Sacred Landscapes and Legitimation in the New Kingdom Eastern Desert. Anna Garnett (Curator at the Petrie Museum of Archaeology, UCL). The Eastern Desert creates a setting where the mutual interaction between people and the landscape, as expressed though rock art, graffiti and monumental construction, developed over time, leaving behind narrative reminders of their authors’ journeys […]
“Mummies in real life can be just as captivating as the ones in the movies — particularly when you can see their insides. That’s the point of “Mummies,” a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History opening on March 20. On tour from the Field Museum in Chicago, the exhibit not only showcases the ritually […]
“The reunification of ancient Egypt achieved by Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II-the first pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom-was followed by a great cultural flowering that lasted nearly 400 years. During the Middle Kingdom (mid-Dynasty 11-Dynasty 13, around 2030-1650 B.C.), artistic, cultural, religious, and political traditions first conceived and instituted during the Old Kingdom were revived and reimagined. […]
(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 […]
CT scan 3D visualisation of the mummified remains of a Sudanese woman (Source: The Telegraph). “Wrapped in bandages and caricatured as figures of terror in Hollywood movies, Egypt’s mummies have long captivated and bewildered scientists and children alike. Now a new exhibition at the British Museum will disclose the human side of the mummies of […]
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“If your dream of heaven is eternity spent with the pets you love, Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt at the Brooklyn Museum is your exhibition. All of its 30 objects, sifted from the museum’s Egyptian collection, are of cats, big and little, feral and tame, celestial and not. Whether cast in bronze or carved in stone, […]