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The Daily Egyptian June – 2013

"What goes up... shall come down"

Since 1300 BCE

WHO BUILT THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA? Throughout the years, thousands of theories have appeared trying to explain how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built... yet, nobody could prove any of them. Read more about this interesting topic on page 1.

FACTS ABOUT EGYPT Learn more about this amazing culture on page 5.

MUMMY MAKER GUIDE Do you want to make a mummy but you don’t know how? Problem solved! Read the article “7 steps to make a mummy” on page 2 where you will find everything you need to master this ancient skill.

THE GOD OF THE WEEK: ANUBIS In this week’s gossip section “The God of the week”, we will talk about Anubis, the God of the underworld. If you are interested in this wonderful character you can’t miss this article! (Read more on page 3) THE WEATHER

THE SPHINX’S NOSE Have you been wondering why the Sphinx doesn’t have a nose? Read the article on page 4 and find out the real story!

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Hot, humid, 36° Flood level: 10 ft. at 3 a.m.


June, 2013

Since 1300 BCE

"What goes up... shall come down"

The Daily Egyptian

Egyptians or UFOs? By Francisco Arrieta, Clara Fontela, Martina Nintzel, Chiara Rolla Knight, Nazarena Salguero, Lucio Zaballa and Inés Yawien.

In Egypt we can see the Great Pyramid of Giza. This giant pyramid has one great secret and nobody can discover it. It is the biggest pyramid in the entire world but… who built it? Some people say that they were Egyptians, but it is too perfect for the tools of that time. According to the scientific theory, they were UFOs. Another theory is that the Egyptians discovered electricity before other civilizations. The UFO theory became very famous. There is a lot of evidence to support it. Many people love this rare theory.

And you? What do you think about this?

Interview: “A UFO in the sky” By Martina Rada. One of the ten people who saw a UFO talk to us.

Daily Egyptian: Mr. Seth, is it true that you saw a UFO last evening? Seth: I think so, I am not sure. D.E.: How did you feel in that moment? S: First, I was surprised. But when I went to sleep I heard some noises, now I am scared. D.E.: Do you want to know more about this? S: Yes, of course. This morning I started to investigate. D.E.: Where were you when you saw the UFO? S: I was in my bedroom. I heard a thunder and I went downstairs. Then, I opened the door and the UFO was there. D.E.: Did you tell your family about that? S: I only told my wife. D.E.: Do you live near the pyramid? S: No, but I can see the pyramid from my window. D.E.: What was the UFO like? S: The UFO was big, I guess. And it had a lot of light. D.E.: Did you take any pictures? S: When I went inside to take the camera, it was gone. D.E.: Did you like that experience? S: No, not at all. (More witness interviews on page 3)


Since 1300 BCE

"What goes up... shall come down"

June, 2013

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7 easy steps to make a mummy By Lucas Cash, Federico La Rocca, Nicole Lombardi and Mรกximo Sztamfater.

First, we take out the brain from the nose using a large hook. Then, we take out all the organs except for the heart because there is the soul. All the organs are put in vessels called canopic jars. After that, we clean and perfume the body and we fill it with linen cloth. Next, we immerse the body in natron from 40 to 70 days. Then, we wrap the fingers and toes with bands. After that, we do the same with the hands and feet and finally, the head. Some ancient cultures have, at various times of history, believed in the importance of preservation of bodies of the dead as part of their rites and customs. Ancient Egypt is the best example of these cultures. The notion of mummy is associated with embalmed prepared with the intention of keeping it long possible for religious reasons. The inside of the sarcophagus is made of gold. The middle sarcophagus is made of wood and the top is made of gold, too.


Since 1300 BCE

"What goes up... shall come down"

June, 2013

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The life of Anubis By Carla Brenkier, Ignacio Garro, Valentina Maio, Micaela López Lapaz, Iván Porra Ridjan, Martina Rada and Joaquín Solís Fieg.

The Ancient name of Anubis means “The Jackal”. He was the first god of the dead and the god of mummification. Anubis was also the protector of the dead and embalming. He was the most important god of the dead but he was replaced by Osiris during the Middle Kingdom. According to the Egyptian mythology, Anubis was the son of Nephthys and Set. His wife was a goddess called Anput. His daughter was the goddess Kebechet. Anubis was associated with the mummification and protection of the dead. He was usually portrayed as a half jackal. The jackal was associated with cemeteries in Ancient Egypt. One of the roles of Anubis was “guardian of the scales”. He decided the weight of the dead person’s heart. If you want to know more about Anubis, watch “House of Anubis” on Nickelodeon.

Interview: “A UFO appeared” By Máximo Sztamfater.

Today I am going to talk about a UFO that appeared over the Giza Pyramids. A witness will give us some details. Daily Egyptian: Sir, is it true that you saw a UFO over the pyramid? Amat: Well, I think so… D.E.: Sir, over which pyramid did you see it? A: Over the Giza Pyramid. D.E.: At day or night? A: During the night. D.E.: Was it big? A: I think so. D.E.: Was it near the pyramid or far away from it? A: It was far away. D.E.: Did you take any photos? A: Yes, here I have one. D.E.: Where were you when you took that photo? A: Hiding behind a rock. D.E.: When did this happen? A: Yesterday. D.E.: Did you see only one or more UFOs? A: Only one. D.E.: Are you scared about what happened? A: Only a little bit.


Since 1300 BCE

"What goes up... shall come down"

June, 2013

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The mystery of the Sphinx By Maia Di Gangi Anzuola, Tatiana Freedman, Camilo Grincajger, Roman Lypszyc and Daiana Tsai.

The Sphinx is an Egyptian monument with a mystery: the Sphinx does not have a nose. Now, we are going to tell you the story behind this mystery. The Sphinx doesn’t have a nose because in October 31 st 1301, there was a very strong storm in the middle of the Sahara dessert. The terrible wind made the blocks of stone fly away and they hit the Sphinx, breaking the nose into many pieces. And that is how the mystery was resolved.

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June, 2013

"What goes up... shall come down"

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Interesting facts of Egypt By Dino Bronfman, Santino Lamberti, Belen Loureda, Lautaro Ozino Caligaris, Brando Spinetta and Tomas Suarez.

The list below contains some interesting information about Egypt.

Fruit: The most common fruits in Egypt are: grapes, pomegranades, figs and dates. The Egyptians were inspired by the shape of the fruits to create vases and jewels.

Clothes: The Egyptians used and handmade clothes and also clothes made with animals’ fur. They also wore wigs and put make-up on their eyes. Hieroglyphics: Only the Egyptians knew how to read these confusing letters called hieroglyphics. Jean-Francois Champollion deciphered some hieroglyphics written on a stone which was very famous, the Rosetta Stone.

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