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The Five Greatest French Egyptologists of All Time

The Five Greatest French Egyptologists of All Time

Vive la France… in Egypt! Who are the leading French Egyptologists? From Napoleon’s savants through the recent work of Pierre Tallet on the Red Sea, France has made its mark on Egyptology. Although only in control of Egypt less than a decade (1798-1805), French archaeologists have made a remarkable contribution to our understanding of Egyptian civilization. Find out who makes the top five!

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Egypt’s Museum Mania

Egypt’s Museum Mania

It seems every week there’s news about another museum in Cairo Egypt. From the iconic Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, that magnificent 1902 “antiquities warehouse”, where the Royal Mummies began their great procession two weeks ago… to The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, that stunning new edifice lakeside in Fustat, where the mummies have made their new forever home.

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Royal Mummy Parade Ignites the World

Royal Mummy Parade Ignites the World

Three millennia after the great civilization of Egypt began its rocky descent – though war, division and foreign rule, it shines again. So brightly. A harbinger of great things to come. Egypt lit up the world today with an event of utter resplendence and magnificence: The Royal Mummy Parade. Stunning actresses channeling goddesses Isis and Hathor in dazzling garb at the great Temple of Hatshpsut.

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The Greatest Pharaohs Move to a New Forever Home

The Greatest Pharaohs Move to a New Forever Home

On Saturday April 3, 2021– 22 royal mummies will emerge from the Museum in Tahrir to be transported in magnificent vehicles, decorated for royalty, through the streets of Cairo to a brand new museum in Fustat. Watch it with us 11am-3pm EDT on https://www.facebook.com/ancientegyptalive

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Secrets of Egypt: Saqqara, Saites and Sarcophagi

Secrets of Egypt: Saqqara, Saites and Sarcophagi

Lifting the Lid on the Late Period Mummy Finds Who were these dead Egyptians? And why were they buried at Saqqara Egypt? By Laura Ranieri Roy Yet another massive cache of breathtaking ancient treasures was revealed from under the sands of Egypt…...

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Five Exciting Discoveries in Egypt 2020

Five Exciting Discoveries in Egypt 2020

It’s been a year of record-shattering discoveries. Across Egypt in 2020, archaeologists continued project work through 2020 in pursuit of science, culture preservation — and in hot anticipation of a major onslaught of tourism… mere months or a single year away. Here are a few of the most notable milestones in Egyptian archaeology that were hit in the infamous year of the pandemic…

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Egyptian Mummies Show Gets “Unmasked”

Egyptian Mummies Show Gets “Unmasked”

The ROM is coming to life again – thanks to some long-dead visitors. And even, if we have to keep our masks on for a while longer, it’s nice to know that six ancient mummies from Egypt (via jolly old England) are ‘digitally’ unwrapped and on display to be enjoyed. They’re here, along with their stunning coffins and select masterpieces of Egyptian funerary arts spanning 3000 years of history as part of Egyptian Mummies: Ancient Lives, New Discoveries.

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20 Days of Tut. Day 7: Anubis Shrine

20 Days of Tut Treasures. Day 7: The Anubis Shrine. Ah yes, one of my favourites as a dog lover. It is a stunning painted black wooden statue of the famous Anubis,, God of mummification and the afterlife that Carter found guarding the entrance to...

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