Monday, June 30, 2008

Ordinary Egypt

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

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Another Award for Dr. Zahi Hawass

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.

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.

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.

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New Discoveries at Edfu

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

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.

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.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Looking for Menkaura's Sarcophagus

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

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

New Website

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

Monday, June 2, 2008

World Empires

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

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.