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(One of these days I would like to go back through all these jillions of links and organise them by subject. "'I would like'? I would like a trip to Europe!" - Daffy Duck)

Anat: Autonomous Goddess Of Ugarit. Presented by Ellie Wilson at the Society of Biblical Literature's annual meeting, November 1993.

Artefacts found in Pilbara cave show Aboriginal life in northern WA dates back 50,000 years (ABC, 19 May 2017) | The extraordinary science behind an Aboriginal history discovery 65,000 years in the making (SMH, 20 July 2017). "Artefacts found in Kakadu national park show that Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for a minimum of 65,000 years, 18,000 years longer than the previous estimate."

The world's oldest observatory? How Aboriginal astronomy provides clues to ancient life (Lateline, 13 October 2016) | How astronomy paved the way for terra nullius, and helped to get rid of it too (phys.org, 14 October 2016)

Ancient Humans Liked Getting Tipsy, Too (Smithsonian.com, 10 July 2017) | What wine did Jesus drink at the Last Supper? (phys.org, 17 April 2017) | Barley dormancy mutation suggests beer motivated early farmers (phys.org, 21 November 2016) | Revealing the science of Aboriginal fermentation (phys.org, 24 October 2016)

Late last year the Brooklyn Museum's Tumblr posted about the use of "Visible-Induced Luminescence imaging to map the presence of Egyptian blue". Meanwhile, the earliest known use of Egyptian blue has been identified in a bowl from the time of King Scorpion.

Archaeologists discover earliest monumental Egyptian hieroglyphs (phys.org, 26 June 2017)

DNA from ancient Egyptian mummies reveals their ancestry (Washington Post, 30 May 2017)

The origin of the tabby coat and other cat mysteries revealed (ABC Science, 20 June 2017) | No, Those Aren't Male Lions Mating. One Is Likely a Female. (National Geographic, 18 April 2016)

The Amazon Women: Is There Any Truth Behind the Myth? (Smithsonian Magazine, April 2014) | The kingdom of women: the society where a man is never the boss (The Guardian, 1 April 2017) The Mosuo of Tibet.
 
What ancient Egypt tells us about a world without religious conflict (The Guardian, 30 October 2015) The Faith After the Pharaohs exhibition at the British Museum.


Information-age math finds code in ancient Scottish symbols (Scientific American, 31 March 2010)

How we discovered that people have been cooking plants in pots for 10,000 years (phys.org, 24 January 2017)

Scientists find advanced geometry no secret to prehistoric architects in US Southwest (phys.org, 23 January 2017)

Why we'll always be obsessed with – and afraid of – monsters (Medical Xpress, 31 October 2016)

Inscription About Ancient 'Monkey Colony' Survives [Daesh] Attacks (LiveScience, 9 December 2016)

Women Are the Backbone of the Standing Rock Movement (Time, 29 November 2017)

This is your brain on God: Spiritual experiences activate brain reward circuits (Medical Xpress, 29 November 2016)

Pristine pressed flower among 'jaw-dropping' bronze age finds (The Guardian, 30 September 2016)

“Gay” Caveman Wasn’t Gay… (En|Gender, 7 April 2011) "... she was trans." Or third gender. Or...

Unearthing the origins of East Africa's lost civilization (CNN, 19 October 2015). Kilwa in Tanzania, part of the Azania trading society.

Gender and the Generic in Divine Acclamations (a series of Tweets from Edward Butler, 28 November 2015).

Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae
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Egyptian hieroglyphs at Mnamon: Ancient writing systems in the Mediterranean: A critical guide to electronic resources

Ancient Egypt for kids - Egyptian Crowns and Headdresses of Gods

A Very Remote Period Indeed: A blog reviewing recent archaeological publications having to do with Paleolithic archaeology, paleoanthropology, lithic technology, hunter-gatherers and archaeological theory.

