Friday, November 28, 2008

The Kings Wives of Monte Carlo

An article from Al Ahram on the continuing exhibition.

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

It's the Assumption

It's the assumption that the mask found by Mr. Ghoneim and referred to by him as Kanefernefer and the mask in the St. Louis art museum are one and the same.

Probable yes but I would like to point out that mummy masks are part of an artistic tradition and that more than likely the studio which created the mask made more similar or even identical masks.

From the male mummy masks of the middle kingdom to the heavily gilded Roman headpieces many museums contain similar masks to other museums and there may actually be two Kanefernefer's.

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2008/nov/24/treasure-tug-of-war-egypt-wants-st-louis-museum-to/

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Unknown Man "E"

Unknown man "E" is all the talk today as he has been for more than a 120 years. This article comes with a good video on the mummy and his CT. scanning.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2008-11-22/secrets-of-the-screaming-man/

That Stupid Mask

This is a very good article on the mask in the collection of the St. Louis museum. St. Louis bought the mask legally and even asked Cairo if it was okay and they said okay unfortunately Cairo regrets its decision.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hYqIC182xK__D4JTJr7ipmcXbRrgD94KOIH00

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Whats That Funk?

I hear this mummy called prince Pentewere over and over but no matter how many times they say it it still does not make it so.

The unwrapping of the royal mummies in June of 1886 brought to light this supposed tortured soul.

Unknown man "E" has undergone his date with the C.T. scan machine which confirmed something long doubted that the unknown man had been eviscerated and properly mummified.

Other mummies have been found with their legs and arms tied together this was done to put the mummy into a proper position for burial.

Why a ritually unclean sheepskin I do not know and unfortunately his identity remains unknown.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/11/081121-screaming-mummy-ramses-missions.html

Kings Wife, Kings Mother

Here we have more on the recent discovery of another pyramid of the old kingdom.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/923/he1.htm

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Feasability of Underwater Museum

This idea sounds nice though it does sound like a money pit as I have known architecture that deals with water to leak and rapidly become leaky. Also the drawings shown look just like the planned Grand Egyptian museum, very large and sparse.

http://www.guardians.net/hawass/news/Feasibility_underwater_museum_11-2008.htm

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Kings Wife Sesheshet

The mother of the founder of the sixth dynasty king Teti had a pyramid now mostly destroyed and has recently been found.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/922/fr3.htm

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Inspector in Training

I missed this article but here it is on an inspector in training for the Supreme council of antiquities.

http://www.magazine.ucla.edu/summerdigs/?p=121

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sixth Dynasty Pyramid Found

A Queens pyramid has been found at Saqqara the pyramid is believed to belong to the mother of King Teti the first King of the Sixth dynasty.

http://www.guardians.net/hawass/Press%20Releases/queens_pyramid_saqqara_11-08.htm

and here with a picture:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=6227686

Monday, November 10, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

An Unknown Man


The unwrapping of the royal mummies in June of 1886 brought to light this supposed tortured soul.

Unknown man "E" has undergone his date with the C.T. scan machine which confirmed something long doubted that the unknown man had been eviscerated and properly mummified.

Other mummies have been found with their legs and arms tied together this was done to put the mummy into a proper position for burial.

Why a ritually unclean sheepskin I do not know and unfortunately his identity remains unknown.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1083945/Mystery-screaming-mummy.html

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Waste of Space

Those brown nosers at UNESCO have sent one of their own on another fact finding mission to Luxor, Egypt. World class indeed you can imagine the champagne magazine at Luxor was well stocked for this showboat.

The UNESCO official praised the restoration of the Qurna village you know the place where all the people were evicted from their homes a decade ago or less! Very good indeed!

No doubt the UNESCO official was towed up and down the Nile past the Luxor temples on a golden ship.

I imagine the residents of Luxor will be next to make way for a brand new international airport strictly for the UNESCO nosers.

http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID={8CA63CF0-2E3A-4F8E-9153-AC8C2BA6FC56})&language=EN

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cairo's Egyptian museum




Here we have an article on the history of Egypt's most important museums and its always growing collection.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/920/he1.htm

The Great Ramp

I have resisted publishing this story as I am shy of cockamamie stories about the construction of Giza's great pyramid. So here it is.

http://www.pyramidofman.com/blog/more-evidence-of-a-secret-chamber-in-the-gp/

Restoration Mummy

This article on the restoration of a mummy from Akmim has a number of okay pictures.

http://lostegypt.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/mummy-restoration/