Origins of the Afro Comb: 6,000 Years of Culture, Politics and Identity, at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

See on Scoop.it – Egyptology News The Fitzwilliam Museum. Gallery 13 (Mellon) and 8 (Octagon), Free Entry. 2nd July – 3rd November 2013. The temporary exhibition Origins of the Afro Comb: 6,000 years of Culture, Politics and Identity is displayed across two rooms. Natalie Letcher‘s insight: A refreshing contribution to the narrative of ancient Egyptian …

Which religion, ideology or worldview should predominate? Why not learn from the Ancient Egyptians and synthesize?

The ancient Egyptians are famous for synthesizing various powers or ‘gods’ into complex composite forms, such as Amun-Re or Re-Horakty, as well as combining deities into related dyads or triads like Osiris, Isis, Horus. The tendency to combine in this way resulted in such proliferation over the course of ancient Egyptian culture, that it can seem …

Ancient Egyptian Mathematics: Used by Modern Computers?

  Natalie Letcher‘s insight: In this insightful short video Michael S. Schneider explains how the Ancient Egyptians  (& Chinese) and modern computers multiply and divide. Illustrating enduring principles of mathematics and relational patterns of number that were already understood in the ancient world, what is of particular interest is that Schneider discusses how such techniques …