Untangling an Accounting Tool and an Ancient Incan Mystery (NYT, 2 January 2016)

Diodorus Siculus describes the Assyrian king Sardanapallus (perhaps Ashurbanipal) as a transvestite / transgender bisexual and blames him for the destruction of the Assyrian Empire - although the Greek historian's account mostly sounds like a pretty ordinary war.

Ancient Egyptian herbal wines (Patrick E. McGovern, PNAS 106(18), 5 May 2009) | Archaeological team prepares 4,000-year-old Hittite meals (Slate, 8 September 2016)

Ancient 'Mad Libs' Papyri Contain Evil Spells of Sex and Subjugation (LiveScience, 20 May 2016)

Scientist debunks nomadic Aboriginal 'myth' (GA, 9 October 2007) | Waking our sleeping Indigenous languages: 'we're in the midst of a resurgence' (GA, 31 August 2016) | Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA study confirms (GA, 21 September 2016) | World-first genome study reveals rich history of Aboriginal Australians (ABC, 22 September 2016) | Indigenous Australians know we're the oldest living culture – it's in our Dreamtime (GA, 22 September 2016)

A Lost European Culture, Pulled From Obscurity (NYT, 30 November 2009). Review of the exhibition The Lost World of Old Europe: the Danube Valley, 5000-3500 B.C.

How human sacrifice helped to enforce social inequality (Aeon, 8 June 2016)

The Exotic Animal Traffickers of Ancient Rome (The Atlantic, 30 March 2016)

Female King Ruled in Canaan, Carving Suggests (National Geographic, 10 April 2009)

Scientists use 'virtual unwrapping' to read ancient biblical scroll reduced to 'lump of charcoal' (GA, 21 September 2016)

Unearthing the origins of East Africa's lost civilization (CNN, 19 October 2015)
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Ancient customer-feedback technology lasts millennia (New Scientist, 2 March 2015). Nanni wants a refund from Ea-nasir for these rubbish copper ingots.

The Newly Discovered Tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh (Ancient History etc blog, 24 September 2015). It revealed more details of Gilgamesh and Enkidu's battle with Humbaba in the Cedar Forest.

Summer Solstice – Season of Passion and Social Justice (Summer's Path blog, 6 July 2015). Sekhmet, the Ancestral Outraged Mother, and fighting for racial and sexual equality.

Grave of ‘Griffin Warrior’ at Pylos Could Be a Gateway to Civilizations (NYT, 26 October 2015)

Farmers Have Been Enjoying The Fruits Of Bee Labor For 9,000 Years (NPR, 11 November 2015)

Remains Of Captive Carnivores Discovered At Mexican Pyramid (iflscience.com, 19 December 2015)

3,200-Year-Old Papyrus Contains Astrophysical Information about Variable Star Algol (scinews.com, 23 Decembe 2015): "Ancient Egyptians wrote Calendars of Lucky and Unlucky Days... The best preserved... is the Cairo Calendar dated to 1244 – 1163 BC (Ramesside Period). According to scientists at the University of Helsinki, this papyrus is the oldest preserved historical document of naked eye observations of a variable star, the eclipsing binary star Algol."

Early Egyptian Queen Revealed in 5,000-Year-Old Hieroglyphs (Live Science, 19 January 2016) "... one inscription the researchers found tells of a queen named Neith-Hotep who ruled Egypt 5,000 years ago as regent to a young pharaoh named Djer."

Discovery Of Ancient Massacre Suggests War Predated Settlements (NPR, 21 January 2016)

Ancient Babylonian astronomers used calculus to find Jupiter 1,400 years before Europeans (ABC, 29 January 2016)

Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple? (Smithsonian, November 2008)

Rise of human civilization tied to belief in punitive gods (Science News, 10 February 2016)

Lost art of Aboriginal dendroglyphs revived by modern artist (The World Today, 19 February 2016)

Is the Moon seen as a crescent (and not a "boat") all over the world? (Ask an Astronomer) Had to include this because of Inanna's "crescent-shaped barge of heaven". :)

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'Witchcraft' Island [Blå Jungfrun, an island off the east coast of Sweden] Reveals Evidence of Stone Age Rituals (livescience.com, 22 September 2015)

Paleo People Were Making Flour 32,000 Years Ago (NPR, 14 September 2015)

Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing [Proto-Elamite] (BBC, 25 October 2012)

Nail Polish History Dates Back to 3200 B.C. (Nails Magazine, 1 January 1995) Not exactly an academic source, but interesting stuff if it's accurate.

