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Archives: September, 2010

A Meteor Crater found in Egypt using Google© Earth

Discovered on the program in 2008, it was not until February 2010 that this crater was finally investigated. It may only be a few thousand years old and, therefore, humans may have seen it.

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Experts turn to ancient Egyptians for clues into addressing climate change

A conference on Egyptian climate change just finished recently and focused on how ancient Egyptians dealt with a changing climate.

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Dr. Zahi Hawass to headline 'Ancient Mysteries Conference'

Along with occult authors Mitch Horowitz and John van Auken, Dr. Zahi Hawass headlines this year's 'Ancient Mysteries Conference' taking place October 8-10.

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How Egyptians erected their giant pyramids

How the Egyptians built the pyramids has long been a question in need of solving. Ole J. Bryn from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology at Trondheim puts forth a new theory.

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Egyptian Museum Registrars Graduate

The first museum registrars in Egypt graduated this September, following training from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the American Research Centre in Egypt.

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"Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" coming to Minnesota

"Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" - This successful exhibition featuring more than 100 objects from Tut's tomb will open at the Science Museum in Saint Paul.

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Did Uruk soldiers kill their own people? 5,500 year old fratricide at Hamoukar Syria

Archaeologists excavating an Uruk colony just outside of Hamoukar - the site of a possible siege and battle in 3500BC - have found evidence that the Uruk soldiers destroyed their own colony. Why would they have gone after their own? Dr. Clemens Reichel, Professor of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations (University of Toronto) considers the possibilities.

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Exodus Hydrodynamics: How the East Winds Parted the Red Sea

Carl Drews of the National Center for Atmospheric Research has put forward a new theory for the biblical crossing of the Red Sea: a strong east wind which created a land bridge could have enabled a crossing.

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TEST - Saqqara fragments returning to Egypt

Pieces of an Egyptian necropolis, which were stolen in 1999, have been located in an Antiquities shop in Spain. The pieces are to be handed over to the Egyptian government.

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TEST - Astronomical Ceilings in Ancient Egypt

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Astronomical ceilings are ancient representations of the night sky, showing stars, planets, and calendrical elements, which occur in temples and tombs. This talk describes components of astronomical ceilings and explains what we can learn from them about the ancient Egyptians’ view of the sky.

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