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BP well threatens ancient Libyan sites

BP is in the news again: this time archaeologists are fearful that BP's plan to sink a new oil well off the coast of Libya will endanger many coastal and underwater settlements and wrecks dating from the Roman period.

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Ancient Nubians made Antibiotic Beer

Chemical analyses found that Nubians wound up drinking the antibiotic that was formed during the brewing process.

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Ancient Egyptian Papyrus found in Ireland!

A Papyrus was found amidst a book of psalms in Ireland and has confused many, ultimately posing potential questions regarding the history of Christianity in Ireland.

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Ancient city by the sea drawing tourists to Egypt

The city, Leukapsis in ancient times, was a sprawling port in Graeco-Roman times and has been discovered 25 years ago, buried under modern Marina.

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Van Gogh Painting stolen from the Cairo Museum

A Van Gogh painting was successfully stolen from the Cairo Museum and exposed some serious security flaws in Egyptian museums.

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Falcon, Cats, Crocodiles - Art and Animals in Ancient Egypt

The Museum Rietberg in Zurich features an exhibit focusing on art and animals in ancient Egypt. Featuring material from the Metropolitan Musem of Art in New York and the Egyptian Musem in Cairo, the exhibit runs till November 14, 2010.

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Special Exhibit: Insights into Ancient Egypt (German)

The Hammer Gustav Lübcke Museum in Hamm, Germany hosts a special exhibition titled 'Insights into ancient Egypt' (from German "Einblicke ins alte Ägypten"), running from Sep. 26, 2010 to Jan. 30, 2010. Akhenaten/Amenhetep IV, the heretic king of the 18th Dynasty, stands at the forefront of the exhibition and the focus is on the daily life during the reign of Akhenaten.

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3,500 year old Trading Post discovered in the Kharga Oasis

A team of archaeologists from Yale University has unearthed the remains of an Egyptian city built more than 3,500 years ago in the southern Kharga oasis, which once connected caravan routes between the Nile Valley and what is now western Sudan.

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New Egyptian Gallery at the Ipswich Museum

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Report on a new Egyptian Gallery at the Ipswich Museum

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Special Coptic Museum opening and movie July 25th

The Zaballeen, are a community of dispossessed peasants from Upper Egypt who settled in Cairo in the late 19th century and, as a community, became the trash collectors for about 60% of the city. In recent years, not only have they continued to collect trash, but they have also made additional cash from recycling what they collect, impressively reusing about 80% of the trash after sorting it...

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