Society & Culture
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(Heritage-Key.com) Nicole Favish goes on a tour of Roman London with Ian Smith, exploring what it was that the Romans left behind. Their journey takes them to see the remains of the Roman Wall near Tower Hill, and Ian explains the bloody history behind Londinium. From how Boudica massacred the entire city, to how executions were a public spectacle outside the Tower of London, Ian explains the key role the Romans played in London's ancient history.
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(Heritage-Key.com) In the second episode of the Ancient World in London series, Heritage Key goes to the Petrie Museum in London and Natalie Foster takes a trip to the Roman City of Bath to learn more about love and romance. Looking at relationships in Roman times, and how some thermal baths had erotic undertones, there's also a look at how views on homosexuality have changed. The webseries, which is proudly sponsored by Addison Lee, is part of a three month online festival which looks at how the Ancient World has impacted the city of London and surrounding areas.
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(Heritage-Key.com) Meet our three intrepid explorers who will take an adventure across the Ancient World in London - Jamie Hobbis, Natalie Foster and Nicole Favish - who over the next 3 months will appear in Heritage Key's new webseries, proudly sponsored by Addison Lee. The first episode sees them going to the obvious first stop for ancient history in the city - the British Museum, but also getting out and about to the sites which people don't normally see. The trio take a trip to Cannon Street and see the mysterious London Stone.
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( Heritage-Key.com ) The 8th Earl of Carnarvon, George Herbert and his wife, 8th Countess of Carnarvon, Fiona Herbert, discuss some of the artefacts found inside the tomb of King Tutankhamun by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter. Explaining some of the fascinating finds, such as the Golden Throne and the Hunting Box, they relate how silver was a rare precious metal, tomb robbers raided the first room of KV62 and how Carnarvon never got to see the stunning Golden Mask of King Tut before he died!
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( Heritage-Key.com ) The 8th Earl of Carnarvon, George Herbert and his wife, 8th Countess of Carnarvon, Fiona Herbert, talk to Heritage Key about the death of their ancestor Lord Carnarvon and how it impacted on those closest to him. They talk about the strains of fame after discovering the Tomb of King Tutankhamun (KV62) and how the dwindling finances from investing in the excavations led to him selling many of his homes. His already poor health was worsened after a mosquito bite was aggravated, and then fell victim of pneumonia at the untimely age of just 56.
[LESS INFO] 20 VIEWS | ADDED 13:48:21 01/14/10
Heritage-Key.com Frank Somers, a Stonehenge Druid, gives a tour of the Salisbury Plain, talking about Stonehenge and the surrounding areas, and their significance. Frank also talks about the recent discovery of Bluestonehenge, its particular importance to druids and how it lay untouched for over 5,000 years. The druids, who focus on being at one with nature and the ancestors, see Stonehenge as a place of great importance to their beliefs, as it is there that they feel the ancestors are speaking to them.
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(Heritage-Key.com) The 8th Earl of Carnarvon, George Herbert and his wife, 8th Countess of Carnarvon, Fiona Herbert, talk to Heritage Key about their ancestor Lord Carnarvon and his passion for Egypt. They Discuss what it was about Egypt and its treasures that attracted Lord Carnarvon to excavations there, despite owning several properties across England. And the Earl and Countess also talk about some of their ancestor's other interests and hobbies.
[LESS INFO] 114 VIEWS | ADDED 18:21:52 12/23/09
Heritage-Key.com Fiona, 8th Countess of Carnarvon, takes us into the recreated tomb of King Tutankhamun at Highclere Castle, and explains what some of the wall paintings inside KV62 mean, and their significance in ancient Egyptian beliefs. She talks about the various Gods portrayed in the King Tut's path to the afterlife, and how building the tomb out of stone preserved the knowledge of this amazing past for us to understand today.
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( Heritage-Key.com ) The 8th Earl of Carnarvon, George Herbert and his wife, 8th Countess of Carnarvon, Fiona Herbert, talk to Heritage Key about their ancestor Lord Carnarvon and the archaeologist he funded, Howard Carter. They discuss the relationship between the two men and how they set about the amazing discovery of the legendary tomb of King Tutankhamun, in the Valley of the Kings.
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Join coptic monk Father Maximous el-Atony on his quest to restore the ancient monastery of Saint Anthony. More information about 'Deir Mar Antonius' and it's history you can find in Paula Veiga's blogpost on Heritage Key. Enjoy!
[LESS INFO] 23 VIEWS | ADDED 21:13:26 11/06/09
(http://heritage-key.com) Dr Zahi Hawass examines some of the finds being excavated from the bottom of the River Nile near Aswan, explaining that the river was used as a trade route, with boats carrying various materials and goods along the Nile. Sometimes, boats would sink and with them the goods they carried, which is what is being excavated. Dr Hawass explains that archaeological discoveries are not only found in the desert sands, but also in the waters of the river.
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(http://heritage-key.com) Dr Farouk Gomaa talks about his excavations in el-Assasif, Thebes and his work in TT34 - the Tomb of the diplomat Montuemhat. He shows the finds in the tomb so far, including the sarcophagus of Nespta, the son of Montuemhat. Dr Gomaa explains that although his team have not found the chamber of Montuemhat himself, or his sarcophagusm he remains hopeful of uncovering them soon.
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(http://heritage-key.com) Dr Zahi Hawass takes us down into the basement of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. He explains that when he was younger, he was part of a team which made a discovery in Kom Abu Bellou, and it was upon finding a statue of Aphrodite where Dr Hawass realised his love for Archaeology. But on returning the artefacts to the Cairo Museum, they were simply stored in the basement and forgotten by previous directors. Dr Hawass explains that this is why he is working to open up the basement of Cairo Museum and share its treasures that have been stored away for a long time.
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(heritage-key.com) Dr Hourig Sourouzian explains the excavations and work being carried out at the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III, a mortuary monument ten times bigger than any other in Egypt. However, the temple's close proximity to the River Nile left it exposed to flooding, and the temple collapsed within 200 years of being constructed. Dr Sourouzian explains her goal is to restore every object found at the temple to its original position, and create detailed maps and models of how the building might once have looked.
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(heritage-key.com) On his recent visit to Egypt, President Barack Obama toured the pyramids of Giza, escorted by Zahi Hawass. View footage of the tour, and hear Dr. Hawass' reaction to this historic event!
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(heritage-key.com) Dr Zahi Hawass explains the discovery of "The Unfinished Pyramid" of Sekhemkhet, Saqqara, by Egyptologist Zakaria Goneim. He tells us the story of a Goneim who found twenty gold bracelets and beads, and then excavated a sealed sarcophagus, adorned in funerary wreaths. In front of state officials and the world's media, Goneim opened the sarcophagus to reveal that it was completely empty. Despite this, Goneim went on to lecture around the United States and published a successful book about the discovery - "The Buried Pyramid". However, back at home things were turning against Goneim as a conspiracy to bring about his downfall began.