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No matter where in the world you find yourself, hospitals are filled with bacteria and viruses and potential infections for patients. Constanza Correa and her colleagues believe they have found a ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 308 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 10:49 AM PST with 371 Recommends
Pseudo-archaeology refers to the nonscientific misapplication, misinterpretation, and/or misrepresentation of the archaeological record. There are lots of “unexplained” mysteries and ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 388 comments on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 08:41 AM PST with 191 Recommends
He thought he knew better than his people; thought he could, through sheer force of will, change a public mindset centuries in the making. He was an iconoclast (literally) 2000 years before the ...
by Unitary Moonbat
Comment Count 106 comments on Sun Dec 16, 2007 at 06:33 PM PST with 169 Recommends
The pyramids are the most distinctive and best-known feature of ancient Egypt. The pyramids are the symbols of ancient Egyptian civilization and reflect the great power of the Egyptian kings, known ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 113 comments on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 07:37 AM PDT with 164 Recommends
He thought he knew better than his people; thought he could, through sheer force of will, change a public mindset centuries in the making. He was an iconoclast (literally) 2000 years before the ...
by Unitary Moonbat
Comment Count 106 comments on Sun Jan 18, 2009 at 06:13 PM PST with 153 Recommends
The first thing that comes to mind for most people when they think about ancient Egypt is the pyramids. These huge stone structures were used as royal tombs. While the pyramids at Giza are major ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 55 comments on Sun May 08, 2011 at 09:10 AM PDT with 140 Recommends
For many non-archaeologists, one of the best-known artifacts is the Rosetta Stone. In the summer of 1799, French troops in the Egyptian city of Rosetta (Rashid) discovered this artifact as they were ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 74 comments on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 03:15 PM PST with 110 Recommends
By about 1782 BCE Egypt was beginning to decline and by 1700 BCE foreign kings, known as the Hyksos were ruling from the Nile Delta region. By 1663 BCE the Egyptian kings in Thebes were beginning to ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 44 comments on Sun Nov 28, 2010 at 08:25 AM PST with 98 Recommends
Ancient Egypt is probably best known for three things: the pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and mummies. Since the pyramids and the Great Sphinx are not easily moved, this means that museum displays ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun Dec 26, 2010 at 07:42 AM PST with 96 Recommends
(This is a humor Diary!) To Bill O'Reilly: As a good progressive American writer, I love cats as much as the next person, but I've noticed that cat diaries at the Daily Kos ...
by Democrats Ramshield
Comment Count 45 comments on Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 02:39 AM PDT with 91 Recommends
Many Egyptologists, archaeologists, and others consider Egypt to be the first state in history. Archaeologists usually define states as being associated with urbanism, a governmental monopoly on the ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 54 comments on Sun Jan 30, 2011 at 08:28 AM PST with 90 Recommends
What do you do when you have conquered a country whose religion is different from yours? If the conquering country is from a monotheistic tradition, such as the Christianity of the United States ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 61 comments on Sun Dec 07, 2014 at 08:05 AM PST with 87 Recommends
One of the major tourist attractions in modern Egypt is the Giza Plateau, near the city of Cairo. Here tourists can see three large pyramids which were constructed as tombs for the kings (pharaohs) ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Jul 10, 2011 at 08:20 AM PDT with 72 Recommends
The history of ancient Egypt is generally divided into periods of time when Upper and Lower Egypt were united followed by periods when it devolved into competing kingdoms. Following the period known ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 08:38 AM PDT with 64 Recommends
For a thousand years, the lands south of the first cataract on the Nile River had been the source of gold for the Egyptian pharaohs. About 1520 BCE, the Egyptians took control of these southern lands,
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 08:32 AM PST with 64 Recommends
About 7000 BCE people established a village at Tel Megiddo in what is now Israel. The village site was located strategically at the head of a pass through Camel Ridge which overlooks the Valley of ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Feb 06, 2011 at 07:44 AM PST with 57 Recommends
History and archaeology often rely on some type of chronological framework for presenting data. In Egypt, the first chronology of Egyptian history was put together by Manetho sometime in the third ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 23 comments on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 09:02 AM PST with 54 Recommends
For most people, the topic of Ancient Egypt brings to mind the massive pyramids on the Giza Plateau and the Sphinx. All of these architectural wonders were built during a time period which today’s ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 09:15 AM PST with 53 Recommends
In ancient Egypt, animals were highly respected. This can be seen, in part, through the frequent depictions of animals in Egyptian artwork. It is generally estimated that 1 out of every 4 or 5 ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun Feb 27, 2011 at 08:40 AM PST with 53 Recommends
One of the classic images of ancient Egypt is the Great Sphinx: an enormous stone statue which has the head of a Pharaoh with the body of a lion. The body and head were carved out of a single stone ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 32 comments on Sun Dec 19, 2010 at 08:33 AM PST with 53 Recommends