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Six things about Sekhemka

Originally posted on Mike Pitts – Digging Deeper:
1. It’s beautiful The best analysis of the statue is by TGH James. An Egyptologist at the British Museum, he described it in full, for the first time, in 1963, after someone had…

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The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! II of III (Rural Notables – An Engagement)

Originally posted on DIANABUJA'S BLOG: Africa, The Middle East, Agriculture, History and Culture:
When Yvonne, the daughter of my cook/paravet,  became engaged to one of our staff, a huge celebration was organized in the compound.  During this ceremony a dowry…

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14 Places in Egypt You Must Visit in 2014

Originally posted on Egyptian Streets:
The White Desert Credit: Mohamed Hakem While Egypt may be facing political and social turmoil, Egypt’s exotic, mysterious and historic locations continue to stand, receiving adventurers and explorers. If you are thinking of exploring Egypt…

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World Donkey Day (May 8)

Originally posted on Camel, food security and climate change :
Donkey is very useful, important and precious animal genetic resource for food and agriculture. Donkey plays pivotal role in the livelihood earning of the million people of the world. Donkey is…

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Darwin in Arabia – The Introduction of Evolution into the 19th Century Middle East

This is a book I cannot obtain here, but have found a detailed review, from which I quote below and provide references and other links.  The topic is indeed fascinating, in considering the multiple ways in which concepts move from … Continue reading

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‘Missing Links’ and Other Good Stuff

This is the story of the search for human origins – from the Middle Ages, when questions of the earth’s antiquity first began to arise, through to the latest genetic discoveries that show the interrelatedness of all living creatures.   … Continue reading

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Reading Ancient Scripts.

Originally posted on Ritaroberts's Blog:
Because I am learning how to read and write the ancient scripts of Crete I thought it appropriate to write about this subject on my blog.  Maybe some of you out there would be interested also in learning how…

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