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Statue of Egypt’s most powerful pharaoh uncovered at Heliopolis

Principia Scientific 29 Mar 2023
Archaeologists have uncovered a number of broken statues of ancient Egyptian royalty at a temple near Cairo ... But they did not only represent the ancient gods, as statues were also placed among them which depicted the Pharaohs of the era ... divine authority over the civilisation.

Twenty years since the Iraq invasion and what has been gained?

Middle East Monitor 28 Mar 2023
These twenty years have destroyed the civilisation of an ancient country that witnessed the strongest model of development and advancement in the Arab world.

In China, surplus of single men means ‘bride prices’ are up

Khaleejtimes 28 Mar 2023
The local government, describing the event earlier this year in a notice on its website, said it hoped people would abandon such backward customs and do their part to “start a new civilised trend”. As China faces a shrinking population, officials are cracking down on an ancient ...

Sa Huỳnh archaeological relics recognised as National Special Heritage

Vietnam News 26 Mar 2023
This prestigious recognition, signed by the Prime Minister last year, acknowledges the exceptional value of the ancient Sa Huỳnh Culture – one of Việt Nam's three civilisations – that dates back 2,500 to 3,000 years ... three civilisations – that dates back 2,500 to 3,000 years.

The Japanese mountain that is a magnet for UFOs: Remote village says it is a ...

The Daily Mail 25 Mar 2023
Strange ancient ruins of a forgotten civilisation surrounded by wilderness ... In an ordinary town in rural Japan, enthusiasts claim to have recovered 3,000 items of alien origin, connected to centuries of mythology around an ancient mountain.

What's on the palette?Modern artists are increasingly using food in their design to express sociocultural,political, ...

Deccan Herald 25 Mar 2023
Food is transient. So is art ... Thus, it should surprise no one that the depiction of food in art and design not only dates back to prehistoric times but the practice also spans cultures — from drawings at the Bhimbetka rock shelters to frescoes at the Ajanta caves; from patterns in Egyptian pyramids to mosaics of ancient Greek and Roman civilisations.

Grand Egyptian Museum arts programme begins with Susan Hefuna exhibition

The National 24 Mar 2023
“The dialogue between contemporary art and Egyptian ancient heritage is truly unique and exciting.” ... “We want to send a message across that the destination is not just a museum of ancient civilisation ... ....

Statue of Egypt's most powerful pharaoh is uncovered after thousands of years: Archaeologists find broken ...

The Daily Mail 24 Mar 2023
Archaeologists have uncovered a number of broken statues of ancient Egyptian royalty at a temple near Cairo ... Archaeologists have uncovered a number of broken statues of ancient Egyptian royalty at a temple near Cairo ... The ruins of Heliopolis, which means 'city of the sun' in ancient Greek, are located in the north eastern part of modern-day Cairo.

Pyjamas – A More Interesting History than you’d Dream of | Fashion Capital

Fashion Capital 24 Mar 2023
Pyjamas, also known as pajamas or PJs, have a long and fascinating history in the world of fashion ... In this article, we will explore the evolution of pyjamas through history, from their ancient origins to their modern-day designs. The history of pyjamas dates back thousands of years to ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.

Radio review: There’s something about Patrick Honohan that leaves you terrified

Irish Independent 24 Mar 2023
So we exhaled again, only for Honohan to add good-naturedly that the risks are more from the tech sector.Ah Paddy, Paddy, Paddy…​Sure enough, I found myself listening to an item on (Newstalk, Sunday, 7pm) with Patrick Geoghegan about the destruction of ancient civilisations, and the collapse of ruling elites.

Naked women have long been seen as a threat – today’s puritanism is just the ...

The Conversation 24 Mar 2023
Lady Godiva by John Collier (1898). Herbert Art Gallery and Museum In the middle of the fourth century BC, an ancient Greek woman named Phryne cast off her clothes and walked naked into the sea at the Festival of Poseidon ... Hamburger Kunsthalle ... For the ancient Greeks , nothing was more emblematic of civilisation than a chaste – and veiled – woman ... .

Klerksdorp Spheres: Strange Spheres Found In 3 Billion-Year-Old Rock

IFL Science 23 Mar 2023
Looking like tiny ancient cricket balls, with seam-like lines around their middle, it's easy to see why they became the subject of conspiracy theories involving aliens and ancient, forgotten civilizations ... How Ancient Gondwanan Life Survived Ice Ages In Antarctica.

After the Iraq War, Saddam’s legendary palaces are open to all

Al Jazeera 23 Mar 2023
Overlooking the ruins of ancient Babylon, the multistorey palace is a manifestation of the mighty empire that Saddam imagined ... Recent trouble in the ‘Cradle of Civilisation’ ... The palace in Babylon, now reclaimed by the public, has borne witness to the troubled recent history of a country widely known as the “Cradle of Civilisation”.

Tools for bleeding cows uncovered in 7,000-year-old cemetery

Heritage Daily 23 Mar 2023
Archaeologists from the Polish Academy of Sciences have uncovered bone tools used for bleeding cows during excavations in the Letti Basin in northern Sudan ... Dr. Piotr Osypiński, said ... They were at the genesis of the formation of ancient civilisations – including the Ancient Egyptians ... Osypiński. PAP. Header Image Credit . M.Osypinska ....

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