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New Study on Pharaoh’s Mummy Figurines give more information about the Understudied Ancient Egyptian Period :o https://usaartnews.com/news/new-study-o ... ian-period
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Interesting post. Thanks for adding it.


>Mod note: I moved it to the Old World Forum to be with the rest of the Egyptian Threads.
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I note below the piece there is an article saying in Ancient Egypt beer was used in mourning rituals. I have used beer in mourning rituals, and for others
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Sunken Ancient City Found in Egypt.


https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/thon ... index.html
Ancient 'sunken city' discovered in Egypt


Divers have discovered rare remains of a military vessel in the ancient sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion -- once Egypt's largest port on the Mediterranean -- and a funerary complex illustrating the presence of Greek merchants, the country said on Monday, July 19.
The city, which controlled the entrance to Egypt at the mouth of a western branch of the Nile, dominated the area for centuries before the foundation of Alexandria nearby by Alexander the Great in 331 BC.
Destroyed and sunk along with a wide area of the Nile delta by several earthquakes and tidal waves, Thônis-Heracleion was rediscovered in 2001 in Abu Qir bay near Alexandria, now Egypt's second largest city.
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They say they have found a Greek Warship, but didn't the French fleet get sunk by Nelson at Abou Kir? Boy stood on the burning deck etc. Must be full of wrecks
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As I recall most of the French ships lost at the Battle of the NIle were captured rather than sunk. I suspect that a trained archaeologist would be able to distinguish a 4 masted sailing ship from a trireme in fairly short order though. The iron cannons would be a dead giveaway!
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Presumably these would have looted by the British in such shallow water. Guns being valuable. But yes there must be a wealth of wrecks in this area
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Moving on - the tomb of a 5th century official - with a nice photo array.

https://www.archaeology.org/slideshow/9 ... airsu-tomb
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Minimalist wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:36 pm Moving on - the tomb of a 5th century official - with a nice photo array.

https://www.archaeology.org/slideshow/9 ... airsu-tomb


I noticed that the publisher of that article got the era wrong... It wasn't 5th century, it was 5th Dynasty... roughly 2465-2325 BCE. That's something like 2000 years off the mark datewise.
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That was actually my typo not the magazine's.
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House of Life sounds interesting.
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