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My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: August 12, 2021 05:11PM
Don't know where this comes from but I can't get enough of Ancient Egypt and
Egyptology. Seems there's an inexhaustible supply of books and videos
available on line.
Wikipedia articles with great links:
Ancient Egypt
Egyptology
There's also YouTube vids

Also a good selection free on various streaming platforms too.
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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: hal
Date: August 12, 2021 06:04PM
that's a fav of mine too - greece and rome as well - also polar exploration
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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: August 12, 2021 06:34PM
Yeah, I'm also into anything relatively ancient, basically Middle Ages and back. I really love Middle Ages stuff, maybe b/c I read Tolkien in 8th grade and that seemed to match the period for me. I like UFO stuff too, but there is so much fluff I rarely watch those anymore.

There was a pretty decent series on the Plague in early Covid on one of those Roku ad things that pops up on your home screen, I think the channel was Great Learnings or something like that. The channel had some kind of knowledge torch for the logo. The Plague series was hosted by a (couple of?) heavyweight history professors and I got into the third ep before it asked me for a subscription. I need to find that again and binge it, maybe it's on Amazon, etc.
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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: August 12, 2021 06:36PM
I also love Space Race and Cold War stuff. Please advise of favorites in that realm if anyone shares those interests...feel free to PM me if you don't wanna muck up this thread. Sorry if that's a threadjack, not meant to be! ; )
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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 12, 2021 06:51PM
Traveling down memory lane.

Google Earth is great for this. I can go and see all the many places I've been to in the past.

This is the Tropo Scatter radio site in Northern Sardegna near the town of Tempio Pausania, where I stayed in a hotel when I was there.

There are 3 long distance links. The top one went to Colatno, an Army site.

The eastern link went to Martina Franca, which I also went to. The western link went to Palma Menorca, where I also went to.

If you go here, and click on "486L, Medcom", the page will refresh, and you can see all the sites that were part of this system.

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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 12, 2021 06:58PM
I like Egyptology too, and most history in general. I'm also a fan of early human origins. And many science topics, particularly cosmology. Also geology.

I'm definitely a documentary nerd.



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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 12, 2021 07:21PM
Mid-20th century human history (essentially 1930-1960), by that I mean the life of the average person not the political scene
History in general though is my weakness



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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 12, 2021 07:27PM
Quote
SteveO
I also love Space Race and Cold War stuff. Please advise of favorites in that realm if anyone shares those interests...feel free to PM me if you don't wanna muck up this thread. Sorry if that's a threadjack, not meant to be! ; )

I assume you are familiar with "Red November"? I truly enjoyed the cold war history in it.

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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 12, 2021 08:06PM
If it’s not obvious, I’ll happily chat about my participation in the SDI project , up to the limits of classification. Or my personal participation in the nuclear standoff in the subcontinent. Honestly . We had export licenses.
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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 12, 2021 08:38PM
I mentioned before in an old post about glacial Lake Missoula that flooded large parts of eastern Washington, caused by repeated failures of a 2000 ft tall ice dam during the ice ages. I like looking for signs of the floods when we travel around the state. Boulders from the Missoula area are scattered from Missoula to the Pacific Ocean. Modelling has shown the volume of water at peak flow was ten times that of all the rivers of the world combined. Love everything I can find about it.







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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 12, 2021 08:47PM
I've begun to show my kids Connections, with James Burke. They were all, "what is this..?" but then started watching it and asking questions. Hehe.
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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: August 12, 2021 10:31PM
I love etymology and names of things likes planets and days in multiple languages!

EDIT: Here is a list of the Planets (sometimes Days of the Week as well) in other languages!


https :// en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix : Planets

removed the spaces for the actual address!



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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: testcase
Date: August 12, 2021 10:37PM
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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 13, 2021 12:19AM
Audible.com has great lecture on Egyptology from the Great Courses programs. I highly recommend it.

Listen to The History of Ancient Egypt by Bob Brier, The Great Courses on Audible. [www.audible.com]



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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: August 13, 2021 11:51AM
I'm hooked on abandoned stuff like old buildings, planes left out in a field to rot, etc.

I've spent hours at a time looking at pics of this stuff.



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: August 13, 2021 11:52AM
Quote
Rolando
I love etymology and names of things likes planets and days in multiple languages!

EDIT: Here is a list of the Planets (sometimes Days of the Week as well) in other languages!
[lanets" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">en.wiktionary.org]

linky no work for me. confused smiley



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 13, 2021 12:17PM
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Rick-o
I'm hooked on abandoned stuff like old buildings, planes left out in a field to rot, etc.

I've spent hours at a time looking at pics of this stuff.

You know about this guy's work, I'll assume.

Brilliant stuff

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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: August 13, 2021 12:33PM
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mrbigstuff
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Rick-o
I'm hooked on abandoned stuff like old buildings, planes left out in a field to rot, etc.

I've spent hours at a time looking at pics of this stuff.

You know about this guy's work, I'll assume.

Brilliant stuff

[dcist.com]

No, but I do now! Pretty cool site. Thanks.



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: August 13, 2021 02:46PM
This thread is further proof that I have found my peeps. My heart doth swoon at all the interests that have been mentioned.

Another huge vote for The Great Courses series of video and audio lectures. My local library (Vancouver, BC) has a great selection of these on DVD- and CD-format. Plus, until recently, members could use the library web site to stream various Great Courses directly. (Apparently, that contract expired. The library says it is working to create a new relationship with The Great Courses to re-establish that feature.

I used to ask my ESL students to share the names and origins of the days of the week from their home languages. It's surprising how links can be made. For example, Tuesday in French is mardi, named after the god and planet Mars, the red planet. In Korean, Tuesday translates as the day of fire.

Now, off to find out more about Lake Missoula.

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Re: My Favorite Rabbithole: Ancient Egypt - What's Yours?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 13, 2021 09:05PM
The Great Pyramid at Giza was over 1000 years old when the Exodus was supposed to take place.
That's ancient, dudes!



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