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Women in Power: What we can learn from ancient Egypt

Just as women today face obstacles from a society that equates authority with masculinity, Hatshepsut shrewdly operated the levers of power to emerge as Egypt'…

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Great Dismal Swamp: This is Washington Ditch, a somewhat unique monument to brutality and entrepreneurship." George Washington was the first to see economic opportunity in the vast coastal swamp south of Norfolk, Virginia. In 1763, he formed a company with fellow investors to drain the swamp, exploit its timber resources and dig canals for transportation. This is the first canal, completed in the late 1760s, and excavated by slaves.

Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom

Ancient Egyptian website with sections on arts, religion, society, geography, science, government and biographies of Pharaohs

Ancient Egypt on a Comparative Method

Egypt Centre, Swansea: Weird things used in the Opening of the Mouth ritual

The Opening of the Mouth ritual was used to bring the mummified dead and also statues 'back to life', or rather to imbue them with some life.

This image shows the remains of two clyster pumps that were found on Blackbeard's ship. These devices would have been used to pump fluid into the rectum, allowing the body to quickly absorb it.

Photos: The Medical Instruments Found on Blackbeard's Ship

The infamous pirate Blackbeard lost his flagship, The Queen Anne's Revenge, in TK. Recently, archaeologists excavating the ship have found many medical instruments.

Max Factor’s Clown Contouring Make-Up of Early Television - I doubt these ladies felt at all ready for their close-up, but this is what it looked like to be camera-ready in the early years of black & white commercial television.

Make Up for Black and White Television, late - Max Factor was instrumental in developing a technique that could correct the lack of detail and contrast lost using early television camera technology.

The 350 year old Saroop at the british1museum1

British Museum Has Kept 350 Year Old Saroop for 130 Years

Ramses III’s Mummy his throat was slit: The first CT scans of his mummy reveal a cut to the neck deep enough to be fatal. The secret has been hidden for centuries by the bandages covering the mummy’s throat that could not be removed for preservation’s reasons. Scans revealed a deep, 2.7-inch wide wound to the throat just under the larynx probably made by a sharp blade and could have been fatal.  Ancient documents do mention a plot to kill him by members of his harem and one of the king’s…

Ramses III’s Mummy Reveals the Pharaoh’s Throat Was Slit

Archaeologists investigate early 19th century asylum of old Tasmania

Archaeologists investigate early century asylum of old Tasmania

I've never really enjoyed digging up the dead. But sometimes, we have to. It often comes down to a stark choice: we dig them up with a modicum of dignity, or they’d be scattered by a backhoe and gr...

In Memoriam: SK(698)

I've never really enjoyed digging up the dead. It often comes down to a stark choice: we dig them up with a modicum of dignity, or they’d be scattered by a backhoe and gr.

Fig. 14. The intact baboon in Feature B (30) Friedman, R., Van Neer, W., Linseele, V. (2011). The elite Predynastic cemetery at Hierakonpolis: 2009-2010 update. In : Egypt at its Origins, 3, (Friedman, R., Fiske, P. (Eds.)). Leuven: Peeters. | Wim Van Neer - Academia.edu

In Ancient Egypt, Life Wasn’t Easy for Elite Pets

Swiss archaeologist discovers the earliest tomb of a Scythian prince

Swiss archaeologist discovers the earliest tomb of a Scythian prince

The recent research activities at Meroe are part of a large scale program that aims to investigate, preserve and promote the remarkable royal pyramid necropolises of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Meroe.

Pyramid of Queen Khennuwa investigated by Archaeologists – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

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