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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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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”


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
ikhet_sekhmet: (Butterfly hair)
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


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).


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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July 2017



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