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.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/05/080527-egypt-temple.html

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Athens Egyptian Collection

When one thinks of Athens they do not generally think Egyptian. However, the Athens Museum has put more of its Egyptian collection on to view including a loaf of bread baked in the New Kingdom and missing a bite.

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.

http://egyptmanchester.wordpress.com/2008/05/06/covering-the-mummies/

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.

http://aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=7&id=12677

Thursday, May 8, 2008

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.

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

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.


English:
http://www.osirisnet.net/tombes/nobles/roy/e_roy.htm

French:
http://www.osirisnet.net/tombes/nobles/roy/roy.htm

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008