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Luwian Hieroglyphs: An Indigenous Anatolian Syllabic Script from 3,500 Years Ago The Oriental Institute Lecture Series, organized by the University of Chicago, brings notable scholars from around the country and abroad to present on new breakthroughs, unique perspectives, and innovative research applications related to the Ancient Middle East. Cuneiform writing on clay became wildly popular among the governing elites of the Ancient Near East. Although some societies, such as Egypt, only used cuneiform for their international correspondence, the Anatolians additionally adopted cuneiform for domestic use to write Hittite, Luwian, Hattic, and several other languages. But they also developed their own hieroglyphic script for inscriptions in Luwian only. Among other topics, this lecture explores where it came from, how widely it was used, and who could read it. Presented by Petra Goedegebuure, Associate Professor of Hittitology, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. Thank you for your interest in the Oriental Institute Lecture Series. This series allows members, patrons, and friends to continue learning from UChicago faculty and visiting scholars as they present new breakthroughs, unique perspectives, and innovative research applications related to the ancient Middle East. The average cost to the Oriental Institute for each lecture is $3,000. Generous donations from patrons like you bring this programming to life. Please consider becoming a member with a gift of $50.00 or more to continue supporting this essential program. Join online by visiting oi.uchicago.edu/getinvolved or by calling 773.702.9513. It is a rare and special person who sees something that appears to be free, yet appreciates its value and is willing to invest in it. Thank you again for your generosity and for your invaluable commitment to making a difference. Our lectures are free and available to the public thanks to the generous support of our members. To become a member, please visit: http://bit.ly/2AWGgF7
Not a place you likely heard of, Abusir is a very important ancient Egyptian site near the Giza Plateau which has MANY fine example of tool marks that could only have been done using advanced technology. Join us in March 2018 and see them for yourself: https://hiddenincatours.com/shop/tours/major-tours/march-2018-egypt-tour/
Subscribe to watch full natural history and science documentaries! A new documentary is uploaded every week. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesecretsof... Twitter: https://twitter.com/NatureUniversum It is the world's most mysterious manuscript. A book, written by an unknown author, illustrated with pictures that are as bizarre as they are puzzling -- and written in a language that even the best cryptographers have been unable to decode. No wonder that this script even has a part in Dan Brown's latest bestseller "The Lost Symbol".
Breathtaking pictures show the world's largest cave in Vietnam which has its own climate and CLOUDS. The spectacular Han Son Doong cave in Vietnam is so gigantic it could fit a 40-storey skyscraper within its walls.Tours are limited to 450 visitors each year in a bid to create a sustainable future for its vast caverns and plant-life With the eerie green glow inside the mystical, echoing cavern, Vietnam's Han Son Doong cave looks like it could be on the edge of the world. The huge cave - large enough to fit a 40-storey skyscraper - is so massive that it has its own climate, and clouds even form inside it. At more than 200m high, 150m wide and 5km long, the Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam is so big it has its own river, jungle and climate. Australian photographer John Spies, 59, spent a week photographing the natural wonder of the cave system. "With ceilings towering over 200 metres high in places, the cave is a humbling and belittling experience," said John, who has lived in Thailand since 1977 and runs the Cave Lodge guesthouse It's not a trip for the faint-hearted - it takes a half day trek through a stunning jungle peppered with butterflies and a journey through knee deep rivers to finally get to the entrance of the colossal cave. Adventurous explorers must also pass through the third largest cave in the world, Hang Ev cave - used as a location for the Peter Pan blockbuster.
Professor of Egyptology and director of the Yale Egyptological Institute John C. Darnell delves into the history of Ancient Egypt from the Predynastic Period through the end of the New Kingdom. In these lectures, Professor Darnell shows that, despite common perceptions, Pharaonic Egyptian civilization existed within a multicultural society subject to disparate geological environments-and that its strength lay in the balancing of contrasting groups and goals.
The first lecture is on the rediscovery of ancient Egypt after the French expedition; the remaining lectures cover the history from the beginning of the African neolithic through the arrival of Alexander the Great (with a brief epilogue on the Ptolomaic period). The lectures are totally up to date as of five years ago, and cover many of the most recent discoveries, some of which I was not aware of. The early lectures were especially interesting.