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*Gasp* Cheating on Egypt???
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:07 pm 
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Has anyone else ever considered what it would be like to make a living studying an ancient civilization other than Egypt?

After high school, I've been thinking of taking the program in "Classical and Near Eastern Archeology" at a university not too too far from where I live. Anyways, from what I can tell they only have one Egypt class in the program. I know it's a bit early to be thinking about universities, but I've realized that, realistically, I could be very easily led into a career studying a bunch of non-Egypt stuff. Really though, I've always been interested in most ancient history, but Egypt just happens to be my favorite. Plus Egypt is kinda the "trendy" thing to be studying, so there's most likely tons of competition in the Egyptology field.

Has anyone else here considered "cheating" on Egypt?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:45 am 
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LMAO, i never realy did before, but now im not sure, its the two week winter holz here and my science teacher gave me sum books to read, now im considering studying Physics, but hey, im only in year nine and i have loads of time to decide


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Re: *Gasp* Cheating on Egypt???
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:23 am 
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Tadukhipa wrote:
Has anyone else ever considered what it would be like to make a living studying an ancient civilization other than Egypt?

After high school, I've been thinking of taking the program in "Classical and Near Eastern Archeology" at a university not too too far from where I live. Anyways, from what I can tell they only have one Egypt class in the program. I know it's a bit early to be thinking about universities, but I've realized that, realistically, I could be very easily led into a career studying a bunch of non-Egypt stuff. Really though, I've always been interested in most ancient history, but Egypt just happens to be my favorite. Plus Egypt is kinda the "trendy" thing to be studying, so there's most likely tons of competition in the Egyptology field.

Has anyone else here considered "cheating" on Egypt?


Hi Tadukhipa, i am not really sure by what you mean by "cheating" on Egypt?
But i am reminded of Dr. Joann Fletcher's Nefertiti found program and how it got her a black eye from not just Egyptian authorities (not following their rules) and by real Egyptian mummification experts. Would that be like the "cheating" you're talking about?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:51 am 
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8) Tash that is Kool you call grades years , like are you in 9th grade?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:16 am 
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I am definitely interested in other cultures. I dont think I could be an Egyptologist, its too narrow. I want to go to Machu Pichu, Angkor Wat, Yucatan peninsula (again :D )I would love the learn more about the Khmer Empire, and the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas. I love Egypt but there is so much more!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:16 am 
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:) Yeah , I know like I think Kinesics would also be interesting! Kinesics- : a systematic study of the relationship between nonlinguistic body motions (as blushes, shrugs, or eye movement) and communication. I am sure I will always love Egypt but I still may study another subject. I do not know I am still to young to really decide yet , got lots of time to plan.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:06 am 
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Sekhmet wrote:
Hi Tadukhipa, i am not really sure by what you mean by "cheating" on Egypt?
But i am reminded of Dr. Joann Fletcher's Nefertiti found program and how it got her a black eye from not just Egyptian authorities (not following their rules) and by real Egyptian mummification experts. Would that be like the "cheating" you're talking about?


By "cheating" I mean studying an ancient civilization other than Egypt.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:38 am 
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yeah i think so, but u guys are half a year/grade ahead of us, cos of the different hemispheres


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Re: *Gasp* Cheating on Egypt???
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:28 am 
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Tadukhipa wrote:
By "cheating" I mean studying an ancient civilization other than Egypt.


Aww, thanks Tadukhipa. To that i would remind you that Ancient Egypt didn't exist in a vacum. It had a rich history of interaction with other ancient cultures but how many folks know of this because the focus is on Egypt?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:18 am 
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When you say half a year ahead does that mean it is not July there. Or do you mean your school years? So you are half way throught school while we just got out. I think it is that way cause of the weaher like now is it cold over there. It is summer here in the USA.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:52 pm 
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Im cheating on Egypt big time! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:39 pm 
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:shock: PhaoahKel , I would have never thought.:wink: Just joking I am sure I to may easly "Cheat on Egypt" , :? but maybe I won't I do not know yet.But , I am sure I will always love learning as much as I can about it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:40 pm 
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I could never deviate far from Egypt I am afraid. I have forayed into Babylon, Greece and Rome but each led me to the same conclusion. They were only ever great because they went into Egypt. Rome was virtually founded on Egyptian wheat and gold (Augustus - Grrrr). I just find that I end up biased against entire civilisations because of the harm they may have done Egypt (Rome in particular). I actually really dislike Augustus and have a growing hatred for Cicero for what he did to Cleopatra.
Oh dear, I think I may have taken this Egypt thing far too far now. Perhaps it is time to stop, or at least slow down a lot. By the way. Happy belated new year (July 19th). See. I am even using an out of date calendar. Aaaargh. Someone help me back into the 21st century!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:49 pm 
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Mesopotamia (sorry if I miss spelled) was before Ancient Egypt maybe if you liked to study history would be a good way to go , but it was not based off of Egypt.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:03 pm 
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I could, but I did try. I felt that Mesopotamia were so vastly inferior to Egypt that I got bored. I will give it another go. Can anyone recommend any good background reading on the Mesopatamians for me (Preferably ones avaliable in England)


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