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BringingAncientEgypttoLife
Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life

If you live in the Midlands UK I’ll be doing an illustrated talk/demonstration called ‘Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life’ at Nature in Art in Gloucester UK on Thursday November 20th.
I will recreate an ancient Egyptian temple on my computer right before your eyes (projected on the wall) and then read selected passages from my book ‘Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes’
Doors open 7.00pm. Finger buffet 7.30pm. Finish 9.30pm.

http://www.nature-in-art.org.uk/wevenings.html


3D Petrie Museum

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology has one of the largest ancient Egyptian and Sudanese collections in the world. Checkout the 3D viewer, you can virtually handle some their ancient objects.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/3dpetriemuseum


PYRAMIDS OF GIZA

Google Maps – Visit the last standing wonder of the ancient world >>


Meidum Pyramid site under restoration in Upper Egypt

The Meidum Pyramid is being restored by the Egyptian government in an attempt to attract tourists to Egypt More>>


 King Tut’s Health

New mummy scans refute old diagnosis of the pharaohs More>>


New generation of archaeologists takes ancient Egypt into 21st century

Young experts bring fresh ideas to help reform old institutions More>>

Exodus: Gods and Kings “The World” Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes of Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings to see how the massive world was created.
[youtube=http://youtu.be/3CheFWltomg]


More than 1000 glyphs including 400 Egyptian word examples and over 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list. The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe.

All content can be printed including typewriter and calculator functions. There are also navagation and search text functions. You can quickly write names and short secret messages and then select print from the menu.



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Princess Kiya was one of the wives of Akhenaten and, it is thought, the mother of
Tutankhamun. She wrote this love poem to her husband.

“I will breathe the sweet breath which comes forth from your lips;
I will behold your beauty every day.
My prayer is to hear your voice, sweet like the north breeze.
Your limbs will be young in life, through my love of you, and you will give me your arms which bear your spirit.
I will receive it, and live through it and you will call out my name for eternity;
it will never fail on your lips.”

from Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes>>


Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life

On Thursday November 20th I’ll be doing an illustrated talk/demonstration called ‘Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life’ at Nature in Art in Gloucester UK.

I will recreate an ancient Egyptian temple on my computer right before your eyes (projected on the wall) and then read selected passages from my book ‘Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes’
Doors open 7.00pm. Finger buffet 7.30pm. Finish 9.30pm.
http://www.nature-in-art.org.uk/wevenings.html


 Name the Pharaoh

I’ve just made a few small updates to the Discovering Egypt site – Name the Pharaoh
See if you can recognize the cartouches of six Pharaohs. (bottom left column)
//discoveringegypt.com/ancient-egyptian-kings-queens/


Saving Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid a National Geographic Video

The Step Pyramid of Saqqara, is falling apart – ravaged by looters, earthquakes and the erosive force of 4600 years a team of British and Egyptian experts have been working to rescue this first pyramid’

Go to this page a scroll to the bottom to see the video
//discoveringegypt.com/pyramids-temples-of-egypt/step-pyramid-at-saqqara


Ramses’ Great Horses >>

Ramses' Great Horses
Ramses’ Great Horses

Museum Plans to Restore Ancient Egyptian Throne Room


UK campaigners request Egyptian help to restore ancient statue to public view


Ancient lives, new discoveries, an exhibition at the British Museum

Closes on 30 November 2014
This exhibition focuses on the discovery of eight very different mummies, each with their own identities and stories, something which the exhibition will help the viewer to discover, as well as explaining to viewers the different mummification techniques, and how it reflects on the lives of the people who were mummified.

This page reviews each mummified person with video documentary so If you can’t make the exhibition check out the link below.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/ancient_lives.aspx


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Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

I’ve just completed a new chapter to my website on the Egyptian Gods. About 3000 words of text describing 25 gods and goddesses illustrated with 28 images.
*Click Here* to find out more


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Mummy portrait of a young woman, 3rd century,

Mummy portraits are realistic paintings of people’s faces that were attached to the mummy case. They were panted on wooden plastered boards using the encaustic method – a medium which involves using heated beeswax to which coloured pigments are added.

Painted Cartonnage (plastered linen) mummy cases date back to pharaonic times, but mummy portraits were an innovation during the Roman occupation of Egypt.
*Click Here* to find out more


 Was it was a thirst for beer, and not bread making, that turned early humans from foragers into farmers.”


If you like Egyptian themed horror movies checkout The Pyramid trailer


Tales of Egypt – a game for kids – annoying music but you can turn it off.
Keyboard controls are:- Move = W,A,S,D, J = Attack / Pick, up K = Jump, L = Special attack.
*Click Here*


More than 1000 glyphs including 400 Egyptian word examples and over 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list. The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe.

All content can be printed including typewriter and calculator functions. There are also navagation and search text functions. You can quickly write names and short secret messages and then select print from the menu.



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As promised here is the first of my shorter but more regular newsletters

Mark


Cleopatra

I’ve just published a new page on Cleopatra – it also features a Documentary on her life.
/ancient-egyptian-kings-queens/cleopatra/


 Discovering Tutankhamun

Summer exhibition Discovering Tutankhamun tells the story of one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Find out more about the hunt for the tomb and the thrill of its discovery, and see Howard Carter’s original records, drawings and photographs.
http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/discovertut/


Ancient Egyptian Game of Senet

Some people complained that this page wasn’t on my new Discovering Egypt website.
I must admit I for got it along with the quizzes – which I’ll restore soon.

so here it is Game of Senet page
/ancient-egyptian-game-senet/


 Ridley Scott’s Biblical Epic Exodus

I’ve always admired Ridley Scott’s integrity as a film director but check this out – in his latest film ‘Exodus’ he has populated ancient Egypt with white Anglo Saxons. I could understand such ning-com-poopery from a lesser artist of the big screen but find it incomprehensible from Ridley Scott. What do you think?


