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Newsletter 53 Queen Hatshepsut’s Ships


Documentary on Reconstructing The Ancient Egyptian Ships.

Newsletter 53 Queen Hatshepsut’s Ships

Some archaeologists doubt the ancient Egyptians could sail the high seas. Bearing in mind the act of travelling on water was a vital part of Egyptian civilisation I wonder where these archaeologists were educated. This excellent documentary shows Queen Hatshepsut’s Ships were indeed able to sail the high seas.

Over 3,000 years ago Queen Hatshepsut  sent a fleet of ships to the distant land of Punt. A bas-relief at her temple, in Luxor, shows the extraordinary treasures that were brought back.

Archaeologist Cheryl Ward sets out to recreate the voyage in a full-size replica of one of these ancient ships, sailing it to the mythical land of Punt.

Newsletter 52 The Reconstruction of Meritamun’s Face


Forensic Facial Reconstruction

MeritamunNewsletter 52 The Reconstruction of Meritamun’s Face

Meritamun was a young woman who died around two thousand years ago. This video shows how the use of CT scanning of her mummified head together with 3D printing, archaeologists and sculptors have recreated her face using a technique known as forensic facial reconstruction.

Newsletter 51Ancient Egyptian Inventions and Pepi II


Ancient Egyptian Inventions

Newsletter 51Ancient Egyptian Inventions and Pepi IIThe Egyptian’s inventions were many and it might be easier to list the things they did not invent such as the wheel; not unexpected in a country where everyone travels on water.

Here are some examples of Egyptian inventions >>

 

 

Pepi II the longest lived ruler of Egypt
by Dominic Perry

Pepi II, According to tradition, lived to the age of 100 years and ruled for 96 of them.
The Excited Child

Pepy Lives

Children of Pepy

Dominic Perry

Newsletter 50 Unearthed Dark Secrets of the Pyramid


How Did Ancient Egyptians Build Pyramids Quickly? (Trailer)

Ancient Egyptians Used This Method to Build Tall Structures (Trailer)

Science Channel – Unearthed Dark Secrets of the Pyramid (2016) Full Documentary

New evidence could help solve the Great Pyramid’s mysteries

Archaeologists are now exploring an ancient security mechanism consisting of an intricate system of blocks, grooves and shafts that was installed in the Great Pyramid of Giza over 4,500 years ago to protect the mummified body of Pharaoh Khufu (also known as Cheops) and his treasures from grave robbers.


Newsletter 49 Sunken Ancient City of Heracleion


This documentary highlights the discoveries that have been unearthed during the excavation

The City of Heracleion (known to the Eygptians as Thonis) disappeared beneath the Mediterranean around 1,200 years ago. Before the foundation of Alexandria It was the main customs hub through which all trade from Greece and elsewhere in the Mediterranean entered Egypt. Its ruins were rediscovered in 2000 30 feet under the surface of the Mediterranean Sea in Aboukir Bay, near Alexandria.

The city was most likely founded around the 8th century BC and is mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus (5th century BC) He writes of Helen’s visit to Heracleion with her lover Paris before the Trojan War.

This documentary highlights the discoveries that have been unearthed during the excavation including religious artefacts, Giant statues, stone sarcophagi as well as 64 ancient shipwrecks, gold coins and giant tablets inscribed in ancient Greek and ancient Egyptian.