Friday, November 28, 2008

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.

Probably 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.

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/

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

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 6TH Dynasty king Teti had a pyramid now mostly destroyed and has recently been found.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sixth Dynasty Pyramid Found

A queen's 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

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

Sunday, November 2, 2008

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/