More than 1000 glyphs including 400 Egyptian word examples and over 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list. The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe.

All content can be printed including typewriter and calculator functions. There are also navagation and search text functions. You can quickly write names and short secret messages and then select print from the menu.



Newsletter 34


websiteAt last I’ve completely redesigned the Discovering Egypt website. The new and improved site will automatically adjust itself to all devices – computers, tablets and mobile phones. Most of the text and images have been updated, as well as some new content such as the ‘Rosetta Stone’ and the ‘List of Egyptian Dynasties’ now from the old kingdom to the end of the late period. In fact there is so much that’s change I’m going devote most of this newsletter to describing the website and its new features.

//discoveringegypt.com

The format of future newsletters will also change. Rather than long newsletters, which I never do when I’m working on time consuming projects, I’m going to make shorter missives and more often.

The Website

There is a new ‘Search Box’ for more accurate key word searches and there is also a new ‘Language Translate’ drop down. Most pages also have a ‘Print Friendly Button’ which allows a print preview with the option to delete elements such as ads before you print the page, thus saving your ink.
Mentuhotep II’s Chapel Discovered Below City Streets Near Abydos
I’ve reduced the main categories in the top navigation bar to Hieroglyphs, Hieroglyphic Typewriter, Pyramids & Temples, Kings & Queens, Mummies, Videos and 3D Temples.


Hieroglyphs

The Egyptian Mathematics Numbers now includes hieroglyphic fractions and a completely redesigned maths problem section where you can check your answers instantly
//discoveringegypt.com/egyptian-hieroglyphic-writing/egyptian-mathematics-numbers-hieroglyphs/

Mystery of the Rosetta Stone – This is a band new article
//discoveringegypt.com/egyptian-video-documentaries/mystery-of-the-rosetta-stone/

Hieroglyphic Typewriter – I’ve removed the print button from the keyboard – you can still print using your browser’s print function. I’m  going to use this space on the keyboard from something else – not decided yet.
//discoveringegypt.com/egyptian-hieroglyphic-writing/hieroglyphic-typewriter/
Persian King Cambyses lost an army of 50,000 men in the Egyptian desert near Thebes. The troops were thought to have been swallowed by a sand dune. Egyptologist Olaf Kaper has another more convincing theory – that they were defeated in an ambush by the Egyptian rebel leader Petubastis III *Click Here*

Pyramids & Temples

While I was working on my last project for Imaginarium I made a lot of extra content which I’m incorporating into the website. I created a 3D world of Thebes and built in the ability to make other images and videos later using the same scene. If you go to the Pyramids & Temples section and check out the Karnak and Luxor pages you will see these new images and videos.
//discoveringegypt.com/pyramids-temples-of-egypt/
I’ve also updated all of the other temples pages and am in the process of creating a new section about Egyptian cities, which will appear on the site over the coming months:- the first will be a description of the cities of Memphis and Thebes.
The Ancient Egyptian invention that made everything else possible

Kings & Queens

Kings & Queens now includes Crowns & headdresses, the dynasty list has been redesigned and now includes the Late Period.
Tutankhamun the Boy King is new and I’m also working on Cleopatra.
//discoveringegypt.com/ancient-egyptian-kings-queens/


Ancient Egypt word search puzzle to print for kids

Egyptian Mummification

Egyptian Mummification has new text and illustrations and still has the brilliant video lecture by Robert Brier
//discoveringegypt.com/egyptian-mummification/
Wen-Amon’s Forgotten Passport: A Tale from Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Documentaries

Over the years I’ve received many emails asking ‘do you know where I can find  John Romer documentaries’. So check out  John Romer’s Ancient Lives in the video section which has been completely reworked. I’ve been more discriminating on the documentaries that I’ve included and have divided them into subjects starting with Kings and Queens – Sneferu, Hatshepsut, Thutmose III, Nefertiti, Amenhotep III, Akhenaten, Scorpion King, Cleopatra and the Faraon Royal Procession.Then there is a Miscellaneous Collection of documentaries which include :- Building the Great Pyramid, Mummification (Bob Brier), John Romer Ancient Lives, Animal Mummies, Rosetta Stone, Library of Alexandria and The City of Heracleion Discovered. If you have any recommendation please send the link for me to review.
//discoveringegypt.com/egyptian-video-documentaries/
Remains of Ancient Egyptian Epidemic Uncovered

Rebuilding Ancient Egyptian Temples in 3D

I’ve removed some older ‘dated’ stuff and am making new 3D reconstructions using more up to date technology. Over the past year I’ve got into populating my temple reconstructions with people. Having ancient Egyptians in the scene gives a sense of scale. So over the next few months this part of the website will have my latest reconstructions and also feature some of the ancient Egyptian people I’ve made.
//discoveringegypt.com/rebuilding-ancient-egyptian-temples-in-3d/
4,000-Year-Old Elite Tomb Unearthed in Luxor, Egypt

My new art gallery
http://artworks.markmillmore.com

Check out the Battle of Kadesh
How Cleopatra’s Needle got to Central Park