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Ancient Egypt Today: Director of Design at Harrods – The Egyptian Escalator

“This is the one project, which, without hesitation, or embarrassment, I feel I am able to call my masterpiece. My client, Mohammed Al Fayed was never in doubt ( and he was paying for it) – throughout the project he never queried, or questioned any part of it. He just looked at the sketch proposals […]

Museum piece #10 – D31

Museum piece #10 – D31

D31 is a 5.7 tonne granite sculpture of four baboons, standing on their hind legs, adoring the rising sun, which resides in the Louvre Museum, Paris. It originally formed a part of the base of the back of the east obelisk at the Temple of Amun in Luxor. The obelisk still remains at Luxor, however […]

Thursday Photo

This week’s photo is courtesy of The Egypt Exploration Society.

Ancient Egypt Today: Loopy but loveable – how Shirley MacLaine believes her dog was once an Egyptian god and that UFO’s hover over her hot tub

“Hollywood is famous for the wacky beliefs of its biggest stars. But in the alternative universe that is Tinseltown, Shirley MacLaine espouses the loopiest ideas of all. MacLaine’s pet dog, a miniature rat terrier called Terry, is apparently the reincarnation of the jackal-headed ancient Egyptian god Anubis” – via Daily Mail.

Ancient Egypt Today: ‘Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2’ (NDS) Announced

“Cradle of Egypt 2 allows players to journey through 100 levels of challenging match-three fun, all while recreating the millennia-old civilization of Ancient Egypt” – via Worth Playing.

NEWS: ‘Google Earth pyramids’ revisited

“Remember that researcher who thought she spotted previously undiscovered Egyptian pyramids in Google Earth imagery? It turns out that there really are some ruins in the picture, but they’re not pyramids” – via Cosmic Log on NBC News.

NEWS: Israel to return stolen sarcophagus lids

“In April parts of two stolen Egyptian sarcophagus covers were found in Old City; Cairo says Israel agreed to send them back after lengthy negotiation” – via ynetnews.com.