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Egyptian Sphinxes: Beyond the Avenue

Egyptian Sphinxes: Beyond the Avenue

Unveiling the mystery behind the mythical beast, triumphantly restored for the “Avenue of the Sphinxes" reopening: by Laura Ranieri Roy This week, the world’s spotlight shines on the grand re-opening of the processional way in Luxor - the great...

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Searching for Nubian Gold

Searching for Nubian Gold

We had just danced at sunset with the warm, welcoming Sudanese people, immersing ourselves in a Sufi ritual at the Khartoum Friday festival. It took place in a cemetery at dusk – and yet was respendant with such joy. Two days later we wake up to a military coup – and a state of emergency in Khartoum,

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Ancient Egyptian Temples – an in-depth look

Ancient Egyptian Temples – an in-depth look

Special guest blog by Jeanne Whitehurst, English Egyptologist living in Aswan Temples were built for over 3,500 years in Ancient Egypt, the earliest, mostly, open courts sun temples to the sun god Re while the last one to be built was the cult...

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A Few Great Greeks in Egypt

A Few Great Greeks in Egypt

by Amtul Jabeen and Laura Ranieri 'You Greeks are children infront of us', said an Ancient Egyptian Priest to a Greek in 6th Century BC. His words prophesied the beginning of the great civilization of Greece, and the domination of Greeks in Egypt...

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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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