Monthly Archives: April 2015

Pic of the Day

  From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini Painting from the Tomb of Amenemhet, Scribe of the vizier – Reign of Tuthmosis III, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – Theban Tomb 82, Western Thebes, Sheik Abd el-Qurna – The Ancient Egyptians presented highly spiritual concepts for burials in their tomb paintings. For them,…
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Pic of the Day

  From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini Relief in the Temple of Hatshepsut, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – Western Thebes, Deir el-Bahri – Historians estimate that the boats sent by Queen Hatshepsut to Punt were 25 meters long. Here we can see one of the boats of the royal expedition. As…
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Two Old Kingdom Tombs in Giza Reopen After Restoration

Today the Ministry of Antiquities reopened to the public two important Old Kingdom tombs at the western cemetery, in the Pyramids Archaeological Area, Giza. The first tomb belongs to a person named "Emery" who holds the title "Priest of King Khufu", while the second one belongs to his eldest son "Neferebau Ptah". The two tombs were…
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Pic of the Day

  From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini Scene painted on the Hunting Box, from the Funerary Equipment of Tutankhamun – New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – From Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb 62 – (Carter 21), Cairo, Egyptian Museum – It is called hunting box because of its decoration. Painted…
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