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Volcanic eruptions connected to social unrest in Ancient Egypt

New research links volcanic eruptions to a series of violent uprisings and other upheavals that rocked Ptolemaic Egypt - an empire that extended over large portions of Northeast Africa and the Middle East.

Desert discovery: Lost temple of Ramses II uncovered by archaeologists

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the remains of an ancient temple belonging to King Ramses II. Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities says that the discovery was made by an Egyptian-Czech mission in the village of Abusir southwest of Cairo. Show More Summary

How Volcanoes Starved Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was the most powerful civilization in the world for a time. The monuments built by laborers to honor pharaohs stand to this day, testament to the vast resources at their command. But the architectural excess hid a crippling weakness. Show More Summary

Asp – or ash? Climate historians link Cleopatra's demise to volcanic eruption

Study of ice-core records and Ancient Egyptian documents suggests environmental forces helped seal the last Ptolemaic ruler’s fate in 30BC The fall of Cleopatra’s Egypt to Augustus, the first Roman emperor, is usually told as a melodramatic...Show More Summary

Volcanic eruptions linked to social unrest in Ancient Egypt

Around 245 BCE Ptolemy III, ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt, made a decision that still puzzles many historians: After pursuing a successful military campaign against the kingdom's nemesis, the Seleucid Empire, centred mainly...Show More Summary

Fall of Ancient Egypt: Massive Volcanic Eruptions Linked to Civilization's Demise

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Ptolemaic Kingdom fell to the Roman Empire after the death of Cleopatra.

Volcanic eruptions linked to social unrest in Ancient Egypt

(Future Earth) Did volcanic eruptions in the planet's high northern latitudes play a role in causing violent rebellions in Ancient Egypt? A new study suggests that the answer is yes. Researchers examined a range of evidence -- from climate records to papyri -- finding a close link between eruptions and political unrest in the Ptolemaic era. Show More Summary

Found: The Foundations of an Ancient Temple of Ramses II

In an area southwest of Cairo, not far from Giza, a team of archaeologists from Egypt and the Czech Republic have uncovered a temple that they believe belonged to Ramses II. The temple dates back 3,200 years. Evidence of its existence was first uncovered in 2012. Show More Summary

Aussie Transcribes Assassin's Creed's Heiroglyphs (And They're Legit)

Assassin's Creed. Origins is set in ancient Egypt, specifically during Cleopatra VII's reign. That means there's a lot of hieroglyphs, not just in the game, but the marketing materials too. There's one such mural for Origins at Melbourne Central. So one Aussie gamer, with a background in history, decided she'd start decoding it. More »      

Historians Claim to Have Found the Twin of the Great Sphinx

“Have you ever seen a Sphinx later in Egypt who was alone? The ancient Egyptians mentioned the second Sphinx and it is not only the Greeks, the Romans and the Muslims. It was destroyed between 1,000 and 1,200 AD. “ Come to think of it, no. But I’m not an Egyptologist. However, I agree with... Read more »

Ancient Egypt Pyramid Belonged to a Powerful Queen

This pyramidion most likely sat on top of a now-lost ancient chamber once belonging to one of the most powerful queens in ancient Egypt.

New Smithsonian Exhibit Explains Why Felines Were the Cat's Meow in Ancient Egypt

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

"Divine Felines" opens this Caturday (uh, Saturday) at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Ancient Egyptian Pyramidion Found Next to Largest Obelisk Hints at Existence of Queen’s Lost Chamber

This pyramidion most likely sat on top of a now-lost ancient chamber once belonging to one of the most powerful queens in ancient Egypt.

See Assassin's Creed Origins' Far Cry-style camps in action in this exclusive gameplay walkthrough

It’s out in a mere matter of weeks but if you want a taster of what’s to come when the Animus takes us back to Ancient Egypt in Assassin’s Creed Origins, look no further than Assassin’s Central’s exclusive gameplay session above

Assassin’s Creed Origins down to $48 for Amazon Prime members

Good news for fans of Assassin’s Creed, ancient Egypt, saving money, or all of the above – if you happen to be an Amazon Prime member in the US, you can pre-order yourself a copy of Assassin’s Creed Origins for only $48 right now. That, for the record, is the cheapest way to get a […]

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Exhibition focuses on the power structures, god-worship and everyday life in Ancient Egypt

last weekArts : Artdaily

In an impressive special exhibition the Glyptotek gives a glimpse into the power structures, god-worship and everyday life in Ancient Egypt when Pharaoh reigned as a personified god and undisputed authority. Ancient Egypt has always fascinated us. Show More Summary

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