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Ancient Egyptian Kittens Hint at Cat Domestication   Live Science – March 17, 2014
The skeletons of six cats, including four kittens, found in an Egyptian cemetery may push back the date of cat domestication in Egypt by nearly 2,000 years. Egyptian Carving Defaced by King Tut’s Possible Father Discovered   Live Science – July 24, 2014

A newly discovered Egyptian carving, which dates back more than 3,300 years, bears the scars of a religious revolution that upended the ancient civilization. Satellite Captures Creation of New Continental Crust Scientific American – July 20, 2006
A new sea is forming in the desert of northeastern Ethiopia. According to the Bible, and perhaps corroborated by the Cyrus Cylinder, after several decades of captivity in Babylon and the Achaemenid conquest of Babylonia, Cyrus II of Persia allowed the Jews to return to Judah and rebuild the Temple. Ptolemy II later transferred the sarcophagus to Alexandria, where a royal tomb was constructed for its burial

What’s so special about this discovery. Glassmakers key to Egypt’s status BBC – June 17, 2005

Ancient Egypt was mass-producing its own glass objects more than 3,000 years ago, according to evidence from digs in the country’s eastern Nile delta

The authors suggest the stones that make up the Giza plateau, Fayum and Abydos monuments must have been carved out of natural stone as they reveal what chunks of the sea floor must have looked like over 4000 years ago, when the buildings were erected

The site is Amheida, in the Dakhleh Oasis of Egypt’s western desert. The second figure is of the goddess Taweret, crowned with cow’s horns, a sun disk and two feathers. Maya was Overseer of the Treasury during the reigns of Tutankhamun, Ay, and Horemheb. A painting above one shows two figures seated opposite each other at an offering table. Working at the Funerary Complex of Harwa and Akhimenru in the west bank of the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor) in Egypt, the team of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Luxor (MAIL) found bodies covered with a thick layer of lime (historically used as a disinfectant). It is a well-preserved granite sarcophagus engraved with the queen’s different titles, but says nothing about the identity of her husband. These demons gripped their victims and cut off their heads. Spanish scientists have developed the first technique that can determine the color of wine used in ancient jars

Their excavations led archaeologists to the 4,200-year-old tombs, one of which has an inscription warning of a curse

3,500-year-old false door to afterlife from ancient Egyptian tomb found   PhysOrg – March 29, 2010

A large red granite false door from the tomb of an ancient queen’s powerful vizier has been discovered. The architecture of this period was similar to that seen at Giza, royal necropolis of the Fourth dynasty, where recent excavations have revealed that the essential focus of the kingdom at that time centred on the construction of the royal tomb. But ornithologists say the bird the pharaohs so revered has staged a spectacular comeback thanks to a last-ditch conservation effort in northern Africa. The size of the bones and timing of the litters hints that humans may have kept the cats. Herod also built Caesarea Maritima which replaced Jerusalem as the capital of the Roman province. The outdoor museum houses numerous other statues, colossi, sphinxes, and architectural elements. The rock panel, now in two pieces, was found on the west wall of a shallow sandstone wadi, or valley, in the Kharga Oasis, located in Egypt’s western desert about 108 miles (175 kilometers) west of Luxor

There were days at the spa, nights at the theater and time to play a little ball

This settlement, known as Mishkenot Sha’ananim, eventually flourished and set the precedent for other new communities to spring up to the west and north of the Old City. From this period date many developments of the Saqqara Serapeum, including the building of the Chamber of Poets, as well as the dromos adorning the temple, and many elements of Greek-inspired architecture. They deserve to be appreciated together,” said exhibition organizer Gina Ulloa, who spent almost three years preparing the 35,520 square-feet (3,300 meter-square) display. Piankhi’s conquest of Egypt was recorded on the Victory Stele at the Temple of Amun in Gebel Barkal. The descriptions of the city by travellers who followed the traders in the discovery of Egypt have proved instrumental in reconstructing an image of the ancient capital’s glorious past

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