Who was the real Cleopatra?

See on Scoop.it – Egyptology News A new exhibition brings 180 pieces from around the world together in Rome in an effort to contextualize the reign of this famous queen. Natalie Letcher‘s insight: Rather than the oft told stories about Cleopatra’s romance with Marc Anthony and her death, this exhibit focuses upon a selection of …

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 …

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 …