Tuesday, September 30, 2008

No Discrimination

This article is from 2003 but it is important and really set the standards for the last 5 years of Egyptian exploration.

Clearly Joanne Fletcher was without the concern of tact and her actions alone caused damage to her extremely prestigious British institution. Dr. Hawass appeared in her television show unaware of her "surprise" and found himself in a TV show who's summation was unknown to him, the Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme council of antiquities.

http://www.guardians.net/hawass/articles/no_discrimination.htm

Dr. Hawass's Dig Days

When Dr. Hawass Speaks people listen so here are a number of interesting articles.

http://www.guardians.net/hawass/

Monday, September 29, 2008

American research

This is the latest newsletter of the American research center in Egypt.

http://www.arce.org/

Old Women Opens New Museum

Egypt's dictator sends his bon bon chewing wife to open a museum on jewelry. Perhaps she should be opening a museum on dictators and their old ladies.

http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/EgyptOnline/Culture/000002/0203000000000000001055.htm

A Tale of Old Cities

Here we have an article on the maintenance of Cairo and other ancient cities.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/916/he1.htm

New Gallery for Liverpool

The article is very interesting with an excellent picture of the Rameses III girdle.

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=26296

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Statue of Rameses II found

Wow you sure cant have enough of those! The statue is made from pink granite and is missing the nose and beard.

The author said Nefertiti was wife of Rameses II this would have made Nefertiti around 200 years old, thank goodness for the picture.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/3074496/Ancient-statue-of-Ramses-II-found-near-Cairo.html

and here:

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world/statue-of-ramses-ii-one-of-ancient-egypts-most-powerful-pharaohs-found_10099599.html

Monday, September 22, 2008

Aerial Egypt

Currently Egypt's monuments are being photographed by aerial and terrestial cameras no doubt this is taking place in conjuncture with Egypt's plan to copyright its monuments.

http://dailystaregypt.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=16669

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Egypt in Budapest

An exhibit on ancient Egypt in Budapest is receiving mixed reviews but thankfully the article has nice pictures.

http://www.budapesttimes.hu/content/view/9116/222/

Thefts from Mosques

Dr. Zahi Hawass and the Supreme council of antiquities are seeking legal action against people responsible for the protection of Egypt's ancient mosques. The council claims these people are leaving the mosques unprotected.

http://dailystaregypt.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=16547

Wellcome Collection goes Digital

The amazing Wellcome medical collection goes digital.

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART60874.html

Underwater museum

A new proposed museum for Alexandria will be both underwater and above as well.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/09/080916-underwater-museum.html

New Objects for Tutankhamun

When the King Tut exhibit continues this fall four new objects not seen outside Egypt will join the tour. Here are nice pictures of the objects.

http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2008/sep/16/new-artifacts-debut-dallas-king-tut-exhibit-openin/

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tut's Twins

To the ancient Egyptians twins were seen as undesirable though there are some suggestions that some may have risen to great prominence.

http://www.livescience.com/culture/080912-hn-twins.html

Friday, September 12, 2008

Amenhotep's Eye 2

Here we have a picture of the eye which the Swiss will be giving back to Egypt.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/914/fr2.htm

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Amenhotep's Eye

The eye was stolen from a statue at Luxor some 36 years ago during a fire around the temple and now is to be returned.

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24327921-5003402,00.html

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Kings Wives in Monaco

This exhibition seems to be a success and is receiving glowing reviews, a beam of light.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/906/heritage.htm

Monday, September 8, 2008

Egyptian Museum Newsletter

The newsletter is interesting if all a little brief.

http://www.russiadockwood.ukfriends.com/EMCNewsletter_2_-_English.pdf

A Famous Mummy

Nesyamun is on his way to the the new Leeds museum it strikes me how odd that this simple Egyptian is more famous dead than he would ever have been in life.

That's quite the afterlife!

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART60517.html

Friday, September 5, 2008

New Treasures of Saqqara

This article is in Spanish however the pictures are excellent.

http://www.egiptomania.com/noticias.asp?PagePosition=1

Underwater Alexandria

UNESCO has agreed to back the idea of an Underwater museum to showcase all the monuments still lying on the bottom of the harbour at Alexandria.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-09/05/content_9800051.htm

Dig Days

Another article from the Director General of Egypt's Supreme council of antiquities Dr. Zahi Hawass.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/913/he2.htm

Sphinx Studies

The Sphinx is the constant subject of monitoring its condition to ensure that the statue remains around for another 4000 years.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/913/he1.htm

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Grand Egyptian Museum

An article with pictures of the proposed new Egyptian mega-museum.

http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=10282

Touring Cairo's Egyptian Museum

A nice article which captures the aura of this famous museum.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Features/ET_Travel/Mummiesbest_friend/articleshow/3441788.cms

Out Comes Nesyamun

The Leeds mummy is a sole survivor of the WWII bombing which destroyed the Leeds museum and Nesyamun's fellow mummies. Now Leeds is about to open its new museum and Nesyamun is a star attraction.

http://www.24dash.com/news/Communities/2008-09-03-Sting-in-the-tale-of-Leeds-mummy

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

3500 Year old Shipwreck

A mouse long gone reveals he was among the newcomers on board a ship carrying among other things a gold scarab bearing the name of the 18th dynasty Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2008-09-02-montpelier-restoration_N.htm

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fake Story

Many of my viewers will notice that travelling the internet highway these days is a story about egyptologists finding the burial of Sesostris II. The Kings burial was in fact discovered and cleared well more than a hundred years ago and as a result I am not carrying the story.

If you wish to read about that Kings tomb go here:

Illahun, Kahun and Gurob:

http://efts.lib.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/eos/eos_title.pl?callnum=DT73.I3P5_cop2

Monday, September 1, 2008

Mirror case of Isetemkheb

Nice images of objects mostly from Russian collections except of course the mirror case which is in the Cairo museum.

http://www.cesras.org/Ding/BodyCare/MirrorAsetemachbjt-D.html