Monday, August 3, 2015

Ancient Egypt this week: All Tut, All the Time -- Nefertiti, Ankhesenamun, & Ay

Was Tut Buried in Nefertiti's Tomb
An extraordinary investigation by Nicholas Reeves suggests that the tomb of Tutankhamun was built for Nefertiti, and that there are more rooms to be found in the tomb.... He makes a compelling argument. What happens next?

The Amarna Royal Tombs Project Occasional Paper No. 1: "The Burial of Nefertiti?" is now available online.

The Tragedy of Queen Ankhesenamun, Sister and Wife of Tutankhamun

Ankhesenamun ("Her Life is of Amun") was a queen of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. She was the third of six known daughters, and became the great royal wife of her half-brother Tutankhamun when he was just 8 to 10 years old and she was 13.

You saw the mini-series, now find out the real story.

Tut’ News: Spike Miniseries Garners 1.7 Million Viewers
Season 2 To Focus On Ay’s Reign

Spike's "Tut" miniseries debuted on July 19 and attracted 1.7 million viewers while executive producer David Von Ancken mused on a possible second season.

The network's miniseries about the decline of ancient Egypt's 18th Dynasty garnered 2.7 million viewers during its debut on July 19, which means that the program was Spike's biggest hit since airing "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" on May 25, 2008.

However, combine the debut numbers with the two encore broadcasts of "Tut" on July 19 and the miniseries drew in 2.6 million viewers in total.

Japanese discover new tomb in Dahshour video

My favorite pictures this week

Speaking of Nefertiti (and Akhenaten)

It was sub-titled, the moment of discovery, and I think it captures that moment pretty well.