Monthly Archives: May 2015

Pic of the Day

  From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini Kohl holder – New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – From Western Thebes – Cairo, Egyptian Museum - This detail shows the top part of the kohl holder from the New Kingdom, which was found in 1897. It was designed to keep kohl, a substance that…
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Zahi Hawass lectures at the event “Tributo all’Egitto” in Turin on 28 May

Dr Zahi Hawass will be lecturing in Turin, Italy, on 28 May 2015 on the occasion of "Tributo all'Egitto", an all-day event organised by the cultural association Seshat International and sponsored by the Egyptian Tourism Authority in Rome in collaboration with other associations, companies, and institutions, including the Egyptian Embassy in Italy. The day will begin…
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Pic of the Day

  From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini Painting from the Tomb of Sennedjem – Ramesside Period, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty – Theban Tomb 1, Western Thebes, Deir el-Medina - This scene is one of the most famous scenes in the tomb of Sennedjem. It shows Sennedjem and his wife planting and…
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Pic of the Day

  From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini Inlaid pectoral detail, from the Funerary Equipment of Tutankhamun – New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty - From Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb 62 – (Carter 261i), Cairo, Egyptian Museum - This pectoral has in its centre a djed pillar identified as the backbone…
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