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History-of-Things
09-05-2012, 02:30 PM
Floods in Dakar Unearth Ancient Artifacts (some of which may go back to 7000 BCE) (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19474531)

History-of-Things
09-08-2012, 03:02 PM
Tutankhamun, Genetic Disease, and Monotheism (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528812.400-tutankhamuns-death-and-the-birth-of-monotheism.html)

Discovery of Inscribed New Kingdom Stele Fragment (http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/51983/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/New-stone-inscription-shows-list-of-offerings-to-a.aspx)

History-of-Things
09-24-2012, 03:34 PM
Dictionary Completed for Everyday Ancient Egyptian Language (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120918145005.htm)

Ancient Carthaginian Infant Graveyard Not for Child Sacrifice (http://www.livescience.com/23298-carthage-graveyard-not-child-sacrifice.html)

Ancient Tanzanian Butcher Site Shows Humans Already Hunting 2 Million Years Ago (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/sep/23/human-hunting-evolution-2million-years)

History-of-Things
09-27-2012, 11:33 AM
Ancient Egyptian Fiction Featuring Drinking, Feasting, and Sex Discovered (http://news.yahoo.com/cult-fiction-traced-ancient-egypt-priest-174911934.html)

Archaeologists Work on Egypt's Ptolemaic Capital, Thmuis (http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/september-2012/article/ancient-nile-delta-city-in-egypt-reveals-its-secrets)

History-of-Things
10-03-2012, 04:35 PM
Egyptian Toe Tests Confirm World's Earliest Prosthetic (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121002101534.htm)

History-of-Things
10-14-2012, 03:11 PM
Egyptian Mummy Found to Have Horrible Dental Problems
http://www.livescience.com/23840-egyptian-mummy-cavities-death.html

History-of-Things
10-18-2012, 02:58 PM
Alexandria, Egypt, May Have Been Built to Align with the Sun on Alexander the Great's Birthday
http://www.livescience.com/23994-ancient-city-alexandria-sun.html

History-of-Things
11-05-2012, 03:49 PM
Old Kingdom Egyptian Princess's Tomb Discovered
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=58709#.UJfXmT15ddg
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-egyptian-princess-tomb-cairo.html

Megamiddens of South Africa
http://archaeology.about.com/b/2012/10/31/megamiddens-of-south-africa.htm

History-of-Things
12-13-2012, 04:46 AM
Largest Egyptian Sarcophagus Identified
http://www.livescience.com/25282-largest-egyptian-sarcophagus.html
More on same
http://www.livescience.com/25280-sarcophagus-egypt-pharaoh.html

3D Imaging Helps with Exploration of Role of Birds in Ancient Egypt
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/12/2012/3d-imaging-helps-understand-the-role-of-birds-in-ancient-egypt

History-of-Things
01-08-2013, 03:34 PM
People in Ancient Egypt Paid to become Temple Slaves
http://blogs.nature.com/houseofwisdom/2013/01/voluntary-slavery-ancient-egyptians-paid-a-monthly-fee-to-become-temple-slaves.html/

Relief Carving of Ancient Princess of Kush Unearthed in Sudan
http://www.livescience.com/25944-ancient-carving-african-princess.html

History-of-Things
01-31-2013, 05:46 PM
On Fate of Timbuktu's Precious Historical Manuscripts
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130129-mali-timbuktu-manuscripts-islamists-fighting-geography-culture/
http://world.time.com/2013/01/28/mali-timbuktu-locals-saved-some-of-their-citys-ancient-manuscripts-from-islamists/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/mali-manuscripts-in-timbuktu-are-mostly-safe-south-africa-university-says/2013/01/30/4ad38f12-6b05-11e2-9a0b-db931670f35d_story.html

Important 17th and 18th Dynasty Egyptian Burial Finds in Luxor
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/63667/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/More-discoveries-at-Djehutys-tomb-in-Luxor.aspx

Late (Roman) Period Egyptian Mummy's Elaborate Hairstyle Revealed
http://news.yahoo.com/egyptian-mummys-elaborate-hairstyle-revealed-3d-130022151.html

History-of-Things
02-05-2013, 03:04 PM
A Lost Royal City in Nubia
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/01/2013/a-lost-royal-city-in-nubia