Were the First Artists Mostly Women? (National Geographic, 9 October 2013) "Three-quarters of handprints in ancient cave art were left by women, study finds."

Alan F. Dixson and Barnaby J. Dixson. Venus Figurines of the European Paleolithic: Symbols of Fertility or Attractiveness? Journal of Anthropology, Volume 2011 (2011)

Oldest-known dentistry found in 14,000-year-old tooth (ABC, 17 July 2015)

Tattoos: The Ancient and Mysterious History (Smithsonian.com, 1 January 2007)

A Lost European Culture, Pulled From Obscurity (New York Times, 30 November 2009) Review of the exhibition The Lost World of Old Europe: The Danube Valley, 5000 - 3500 BC.

Last of millennium of temple marriages made in heaven (SMH, 30 April 2015): "Sashimani Devi, who has died aged 92, was the last Mahari devadasi (ritual dancer) of the 12th century Jagannath Temple in Puri, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa; her death brings to an end a tradition which has lasted nearly a millennium."

 
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New Evidence That Grandmothers Were Crucial for Human Evolution (Smithsonian.com, 2012)

A misdiagnosis of trauma in Ancient Babylon (mindhacks.com, 2015)

Police uncover 36 Egyptian artefacts in Valencia (Olive Press, February 2015) - including part of a statue of Sekhmet.

Busts of the lioness goddess unearthed in Luxor (ahramonline.com, February 2015): "Two black granite busts of the ancient Egyptian lioness goddess Sekhmet un-earthed in Luxor".

6-foot Sekhmet statue unearthed in Mut temple (Luxor Times, 2013)
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Spiritual Power? 18th-Century Artifacts Unearthed in Caribbean

The Archaeologist as Titan [review of Belzoni: The Giant Archaeologists Love to Hate]

Remains of Long-Lost Temple Discovered in Iraq: "'One of the best results of my fieldwork is the uncovered column bases of the long-lost temple of the city of Musasir, which was dedicated to the god Haldi,' Marf Zamuatold Live Science in an email. Haldi was the supreme god of the kingdom of Urartu. His temple was so important that after the Assyrians looted it in 714 B.C., the Urartu king Rusa I was said to have ripped his crown off his head before killing himself."

Oops! Etruscan Warrior Prince Really a Princess

Archaeological cave dig unearths artefacts from 45,000 years ago (Australia)

Bisexual Viking idol marks ancient circle (2004)

Was Cleopatra a drag queen? (2005) (Three known artifacts show Cleopatra VII dressed as / represented as a man.)

Brooklyn Museum to publish a handbook for the recently deceased (Book of the Dead of Sobekmose)

One-of-a-kind Egyptian spider rock art dates back to 4,000 B.C.

Alan D. Eames, 59, Scholar of Beers Around the World, Dies

Ancient Egyptian mummies buried near Barnsley

Barnsley lass Joann really digs Egypt (not what I was looking for, but pretty entertaining nonetheless :)

Clues to Lost Prehistoric Code Discovered in Mesopotamia (looking inside clay envelopes with CT scans)

Die Auferstehung der Göttin Sachmet (The Resurrection of the Goddess Sekhmet) and Egyptian goddess statue unveiled in İzmir’s Red Basilica - an 8.5 metre tall statue in Pergamon

More Sekhmet statues unearthed at Amenhotep III's temple in Luxor

4,000-year-old [Old Babylonian] erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality

 
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Presumptive "ocular prosthesis" found in the Burnt City - Tumblr discussion, including artist's impression. :)

Evolution of Angels: From Disembodied Minds to Winged Guardians

Africans in Roman York?

