Egypt’s Pyramid Competitor- The Kush(y) Nubian Pyramids – W.U Hstry

In joining the designated theme of pre-modern non-European civilizations and the informal trend concerning pyramids which seems to have enveloped the blog, we must look no further than Sudan. A sub…

Source: Egypt’s Pyramid Competitor- The Kush(y) Nubian Pyramids – W.U Hstry

CAIRO: A 3,800 year-old mummy of a high class Egyptian woman has been unearthed on the west bank of the Nile River near Aswan, the antiquities ministry announced in a statement Tuesday – @AceHistoryNews | ‘ Ace Worldwide History ‘

#AceHistoryNews – May.27:

Photo courtesy of Ministry of Antiquities Facebook page

3,800 year-old mummy of high-class Egyptian woman unearthed in Aswan “The mummy of a woman named “Sattjeni” was found wrapped in linen bandages lying inside two coff…

Source: CAIRO: A 3,800 year-old mummy of a high-class Egyptian woman has been unearthed on the west bank of the Nile River near Aswan, the antiquities ministry announced in a statement Tuesday – @AceHistoryNews | ‘ Ace Worldwide History ‘

The History Girls: On The Trail of Cleopatra: Part 2 by Lucy Coats

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In my last post for The History Girls, I talked about the importance of research. For the second of my two Cleopatra novels, CHOSEN, it was even more vital for me to get it as right as I could – and in some ways even harder to do so. The research I had to do for the first book took me to the depths of ancient Alexandria (almost literally), and to Philäe. This time my Cleo had a longer journey, to Crocodilopolis in the Fayum, across the White Desert and back and then on to Rome. The challenges of portraying such a wide-ranging panorama of settings in an authentic way without…

Source: The History Girls: On The Trail of Cleopatra: Part 2 by Lucy Coats

Study, conservation and display of a rare pair of curtains from Late Antique Egypt | British Museum blog

Project curator Amandine Mérat gives us an overview of the historical background of the curtains, whilst conservators Anna Harrison and Monique Pullan describe work carried out in order to prepare them for display…

Source: Study, conservation and display of a rare pair of curtains from Late Antique Egypt | British Museum blog

Almost 6000 years old case of Scurvy discovered in Egypt

Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, minister of antiquities announced today the discovery of the first case of Scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency) in ancient Egypt.

AKAP (Aswan-Kom Ombo archaeological project) directed by Dr. Maria Carmela Gatto and Dr. Antonio Curci discovered a skeleton of a child who died younger than one year old was buried in predynastic Nag Quarmila settlement. (3600-3800  BC)…

Source: Luxor Times