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Old 11-18-2017, 05:14 AM
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Thank you Eya, great article and very interesting. I remember the treasures of King Tut back in 1970 sometime as I lived in Chicago then and had the opportunity to see the exhibit 3 times. What a thrill it was to see and wish I could go to Egypt and see the wonders of the ancient world....someday!
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A 3,000-year-old Egyptian gate moved to pyramids of Giza | Daily Mail Online
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Eya, Thank you so much for the article as it was very interesting. I loved the pink granite that it was made of, this is going to be a really fabulous museum when completed and something I really have to see. In Chicago there is the Human-Headed Winged Bull (lamassu) and neighboring palace courtyard reliefs, from the Palace of Sargon II (721–705 BC) at Khorsabad. They are so majestic and to think this was all done by hand thousands of years ago, I have seen them a couple of times and they take my breath away with their beauty. I am really hoping for pictures of the opening of this new museum in the future ..........amazing what is still out there to be discovered.........maybe we should go find a mummy or two...
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A throne made from Meteorites help the Pharaoh "move to the next life"

Is there a throne of meteorites inside the Great Pyramid? | Daily Mail Online
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:33 AM
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If there was such a throne, it would have been something that has at least been linked to by myths and legends. As the Great Pyramid was not ever used as a tomb, there is no reason to think that any kind of a throne would be in existence somewhere in there. The Great Pyramid and is two companions at Giza remain a huge source of study and is one I'm vastly interested in.

The only reference that may be attributed to a meteorite would be the much honored Ben-Ben Stone which was housed in the sun temple located in the City of Heliopolis, dedicated to the solar deity Ra
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Archaeologists begin dig for the body of Ankhesenamun

Has Tutankhamun's tragic teenage wife finally been found? | Daily Mail Online
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Has Tutankhamun's tragic teenage wife finally been found? | Daily Mail Online
That article is both contradictory and confusing.
Especially the parts about parentage.
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If the dig does prove to uncover Ankhesenamun's mummy, it will be a major find and be invaluable to the research going on into the Amarna dynasty. Ankhesenamun was not only wife to Tutankhamun, but also the daughter of his father, Akhenaten and although not proven, Nefertiti.
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Rare 3,500 year-old sculpture of female Pharaoh Hatshepsut is found

Egyptian artwork of female pharaoh Hatshepsut is found | Daily Mail Online

WHO WAS QUEEN HATSHEPSUT?** | Daily Mail Online
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Old 03-27-2018, 05:58 AM
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Very interesting article and thanks for finding it, eya. It kind of coincides with a book I'm reading that goes into depth about discoveries and finds made throughout Egypt. From what I have been reading, a lot of finds are stashed away in dark corners in museums collecting dust.

The book I'm reading is called "The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy" by Jo Marchant.
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That article is both contradictory and confusing.
Especially the parts about parentage.
One thing that does confuse a lot of modern sensibilities is that it is not generally known that the marriage practices within the royal houses remained within the family. Fathers married daughters and brothers married sisters and there was a lot of inbreeding going on.

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Many *Thank You's* Eya for posting that information on Hatshepsut. She has always been one of my very favorite females in ancient history. I just got a book on her, Hatchepsut by Joyce Tyldesley and it is a very detailed book, the kind that you need just the right amount of consternation with pen and paper in hand to take notes so that the notes go into my computer. I do that with these kind of books, so enjoyable to read about her.
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Archaeologists and scientists restoring an ancient boat were buried in pits next to Pharaoh Khufu’s Great Pyramid at Giza.

Rebuilding history - restoring a pharaoh’s ancient boat - BBC News
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Eya,

Many Thank You's for this, how interesting and what is amazing is that the ancient people actually left *instructions* for people in the after life to build the boat again........that just made me reread the article...darn they did not leave anything to chance did they.....amazing group of ancients there I would say.....I am currently working on a book of *Cleopatras*, not the famous one but the name and where it came from and all named before and after The Cleopatra as we know her. A very technical book and not easy to read for a layperson such as me.
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WHO WAS QUEEN HATSHEPSUT?** | Daily Mail Online


When I was in the Royal Mummy room at the old Egyptian Museum some years ago standing next to Queen Hatshepsut there was a smal etikette attached to her glass coffin there saying Queen Hatshepsut was "an obese woman with a toothake...I've never been more dumbfounded as to why on earth anyone at that respectable museum would give a discription like that for a Lady of her stature.

Another detail..she was laying between Tuthmoses III and Ramses II..oh history...
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Tutankhamun "secret chamber" does not exist, researchers find

No secret chambers behind ancient Egypt's young king... | Daily Mail Online

Radar scans 'prove there are NO hidden burial chambers' in King Tutankhamun's tomb | Daily Mail Online

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Another article describing the find of the second sphinx. They're going to be taking their time to uncover this one as they want to ensure that the environmental climate won't damage it.

https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/08/...ered-in-luxor/
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Another discover in Egypt

Newly-unearthed village found in Egypt's Nile Delta 'predated pharaohs', archaeologists say | Daily Mail Online
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Just a note for those of you that are interested in ancient civilizations. One of the websites I frequent for information and suggestions for books to read called Ancient Origins now has a magazine out. Read the first edition for free on the website.

https://trailer.web-view.net/Show/0X...B13E48CCAB.htm
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New discover , a sphinx, made of sandstone at an ancient temple

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...an-temple.html
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