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All about the Rosetta Stone

All about the Rosetta Stone

200-year celebration: Champollion, the basalt slab & how the hieroglyphic code was cracked. In September 1822, the eureka moment happened. An impoverished young French scholar, Jean Francois Champollion, made a giant leap forward to solve the mystery of the hieroglyphic writing system and read what was on the Rosetta Stone.

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Special Report: Beyond King Tut Immersive Experience Opens

Special Report: Beyond King Tut Immersive Experience Opens

…As you enter the experience you are wrapped in darkness, the tone immediately set. Dimly lit, tomb-like spaces, bright blue, gold, and brown colours meet the eyes, provide to instill both a sense of comfort and wonder about what is to be revealed. The first space is…

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Seeking Ancient Egypt in Barcelona Spain

Seeking Ancient Egypt in Barcelona Spain

Barcelona…home to the great works of Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia… and a surprisingly rich Egyptian museum with outstanding ancient Egyptian artifacts on three floors…Explore our top five artifacts in the Museu Barcelona… the brainchild of Egyptophilecollector and hotelier Jordi Clos.

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Celebrating fatherhood in Ancient Egypt.

Celebrating fatherhood in Ancient Egypt.

Surely most fathers will be spending today relaxing with their families: having brunch, reading special postcards, emails, or texts from those children who are far away. In Ancient Egypt, however, the way that father’s bonded with their children were different…

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Bread in Ancient Egypt.

Bread in Ancient Egypt.

Warning: Do not read this post on an empty stomach. Bread. Who hasn´t tried to make it during the pandemic to kill the hours? Few smells in this life are sweeter freshly baked bread right out of the oven. Fluffy on the inside, crusty on the outside… My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
But… it wasn’t quite that way in Ancient Egypt!

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Egyptian Treasures of the Vatican Museums

Egyptian Treasures of the Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums, founded in 1506, is a vast and palatial labyrinth of rooms resplendent with artistic masterpieces of incalculable worth in Vatican City. 70,000 precious artifacts – 20,000 on display. And countless secrets lurking within its tangle of treasures. One of the most fascinating series of galleries is the Gregorian Egyptian collection. Here are the top 6 highlights of the collection.

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Sideways, Stiff and Striding: Why did the Egyptians draw that way?

Sideways, Stiff and Striding: Why did the Egyptians draw that way?

In Ancient Egypt, there were no “art galleries”. There was little or no “artistic expression” – art based on the artist’s own feelings or personal thoughts. There were, however, craftsmen of great skill responsible for extensive and magnificent works – the crowning glory of the ancient world. Here are some FAQs about ancient Egyptian art.

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