Monday, February 5, 2018

Ancient Egypt February 5

Tomb of 5th Dynasty top official Hetpet discovered near Pyramid of Khafre on Giza Plateau

After almost 109 years of searching, the tomb of Hathor’s priest Hetpet has been uncovered.

“It is the first discovery to be announced in 2018,” said Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany at a press conference held at the step of Hetpet’s tomb in Giza's western cemetery.

An update, Egypt uncovered 4500 years old tomb of a female high official, includes more stunning photos.

BBC's Egypt unveils 4,400-year-old tomb of ancient priestess provides a video.

ART Museum exhibit probes Egyptian culture
Florence Scott Libbey (1863-1938) on a camel in Egypt in 1906. She traveled with her husband, Edward Drummond Libbey, the founder of Libbey Glass Company and the Toledo Museum of Art.

A fascination with ancient Egyptian culture took Toledo Museum of Art founders Edward Drummond and Florence Scott Libbey on travels to Egypt three times: in 1906, 1922, and in 1924.

During their travels, they stayed with other wealthy tourists at the popular Shepheard’s Hotel in downtown Cairo, and purchased antiquities and objects of curiosity from nearby antiques dealer Ralph Blanchard to bring back to northwest Ohio and their newly founded museum.

Mansourasaurus - A story from the land of Pharaoh and Dinosaurs
Mansourasaurus shahinae from the Late Cretaceous of the Dakhla Oasis, Egypt.

The story of the Mansourasaurus discovery began in December of 2013, when I received an invitation to give a talk about vertebrate paleontology at New Valley University in Kharga Oasis in southern Egypt.

Statues of pharoahs at Karnak, dating from the Middle Kingdom
Before the bling of Tutankhamun
The overlooked period known as the Middle Kingdom was really Ancient Egypt’s golden age, says John Romer.

If you read the first volume of John Romer’s A History of Egypt, which traces events along the Nile from prehistory to the pyramid age, you will understand why he thinks Egyptology is not a science. It is hard, perhaps impossible, to be exact about anything when most of your knowledge is based on deduction and when new discoveries can overturn accepted theories.

You Gotta Believe

Directed animated etc. by Nina Paley
Music: "You Gotta Believe" (Norman Whitfield) sung by the Pointer Sisters, circa 1976

Scene for feature-film-in-progress Seder-Masochism
Free goddess gifs at

You Gotta Believe from Nina Paley on Vimeo.

Egyptian Religious Calendar-February 2018

Egyptian Religious Calendar: the major festivals for February 2018 according to the Religious Calendar of Ancient Egypt. All the informations concerning the festivals are from the book "Egyptian Religious Calendar: CDXVIII-CDXIX Great Year of Ra (2018CE)" by L. Tripani: