Monday, June 30, 2008

Ordinary Egypt

A good story on the discovery of monuments related to Egypt's 13Th and 17Th dynasties.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/science/01egyp.html

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Another Award for the Good Doctor

Still yet more awards for Egypt's famed gaurdian of it's monuments this time Dr. Hawass is being praised by the people of Italy.

http://guardians.net/hawass/Press%20Releases/award_from_italy_06-2008.htm

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ancient Coils of Rope

Rope coils found in a cave may be from a 4000 year old expedition to the fabled land of Punt.

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/06/20/rope-cave-egyptian.html

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Laser Pyramid

Saqqara's landmark step pyramid is to be laser scanned to detect the condition of the structure but also so that in future years the process of erosion can be measured.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/902/he2.htm

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

To the Temple of Mut

The Brooklyn Museums web page runs the dig diary for this project and is very interesting to follow along with.

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/541851/

Brooklyn Museum:

http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/features/mut/

New Discoveries at Edfu

This article is about the recent discovery of a governors palace near Edfu.

http://guardians.net/hawass/Press%20Releases/discoveries_at_edfu_06-2008.htm

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Mastaba of Merefnebef

This Saqqara mastaba is from the start of the Sixth Dynasty and in fragile condition as a result it is not open to the public.

http://www.osirisnet.net/mastabas/merefnebef/e_merefnebef_01.htm

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Saving the Step Pyramid

King Djoser's step pyramid is to be laser scanned to aid in preserving the monument now and in the future.

http://www.guardians.net/hawass/Press%20Releases/laser_survey_step_pyramid.htm

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Looking for Menkaura's Sarcophagus

After the Beatrice sank to the bottom of the Medditeranian in 1837 most thought the sarcophagus was lost forever. there are now hopes of finding it and perhaps other artifacts collected be Col. Vyse.

http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_16819.shtml

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

New Discoveries at Saqqara

Recent discoveries around the Anubieion and a lost pyramid last visited by Karl Lepsius in the nineteenth century

http://guardians.net/hawass/Press%20Releases/new_discoveries_at_saqqara_06-08.htm

New Website

This is a new awesome resource from Nicholas Reeves. Very interesting!

http://www.nicholasreeves.com/

Monday, June 2, 2008

World Empires

Here is an interesting map showing the last 5000 years of conquering empires.

http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/imperial-history.html

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Inauguration of the Temple of Dendara











Wow I do not know how I missed this story from a couple of months ago but I did, I must have been working a whole bunch.

http://guardians.net/hawass/news/Temple_of_Dendara.htm