History-of-Things
02-22-2013, 01:20 PM
35 Ancient Small Pyramids Found in Sudan Necropolis
http://www.livescience.com/26903-35-ancient-pyramids-sudan.html

Pyramid Belonging to Ramses II's Vizier Found
http://www.emirates247.com/news/region/pyramid-belonging-to-pharaoh-s-vizier-found-2013-02-21-1.495993

Jean M
03-21-2013, 03:27 PM
Morales Jacob et al., The origins of agriculture in North-West Africa: macro-botanical remains from Epipalaeolithic and Early Neolithic levels of Ifri Oudadane (Morocco) (ttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2013.01.026), Journal of Archaeological Science, Available online 12 February 2013


This research aims to shed light on the early stages of agricultural development in Northern Africa through the analysis of the rich macro-botanical assemblages obtained from Ifri Oudadane, an Epipalaeolithic-Early Neolithic site from North-East Morocco. Results indicate the presence of domesticated plants, cereals (Hordeum vulgare, Triticum monococcum/dicoccum, Triticum durum and Triticum aestivum/durum) and pulses (Lens culinaris and Pisum sativum) in the Early Neolithic. One lentil has been dated to 7611 37 cal BP representing the oldest direct date of a domesticated plant seed in Morocco and, by extension, in North Africa. Similarities in both radiocarbon dates and crop assemblages from Early Neolithic sites in Northern Morocco and the Iberian Peninsula suggest a simultaneous East to West maritime spread of agriculture along the shores of the Western Mediterranean. Wild plants were abundantly collected in both the Epipalaeolithic and the Early Neolithic periods pointing to the important role of these resources during the two periods. In addition to fruits and seeds that could have been consumed by both humans and domesticated animals, fragments of esparto grass (Stipa tenacissima) rhizomes have been identified. This is a western Mediterranean native plant that may have been used as a source of fibers for basketry.

History-of-Things
06-21-2013, 06:01 AM
Excavation Uncovers Ancient Town in Northern Egypt
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/74350/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Excavation-uncovers-ancient-Egyptian-town-in-north.aspx

Project to Study the History of the Climate of the Nile Delta
http://www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,395823,polish-scientists-will-examine-how-climate-changed-in-egypt-thousands-of-years-ago.html

Preservation Work Will Begin on Ancient Ethiopian Temple
http://www.ethiosports.com/2013/06/17/the-great-yeha-temple-to-be-renovated/

History-of-Things
06-22-2013, 03:35 AM
Graves at Akhenaten's Capital of Amarna Reveal Lives of Hard Labor, Malnourishment
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130313-ancient-egypt-akhenaten-amarna-cemetery-archaeology-science-world/

History-of-Things
07-10-2013, 05:38 PM
Mysterious Toe Rings Found on Ancient Egyptian Skeletons
http://www.livescience.com/37985-toe-rings-found-on-egyptian-skeletons.html
http://www.livescience.com/37984-photos-ancient-egyptian-skeletons.html

Medieval Tower and Paintings Discovered in Sudan
http://www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,396057,medieval-tower-and-paintings-discovered-by-polish-archaeologists-in-sudan.html

History-of-Things
07-27-2013, 03:26 PM
Show on Cats of Ancient Egypt at the Brooklyn Museum
http://news.gnom.es/news/divine-felines-cats-of-ancient-egypt-at-the-brooklyn-museum
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/divine_felines/

Reassessment of Ancient Egyptian Mummification Practices
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/vergano/2013/07/20/mummy-egypt-study/2551135/

When Lettuce was a Sacred Sex Symbol
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food/2013/07/when-lettuce-was-a-sacred-sex-symbol/

Jean M
08-08-2013, 09:55 PM
One of the world's oldest breweries reconstructed
http://www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,396547,one-of-the-worlds-oldest-breweries-reconstructed.html


Over 5.5 thousand years old brewing installation discovered by Polish archaeological mission at Tell el-Farcha in Egypt has been reconstructed in 3D by Karolina Rosińska-Balik, PhD student at the Jagiellonian University Institute of Archaeology.

"The presented reconstruction is a hypothetical assumption based on preserved structures of similar analogous buildings at both Tell el-Farcha and other brewing centres in Upper Egypt" - reserved the archaeologist.