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  • Is Zahi Hawass giving up his job?

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    UPDATE: AP has now released confirmation of Hawass’s resignation in their report on the cabinet reshuffle.  Another AP article, out of Cairo, specifically states now that Zahi was “fired.” Any news related to Zahi Hawass will be emotionally charged, as he is a lightning rod for …

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  • Seriously, did Zahi Hawass just spank Sarah Parcak?

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    Zahi Hawass has responded to yesterday’s announcement, made through the BBC, that Sarah Parcak and the University of Alabama at Birmingham has revealed thousands of new sites in Egypt, including 17 ‘lost’ pyramids.

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  • Move over, Indy! Dr. Parcak and modern technologies reveal thousands of ‘lost’ sites

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    Sarah Parcak, an Egyptologist at the University of Birmingham, has been using infra-red and satellite imagery for many years to map Egypt.  As discussed by the BBC, Dr. Parcak has also used these technologies to reveal a large number of archaeological sites, including many pyramids!

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  • Zahi Hawass announces removal of cemetery built on antiquities land during Jasmine Revolution

    UPDATE: Zahi Hawass reports that a coordinated effort between the SCA, local police, and the Army has removed illegal constructions built atop 22 ancient sites in the Luxor West Bank. Zahi Hawass today announced on his blog the removal of a modern cemetery illegally erected …

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  • The red looped sash: an enigmatic element of royal regalia in ancient Egypt–part 1

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    Is the red looped sash worn at the king’s waist simply an elaborate tie used to hold up the royal kilt, or does it have an inherent significance?  If it did carry meaning, what made it appropriate for particular contexts but not for others?  The …

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  • Cluster analysis is NOT scary, I promise

    Cluster analysis as defined by a statistician:  A procedure by which subjects, cases, or variables are clustered into groups based on similar characteristics of each.  Hierarchical cluster analysis attempts to identify relatively homogenous groups of variables (or cases) based on selected characteristics.  An algorithm is …

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  • Analysis of royal sandals in ancient Egypt, Part 2

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    Sincere thanks to Tom Hardwick for his astute comments and suggestions in the crafting of this two-part post In a previous post, I outlined the basic history and significance of sandals and discussed the apparent usage patterns of royal sandals at Medinet Habu, based on …

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  • Collaboration in this new era of art historical research

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    Brian Hunt (his excellent blog can be found at http://brianvhunt.com/) asked very insightful questions in response to an earlier post on a frequency analysis of Medinet Habu.  His questions were important enough to warrant a post of its own, particularly since they clearly pointed out …

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  • More frequency results and images from Medinet Habu, Egypt

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    A sampling of other interesting frequency results for the temple at Medinet Habu (see a previous post on this topic here):

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  • Correlation Explained, with Ancient Egypt example

    One of the most basic statistical analyses is also one of the most revealing: correlation.  Simply put, correlation means when you tend to see (or not see) one variable, the other variable tends to appear (or not appear) in likewise fashion.

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