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Egyptian Women Revolution Against the British Occupation - 1919

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Finally, an accurate portrayal of the “Egyptians”
Why did I put Egyptians in quotes you ask? Well the so called “Egyptians” referred to their land as Kemet, making them Kemetian if you will. What does Kemet mean? It means Black Land.
…and one more thing, Egypt is a Greek word derived from Aegyptos


Finally, an accurate portrayal of the “Egyptians”

Why did I put Egyptians in quotes you ask? Well the so called “Egyptians” referred to their land as Kemet, making them Kemetian if you will. What does Kemet mean? It means Black Land.

…and one more thing, Egypt is a Greek word derived from Aegyptos

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This Egyptian rock painting was found inside the tomb of Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, and dates to some time around 2400 BCE. It depicts the two men holding hands, surrounded by their children - the traditional pose of a married couple. It may well be the oldest piece of art shown depicting a male-male relationship.

According to Wikipedia, “the men’s chosen names (both theophorics to the creator-god Khnum) form a linguistic reference to their closeness: Niankhkhnum means “joined to life” and Khnumhotep means “joined to the blessed state of the dead’”, and together the names can be translated as “joined in life and joined in death.”

And just as a kicker: the two both held the title of Overseer of the Manicurists in the Palace of King Niuserre. 

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1864, Samurai photographed in front of Egypt’s Sphinx

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Musée du Louvre, Paris. by Hans Ollermann on Flickr.

Statuette of King Taharqa offering wine vases to the falcon Hemen.
Taharqa was the last sovereign of the double Nubian-Egyptian Kingdom (dynasty 25). He occupied the throne from 690-664, just before the Assyrians conquered Egypt.

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16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

What Azza proposes is to break down the plastic polymers found in drinks bottles and general waste and turn them into biofuel feedstock. (This is the bulk raw material that generally used for producing biofuel.) It should be noted that this is not a particularly new idea, but what makes Azza stand out from the crowd is the catalyst that she is proposing. She says that she has found a high-yield catalyst called aluminosilicate, that will break down plastic waste and also produce gaseous products like methane, propane and ethane, which can then be converted into ethanol.

first the space travel thing, now this? Egypt, your young female scientists are KILLING it right now!


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Wood and leather prosthetic toe used to facilitate walking, dated 950-710 BC. Found on a female mummy near Luxor. Source: (BBC)

Ancient Egyptians were at the forefront of medicine. They are regarded as the first formal civilization to document practiced medicine. The Egyptian word for doctor is “wabau”(meaning ritually pure). There were many specialities in Egyptian medicine, including what is known as modern day dentists, ophthalmologists, and proctologists.

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Egypt’s longstanding emergency law comes up for renewal in parliament on Thursday, an end to the state of emergency is a key demand of the Egyptian opposition.

Egypt Live Blog | Al Jazeera Blogs

this is huge.  egypt is still under the emergency law (that basically is the law that created the police dictatorship of the past three decades under mubarak).  and ahmed shafiq has made indications that he would like to keep the law if elected president. 

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As the world celebrates the centennial of its discovery, Nevine El-Aref asks who actually owns the iconic bust of Queen Nefertiti?

It seems that there is no foreseeable resolution to the long conflict between Germany and Egypt over ownership of the 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti, wife of the monotheistic pharaoh Akhenaten. Now, a century after its discovery, the dispute over ownership is stepping from one level to another, and with no concrete solution in sight it has become one of the best-known international cases of stolen antiquities that Egypt wants back.

The magnificent painted stucco and limestone bust of Nefertiti was discovered in 1912 by an archaeological team led by German Egyptologist Ludwig Borchardt and sponsored by the German Oriental Society (DOG), the treasurer of which was the German Jewish wholesale merchant James Simon. The bust was unearthed while the German team was excavating the workshop of the ancient Egyptian court sculptor Tuthmosis in Akhenaten’s capital city of Al-Amarna. Along with it were other unfinished artefacts, including a polychrome bust of the queen and plaster casts representing other members of Akhenaten’s family and entourage. It meant that bust, as well as the other objects, never went on display and was damaged during its creation or was used as a model and was never indented for view.

Sheddiq went on to say that, according to the documented evidence and Borchardt’s diary, he noted the importance of the artefact on the first day of the discovery. This should have led to his placing it in the collection of the Egyptian Antiquities Service according to the Antiquities Law at that time, No. 14 of 1912. The rules of sharing applicable at that time stipulated that repeated and common spoils of any new discovery be split between the Egyptian antiquities authority and the foreign mission concerned, while unique and distinguished artefacts must be placed in the Egyptian share.

Borchardt either did not declare the bust, or hid it under less important objects. Or it is possible that the Egyptian authorities failed to recognise its importance — as the Germans claimed — when Borchardt described the bust in the division protocol as a gypsum statue of an unknown princess of the royal family.

More here.

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Nefertiti Bust, a 3300-year-old painted limestone bust of the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, believed to have been crafted in 1345 BC by the sculptor Thutmose.

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