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Today in Middle Eastern history: Hosni Mubarak resigns (2011)

It’s now been five years since Hosni Mubarak stepped down in the face of massive Arab Spring protests against the incompetence and repression of his regime. 451 more words

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Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of al-Mansurah begins (1250)

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January 3, 1924

After years of searching, on this day in 1924, archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discovered the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen near Luxor, Egypt. After the conclusion of WWI, Howard Carter began and expedition to locate “King Tut’s Tomb”. 335 more words


Today in Middle East history: the Battle of Konya (1832)

The Battle of Konya, fought on December 21, 1832, was the decisive battle in the 1831-1833 Ottoman-Egyptian War, and in that sense it serv–I’m sorry, you had a question? 1,181 more words

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What I'm reading: The Treasures Of Tutankhamen

(Thanks Carlton books for sending me this.)

I can’t really recall being first introduced to Egyptology; maybe at the age of six, learning about ‘King Tut’? 173 more words


Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

The son of Gaius Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, Caesarion, seems to get most of the press in fiction in relation to the three children borne by Cleopatra with Marcus Antonius, Selene, Helios and Philadelphus.   204 more words

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That must be where they stored the grain

This discovery is still too new for any serious theories to have developed about it, but in case you haven’t noticed a) I like writing about Ancient Egypt and archaeology and b) unexplained thermal anomalies in Egyptian archaeological sites is… 265 more words