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Newgrange. Old images of the great Neolithic passage tomb at Newgrange, Co. Meath. Over 5000 years old, it pre-dates Stonehenge by 1000 years and the Egyptian
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+John Bartram Yes, they mention the debate over the authenticity of the reconstruction at the end of the article. It's an interesting collection of pictures of the site over the last few hundred years though; that's why I posted it.
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Nicholas Reeves has been invited to Egypt in September to discuss further his theory about Nefertiti and the tomb of Tutankhamun.

#Egyptology   #Nefertiti   #Tutankhamun   #Archaeology  
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Egyptomania over in Japan for the Egyptian god Medjed. Cartoons, t-shirts, key rings, cookies, games ... all manner of fan art.
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I love the way Japanese take something obscure and make it mainstream.  They make Medjed look like someone wearing a sheet with eye holes cut out, pretending to be a ghost. 
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- At least 300 injured
- 100 fire trucks fighting the fire
- Number of deaths not yet known, but 7 already reported and people still trapped at the site
- Blasts felt up to 10 km away and were visible from space
- Local earthquake centre recorded the blasts at 2.3 and 2.9 on the Richter scale

This is some serious shit in Tianjin - heart goes out to everyone involved :-(
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More than 400 people have reportedly been injured so far as fire fighters tackle an enormous blaze in one of China's biggest cities
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All too often public critiques of Olympic logos are 'My 3 year old could have done this logo" As brand & identity designer in the sport industry, I thought I would ask my 3 year old the meaning of the most iconic Olympic marks from 1984 to the Tokyo 2020 logo.
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The evolution of the English language.
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-did-english-evolve-kate-gardoqui What is the difference between "a hearty welcome" and "a cordial reception"? In a brief, action-packed history of the English language, Kate Gardoqui explains why these semantically equal phrases ev...
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The new features of WordPress 4.3 make it easier than ever to publish your own content. Check 'em out. http://bit.ly/1LkM5hG
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Definitely need to check this one out.
 
Apotheon: when ancient Greek art meets visual poetry through gaming


Black-figure and red-figure vase painting style that took over Greek pottery between the late 6th c. and early 4th c. BC inspired the design of a new video game. Beginning probably from the thought that to the ancient Greeks, these vases would have been experienced with the same sort of excitement as we experience video games now, the designer of the game, called Apotheon, chose to put his hero acting within a scenery reproducing figurative vase painting .
In Apotheon, the player's avatar is Nikandreos, a soldier on a quest to defeat Zeus when Hera, Queen of Olympus, calls on him to bring down the corrupt pantheon of Greek gods. Despite that plot it is like Mortal Combat, this game is a lyrical affair, as elegant as the art that inspired it.

And as writer John Brownlee says, "If (poet) Keats had been alive 200 years later, he might have quit his job and become a game developer, not a poet. And if he had, Apotheon might be his Ode To A Grecian Urn."


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#Greece , #ancient , #heritage , #videogames , #design , #mythology
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Amazing collection of 22 gorgeous fonts at Design Cuts - $1500-worth for $29 - absolute steal! 

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It's Time to Give Your Font Library a Major Upgrade. This is a world class font bundle, focused entirely on quality. We've carefully hand picked a selection of fonts that have been storming the best-seller lists on every major font website. These quality font families come with tons of weights ...
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Interesting - this article refutes what many other speed-reading tutorials say - that you should not sacrifice subvocalisation (hearing the words in your head as you read them). Sure, your reading speed may increase, but you can really reduce your comprehension.
 
How to double your reading speed (without losing comprehension) http://tnw.me/gQV8QYH
Billionaire Bill Gates wishes that if he had one superpower, it would be the ability to read faster. Warren Buffet has claimed that he has “wasted ten years reading slowly.” Information ...
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  • University of Liverpool
    Postgrad Diploma Egyptology, 2005 - 2007
  • University of Liverpool
    BA Egyptology, 2001 - 2004
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Egyptophile ~ mummy ~ a little hypermobile ~ a little neuro-diverse
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  • A complete and unabashed Egyptophile
  • A mummy (no, not the dusty Egyptian type) with the best little girlies in the world
  • A little bit hypermobile and a little bit neuro-diverse
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Can read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs
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  • National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers
    Secretary, 2006 - present
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Liverpool, UK
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Bath, UK