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Sterling Silver Egyptian Jewelry [14 Jun 2012|08:06pm]

I'm currently selling off a lot of my old Egyptian trinkets and such that I purchased back in the early 90s. There's some really neat stuff that I have going for fairly cheap, especially considering the price of silver these days. Check out my Etsy page guys and see if there's anything you like!




Click HERE to go to my Etsy page!

Thanks for your time!

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Books Sale [23 Oct 2011|04:06pm]

I have some books from during my time studying Egyptology, if you would be interested in any of them the prices include postage (within the UK) for postage outside the UK please tell me which country and I will look for postage cost.
I accept paypal

              £15                                                      £10                            £20

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Nick Drake's Rahotep Trilogy [05 Oct 2011|12:08am]

Has anybody read Nick Drake's Rahotep trilogy set at the end of the 18th Dynasty: Nefertiti - The Book of the Dead, Tutankhamen - The Book of Shadows and Egypt - The Book of Chaos? Are they any good? Do they feel as if they are really taking place in ancient Egypt? (I've read a few books the author placed in ancient Egypt with characters that come across as awfully contemporary).
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CNN Story on Pyramids Locations [01 Sep 2011|10:15pm]

As an astronomer, I love the connection between the ancient Egyptian monuments and celestial motions. Archaeoastronomy or astroarchaeology is the study of astronomical meaning in these ancient structures. Enjoy!

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[09 Jun 2011|12:32pm]

Reincarnated Egyptian Gods, what is not to love? ♥

.kindred soul cracked spirit. it has to end to begin.

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Ancient Egyptian Pyramids Located from Space [31 May 2011|01:03pm]

Came across this article titled Ancient Egyptian Pyramids Buried Thousands of Years Located from Space. I wonder what else they might discover using that technique.
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[13 Mar 2011|02:01am]

Hey everyone! We're a mythology-based game in which Gods from several pantheons have been reincarnated as mortals. Community based, events happen on a monthly basis which are part of a larger overarching plot trying to answer questions as to why they are no longer gods and such.

Right now we're looking for more Egyptian Gods to be app'd into the game, so if you love roleplaying and Egyptian Gods, please have a look. You'd be more than welcome! Thanks!

Reserves + Applications + Wanted

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The Past and the Present [14 Feb 2011|06:28pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Here's a story that suggests Egyptians were the first to make prosthetics. Read about it in Mummy Remains Show False Toes Helped Ancient Egyptians Walk

Now for some sad news - among items looted from the Cairo Museum were a couple of small statuettes of King Tutankhamun. Read about it here. According to a recent report two of the stolen items have been found and the rest are still being sought.

For a fascinating look at the driving forces behind Egypt's relatively peaceful overthrow of Mubarak go here.

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Antiquities Casualty List [31 Jan 2011|06:06pm]

There's now a site collating all known and (reasonably) verified damage reports while the current chaos is going on.

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Heartbreak for those who love ancient Egypt [30 Jan 2011|11:03am]

[ mood | and grieved ]

Reports are coming into facebook from people in Egypt that there is widespread looting and illegal digging south of Egypt at the ancient sites of Abusir and Sakkara.  A number of government storehouses in Qantarah and Sakkara and Abusir have been robbed.  Large gangs are digging illegally all around the area and have smashed into all sealed tombs.
Only the magazines near the Giza pyramids and the Imhotep Museum are guarded by the military.

In Luxor, the military is guarding the East Bank, but on the West Bank, the locals are trying to guard the tombs themselves.
There are no "tourist police" anywhere. 

On the up side of things: some digs are still in progress at Amheida (Dakhleh Oasis), Amarna, Abydos and elsewhere.  The Abydos people report all quiet so far, as do the Dakhleh Oasis dig.  I believe a few excavations are having study seasons in the Valley of the Kings.  From what I have heard of those archaeologists, they will defend the tombs with their lives.

For an update on the identification and discussion of the damage in the Cairo Museum, visit The Eloquent Peasant blog  If you area on facebook, you can get news from Restore + Save the Egyptian Museum

And very sadly: It seems likely that one of the mummies destroyed in the Museum looting was Yuya, grandfather of Akhenaten. CORRECTION: A British Egyptologist has said that he thinks that photo which seemed to show the mummy of Yuya vandalized was of another (non-royal) ancient Egyptian.

