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NEWS: 18th Dynasty temple discovered during illegal excavations

NEWS: 18th Dynasty temple discovered during illegal excavations

Giza men arrested after digging up ancient temple under house Men carrying out illegal excavation work found the remains of an Egyptian temple from the reign of New Kingdom King Tuthmose III (Source: Ahram Online). “Seven residents of a Giza district have been arrested after they illegally excavated the area beneath their home and found […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

‘Hello, mummy!’ returns this week and focuses on a true beauty of the 18th Dynasty, Queen Tiye. Queen Tiye was the Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III and the mother of the pharaoh Akhenaten. She was also the grandmother of Tutankhamun. Tiye was married to Amenhotep III by Year 2 of his reign but there […]

FUN: Egyptian Spelling Rules #2

FUN: Egyptian Spelling Rules #2

Thursday Photo

Thursday Photo

A column featuring Sobek at Kom Ombo (Source: Wikimedia Commons).

Tuesday Tomb – Saqqara tomb of Maya and Meryt

Tuesday Tomb – Saqqara tomb of Maya and Meryt

  The Tuesday Tomb returns as a fortnightly feature with the tomb of Maya and Meryt. The Saqqara tomb was the first Egyptian tomb that I ever entered and it is one of my personal favourites. Maya was Overseer of the Treasury and Overseer of Works during the reign of Tutankhamun in the Eighteenth Dynasty. […]

Book Review: Egyptomania by Bob Brier

Book Review: Egyptomania by Bob Brier

When I was asked to review this book, I was immediately excited. My own Egyptomania is what started me on my Egyptological path. From a young age, I collected articles, videos, magazines, photos, and fiction books about ancient Egypt. I’d drive my mother crazy asking her to buy me my ancient Egypt magazine so that […]

NEWS: ‘Egypt’s Sunken Secrets’ exhibition to tour three European capitals

NEWS: ‘Egypt’s Sunken Secrets’ exhibition to tour three European capitals

(Source: Luxor Times). “The Ministry of Antiquities has agreed to hold an antiquities exhibition named “Egypt’s Sunken Secrets” in three European capitals for a year. The Ministry agreed to an offer by Franck Goddio, founder of the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology, to hold this exhibition for 600 thousand Euros plus 1 euro on each […]