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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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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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Photo of the Day – 3/20/13 (Louis & Lucille Armstrong, Cairo, 1961)

Daily Photo — “Louis & Lucille Armstrong, Cairo, 1961”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis

“Stachmo” plays for his wife, Lucille in front of the Sphinx and pyramids in this colorized photo from a 1961 black and white original.

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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Daily Photo


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Video of the Day – 3/7/13 (The Great Library of Alexandria)

Daily Video — The Great Library of Alexandria

Today join the late great Carl Sagan on a trip through one of the world’s first libraries and repositories of information — The Great Library of Alexandria.  Learn how the library was built, its collection was gathered, and the ultimate demise of this amazing edifice.

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Posted by on March 7, 2013 in Daily Video


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