#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for January 9, 2021

Hodie est a.d. V Id. Ian. 2774 AUC ~ 25 Poseideon in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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On this episode, Karen talks with Sofia Aziz, an expert on the thriving business of death and funerary work in Ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom. We’ll cover everything you thought you knew about Egyptian mummification and burial, based on the incredible new biomedical technologies used by Sofia and her colleagues at the University of Manchester’s KNH Centre to learn more about this central concern of an eternally fascinating culture. (recorded over zoom).

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends danger for the king of the East.

… adapted from the text and translation of:

Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)

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