Egypt : 4 Mysteries From Ancient Egypt We Still Can't Figure Out-To Include Why Statues Have Broken Noses

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4 Mysteries From Ancient Egypt We Still Can't Figure Out-To Include Why Statues Have Broken Noses



The Ancient Egyptians ruled a significant chunk of the world for almost 3,000 years, and left behind a rich legacy of art, architecture and mythology. But Ancient Egypt also left behind a few mysteries that archeologists and scholars still haven't been able to solve, even thousands of years later. Here are some of the enduring mysteries of Ancient Egypt.

1. What did ancient Egyptians look like? ...

Despite the mummies, statues and engravings that the ancient Egyptians left behind, there is still much controversy over just what, exactly, they looked like. One thing's for certain though — despite what you might believe about them given Hollywood's whitewashing of Egyptians, the residents of ancient Egypt weren't white ...


https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/4-mysteries-ancient-egypt-still-125600634.html


White actress Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra


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Something is off about one of Egypt's oldest and largest pyramids


The Great Pyramid of Giza, which was built for an Egyptian Pharaoh some 4,500 years ago, has been called a wonder of the ancient world. Standing 455 feet tall with a 756-foot-wide base, it is the largest of Egypt's three pyramids on the Giza Plateau.

But recently, scientist have discovered something a little off about the colossal structure ...



http://finance.yahoo.com/news/something-off-egypt-oldest-largest-141820381.html


(Mohamed Abd El Ghany)
The Great Pyramid of Giza

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Great Pyramid of Giza Is Slightly Lopsided


The Great Pyramid of Giza may be a Wonder of the Ancient World, but it's not perfect: Its base is a little lopsided because its builders made a teensy mistake when constructing it, new research reveals ...


https://www.yahoo.com/news/great-pyramid-giza-slightly-lopsided-123521788.html


The Great Pyramid was originally covered in casing stones, though just a few survive today (and are shown here)


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...A magical spell written in Coptic, an Egyptian language that uses the Greek alphabet, surrounds the image, just fragments of text have survived over the years, with part of the deciphered spell reading, "I call upon you … who is Christ the god of Israel …" The next part of the spell includes the words "you will dissolve" and mentions "every child of Adam…," who according to the Hebrew Bible was the first man on Earth and lived with a woman named Eve in the Garden of Eden before being expelled by God.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ancient-egyptian-apos-magic-spell-195100515.html
Ancient Egyptian 'Magic Spell' Deciphered

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This ancient Egyptian papyrus, now at Macquarie University, is decorated with an image of two bird-like creatures. A magical spell written in Coptic, an Egyptian language that uses the Greek alphabet, is visible around the image.







 

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Why do so many Egyptian statues have broken noses?


...But this simple observation led Bleiberg to uncover a widespread pattern of deliberate destruction, which pointed to a complex set of reasons why most works of Egyptian art came to be defaced in the first place. Bleiberg's research is now the basis of the poignant exhibition "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt."

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/egyptian-statues-broken-noses-artsy/index.html

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The bust of an Egyptian official dating from the 4th century BC. Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


 

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The Observer Archaeology

Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right after 2,469 years
Greek historian’s description of ‘baris’ vessel vindicated by archaeologists at sunken city of Thonis-Heraclion


In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile. Twenty-three lines of his Historia, the ancient world’s first great narrative history, are devoted to the intricate description of the construction of a “baris”...

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/mar/17/nile-shipwreck-herodotus-archaeologists-thonis-heraclion

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An archaeologist inspects the keel of a shipwreck discovered in the waters around the sunken port-city of Thonis-Heracleion. Photograph: Christoph Gerigk/Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation

An artistic treatment of the discovered shipwreck. The upper half of the model illustrates the wreck as excavated. Below this, unexcavated areas are mirrored to produce a complete vessel outline. Photograph: Christoph Gerigk/Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation

Bust of Herodotus of Halicarnassus (c484-425 BC) Photograph: G Nimatallah/De Agostini/Getty Images


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