Monday, September 10, 2018

Ancient Egypt September 10 2018

Check Out These 10 Must-See Fall Exhibits
Archaeologist eye to eye to with a sphinx underwater, Eastern Harbor, Alexandria, Egypt, 1st century BC; granodiorite; 27 9/16 x 59 1/16 inches; National Museum of Alexandria (SCA 450); IEASM Excavations; Photos: Jèrôme Delafosse © Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation. (Jèrôme Delafosse)

Get out and make fall a season of learning across the United States. These 10 museums will teach you, among other things, about the history of Victorian dolls, the gravity of Bill Traylor’s art and the mysteries of ancient Egypt.

In November, Egypt’s Sunken Cities moves from St. Louis to Minneapolis. This exhibit is fantastic! For a preview, see the photos I took in St. Louis.

South Asasif Conservation Project August and September 2018

The main August event was the delivery and installation of the canopic jars of the Lady of the House Amenirdis in the Luxor Museum. We found these beautiful jars in the tomb of Karabasken (TT 391) in May 2018. The Qurna inspectorate, the Ministry’s museum sector and the direction of the Luxor Museum were extremely helpful in making this exhibition possible. The canopic jars are the first objects found by our archeological team to be put on display in the Luxor Museum.

Ancient Egyptian village found in Nile Delta predated pharaohs, archaeologists say
This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs in Tell el-Samara, about 87 miles north of Cairo, Egypt.Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP
Egypt said Sunday that archaeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs.

The Antiquities Ministry said the Neolithic site was discovered in Tell el-Samara, about 87 miles north of Cairo.

Hundreds of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Feared Destroyed in Brazil Museum Fire
The museum was founded in 1818 by King Joao VI [Ricardo Moraes/Reuters]

A devastating fire broke out on Sunday evening in Brazil and destroyed the 200-year old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, which houses important artefacts from Egypt and is the oldest scientific institution in the country.

The cause of the blaze is still unknown, and no injuries have been reported.

Closure of Ancient Worlds galleries
It’s a Wrap as Manchester Museum closes its Ancient Worlds Galleries, Reopening in 2021

Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester, will be taking its much loved objects on tour over the next three years as the museum undergoes an exciting £13 million transformation, hello future. The museum will be building a new two-storey extension, which includes a partnership South Asia gallery with The British Museum, Chinese Culture gallery, Special Exhibitions Hall a new entrance and shop, making it more inclusive, imaginative and relevant to the diverse communities it serves.

Evolution in Photorealistic Media

An international team of more than 50 specialists was involved in the creation of "Yesterday - Tomorrow", among them 13 Egyptologists from institutions such as Brown University, Harvard University, the Sorbonne, University of British Columbia and American University in Cairo.

The link has a short video. Here are some photos from the exhibit.

Sha-Amun-En-SU, the singer of amun from the National Museum

A brief animation made by PUC / RJ Presents Sha-Amun-En-Su in life, the mummy that was part of Emperor D's collection. Pedro II.

Note: The mummy and coffin of Sha-Amun-En-Su were destroyed in the fire that levelled the National Museum of Brazil.
In 1876, when he visited Egypt, Dom Pedro ii gained a gift from the khedive (meaning "Sovereign" was the title equivalent to viceroy given to the pasha of Egypt during the Ottoman Empire) Ismail the skiff of lady sha-Amun - in-SU, richly worked. The Emperor kept him in his office until the proclamation of the republic in 1889, when the play went on to integrate the collection of the National Museum, remaining until today.

Low season, about 750 B.C.
Wood poking and polychrome; Western Thebes, ancient Egypt; 1,58 cm.

Picture of the Week

In New York city, at the Lincoln Center subway station, are mosaics by Nancy Spero with Egyptian figures. Thanks to Tamara Bower for posting this!

Zurcaroh takes viewers to ancient Egypt in breathtaking ‘America’s Got Talent’ Semifinals performance [WATCH]

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