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/

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 can't have enough of those! The statue is made from pink granite and is missing the nose and beard.
The author said Nefertiti was the wife of Rameses II this would have made Nefertiti around 100 years old cougar, 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 terrestrial cameras, no doubt this is taking place in conjuncture with Egypt's plan to copyright its monuments. Good luck with that!

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Amenhotep the Magnificents 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.

Monday, September 8, 2008

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

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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Tomb of Sesosteris II

Many of my viewers will notice that traveling the internet highway these days is a story about egyptologists finding the burial of Sesostris II. The king's 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 king's tomb go here:

Illahun, Kahun and Gurob:

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