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  • 8 Million Dog Mummies Found in 'God of Death' Mass Grave

    06/19/2015 12:28:29 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Livescience ^ | June 18, 2015 | Laura Geggel
    In ancient Egypt, so many people worshiped Anubis, the jackal-headed god of death, that the catacombs next to his sacred temple once held nearly 8 million mummified puppies and grown dogs, a new study finds. The catacomb ceiling also contains the fossil of an ancient sea monster, a marine vertebrate that's more than 48 million years old, but it's unclear whether the Egyptians noticed the existence of the fossil when they built the tomb for the canine mummies, the researchers said. Many of the mummies have since disintegrated or been disrupted by grave robbers and industrialists, who likely used the...
  • Eight million dog mummies found in Saqqara

    01/09/2013 4:07:09 AM PST · by Renfield · 19 replies
    Al-Ahram ^ | 1-2-2013 | Nevine El-Aref
    During routine excavations at the dog catacomb in Saqqara necropolis, an excavation team led by Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo (AUC), and an international team of researchers led by Paul Nicholson of Cardiff University have uncovered almost 8 million animal mummies at the burial site. Studies on their bones revealed that those dogs are from different breeds but not accurately identified yet. “We are recording the animal bones and the mummification techniques used to prepare the animals,” Ikram said. Studies on the mummies, Ikram explains, revealed that some of them were old while the...
  • ***What If The Sphinx Is A Woman***

    01/14/2012 7:29:05 AM PST · by The Wizard · 91 replies
    Stardate:0101.14
    Consider this.....History in written by the victors....I was watching a great series on Netflix.... "The Pyramid Code" which provides a much more reasonable explanation of things Egypt than the standard "tales" We keep being told the Pyramids were tombs built by Pharaohs, but there were never any mummies found in the Great Pyramid..... Another thought that was raised was that there were great Female Pharaohs that reigned over great years of peace, but who were then almost erased by religious leaders, MEN, who followed them.. To this end I offer the suggestion that all Egyptologists ignore: That the nose of...
  • 'God Of Dead' Statue Joins 'Bluecifer' At DIA...

    06/04/2010 10:26:44 AM PDT · by TaraP · 60 replies · 1,192+ views
    Denver Channel.com ^ | June 4th, 2010
    DENVER -- As if travelers weren't already freaked out by a 32-foot tall blue stallion with fiery eyes, now a towering statue of the Egyptian god of the dead is welcoming fliers at Denver International Airport. Workers erected a 26-foot tall, seven-ton replica of Anubis, the jackal-headed god of the dead, on Wednesday. The blue and gold statue gazes into the main terminal to promote the King Tut exhibit that opens June 26 at the Denver Art Museum. Anubis stands not far from the rearing blue "Mustang," an often derided artwork branded "Bluecifer," "Satan's Steed" and "Blue Devil Horse" by...
  • Denver airport’s latest sculpture: God of the dead

    06/03/2010 4:54:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,498+ views
    ap ^ | June 3,2010
  • 'Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs' coming to Discovery Times Square Exposition

    04/08/2010 8:25:55 AM PDT · by mentor2k · 22 replies · 567+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 24, 2010 | Erica Pearson
    Get ready to walk like an Egyptian - King Tut is on his way back to the Big Apple. Tickets went on sale Tuesday for an exhibit of artifacts from the boy pharaoh's tomb, opening April 23 at the Discovery Times Square Exposition. To mark the occasion, former Mayor Ed Koch welcomed a 25-feet-tall, black-and-gold statue of the jackal-headed god Anubis, which floated on a barge past the Statue of Liberty to arrive at the South Street Seaport. King Tut was a huge hit the last time he was here, bringing 1.8 million visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art...
  • 'Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs' coming to Discovery Times Square Exposition

    04/08/2010 8:11:38 AM PDT · by mentor2k · 3 replies · 189+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 24, 2010 | Erica Pearson
    Get ready to walk like an Egyptian - King Tut is on his way back to the Big Apple. Tickets went on sale Tuesday for an exhibit of artifacts from the boy pharaoh's tomb, opening April 23 at the Discovery Times Square Exposition. To mark the occasion, former Mayor Ed Koch welcomed a 25-feet-tall, black-and-gold statue of the jackal-headed god Anubis, which floated on a barge past the Statue of Liberty to arrive at the South Street Seaport.
  • Cleopatra Glamor Kicks Off Paris Couture Week (PHOTO CAPTION TIME)

    01/19/2004 3:30:44 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 12 replies · 147+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 1/19/04
    Cleopatra Glamor Kicks Off Paris Couture Week By Joelle Diderich PARIS (Reuters) - British designer John Galliano resurrected the splendor of ancient Egypt in his spring-summer haute couture display for Christian Dior Monday, sending out jeweled gowns fit for a modern Cleopatra. Rays of light bounced off pyramid gowns made of dozens of golden mirrors, while glamorous mummies paraded in bandages of black silk tulle flashing with rainbow sequins. American actress Sarah Jessica Parker (news) gasped in awe as a model swathed in a gold snakeskin sheath walked like an Egyptian, striking a sideways pose to set off her...