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Newsletter 43 Game of Senet for FREE



Discovering-Egypt-Newsletter-LogoI’ve been out of action for a while – meaning any activities to do with ancient Egypt – I’ve been working on projects that put bread on the table. But in the spare moments I tinkered with the Discovering Egypt website improving the pages so they work on all devices. I’ve also combined the Newsletter (blog), the shop and the website together and made some improvements to the website’s design. It’s still a work in progress and I’m also updating the apps so that they work better on Windows 8.1 and 10, as well as making a new app that works on the MAC.

Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes

The other thing I’ve done is repackaged Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes for the MAC and PC

Here is a sample

Once at the Hall of Judgement, the heart of the departed would be weighed in a balance against the feather of Truth. For those who had led a good life with no evil deeds weighing on their conscience, the reward of eternal life in paradise awaited. But if the deceased had a heart made heavy with guilt and misdemeanours, the only hope lay in reciting another magic spell to reverse the evidence of its weight.

“My heart, which I had from my mother, do not stand up as a witness against me, do not oppose me in the tribunal, do not be hostile to me in the presence of the Keeper of the Balance, do not make my name stink to the Entourage who make men and do not tell lies about me in the presence of the god.”

Book of the Dead, R.O. Faulkner.

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Senet for FREE

I’ve also upgraded the game of Senet and released it as a FREE download. Check it out here and enjoy.

Cleopatra

death-of-cleopatraMelvyn Bragg discusses Cleopatra with Catharine Edwards Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Birkbeck, University of London, Maria Wyke Professor of Latin at University College London and Susan Walker Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford.

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Ten Greatest Discoveries of Ancient Egypt History Channel 2015

2500 years before the Romans, the ancient Egyptians were carrying out amazing feats of engineering. These great monuments served as a warning to all of Egypt’s enemies-that the world’s most advanced civilization could accomplish anything. This two-hour documentary uses cinematic recreations and cutting-edge CGI to profile the greatest engineering achievements of ancient Egypt.


Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

I’m also working on two updates for Egyptian Hieroglyphs. The first will be released before Christmas and make it compatible with Windows 10 and repair the print function on Windows 8.1. This will be FREE to people who have already purchased old version. Then next year I’ll be adding more Hieroglyphs from the Gardiner code – this will not be free but current owners will get a discount.

The Pyramid of Djedefre

The Pyramid of Djedefre (son and successor to king Khufu) is located at Abu Rawash and is now mostly ruins. But it is thought to have been the most beautiful of the pyramids, with an exterior of polished granite and crowned with a large pyramidion. Some think it was used as a quarry during Roman Empire and that’s why it is a ruin today.


Newsletter 43 Game of Senet for FREE

#42 Ancient Egypt’s Animal Mummy Scandal


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There was an enormous demand for animal mummies, as religious offerings, in ancient Egypt and it appears that about a third of ancient Egyptians were ripped off by corrupt embalmers.

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Scientists say they have exposed a scandal at the heart of Ancient Egypt’s animal mummy industry.

Akhenaten

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Pharaoh Akhenaten. Guests include Kate Spence, Richard Parkinson and Elizabeth Frood.


Ancient Egyptian tomb unearthed in Luxor containing husband and wife Sa-Mut and Ta Khaeet >>


Twitter for mummies

#8mummies

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Art, Meds, and Fuel – The Surprising Historical Uses of Ancient Mummies >>


Twitter for pyramids

#pyramids


What is a Pyramid doing in the Heart of Rome?
The Pyramid of Cestius >>


Sobeknefru, Powerful Pharaoh and Queen of the Dragon Court 

Named after the crocodile God Sobek, Sobeknefru, whose name means ‘she who shows the beauty of Sobek’, succeeded her brother to the throne of Egypt. More>>


A team of archaeologists from the French-Egyptian Centre for the Study of Karnak Temples has made a new discovery near the temple of Ptah at Karnak, Luxor, Egypt, during routine excavation works.


2,700-Year-Old Osiris Statue


Cleaners break Tutankhamun’s burial mask – then glue it back together >>


 The Veneration and Worship of Felines in Ancient Egypt >>


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.



Very Old Newsletters from the distant past>>

#41 The Game Pharaoh


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Pharaoh is a city-building game set in Ancient Egypt and is now classed as Abandonware (see below). The player begins by constructing a settlement and then building progressively grander cities until attaining the rank of Pharaoh. There are 38 missions in total including monument building and military exploits. I’ve run this game on my Windows 7 laptop without any problems

http://www.gameswin.org/gameen.php?id=173

Abandonware is computer software such as an operating system , word processor, interactive game that is no longer marketed or distributed by the company that created. Copyright holders rarely enforce their abandonware copyrights for a number of reasons – chiefly among which the software is technologically obsolete and therefore has no commercial value.


Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life

My talk at Nature in Art was great fun, with a marvellous audience of over 50 people and we all had a good time. Must do it again sometime.


 A History of the World in 100 Objects

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Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, considers the achievements of Ramesses II, a ruler who built monuments all over Egypt, inspired a line of future pharaohs and was worshipped as a god a thousand years later. He looks at how this statue helped define the image of imperial Egypt and talks to sculptor Antony Gormley about creating monumental works of art.


King Tut and Sacred Scarabs

The San Diego Natural History Museum – Dr. Michael Wall says ancient Egypt isn’t the only culture to incorporate bugs into religion.

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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.



#40 – Rosetta Stone


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Something our modern judges and politicians should read…

“The Egyptians apply special diligence to the administration of justice. They are convinced that the decisions of the courts have a most important influence on the public well-being. They believe that errors are best corrected when one punishes trespassers and gives support to the injured.

“In countries where the trespasser’s fear of the courts is allayed by money or trickery, the state can only decay.”

Diodorus Siculus on the Egyptian Judicial System


One of the most fascinating BBC Radio 4 programs of the past decade was ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’. In each programme an object from the British Museum’s collection reveals a story.

Neil MacGregor, (Director of the British Museum) wrote and narrated, an epic, one hundred programmes covering two million years of human history.

The example below is on the Rosetta Stone and tells a story of Ptolemy V, a Greek king who ruled Egypt from Alexandria, and the struggle between Britain and France during the Napoleonic wars.


Discover Secret Egypt

In January 2015. Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (UK) will hold an exhibition of 150 objects including ceramics, jewellery, statues, coffins and animal and human mummies.
More>>


Three Germans nutty and six corrupt Egyptians accused of damaging the Great Pyramid in Giza have been sentenced to five years.
More>>


#8mummies


How the Theban Mapping Project’s Effort to Document Ancient Egypt Has Also Documented the Contemporary History of Technological Innovation
More>>


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 39 – Hatshepsut


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University of Cambridge and Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan at the Manchester Museum to have a chat about Hatshepsut.


Time: Who Remembers the Greatest Woman to Rule the Ancient World?


One of History’s Most Successful Female Rulers—Who No One Remembers


Hatshepsut The Woman Who Was King


Ancient Egyptian temple discovered in a back garden


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.