Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Ancient Egypt December 26

4 Child Graves Discovered at Ancient Egyptian Site
The Gebel el Silsila Project 2017

The intact graves of four children, the youngest just 2 or 3, have been discovered at an ancient quarry site in Egypt.

Gebel el Silsila was a source of stone for temples and tombs in Upper Egypt during the Thutmosid period, which ran from the beginning of Thutmose II's reign in about 1493 B.C. to the end of Amenhotep II's reign in about 1401 B.C. Since 2015, 69 tombs have been discovered at the site, though most are empty, having been looted in antiquity. The newly discovered children's tombs are different. The burials are intact, and some of the graves

The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial

Although this exhibition is now closed, the slide show and video are still available.

The Tomb was constructed in the great city of Thebes shortly after the reign of Tutankhamun for the Chief of Police and his wife. It was looted and reused several times, leaving behind a collection of beautiful objects from various eras. These are displayed alongside objects found in nearby tombs, giving a sense of how burial in ancient Egypt changed over time.

Italian archaeologists discover pharaohs' fortress

The discovery makes the site one of the largest fortresses on the Nile Delta and the most well-preserved from before the era of ancient Rome.

The discovery was recently made public by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

Tell el-Maskhuta is situated northeast of Cairo, along the Ismailia Canal.

Three artifacts displayed for first time at Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum began showcasing a new display on Thursday evening of three artifacts, available for the public to see for the first time, as part of celebrations of the 115th anniversary of the Egyptian Museum.

Pictures of Tutankhamun

This winter, Christina Riggs is curating an exhibition of Photographs of the excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Lincoln. It goes along with her book, Photographing Tutankhamun (coming out next year) and her blog of the same name.

Trailer of the exhibition Missione Egitto 1903-1920

Missione Egitto 1903-1920. A mesmerizing travel to the early 1900s, when visionary and courageous men decided to leave for Egypt with the aim to enrich the collections of the Museo Egizio.
A narration through images, objects, documents and voices to live the greatest archaeological adventure.


Alaa revealed his neo-pharaonic style on Mohamed Mahmoud Street near Tahrir Square in Cairo in 2012. Over the years, he has participated in a number of exhibitions and auctions locally and internationally, and has gained wide recognition for his symbolism and bold colours. His murals and paintings reflect a great love of the past and, at the same time, make an attempt to speak to trends in contemporary society. Elongated figures straight out of a pharaoh’s tomb merge with mythical and folkloric creatures and elements of Sufism to create a grand visual vocabulary that looks both familiar and fresh.

Video tour of Abydos

The video is fantastic. Abydos is one of my favorite places in Egypt. Here I am at the beginning of 2017.
 © Michalea Moore 2017

Picture of the week

Relief of Nun from the burial chamber of Ramses VI.

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