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AHE's Osama goes on a detective journey of discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan to determine the real history of the Stela of Iddi-Sin, an important archaeological find. This research triggered a new dig and the change of a museum plaque.
Osama Shukir Mohammed Amin sets out on a detective journey to discover the mysterious history of Iddi-Sin's stela in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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The people who run the Ancient Warfare magazine have come up with a brilliant new idea for a magazine. One that focuses on ancient politics, society, religion and culture. But first they need to see the type of response this magazine would get. Please head to the website to fill out a short survey. http://ow.ly/HHfMh #Media #Magazine #AncientWarfare #AncientHistory #Culture #Entertainment #Society
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Tiye was a queen of Egypt of the 18th dynasty, wife of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, mother of Akhenaten, and grandmother of both Tutankhamun and Ankhsenamun. She exerted an enormous influence at the courts of both her husband and son and is known to have communicated directly with rulers of foreign nations. 
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The Amorites of the Bible are depicted as pre-Israelite inhabitants of the land of Canaan and clearly separate from the Israelites. In the Book of Deuteronomy they are described as the last remnants of the giants who once lived on earth (3:11), and in the Book of Joshua they are the enemies of the Israelites who are destroyed by General Joshua (10:10, 11:8). If modern-day scholarship is accurate about the patriarchs of Israel descending from the Amorites, then there must have been some reason why the Hebrew scribes went to so much trouble to separate their own identity from that of the Amorites.
The Amorites were a Semitic people who seem to have emerged from western Mesopotamia (modern day Syria) at some point prior to the 3rd millennium BCE. In Sumerian they were known as the Martu or the Tidnum...
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Nice overview of ancient Egypt.
Egypt is a country in North Africa, on the Mediterranean Sea, and is among the oldest civilizations on earth. The name 'Egypt' comes from the Greek Aegyptos which was the Greek pronunciation of...
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Sources of Evidence Unlike the rich corpus of ancient Egyptian funerary texts, no such “guidebooks” from Mesopotamia detail the afterlife and the soul’s fate after death. Instead, ancient Mesopotamian...
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AHE's Osama goes on a detective journey of discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan to determine the real history of the Stela of Iddi-Sin, an important archaeological find. This research triggered a new dig and the change of a museum plaque.
Osama Shukir Mohammed Amin sets out on a detective journey to discover the mysterious history of Iddi-Sin's stela in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Both Pythagoras and Plato of Greece were said to have been influenced by Egyptian beliefs in reincarnation and Roman religious culture borrowed as extensively from Egypt as it did from other civilizations.

Human existence was understood by the Egyptians as only a small segment of an eternal journey presided over and orchestrated by supernatural forces in the forms of the many deities which comprised the Egyptian pantheon. 
Egyptian Mythology was the belief structure and underlying form of ancient Egyptian culture from at least c. 4000 BCE (as evidenced by burial practices and tomb paintings) to 30 CE with the death of Cleopatra...
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Whether it was a plebian or patrician, a consul’s powers remained the same: he presided over the Senate, proposed laws, and commanded the army. The position of consul was often the highpoint of a Roman politician’s career. After he left office, he remained a member of the Senate and would most often be rewarded for his service and named governor of one of the Roman provinces, a pro-consul. http://ow.ly/yvtnm
In 509 BCE with the exit of the last Etruscan king, Tarquin the Elder, the Roman people were presented with a unique opportunity, an opportunity that would eventually have an immense impact on the rest...
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Ancient Egyptian culture flourished between c. 5500 BCE with the rise of technology (as evidenced in the glass-work of faience) and 30 CE with the death of Cleopatra VII, the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt...
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There are many questions about the mysterious origins of ancient Egypt and the time frame for when it all began.

I'm not sure people today understand the religious beliefs of ancient Egypt too well.

The knowledge about building the pyramids and their hieroglyphic language seems to have appeared mysteriously out of thin air and then disappeared equally mysteriously.

There doesn't seem to be any evidence of a gradual evolution of this knowledge.

The pyramids at Giza and other places are much more mysterious than many people today realize.

People today are starting to realize that these pyramids were at one time machines like power plants.

Only the gods could have built the pyramids.

And so they did.

That was an interesting article though.

I had heard about the Egyptians' 'Divisions Of The Self' before.

I think E. A. Wallace Budge created that list of divisions.

Budge is a controversial figure in Egyptology I guess.

Egyptians' Divisions Of The Self

Egyptian Heritage: Based on the Edgar Cayce Readings
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The author, Mark Lehner, was referring to E. A. Wallis Budge's translation of The Egyptian Book Of The Dead which contains their 'Divisions Of The Self':

a. Khat - the physical body of man considered as a whole

b. Ab - the heart, the source of life, good and evil, and the conscience.

c. Ka - translated "double". an ethereal alter ego which could leave the body in the tomb and inhabit any statue of the deceased. this life form could also enjoy life with the gods in Heaven.

d. Ba - the heart-soul, which could assume material and non material forms. it enjoyed eternal existence, and could unite with or leave the body at will. it was for the Ka and Ba that food offerings were left in the tomb.

e. Khaibit - associated with the Ba. "the shadow" could also leave the body at will and travel wherever it pleased.

f. Sekhem - "vital force" or "life force" of the individual. it is believed to dwell in heaven with the Khu. it is a term that translators are hard put to define.

g. Khu - the spirit-soul, the immortal part of man which went to heaven as soon as the body died.

h. Sahu - the lasting, incorruptible spirit-body, which incorporated all the ethereal elements of man within it.

i. Ren - the name of a man, believed to dwell in Heaven. the Egyptians were very careful to preserve their names because they believed that one existed only as long as his name was preserved.
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Dogs have been a part of the history of human beings since before the written word. The ancient temple of Gobekli-Tepe in Turkey, dated to at least 12,000 years BCE, has provided archaeologists with evidence...
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