Scientists thought ancient Egyptian mummies didn’t have any DNA left. They were wrong. Ancient Egyptian mummies preserve many details of the deceased: facial features, signs of illness, even tattoos.
But not, it seemed, DNA. The Egyptian Goddess Isis, Found in India. The Egyptian God Family Tree – Veritable Hokum. First: I opened a store!
It has a poster of this, as well as updated versions of the Norse and Greek god family trees I did a while back. More to come soon. Next, a disclaimer: this family tree isn’t, strictly speaking, historically accurate, because what we think of as The Egyptian Pantheon is really a whole bunch of similar-but-not-identical pantheons which were mostly based in individual cities – Thebes, Heliopolis, Memphis, etc. – and went through a lot of changes over their 3000+ year history.
What Explains Our Obsession With Ancient Egypt? Photo EGYPTOMANIAA History of Fascination, Obsession and FantasyBy Ronald H.
FritzeIllustrated. 444 pp. Reaktion Books/University of Chicago Press. $35. Egypt has exerted a peculiar charm since ancient times. The Greeks and Romans deferred to it as a far older civilization, whose monuments and writing seemed both baffling and magical. Conventional wisdom sees the modern fascination with the land of the pharaohs taking shape from the Renaissance onward, stimulated by the trophies that had been brought to imperial Rome and later enhanced by Napoleon’s short-lived Egyptian campaign, an incursion that created a vogue for decorative arts and monumental architecture of a decidedly “Oriental” flavor. Egypt unearths 7,000-year-old lost city. Egypt has unearthed a city more than 7,000 years old and a cemetery dating back to its first dynasty in the southern province of Sohag, the antiquities ministry has said.
The find could be a boon for Egypt’s ailing tourism industry, which has suffered a series of setbacks since the uprising that toppled the autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, but remains a vital source of foreign currency. The city is likely to have housed high-ranking officials and grave builders. Interpreting the Murals of Egypt through the Eyes of the Hopi. There has to be something missing in our explanation of the murals of Egypt.
Betrest Wikipedia. Benerib Wikipedia. 4,000-year-old Ancient Egyptian manuscript measuring more than 8ft has been rediscovered in Cairo. The oldest known Egyptian leather manuscript, dating back some 4,000 years, has been rediscovered at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo after it was pulled from a dusty, old storage box, where it had been lost for around 70 years.
The precious text contains fine quality depictions of supernatural beings which predate the famous drawings of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Discovery News reports that the manuscript measures 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) in length, making it the longest text ever found. It exceeds the next longest text by just 2 inches – an ancient pre-nuptial agreement between a couple due to be married, which sets out how the wife will be provided for, should the marriage fail.
“Taking into account that it was written on both sides, we have more than 5 meters (16.4 feet) of texts and drawings, making this the longest leather roll from ancient Egypt,” Wael Sherbiny, the Belgium-based independent scholar who made the finding, told Discovery News. Does Chinese Civilization Come From Ancient Egypt? On a cool Sunday evening in March, a geochemist named Sun Weidong gave a public lecture to an audience of laymen, students, and professors at the University of Science and Technology in Hefei, the capital city of the landlocked province of Anhui in eastern China.
But the professor didn’t just talk about geochemistry. He also cited several ancient Chinese classics, at one point quoting historian Sima Qian’s description of the topography of the Xia empire — traditionally regarded as China’s founding dynasty, dating from 2070 to 1600 B.C. The Magic of Heka: Ancient Egyptian Rituals That Have Crossed Cultures and Time. Magic has always been a mysterious way to achieve goals and was often thought to make dreams come true.
Hidden in the Hieroglyphs: Is Ancient Egyptian a Lost Language? The ancient Egyptian language is not just one set of symbols which people find on papyri bookmarks at museums.
It's a complicated system of symbols which changed over time. Moreover, the words found on ancient reliefs became a basis for other languages. Hieroglyphs were nothing more than a very sophisticated system of known symbols in ancient Egypt. The first symbols are dated back to the oldest dynasties, but the script was at its peak during the Middle Kingdom period.
The language which is called ''ancient Egyptian'' isn't one unchangeable system. Please note that this article is focused on hieroglyphs, not other forms of ancient Egyptian writings like Demotic and Hieratic scripts.