Monthly Archives: March 2015

Pic of the Day

  From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini Broad collar from the coffin of Queen Ahhotep - gold, semiprecious stones - Reign of Ahmose, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – From Western Thebes, Tomb of Ahhotep, Dra Abu el-Naga – Cairo, Egyptian Museum - The discovery of this beautiful collar of Queen Ahhotep, mother…
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Pic of the Day

The combination between the animal head of Sobek and the human body still represents one of the great inventions of the Egyptian civilization. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. All information and media on this website, unless noted otherwise, are © Laboratoriorosso and cannot be used or distributed without permission.
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Pic of the Day

  From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini Canopic coffinette, from the Funerary Equipment of Tutankhamun – New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty - From Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb 62 – (carter 266g), Cairo, Egyptian Museum - This is a miniature version of the royal coffins containing the embalmed and wrapped…
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The Restoration of the Sha’ar Hashamayim Synagogue

[metaslider id=3325] When we initiated our program for the preservation of Egyptian monuments, I looked with particular attention at the Jewish synagogues in Egypt. We have about nine synagogues in Cairo and one in Alexandria. The Shaar Hashamayim Synagogue in Adly Street in downtown Cairo was in particularly poor conditions and needed to be restored.…
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