manned it against the incursion of the Kushitesl. This is a very significant new discovery, probably the most important since the discovery of the intact royal tombs at Tanis in the late 1930's (which, imho, are still far to under reported). A whole collection of mummies, coffins, superb silver artefacts including masks - dating from the Saite Period - dyn XXVI. A very rare example of an embalmer's workshop to boot. This find has yet to be fully inspected, never mind published, but its' importance can't be understated. http://luxortimes.com/2018/07/new-discovery-mummification-workshop-installation-in-sakkara/?fbclid=IwAR38mMQMoMVs1H2_Mv6szg2_4HvP3aGr6twUs3HWo1MbUbdZRBo6dL0hC_I
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #310 on: August 26, 2020, 01:38:10 PM »
 When I studied Egyptology at Uni, part of the course was a hands-on unwrapping of some of the vast collection of animal mummies stored in the vaults of various museums.
Now, scanning can do the work for us, and this report from 'Nature' is a well-written insight on the latest British research.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-69726-0?fbclid=IwAR3pidBxZUOPW2EMUcOr-V5jXfCqyZHf8QdIFXYHkpG0M3ScWh3RWpww2lY
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #311 on: September 08, 2020, 10:46:57 AM »
     In any other country, this find would be the discovery of the century - but this is Egypt, and it's only another mass burial tomb cache.
Saqqara never seems to disappoint; tombs from Egypt's second dynasty to the Roman period continue to be found; kings to commoners, priests to mummified cats, ibis, lions and hedgehogs.
This cache hasn't been fully excavated, but it looks like dating from Egypt's thirtieth (and last Pharonic) dynasty, till around the time of Ptolemy III.
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/379451/Egypt/Politics-/Cache-of-sealed-coffins-unearthed-in-Saqqara-Egypt.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0w3snQmFeIriA8gwFmKy5AEOHJMfDunpHN3wwY1riEEIPRcZtlxuGyiDA
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #312 on: September 20, 2020, 06:30:42 PM »
Great pics from the Beeb, showing the removal of the 27 intact coffins from the Saqqara cache.
There are at least two galleries as yet unexcavated, so the final haul may be even more spectacular.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-54227282
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #313 on: September 23, 2020, 01:55:45 PM »
The tomb which keeps on giving.
Just when you think you know everything about the contents of KV62 - Tutankhamun - a lump of mush in a museum surprises you.
An example of the skill of the modern conservator.
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/91984/King-Tutankhamun%E2%80%99s-tomb-never-runs-out-of-surprises?fbclid=IwAR2NpSzEKdrtnM0a8si-YHMhNG39y1tBrQrOGOeIST-wrFzzNuRcU6er018
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #314 on: September 23, 2020, 02:24:50 PM »
The tomb which keeps on giving.
Just when you think you know everything about the contents of KV62 - Tutankhamun - a lump of mush in a museum surprises you.
An example of the skill of the modern conservator.
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/91984/King-Tutankhamun%E2%80%99s-tomb-never-runs-out-of-surprises?fbclid=IwAR2NpSzEKdrtnM0a8si-YHMhNG39y1tBrQrOGOeIST-wrFzzNuRcU6er018

All very interesting information. I listened yesterday to the latest archeo thoughts e-mail about pseudo-archaeology - more interesting work.
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« Reply #315 on: September 23, 2020, 04:46:23 PM »
All very interesting information. I listened yesterday to the latest archeo thoughts e-mail about pseudo-archaeology - more interesting work.
   


Yep. The pseudohistorians and tinfoil hat brigade have always had a field day with KV62 - from aliwen involvement, through Joseph, Moses and monotheistic tendancies, to the 'tragic boy king murdered for keepng secrets' stuff.
The real analysis of the complex content and context of the tomb is far more convoluted!
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #316 on: October 06, 2020, 09:34:06 PM »
And the finds keep on coming - 59 of them, to be precise....and the occasional statue, shabti and fragment of papyrus.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/3/egypt-unveils-59-ancient-coffins-in-ma
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #317 on: October 09, 2020, 11:23:57 AM »
      Not a find, but a nice CGI reconstruction of the possible face of the female king Maatkare Hatshepsut, one of the most powerful rulers of Egypt's 'Golden age', the eighteenth dynasty, of the New Kingdom, using what is almost certainly her mummy as a template. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuWpEfj6EK8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1xwdvFPcIfyKhdSnLS3sRa-_e_J2d0vQIDzCCuY1nGbCrBwiBY6Ijp810
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« Reply #318 on: October 19, 2020, 02:22:29 PM »
 Now we're up to our ears in coffins. This is proving to be a spectacular find....Egypt never fails to surprise us. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1666429903513244&id=172787876241065&_rdr
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