Monday, January 25, 2016

How to build a pyramid

Before Hatshepsut: Early Egyptian Queen Revealed in Hieroglyphs

About 60 drawings and hieroglyphic inscriptions, dating back around 5,000 years, have been discovered at a site called Wadi Ameyra in Egypt’s Sinai Desert. Carved in stone they were created by mining expeditions sent out by early Egyptian pharaohs archaeologists say.

They reveal new information on the early pharaohs. For instance, one inscription the researchers found tells of a queen named Neith-Hotep who ruled Egypt 5,000 years ago as regent to a young pharaoh named Djer.

Particles could reveal clues to how Egypt pyramid was built

An international team of researchers said Sunday they will soon begin analyzing cosmic particles collected inside Egypt's Bent Pyramid to search for clues as to how it was built and learn more about the 4,600-year-old structure.

Work underway to uncover secrets of Egypt's Dahshur and Khufu pyramids

Although no discoveries have yet been made, scans have revealed several anomalies which indicate that a discovery could be on the horizon, said Egypt's minister of antiquities

London’s Best Kept Secrets: The Petrie Museum

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at University College London is one of the world's leading collections of Egyptian and Sudanese artifact's and contains over 80,000 ancient relics. London Calling was given a personal tour by curator Dr Alice Stevenson.

Dr Stevenson discussing the museum's history and founding and her fascination with Egyptology.

Thoth’s Storm: New Evidence for Ancient Egyptians in Ireland?

When ancient Egypt and Ireland are spoken about in the same breath it usually results in the rolling of eyes, polite exits and the sound of murmurs citing pseudo-history and new age babble.
At least, that used to be the case.
Recent discoveries in DNA research have added to already verified archaeological finds to present a scenario that is now more difficult to dismiss.


 Papyrus scroll from Herculaneum, which was carbonized in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, undergoes part of the CT scan process to help decipher the writing contained within the scrolls, in an image from the University of Kentucky's Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments taken in 2009. Dr. Brent Seales, a pioneer in ancient document scanning techniques, was able to recover a legible portion of the scroll, compiled from 10,000 separate CT slices; researchers in Germany hope to use similar techniques to reveal the content of the Elephantine scrolls currently in the collection of the Egyptian Museum in Berlin.