Monday, May 25, 2015

Ancient Egypt this week: Lost and found temple, Nefertiti controversy, Wining and Dining, Amun temple, and Tut, Tut again



Lost remains of ancient Egyptian temple found at bottom of quarry

Archaeologists excavating an ancient quarry at Gebel el Silsila, dating back to the New Kingdom and Roman eras of Egypt's past, have unearthed the lost temple of Kheny.



Bust of Queen Nefertiti: Egypt’s most fascinating artifact after Tut’s mask

Several museums all over the world house ancient Egyptian treasures; but the iconic bust of Queen Nefertiti, currently on display at Berlin’s Neues Museum, remains one of Egypt’s top plundered artifacts.




 
Wining and Dining in Ancient Egypt
Your lesson this week is food for the gods; wining and dining in ancient Egypt.







Pharaoh on the move

A conference on the best methods of transporting the Tutankhamun collection to its new home and how the objects should be displayed was held this week at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation. For more on this, see Curator’s Diary 20/05/15: Discussing &Displaying Tutankhamun.


Interactive map of Amun Temple

By clicking on the names on the map, you can see photos of each part of the temple. This map is part of desheret.org, one of the most comprehensive museum guides and gallery archives of ancient Egypt.