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Thursday Photo

Thursday Photo

  This week’s photo is courtesy of the Egyptology Facebook page.

Tuesday Tomb – KV23

Tuesday Tomb – KV23

  KV23 is the Theban tomb of Ay, the penultimate pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Ay rose to prominence under Akhenaten and was permitted to build himself a tomb at Amarna. By this stage, he had risen to the very high rank of ‘Overseer of all of the horses of his Majesty’. He rose again […]

NEWS: American archaeologists discover inscribed stelae at ancient mining site

NEWS: American archaeologists discover inscribed stelae at ancient mining site

 “Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities, announced today the discovery of three Middle Kingdom steles bear important inscriptions. The discovery is a result of the American-Egyptian expedition led by Dr. Kate Liszka and Bryan Kraemer in Wadi El-Hudi area.  Wadi El-Hudi is an area 35km southeast of Aswan that is made up of many […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

This week’s instalment focuses on another of the Ramesside kings, Ramesses III. Ramesses III was the second pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty. He was the son of Setnakhte who was king before him. He had many children including three future kings: Ramesses IV, Ramesses VI, and Ramesses VIII. Ramesses III ruled for around 31 years […]

NEWS: New excavations in the Valley of the Kings

NEWS: New excavations in the Valley of the Kings

 “Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty told Luxor Times today that an Egyptian mission will start excavation in the valley of the Kings on the 1st of August. This will be the second time in history for an Egyptian mission to excavate in the Pharaohs’ burial place for over 500 years. The first mission was led by […]

Thursday Photo

Thursday Photo

  This week’s photo is courtesy of the Franck Goddio Facebook page.

NEWS: New archaeological discoveries at the Red Sea coast

“Antiquities Minister, Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty declared the discovery of two stelae that could be attributed, one to the Middle Kingdom and the other to the transition from the Second Intermediate Period to the New Kingdom. The discovery was made within the framework of the Berenike Project, run by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University […]

Egyptomania #2

Egyptomania #2

    Just as the Egyptian Princess of 3,000 years ago bequeathed a heritage of beauty to the modern girl, so did she also hand down knowledge of the secret way to keep it. She knew that Palm and Olive Oils were mild, beneficial, natural cleansers, as soothing in their action as a lotion. A […]

NEWS: Ramesside magazine storerooms found at Sais

“Antiquities Minister, Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty declared the The Durham/Egypt Exploration Society /Ministry of Antiquities team working at Sais – Nile Delta, excavated part of the magazine storerooms of the late Ramesside period. They discovered a complete assemblage of pottery food storage and preparation vessels within a large magazine of around 6m by 6m and a […]

Museum piece #17 – 1912:261

Museum piece #17 – 1912:261

  Object 1912:261, housed within the collection of the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, is a limestone composite offering table and libation basin. Offering tables were believed to be a magical funerary object. The carved food and drink was was transformed into real sustenance when activated by water and was designed to be a […]