December 04, 2010
9:36am

Isaac, David, Steven, and Chris explore the environs of the Giza in this behind-the-scenes gallery.

Posted by Nawelle Noor
December 04, 2010
12:43am

There is a lot of squabbling today over ownership of some of the world‘s most treasured antiquities. Countries where the ancient goodies were unearthed are imploring foreign museums to return these pieces of their heritage. For instance, Egypt wants the Obelisk of Axum back, claiming it was thieved by the Italian fascist general Pietro Badoglio during the Axis occupation of Egypt in World War Two. Which it was.

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  • Posted by Lucas Botkin
    December 03, 2010
    10:06pm

    Although the ancient Egyptians are well-known for their skill in preserving dead people, in their day they were also known for their expertise in preserving live ones. Homer called them “a race of druggists,” and the recently discovered proof of a highly advanced medical system there, a full millennium before the Greek Hippocratic School, has astonished academia. But there are two surprising warnings for us in their medical records.

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  • Posted by Elizabeth Botkin
    December 03, 2010
    2:22pm

    Chris talks about fleecing, Islamic providence, and being a Kafir.

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  • Posted by Chris Harper
    December 03, 2010
    12:44pm

    Get five of your friends to sign up for Navigating History: Egypt and receive a free subscription worth $49.95! If you already have a membership, you can choose instead to receive a $35 e-code coupon for the Western Conservatory online store. There is no ceiling to this offer--if 50 of your friends sign up, you receive $350 in store credit.

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  • December 02, 2010
    6:42pm

    Isaac Botkin gives a short update on the team's progress from a very iconic location.

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  • Posted by Isaac Botkin
    December 02, 2010
    6:32pm

    This 30-minute long Q&A Session followed Episode 1.

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  • Posted by Support Team
    December 02, 2010
    5:32pm

    In this inaugural episode, Isaac, David, Chris, and Steven gear up, discuss their objectives, and embark on their journey. Watch as they prepare, strategize, and engage in lively conversations about Egyptian history, crooked chronology, cross-cultural tactfulness, and large jackal-headed gods.

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  • Posted by Support Team
    December 02, 2010
    1:51pm

    Catch the first team video blog update from Egypt. While the team rides to Giza in a taxi, Isaac takes the opportunity to remark on Russian socialism and its bumpy outcome.

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  • Posted by Isaac Botkin
    December 02, 2010
    12:27am

    As I write this, my son Isaac is entering Egyptian air space. With three adventurous friends, he is about to begin a unique mission: to find, and then articulate, the ideas responsible for the survival of Egypt, the oldest continuous culture in the world. But how does one analyze a culture?

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  • Posted by Geoffrey Botkin
    December 02, 2010
    12:00am

    Airports are wonderful places. Airports are mournful places. It all depends on whether you're coming or going. In this photo gallery, the team members say their goodbyes, and receive a loving send-off from their families.

    Posted by Nawelle Noor
    November 30, 2010
    7:50pm

    The team members introduce themselves, answer questions, and talk about the ins and outs of life in an Islamic country.

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  • Posted by Support Team
    November 29, 2010
    4:59pm

    Isaac invites you to join us in just a few days for a fascinating, exciting tour through Egyptian history.

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  • Posted by Isaac Botkin
    November 28, 2010
    9:57pm

    For all the mystery still enshrouding Egypt, we have far more information to work with today than Egyptologists prior to 1822 did. The striking and enigmatic hieroglyphics all over Egypt were an unlocked door into the the secrets of that civilization -- until a young philologist stood on the shoulders of a short emperor (and a few other people) to unravel the linguistic mysteries of Ancient Egypt. The key they discovered: the Rosetta Stone.

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  • Posted by Lucas Botkin
    November 25, 2010
    1:23pm

    During an early brainstorming session, Chris speculates about spiritual sustenance in the afterlife.

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  • Posted by David Noor