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NEWS: Mummy of ‘very important’ female figure discovered in Aswan

NEWS: Mummy of ‘very important’ female figure discovered in Aswan

“Spanish excavators from Jaén University discovered the 12th dynasty mummy of an Egyptian noblewoman named Sattjeni during excavation work at the Qubbet El-Hawa necropolis west of Aswan. Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Department at the Ministry of Antiquities, said that Sattjeni was the mother of two renowned Elephantine governors, Heqaib III and Amaeny-Seneb, […]

Museum piece #21

Museum piece #21

 This week’s object is E.6319, a hypocephalus. Hypocephali were part of the mummy adornments. The name literally translates as ‘that which is below the head’. Often made of cloth or papyrus, these disc shaped items were placed beneath the head of the mummy. They were adorned with magical formulae and depictions which were intended to […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

  This week we are getting to know another famous king, Seti II. Seti II, the fifth king of the Nineteenth Dynasty, was the son of the pharaoh Merneptah. This period was characterised by short rules and Seti II’s followed this trend, lasting around six years. However, during his short reign, he had to repel […]

Museum piece #20

Museum piece #20

 Object EA 59500 is an obsidian amulet in the shape of two fingers which dates to the Late Period. This type of amulet depicts the index and middle fingers and was used in the mummification process; however, there is some debate about its intended role. They were placed with the mummy wrappings close to the […]

Hello, mummy!

 This week we are meeting the wife of Yuya, the lady Tjuyu. Tjuyu was the mother of Queen Tiye, the Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III. She was also the grandmother of Akhenaten and the great-grandmother of Tutankhamun. There is some speculation that she was the mother of the controversial figure, Ay.  Tjuyu was of […]

Tuesday Tomb – KV46

Tuesday Tomb – KV46

 This week we are paying a visit to KV46, the tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu who were the parents of Amenhotep III’s principal wife, Queen Tiye. KV46 is a very rare example of a non-royal tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Although the tomb does not boast beautiful wall decorations, the treasures it held […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

 This week we are not meeting a king but an Egyptian noble with royal connections – Yuya. Yuya was an influential member of the Eighteenth Dynasty Egyptian court during the reign of Thutmose IV and Amenhotep III. He was married to a noblewoman named Tjuyu and they were the parents of Queen Tiye, the Great […]