From Discovery News

Egyptians are bravely defending their cultural heritage, according to a statement from Ismail Serageldin, librarian of Alexandria and director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

“The young people organized themselves into groups that directed traffic, protected neighborhoods and guarded public buildings of value such as the Egyptian Museum and the Library of Alexandria,” he said.

“The library is safe thanks to Egypt’s youth, whether they be the staff of the Library or the representatives of the demonstrators, who are joining us in guarding the building from potential vandals and looters,” Serageldin said.

From the blog of Zahi Hawass:
all the inspectors, young archaeologists, and administrators, are calling me from sites and museums all over Egypt to tell me that they will give their life to protect our antiquities. Many young Egyptians are in the streets trying to stop the criminals.
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The Troubles in Egypt [29 Jan 2011|11:34am]

Just read a news item stating that looters destroyed a couple of mummies in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. This is especially troubling as there are Muslim fundamentalists in Egypt who would love to get rid of their pre-Islamic past and further damage might occur. I know it's probably bad of me to be more worried about the relics of the Pharaonic past then the people who are being hurt and dying in the anti-government protests but these are part of the heritage of all mankind and are irreplaceable. I just wish we could grow into our name homo sapiens sapiens - wise wise man but I fear as a species we are still stuck in adolescence, acting out our frustrations in violence and taking it out on whatever/whoever is handy.
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Did the ancient Egyptians know of pygmy mammoths? [19 Jan 2011|11:36am]

[ mood | bouncy ]

Came across this fascinating article about a picture on the tomb wall of Rekhmire, 'Governor of the Town' of Thebes, and vizier of Egypt during the reigns of Tuthmose III and Amenhotep II (c. 1479 to 1401 BCE) during the XVIII Dynasty that may be of a pygmy mammoth!! Read about it here.

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Secrets of the Dead [31 Oct 2010|11:39pm]

[ mood | sleepy ]

This week's episode of the PBS series "Secrets of the Dead" is titled "The Silver Pharaoh" dealing with the tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I which was discovered in the 1930s and now all but forgotten. Check your local listings for the show times.

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Desert Roads Lead to Discovery in Egypt [08 Sep 2010|04:30pm]

Hey they found the remains of a 3,500 year old settlement in the desert to the west of Thebes that may have been a fourth power in addition to the the Hyksos, Nubians and Thebans and which may have given Thebes an added edge during the struggle against the Hyksos.


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questions about Hatshepsut [16 Aug 2010|12:38pm]

I have been trying to find the cartouche of Hatshepsut, but I have found a couple of different ones, I know that she would have had different once's for different stages in her life, but I'm trying to figure out which is the cartouche that she would have had as Pharaoh.

Any help would be great, thanks so much.
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3 Items [12 Jul 2010|04:34pm]

[ mood | amused ]

Archaeologists have found an ancient letter they think was written to Ahenaten.

Other archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a pyramid construction supervisor.

In case anyone is interested, Chasing Mummies premieres on the History Channel on Wednesday at 10/9c featuring Dr Zahi Hawass at his most heroic (just look at that photo).

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Books & Statues for direct sale [09 Jul 2010|03:31pm]

A few years ago I had the privilege of working in (basically running) an Egyptian Import store. It fueled my already strong obsession with Ancient Egypt.
Well after the store closed my obsession fizzled out :( So I thought I would offer these items to you all before I put them in my yard sale. I know they will find loving homes with you.
I have feedback on ebay: primeduchess; the lj community lippy_feedback; and Makeupalley: Duchessvondoom
Paypal please. I am open to offers :) please let me know if you have any questions!
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Alexandria [26 May 2010|03:00pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Divers Explore Sunken Ruins of Cleopatra's Palace. I'm not sure when ancient Egypt became modern Egypt but it's interesting to discover stuff from the Ptolomeic/Roman era too.

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Ancient Tombs Discovered [23 May 2010|01:25pm]

[ mood | calm ]

57 ancient tombs with mummies unearthed in Egypt. I find it so interesting that there's still so much to be discovered in Egypt.

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Tut's Shoes [08 Apr 2010|11:56am]

[ mood | geeky ]

It appears that Tuthankhamun wore specially shaped "orthopedic" sandals to fit his deformed feet. The more I learn about his physical condition the sorrier I am for him - poor boy.

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