Oldest Perfumes Found on "Aphrodite's Island"

Peking Man Was a Fashion Plate

Papyri Point to Practice of Voluntary Temple Slavery in Ancient Egypt

Study shows 'gene flow' from India to Australia 4000 years ago

Stirling Castle's Amazon warrior revealed

Sekhmet's bits: Forgotten statue uncovered

Temple find shows sway of ancient Egyptian religion

War was central to Europe's first civilisation - contrary to popular belief

Ancient "Egyptian blue" pigment points to new telecommunications, security ink technology

DNA sleuth hunts wine roots in Anatolia

Robot Finds Mysterious Spheres in Ancient Temple (Best headline ever. The temple's in Teotihuacan.)

Uncovered: Ritual public drunkenness and sex in ancient Egypt

Linguists identify words that have changed little in 15,000 years

Classic gags discovered in ancient Roman joke book

Cosmic find unearthed using Aboriginal Dreaming story

Digging for the truth at controversial megalithic site (Indonesia's Gunung Padang)

Folk magic found in old Brisbane basement

The earliest iron artifact ever found was made from a meteorite

Evidence of 3,000-Year-Old Cinnamon Trade Found in Israel

Cheese first made at least 7,500 years ago

How Egyptian god Bes gave the Christian Devil his looks

Ancient Magician's Curse Tablet Discovered in Jerusalem

Egyptian goddess statue unveiled in İzmir’s Red Basilica (It's a nine-metre tall Sekhmet. Wow!)

Finds in Israel add weight to theory God “had wife”

ETA:

Evidence of fire-raining comet discovered on Earth: "The sea of silica was a well-known area of study as its glass was found in highly valuable jewelry, including a brooch of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun."

Untangling the Mystery of the Inca (khipu)

ETA (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] alryssa!):

"Lost City" of Tanis Found, but Often Forgotten

Photos from the submerged ancient city of Heracleion
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"First Skyscraper" Built to Fight Solstice Shadow? - the Tower of Jericho

Ancient Tablets Decoded; Shed Light on Assyrian Empire

Prehistoric Americans Traded Chocolate for Turquoise?

Ancient Tablet Found: Oldest Readable Writing in Europe - Linear B

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/pictures/110415-egyptian-mummies-ct-scans-heart-disease-science-pictures/ | http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/110415-ancient-egypt-mummies-princess-heart-disease-health-science/ | http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/05/110531-africa-mummies-parasites-schistosomiasis-science/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/111013-oldest-art-studio-early-humans-science-archaeology/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/11/111208-oldest-mattress-africa-archaeology-science/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/120119-national-popcorn-day-corn-peru-archaeology-food-science/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/02/pictures/120207-egypt-bird-mummies-snails-fed-science-ibis-ancient/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120717-palmyra-roman-city-syria-science-farming-world-ancient/

Seventy Egyptian artefacts found in illegal possession are authenticated (including Late Period Sekhmet amulets)

Ancient Clay Tablets Recovered from 9/11 Attack Restored and Translated

Black Magic Revealed in Two Ancient Curses: "Both curses feature a depiction of a deity, possibly the Greek goddess Hekate, with serpents coming out of her hair, possibly meant to strike at the victims."

http://www.smh.com.au/world/cave-women-in-a-different-light-20120515-1yp30.html (personally, I think it looks like a horseshoe crab)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/may/10/mayan-astronomical-charts-guatemalan-jungle

Concealed shoes: Australian settlers and an old superstition

Ancient language controls crime rings. This sounds more esoteric and odd than it actually is: Nahuatl, a language about as old as English, is a living tongue with one and a half million speakers.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21792-thank-grandmothers-for-lower-incidence-of-cancer.html

Africans in Roman York?
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Two pharaonic statues stolen near Luxor, 19 March 2011. "One of the stolen artifacts is the upper part of the statue of Egyptian goddess Sekhmet and the other is a 28-by-23-centimeter black statue of a pharaonic god."

