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Egyptian God Family Tree — Infographic

Egyptian God Family Tree

Trying to keep up with the lineage of most gods and goddesses in ancient mythologies is quiet a task.  However, in today’s infographic, Korwin Briggs at Veritable Hokum does a great job at tackling this very thing in the Ancient Egyptian pantheon. He’s also done the same for the Greek and Norse gods, and rest assured, I’ll post them soon as well! [VIA]

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Posted by on November 24, 2015 in Infographics

 

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History of Pyramids – Infographic

History of Pyramids

Most often we associate the pyramids with the plains of Giza in Egypt.  After all, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is the only surviving ancient wonder of the world.  However, Egypt doesn’t even hold the4 record for the most number of pyramids within its borders, and pyramids have been found on four different continents and are the product of a variety of cultures.  Today’s infographic takes a little journey through the histories of these pyramids, where and why they were built, and what purposed they may have served. [VIA]

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Posted by on June 12, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation

Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation

The Griffith Institute at Oxford University has put together the definitive database of artifacts recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt in an exhibit called Anatomy of an Excavation.  From its discovery in 1922, the tomb of “King Tut” has fascinated the world because of the unprecedented completeness of the tomb, the fact that it lay undisturbed by tomb robbers and archaeologists alike for over 3000 years, and that because of both of these gives us the most complete picture of Ancient Egyptian funeral rites and practices.

Browse the Anatomy of an Excavation‘s database through either the catalog cards or through the original photographs of the artifacts, both in situ and after their removal from the tomb.  This photography and cataloging was also unprecedented in a time when archaeology was more of a treasure hunt than a scientific endeavor.  Also available are the scanned journals and diaries of Howard Carter, the head of the excavation and the discoverer of the tomb.

Anatomy of an Excavation is a treasure trove (pun intended) of information for studying archaeology, Ancient Egypt, or funerary practices around the world.

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Websites

 

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