Monday, October 2, 2017

Ancient Egypt October 2


Tea with the Sphinx: Reception of Ancient Egypt’s Myth, Magic and Mysticism
University of Birmingham - 6th-8th September 2018

At the first roundtable of ‘Tea with the Sphinx: Defining the Field of Ancient Egypt Reception Studies’ in September 2017 a debate arose surrounding the idea of ‘truth’, ‘facts’, the ways in which knowledge is formed in the popular imagination, and how this relates to reception studies as a field. This prompted discussion surrounding how reception studies should define itself, but also, and just as importantly, how myth, incorrect ‘facts’, and changing knowledge can be valuable in constructing a picture of how the knowledge of the ancient past and cultures has been formed, used and re-used, contributing to an ever-evolving history of the representation of ancient Egypt and its cultural offshoots.

Two toes of King Psamtik I statue excavated in Matariya

The Egyptian-German archaeological mission operating in Matariya area discovered on Sunday two toes belonging to the statue of King Psamtik I, which was excavated in March, sources with the Antiquities Ministry told Al-Masry Al-Youm on Monday.

The statue was mistaken for King Ramses II in March before the Antiquities Ministry announced it belonged to Psamtik I.

The Story Behind That Giant Egyptian-Themed Mausoleum In Allegheny Cemetery

There are more than a few Egyptian-themed tombs sprinkled amid the sprawling expanse of Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Cemetery, but among the looming obelisks, pyramidal headstones and even its fellow mausoleums, there is one imposing white granite structure that stands out.

Has mystery of how ancient Egyptians built the Great Pyramid been solved?

New findings at the site of Giza have answered one of history's most puzzling questions on how the ancient Egyptians built the Great Pyramid, according to archaeologists. In a British documentary Egypt’s Great Pyramid: The New Evidence, archaeologists said Egyptians transported over 170,000 tons of limestone to build King Khufu’s tomb using purpose-built boats.

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Theatre Review: ‘PHARAOH: The Female King of Egypt’ by AMillionMees Productions at Baltimore Theatre Project
Michal Roxie Johnson as Hatshepsut.  Photo provided by Baltimore Theatre Project.

Step aside Cleopatra. Behold Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first and only female king. Although her successor attempted to erase the history of this unprecedented pharaoh through desecration of her monuments and more, Hatshepsut’s legacy is resurrected in “PHARAOH: The Female King of Egypt.” Written by Washington D.C. native Tim Hogan, this is no dry excerpt from Encyclopedia Britannica. On the contrary, this one-woman show supported by a talented group of actors and dancers utilizes the time-honored African-American tradition of storytelling to paint lively, memorable pictures of history, a history that seems strangely relevant today.

The mummified fetus and other mysterious treasures in Wales's largest ancient Egypt collection

Did you know that the largest collection of Egyptian objects in Wales can be found in The Egypt Centre Museum of Egyptian Antiquities?

Based in Swansea University's Taliesin Arts Centre, it houses more than 5,500 items, including such rare curiosities as a mummy’s coffin and a mummified snake.

Toledo Museum of Art again to feature two ancient Egyptian mummies

The ancient Egyptian mummies brought to the Toledo Museum of Art more than 100 years ago by the institution’s founder will return to public view early next year.

The two mummified humans, last placed on exhibit at the museum in 2010, were purchased and brought to Toledo in 1906 by Florence and Edward Drummond Libbey, TMA’s founder, after the couple traveled Egypt.

Edfo Temple expansion discovered

The Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Police unearthed a new archeological discovery, the expansion of Edfo Temple, in Aswan.

The police found a number of historical artifacts dating back to the Ptolemaic period.

The discovery was made by chance. Khaled El Esawy, from the Tourism and Antiquities Police in Aswan noticed that citizens were performing illegal searches for artifacts under his home.

Decorated Doorway to North Chapel, Tomb of Puyemre Norman de Garis Davies (1865–1941)
Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III Date: ca. 1473–1458 B.C