Akhenaten's Toe Goes Home, 16 April 2010

Historians Admit To Inventing Ancient Greeks, 7 October 2010

Broken idols of Keros: British archaeologists explain Greek mystery, 10 June 2011

Art of lost Amazon culture a surprise, 13 June 2011

Archaeologist counts as one of ROM's hidden treasures - Royal Ontario Museum opens its permanent Nubia exhibition. "The image we have now of Sudan is war — in the south and in Darfur — and poverty. It is important to show a different aspect."
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Postings in my Tumblr tagged #Nubia include stuff from sites and cultures such as #Jebel Barkal, #Napata, and #Meroe.

Sudan timeline from the Met

The early Kushite Tombs of South Asasif

Egypt and Nubia in the 5th–4th millennia BC: A view from the First Cataract and its surroundings

Southern-most royal Kushite statues found in Sudan, Reuters, 11 January 2010

Nubia Museum, Egypt (stuff from this museum is tagged in my Tumblr as #Nubian Museum Aswan)

Nubia: Lost civilisation of Egypt, BBC 25 March 2009

A Golden Trove, Long Scattered, Shines Once More, New York Times, 5 December 1993 ["The Gold Of Meroe" exhibition]

The Black Pharaohs, National Geographic, February 2008

Uncovering Treasures of Ancient Nubia, New York Times, 27 February 1994 ["Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa" exhibition]

Letter from Sudan: The Gold of Kush, Archaeology magazine, November/December 2009

Rare Nubian King Statues Uncovered in Sudan, National Geographic, February 2003

The Meroitic Newsletter

Unlocking More Secrets of Nubian Civilization, New York Times, 11 February 1992

Pharaoh of Egypt, Taharqa or Taharqo: A History of the World in 100 Objects: Sphinx of Taharqo | Massive statue of Egyptian ruler Taharqa found deep inside Sudan | Menat of Taharqo suckled by Sekhmet | Statuette of Taharqa and the Falcon God Hemen at the Louvre | The Shrine of Taharqa at the Ashmolean

A Golden Trove, Long Scattered, Shines Once More, NYT, 5 December 1993

Aspelta: A Nubian King’s Burial Chamber

Open Access Nubia

Nubia: Lost civilisation of Egypt, BBC News, March 25 2009

Czech team excavates ancient sites dedicated to Nubian gods, 27 January 2011

Scholars Race to Recover a Lost Kingdom on the Nile, New York Times, 19 June 2007

ETA:

Nubian elite as seen by their Egyptian counterparts

Kushite buildings at Kawa

Ancient African kingdom discovered in Sudan

Kerma - the Swiss Archaeological Expedition to Sudan

List of Rulers of Ancient Sudan

Medicinal beer? New study shows maybe the ancient Nubians were onto something

International Society for Nubian Studies

The Mysteries of Meroe, New York Times, 22 May 2010 ["Méroé, un empire sur le Nil" exhibition]

Society of Nubian Cultures

The History Files: Africa

From Saudi Aramco World: Nomads and Pharaohs (1998); Sudan: The Land of Pyramids (1991); The Meroitic Mystery (1983); The Nubians in Brooklyn ["Africa in Antiquity" exhibition] (1979).

ETA:

35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Sudan Necropolis (February 2013)

Tomb reveals Ancient Egypt's humiliating secret - an asskicking by Kush! (July 2003)
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Nepalese girl, 3, begins life as 'living goddess'

Ancient Peru Pyramid Spotted by Satellite (ETA: Satellites unearthing ancient Egyptian ruins)

An offer these gods can't refuse: "Feeding the Pachamama, whom the Aymara also call Mother Earth or Mother Virgin, involves an intricate web of symbolic gestures incorporating coca leaves, bootleg spirits and dead animals - preferably in the form of foetuses when it comes to llamas, pigs, cats and dogs."

Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore

'Brainy' chickpeas conquered the world

ETA: Pyramid built for an Egyptian queen discovered beneath sands of Saqqara - it belongs to Queen Sesheshet, mother of the pharoah Teti.

And just for lols: Time Warp Gallery

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