Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Underwater Portico

Divers have found a portico in the Nile in front the Temple of Khnum, there are no plans to retrieve it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Covering Mummies

The fine people at the Manchester Museum have covered their mummies out of respect apparently. I certainly agree with the repatriation of human remains that are not on display but that does not mean hiding them that means reburial.

The mummies on display that are now covered have now lost their educational value and if Manchester does not want them to be seen than perhaps it is time for Asru and her companions to be returned to Egypt and reburied.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Drawings by Lepsius

Sotheby's is set to auction off books, maps and other documents including some drawings by famed egyptologist Karl Lepsius.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Field Museum Mummies

This article has a number of interesting x-rays of mummies.

The Interactive Dig

One of the more interesting archaeological sites on this web must certainly be this dig.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

DR. Hawass the Superstar

This is a rundown of Dr. Hawass's intentions for his excavations in the Valley of the Kings though most is already known. Dr. Hawass failed to mention that the anomaly now regarded as KV 64 was found by "The Amarna Royal Tombs Project".

Loved the photo of the tunnel in the tomb of Seti I.

Great things to come from the Doctor.

The Tomb of Roy

This is an updated version of one of the finest preserved tombs to survive from the end of the XVIII dynasty, Theban tomb 255 in the area of Dra Abu el Naga.



Sunday, May 4, 2008

Trashing Akenaten

This is an article on Akhenaten and the art of his period which feminizes the Amarna king.

Thursday, May 1, 2008