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    (Original post by the bear)
    was it wrong for a Pharaoh to marry his sister, even if she was really hot ?
    Well . . . It is rather disturbing. But I guess they didn't understand incest and their gods were incestuous . . . :ninja:

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    (Original post by ChargingStag)
    Can you understand hieroglyphics to any degree yet?

    Were you inspired by any pop culture figures?
    I know the Offering Formula (an Ancient Egyptian prayer) by heart. I think I could recognise it. I know a few characters but not many, to be honest. I read a lot of it in translation.

    And I did like The Mummy as a child. I still have a plastic sarcophagus in my room from the film.

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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    I think I mentioned it in an earlier post but either Egyptology or retail marketing/law/the civil service.

    It really varies. A lot stay in the field, but others move on to law, the civil service, consulting etc. Like me (possibly)!

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    Wooow... But how is it related to law?
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    (Original post by In2u)
    Wooow... But how is it related to law?
    Well, the analysing of texts, essay writing, looking at sources and data etc help to build up transferrable skills, I suppose!
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    have we just scratched the surface ?

    :holmes:*
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    (Original post by the bear)
    have we just scratched the surface ?

    :holmes:*
    Most likely. Like I said before, there are some estimates that we've only discovered 10% of the total number of artefacts left over.
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    Which book do you suggest I should read to get a comprehensive, but not too unspecific view of the Ancient Egyptians?
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    (Original post by oShahpo)
    Which book do you suggest I should read to get a comprehensive, but not too unspecific view of the Ancient Egyptians?
    The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw. Really comprehensive, not too simple, but still easy to dip in and out of.

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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    I'm going to be starting an Egyptology degree in September. As it's a 'weird' subject, I usually get a lot of questions about it. Now I can answer them all in one place.

    Here we go!
    Hi Edminzodo!

    You might not remember me, but thanks for the advice you gave me for my archaeology application. Really helpful!

    Anyway, I completed my EPQ and argued that the greatest archaeological discovery of all time was the Rosetta Stone. Being an aspiring Egyptologist, would you agree? Or are there other finds in Egypt which you think are more deserving?
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    (Original post by King Haribo)
    Hi Edminzodo!

    You might not remember me, but thanks for the advice you gave me for my archaeology application. Really helpful!

    Anyway, I completed my EPQ and argued that the greatest archaeological discovery of all time was the Rosetta Stone. Being an aspiring Egyptologist, would you agree? Or are there other finds in Egypt which you think are more deserving?
    My apologies for the terribly late reply. I'd probably have to agree with you there, because of the whole language aspect we would never have if it wasn't for the Rosetta Stone. Although I am a fan of the Narmer Palette!

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    it it safe to visit egyptian monuments these days?
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    Please look at what this guy said about Horus:


    (Original post by !!mentor!!)
    ....
    There is the story of Horus (long before the tale of jesus) who spawned from a virgin birth; only son of god; mother's name was Meri; foster father called Jo-seph; his birth was heralded by a star and announced by angels; birth witnessed by shephards; visited by three deities; and a lot more similarities. So, the authors of the bible clearly thought: wow, good story lets just just replace the name Horus with jesus.
    ....
    He is a believer in the 'Christ myth theory' and genuinely thinks or thought that Jesus was a Horus copy and paste.

    LOL
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    (Original post by GodAtum)
    it it safe to visit egyptian monuments these days?
    Egyptian monuments are guarded by both the police and the people, it's not the monuments you should be wary about, it's the rest of the country really. Egypt is not completely unsafe, but it's less safe than, say, Greece or Italy.
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    (Original post by StudyJosh)
    Please look at what this guy said about Horus:




    He is a believer in the 'Christ myth theory' and genuinely thinks or thought that Jesus was a Horus copy and paste.

    LOL
    Some people do believe it and whilst I don't know much about this area in particular, I've heard that there's evidence to support it.

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    I know you primarily specialise in ancient Egypt, but was the reason for the swift removal of the Coptic language after the Arabic conquest of Byzantine Egypt. Why was Egypt so readily Arabised while Persia managed to keep its language and Identity far better.

    Also what do you know of the Egyptian contact with the Indus Valley civilisation.
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    (Original post by Akbar2k7)
    I know you primarily specialise in ancient Egypt, but was the reason for the swift removal of the Coptic language after the Arabic conquest of Byzantine Egypt. Why was Egypt so readily Arabised while Persia managed to keep its language and Identity far better.

    Also what do you know of the Egyptian contact with the Indus Valley civilisation.
    I'm guessing, but maybe it has something to do with the fact that Coptic, unlike Persian/Farsi, is related to Arabic. :dontknow:
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    What's your take on hatshepsut's (supposed) golden era, and do you think her son tried to sabottage her?- A modern egyptian.
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    (Original post by Dominator1)
    What's your take on hatshepsut's (supposed) golden era, and do you think her son tried to sabottage her?- A modern egyptian.
    Interesting question. I don't know a lot about Tuthmosis III with regards to Hatshepsut, but I think the whole idea of being a female pharaoh probably had something to do with the fact that she was omitted from the Abydos King-Lists, like Nefrusobek, although she was a much more minor queen.
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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    I am! But also an aspiring linguist and (not as much) an archaeologist. I will be studying the entirety of its history, and all of its leaders. There are roughly 31 dynasties of Egypt, and I am most interested in the 18th - 20th dynasties.
    Then wish you could visited the international symposium “The Ramesside Period in Egypt: Cultural and Historical Processes of the 19th and 20th Dynasties” at Heidelberg University in 2015 Actually I’ve been there~
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    Sorry i'm on here so late I'm looking to do an Extended project qualification about Egyptology and im wondering if you have any ideas as to what question I could pick to research, you know something along the lines of 'to what extent'. Thank you!
 
 
 
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