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egyptian plague burial site
2014-06-18 05:03:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of Italian archaeologists has uncovered the remains of ancient plague victims at an ancient burial plot in what is now Luxor, Egypt, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the Egypt Exploration Society journal Egyptian Archaeology. Between 250 AD and 271 AD, as many as 5,000 people died each day as a result of the disease, explained Owen Jarus in an article published by LiveScience. The epidemic became...

2014-06-10 08:26:50

The institutions and libraries highlighted on this list feature collections of documents created before 1000 A.D. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online Christian Colleges has released a list of the 20 most impressive ancient manuscript collections in the world. Featuring both institutions with impressive numbers of ancient manuscripts and libraries with a few uniquely interesting works, the list highlights collections of some of the most fascinating documents...

Tomb With Children Of Royalty Found In Egyptian Valley Of Kings
2014-04-29 10:02:36

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online In the Egyptian Valley of the Kings, near the city of Luxor, Egyptologists from the University of Basel identified a tomb containing several children and other family members of two pharaohs. The Valley of the Kings is located 310 miles south of Cairo. The tomb has been raided several times and fire damage made the excavation difficult. However, the discovery was of historical value. “The remains and the walls have been heavily...

Archaeologists Unearth An Unknown Pharaoh's Tomb In Egypt
2014-01-17 06:51:10

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Museum have made a discovery of epic proportions at the Egyptian dig site of Abydos. Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of the previously unknown Pharaoh, Woseribre Senebkay. Along with this amazing discovery, comes proof that the Abydos Dynasty from 1650-1600 BC existed. The team from the museum, working closely with Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, revealed...

Bennu Asteroid Mission Countdown Begins
2013-12-10 15:52:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday, NASA announced that it had started the countdown for OSIRIS-REx, the space agency’s mission to collect a physical sample from a distant asteroid. “This is a pioneering effort, both technologically and scientifically,” said Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-Rex principal investigator from the University of Arizona. “Starting the countdown clock carries a lot of symbolism for us. After December 9, we will have a constant...

Tomb Of Egyptian Doctor Unearthed In Abusir
2013-10-24 04:50:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists have uncovered a 4,000 year old tomb southwest of Cairo, Egypt that is believed to hold the remains of a prominent doctor to the pharaohs. Senior antiquities ministry official Ali al-Asfar said that the 70-feet by 46-feet tomb discovered in Abusir was found under a dense layer of rubble. During the excavation the team found remains of mummies, wooden coffins, skeletons and pottery dating back 4,000 years. "This...

Researchers Calculate Timeline For Origin Of Ancient Egypt's Dynasties
2013-09-05 06:39:45

[ Watch the Video: Timeline For Origin Of Ancient Egypt's Dynasties ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers, led by the University of Oxford, has set a robust timeline for the first eight dynastic rulers of ancient Egypt. Prior to this study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, there have been no verifiable chronological records for this period, or for the process leading to the integration of lower and upper Egypt into one unified...

Why Egyptians Used Multiple Coffins
2013-08-23 10:03:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In his PhD dissertation paper, Anders Bettum of the University of Oslo describes the reasons behind why Egyptians buried their dead in multiple coffins. Egyptian mummies were burried in multiple coffins that nested within each other, similar to the iconic Russian matryoshka dolls. The child king Tutankhamun (1334-24 BC), for instance, was burred in as many as eight coffins, an unusually large numbered compared to other ancient Egyptian...

2013-05-22 23:16:56

New Hall of Ancient Egypt opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, May 24 (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Last year, the Houston Museum of Natural Science opened its world-class Morian Hall of Paleontology, displaying many unique specimens in a space the length of a football field. In addition to creating one of the most dramatic and comprehensive paleontology halls in the world, the expansion plan continues with the opening of a large, 10,000 sq. ft Hall of Ancient Egypt located on the third...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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