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hi! I'm currently in year 12 doing maths physics and Spanish for my a levels and i really want to do archaeology and anthropology at uni, or archaeology and philosophy which i know is completely unrelated to my subject a-levels, but i'm starting an EPQ as well, trying to base it on archaeological discoveries. I'm particularly interested in the discovery of Tutankhamen tomb and Egyptology, but i am also really interested in the Maya civilisation but i have no clue what to have as a title, maybe i should compare the importance of specific discoveries or perhaps debate which is the greatest archaeological discovery in Egypt, i'm really not sure, has anyone got any ideas- anything would be appreciated thank you
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hi! I'm currently in year 12 doing maths physics and Spanish for my a levels and i really want to do archaeology and anthropology at uni, or archaeology and philosophy which i know is completely unrelated to my subject a-levels, but i'm starting an EPQ as well, trying to base it on archaeological discoveries. I'm particularly interested in the discovery of Tutankhamen tomb and Egyptology, but i am also really interested in the Maya civilisation but i have no clue what to have as a title, maybe i should compare the importance of specific discoveries or perhaps debate which is the greatest archaeological discovery in Egypt, i'm really not sure, has anyone got any ideas- anything would be appreciated thank you
Egyptology graduate here. Maybe you could do something like 'what was the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century?'. Just an idea. If you need any more Egyptology-specific advice, just let me know.
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Egyptology graduate here. Maybe you could do something like 'what was the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century?'. Just an idea. If you need any more Egyptology-specific advice, just let me know.
Thank you! that does sound good actually, i will probably do something like that, and that would be really helpful thanks
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Thank you! that does sound good actually, i will probably do something like that, and that would be really helpful thanks
Obviously research some questions, you don't have to do what I tell you! There's lots of topics you could do so I'm sure you'll find something interesting.
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Obviously research some questions, you don't have to do what I tell you! There's lots of topics you could do so I'm sure you'll find something interesting.
yes hahaa, i was already thinking about doing something like you've mentioned but i'll defiantly do some more research! do you know of any good archaeological websites or specific ones for Egyptology that come from good sources? Or any good books that would be useful for finding more information or just generally interesting( about Egyptology ofc) ?
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yes hahaa, i was already thinking about doing something like you've mentioned but i'll defiantly do some more research! do you know of any good archaeological websites or specific ones for Egyptology that come from good sources? Or any good books that would be useful for finding more information or just generally interesting( about Egyptology ofc) ?
Cambridge has a very good reading list - https://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/files/cam...rchaeology.pdf

Also, UCL has a now rather ancient website, but it's more than decent when giving a basic overview of topics - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums-static/digitalegypt/
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Cambridge has a very good reading list - https://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/files/cam...rchaeology.pdf

Also, UCL has a now rather ancient website, but it's more than decent when giving a basic overview of topics - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums-static/digitalegypt/
Cheers!!
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Hi, so I don't come from an Egyptology or ancient civilisations archaeological background and more Paleolithic.
However, I did an EPQ not too long ago...

The suggestion by Edminzodo will most likely be much more helpful comments than I will be. Definitely, do some more research may be thinking about, -- --Change: how did X discovery change archaeology/knowledge of Egypt etc...
- Media: how ancient Egyptians are represented or misrepresented in the media?
- Sources - The different type of sources, eg. how did the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb change (or didn't) change understandings / impact the past. Would the knowledge we have now be possible without [insert source eg. art, hieroglyphs, pots, remains etc]
-Ethics: The ethics at displaying Egyptian (or any culture) artefacts and biofacts (bones/remains) in museums outside of Egypt (eg, the recent tour of Tutankhamun) or focuses on a specific museum eg. British Museum or Ashmolean.

but in the end... you have to write it and research it and make sure you do something, you enjoy and want to research. don't make your question too vague but also ensure you have some leeway.

As I am no use when it comes to Egyptology. I will comment some for archaeological resources if you want to read some literature look for open access articles/reports. I have tried to remember where I've seen open access stuff
- https://intarch.ac.uk/ (Internet Archaeology is a digital journal for archaeology) or if you want to get really 'academic-y' some of Cambridge Core has been open accessed for lockdown: https://www.cambridge.org/core/brows...ts/archaeology
-https://www.ees.ac.uk/pages/site/young-explorers-club/category/digital-resources (they have been recently uploading talks during the lockdown, that may interest you).
- Archaeology resource hub which council of British archaeology put together during a lockdown: http://blog.archaeologyuk.org/2020/0...RD6z-_Ncvz8yus

let me know if you have any thoughts about what i said but good luck I'm sure whatever you think of will be good!
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Hi, so I don't come from an Egyptology or ancient civilisations archaeological background and more Paleolithic.
However, I did an EPQ not too long ago...

The suggestion by Edminzodo will most likely be much more helpful comments than I will be. Definitely, do some more research may be thinking about, -- --Change: how did X discovery change archaeology/knowledge of Egypt etc...
- Media: how ancient Egyptians are represented or misrepresented in the media?
- Sources - The different type of sources, eg. how did the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb change (or didn't) change understandings / impact the past. Would the knowledge we have now be possible without [insert source eg. art, hieroglyphs, pots, remains etc]
-Ethics: The ethics at displaying Egyptian (or any culture) artefacts and biofacts (bones/remains) in museums outside of Egypt (eg, the recent tour of Tutankhamun) or focuses on a specific museum eg. British Museum or Ashmolean.

but in the end... you have to write it and research it and make sure you do something, you enjoy and want to research. don't make your question too vague but also ensure you have some leeway.

As I am no use when it comes to Egyptology. I will comment some for archaeological resources if you want to read some literature look for open access articles/reports. I have tried to remember where I've seen open access stuff
- https://intarch.ac.uk/ (Internet Archaeology is a digital journal for archaeology) or if you want to get really 'academic-y' some of Cambridge Core has been open accessed for lockdown: https://www.cambridge.org/core/brows...ts/archaeology
-https://www.ees.ac.uk/pages/site/young-explorers-club/category/digital-resources (they have been recently uploading talks during the lockdown, that may interest you).
- Archaeology resource hub which council of British archaeology put together during a lockdown: http://blog.archaeologyuk.org/2020/0...RD6z-_Ncvz8yus

let me know if you have any thoughts about what i said but good luck I'm sure whatever you think of will be good!
Thank you so much!!! This is really helpful
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Thank you so much!!! This is really helpful
If you're still doing something Egyptological, you might find the UCLA Encyclopaedia of Egyptology useful.
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