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Ancient Egypt Today: Christian Louboutin wants everyone to walk like an Egyptian

Ancient Egypt Today: Christian Louboutin wants everyone to walk like an Egyptian

“Three cheers for Christian Louboutin’s latest window displays, which bring Egypt right to the heart of London. The tableaus, commissioned to complement the fall ’13 collection, are amazingly authentic, complete with a sphinx, stone columns, and papyrus hieroglyphs— so, you can basically cancel that trip you booked to Cairo. With ancient Egypt cited as a long-term obsession of Mr. Louboutin’s, this […]

Happy 1st birthday to the Egyptiana Emporium!

(Source: Cake Central). Today is the Egyptiana Emporium’s first birthday! One year ago today, I started the blog, not expecting to get more than a couple of hundred hits by this point. Today, the hit count sits at a staggering 38,121! So, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting the […]

NEWS: Ramses IX gate mildly damaged by fire

NEWS: Ramses IX gate mildly damaged by fire

Rumours abounded after fire was reported at the gate of New Kingdom King Ramses IX last night. As the smoke cleared, there was damage, but slight (Source: Ahram Online). “Arabul Hesn archaeological area, where the ancient Egyptian capital Heliopolis (known in ancient Egypt as the City of the Sun) is located, was set on fire […]

ARTICLE: Luxor – Ancient Egyptian capital

ARTICLE: Luxor – Ancient Egyptian capital

” Luxor is a modern-day Egyptian city that lies atop an ancient city that the Greeks named “Thebes” and the ancient Egyptians called “Waset.” Located in the Nile River about 312 miles (500 kilometers) south of Cairo the World Gazetteer website reports that, as of the 2006 census, Luxor and its environs had a population […]

NEWS: Excavation of 4,500-year-old boat at Giza pyramids begins

NEWS: Excavation of 4,500-year-old boat at Giza pyramids begins

“A joint Japanese and Egyptian team began on Tuesday the work of removing a 4,500 year old pharaonic boat from the pit on the Giza pyramid plateau where it is buried. Restorers removed a wooden beam, part of a boat built for King Khufu which was buried in approximately 2,500 BC. The boat was discovered […]

EVENT: Eternal Egypt lives on in the Hall of Ancient Egypt

EVENT: Eternal Egypt lives on in the Hall of Ancient Egypt

“If it were up to me, every museum would have an Egyptian hall, so the Houston Museum of Natural Science fulfils this child’s dream. While there are no big pieces in this “permanent but changing” exhibition — no gigantic stone sphinxes, no towering carved pharaohs, no solid gold funerary masks to make our jaws drop […]

Ancient Egypt Today: Pose like an Egyptian – Briony’s myth-making photos a big hit in London

Ancient Egypt Today: Pose like an Egyptian – Briony’s myth-making photos a big hit in London

“Inspired by ancient Egyptian mythology, a young East Yorkshire artist is dazzling visitors at a London art gallery with her photographs. Two hundred and twenty miles away, in Molescroft near Beverley, the family of 21-year-old Briony Latter are beaming with pride after their daughter’s designs were put on display in the capital. She said: “The work I […]