Friday, May 15, 2015

Ancient Egypt this week: Animal mummies, beauty secrets, looted tomb, Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egyptian Museum, and Tut, Tut, Tut

Egypt's animal mummy 'scandal' revealed
Scientists say they have exposed a scandal at the heart of Ancient Egypt's animal mummy industry.

10 Beauty Secrets from Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptians were quite the beauty enthusiasts. Both men and women indulged in makeup, perfume, and beauty rituals they believed not only enhanced their appearance, but also had magical and religious powers. Here's  a look at how people kept themselves lookin' good 5,000 years ago.

Djehutyhotep tomb looted

Looters hacked out the tomb's unique scenes.
The tomb of Djehutyhotep in Deir el-Bersha, famous for its scene of a colossal statue being dragged by ropes, got looted ten days ago.

Alexandria Lighthouse to be reassembled in original location

The Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that was badly damaged by three earthquakes, will be rebuilt nearby its original location.

Review of The Illustrated Guide To The Egyptian Museum In Cairo
This guide to the Egyptian museum in Cairo is a nice size to carry around the museum, and a jewel box of colourful pictures which include some of the finest works of Egyptian art created. The introduction is by Dr. Zahi Hawass complete with very nice images of Egypt's first national museum founded in the Boulaq neighborhood of nineteenth century Cairo

Tut Exhibit in Grand Rapids

If you can't get to Egypt to see the real thing, The Discovery of King Tut” exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum opens to the public on Saturday. The exhibit features re-creations of ancient artifacts to the famous discovery of King Tut’s tomb back in 1922. There are more than 1,000 replicas on display. The video is kind of cool.