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The Egyptian museum and one of the most cruel things we have seen on our journey to date!

Still on a high from visiting the great Pyramids of Giza, we decided to head straight for the Egyptian museum the following day. This place is filled with over 100,000 incredible artifacts from almost every period of Egyptian history dating from the old kingdom to the new and beyond. 729 more words


Today in Middle East history: Egypt's 23 July Revolution (1952)

Today marks 63 years since one of the most important events in 20th century Middle East history, the overthrow of the Egyptian monarchy by the Free Officers Movement. 1,004 more words


Review of The Pharaoh's Cat by Maria Luisa Lang

Wrappa-Hamen lives an interesting life. He spends his days hanging out with the Pharaoh, being tickled by pretty servant girls, stuffing his face with delicious delicacies and licking his private parts. 237 more words

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In the (very old) news: the Aswan Dam

When I was a lowly first-year Arabic student many years ago, the textbook we used was this very austere-looking orange-colored tome called, austerely, Elementary Modern Standard Arabic 1… 602 more words


DWD reblogged this on and that's the way it was and commented:

Here's a little "this day in Middle East history" combined with an Arabic lesson, if you're interested. Construction on the Aswan Dam started in 1960 and was one of Gamal Abdel Nasser's great plans for the modernization/industrialization of Egypt. Built with Soviet aid (the US and UK both withdrew their support over Nasser's neutrality and, specifically, his decision to formally recognize the Communist government of China), the dam took a little over 10 years to build, and today is the 45th anniversary of its completion. The dam's impact on Egypt has been considerable, mostly via its electricity generation and the fact that it retains millions of cubic kilometers worth of water that would otherwise flow out to sea every year, protecting the country against droughts. Regulating the Nile floodplain also allowed Egypt to reclaim almost a million hectares of arable land, though by controlling the river the dam has caused a decrease in the sediment the river carries each year, which has sped up the erosion of the Nile Delta. One of its more interesting side effects involved the relocation of the rock temples at Abu Simbel, which would have been lost under the Lake Nasser, the reservoir created by the dam. The Abu Simbel temples were built by the Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BCE and are some of the most spectacular Ancient Egyptian structures. After considering and rejecting ideas for artificially raising the site on a man-made island and damming the lake to preserve the temple, the government hired a team of archeologists and engineers to cut the temples into large blocks, move them 200 meters away to the anticipated shore of the new lake, and reassemble them. It was probably one of the most remarkable engineering feats of the 20th century. [caption id="attachment_6106" align="alignnone" width="249"]One of the Abu Simbel temples being put back together in 1967 (via) One of the Abu Simbel temples being put back together in 1967 (via)[/caption] Hey, thanks for reading! If you come here often, and you like what I do, would you please consider contributing something (sorry, that page is a work in progress) to keeping this place running and me out of debtor’s prison? Thank you!

July 19, 1799:

HELPING to unlock the key to understanding hieroglyphics, on this day in 1799 the Rosetta Stone is found. During Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. 235 more words

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EGYPT by nasserosman

Statues in a bazar in old cairo on glass shelves

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Egypt's Secret Underground Temple Of Energy ~ Brien Foerster

Below the floor of the Temple of Dendara in Egypt there are secret chambers that the general public never saw during dynastic times. Come with us in April 2016 and see them for yourself:

Earth & Humanity's Hidden History

misswillow1974 reblogged this on Willow Andreasson's Journey Into The Mysteries of Life and commented:

I have always been interested in ancient technologies and history, especially Egyptian history. Whilst by no means could I describe myself as an accomplished scholar, I am an enthusiastic student. The work of Brian Foerster has become a recent interest of mine (thanks to my friend and colleague at FreedomSlips Revolution Radio, Thomas Becker (aka amadpainter). This short video offers a tantalising glimpse at an amazing discovery... one that suggests that ancient Egyptians had access to technologies more than familiar to us today... A fascinating posting with a remarkable video, shared by the amazing Annette. Thank you as always, dearest Annette. An incredible treat for this beautiful new week :-)