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Student Employment Opportunity (Anasazi Heritage Center). The Curatorial Program is recruiting qualified students interested in particularly museum collections management for BLM and the Dept. Experience Program provides students with an opportunity to gain www.cdarc.org/sat/ahc_step.doc.
(Summary, Hisatsinom Newsletter, October 2010) learning about the museum profession, of the Interior. The Student Temporary experience in the Federal government.
Austrian Archaeological Team Uses Radar Imaging to Determine Extent of Ruins of One-time 3,500- year-old Capital of Egypt's Foreign Occupiers. (Summary, Daily Sentinel, June 21, 2010) Egypt was ruled for a century from 1664-1569 B.C. by the Hyksos, a warrior people from Asia, possibly Se- mitic in origin, whose summer capital was in the northern Delta area. Radar imaging shows the outlines of streets, houses and temples underneath the green farm fields and modern town of Tel al-Dabaa. The project was to determine how far the underground city extends. Noninvasive techniques were the best way to do this. Egypt's Delta is densely populated and heavily farmed, making extensive excavation difficult, unlike in southern Egypt with its more famous desert tombs and temples. The Austrian team has been working on the site since 1975. A painted wooden sarcophagus was discovered in Lahoun, near Fayoum, some 70 miles south of Cairo. The Supreme Council of Antiquities says archeologists have unearthed 57 ancient Egyptian tombs, most of them containing a painted wooden sarcophagus with a mummy inside, with the oldest tombs dating to around 2750 B.C. and 12 of the tombs belonging to the 18th dynasty, which ruled Egypt during the second millennium B.C.
Egypt Unveils Tomb with Vivid Wall Paintings in Ancient Necropolis of Saqqara Near Cairo; 4,300-year
old Double Tomb Could be Start for Uncovering Vast Cemetery in Area.
(Summary, Durango Herald, July 11, 2010) The tomb includes two false doors with colorful paintings depicting the two people buried there, a father and a son who served as heads of the royal scribes. The colors of the false door are as fresh as if painted yester- day. Humidity destroyed the sarcophagus of the father, Shendwas, while the tomb of the son, Khonsu, was robbed in antiquity. Also inscribed on the father's false door was the name of Pepi II, whose 94-year reign is believed to be the longest of the pharaohs. The inscription dates the double tomb to the 6th dynasty, the be- ginning of the decline of the Old Kingdom, i.e., the age of pyramids. The new finds are the most distinguished tombs ever found from the Old Kingdom because of their amazing colors. The area, if excavated, could un- veil the largest cemetery of ancient Egypt. The paintings on the false doors identified Shendwas and Khonsu as royal scribes in charge of delegations overseeing the supply of materials used for pyramids' construction. A single shaft from the surface led down to the father's tomb, from which a side passage led to that of the son with the false door with paintings of Khonsu in front of an offering table. The tombs include a handful of duck- shaped artifacts and a small obelisk made of limestone, often buried with the dead in the 5th and 6th dynas- ties to show their veneration for the sun god, Ra. These artifacts were found at the end of the burial shaft, at 18 meters depth, but were covered up. So far six tombs dating back to the end of the Old Kingdom have been unearthed since digging in the area began. The tombs lie just west of Saqqara's most famed pyramid the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, which is surrounded by a large burial ground and contain tombs from Egypt's earliest history up through Roman times.
Modern Luxury, Ancient City of Leukaspis or Antiphrae Overlap in Egypt. Summary, Durango Herald, September 8, 2010)
Marina, Egypt is a sprawl of luxury vacation homes, the summer playground for Egypt's elite, but 2,000 years ago, this was a thriving Greco-Roman port city, with villas of merchants of the wheat and olive
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