Monthly Archives: July 2015

Pic of the Day

Painting from the tomb of King Seti II, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty – King’s Valley 15, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - The Litanies of Re became an important part of the decoration of the royal tomb during the Ramesside period. The Litanies of Re is not a guide through the Netherworld, but describes…
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Pic of the Day

Painting from the tomb of King Ramesses IV, New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty – King’s Valley 2, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - Most of the Fourth Hour of the Book of Gates is shown in this scene. In the upper register are two bodies of water, probably versions of the Lake of Fire, guarded…
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New discoveries made by Polish mission at Berenike on the Red Sea coast

The Berenike Project, run by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw, co-directed by Prof. Steven E. Sidebotham (University of Delaware) and Iwona Zych (PCMA UW), in the most recent season of fieldwork, which took place from 17 December 2014 to 11 February 2015, uncovered surprising evidence for Pharaonic presence at a harbor…
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Pic of the Day

Painting from the tomb of King Seti I, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty – King’s Valley 17, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - Thoth, patron of scribes and god of wisdom, is depicted for the first time in the tomb of Seti I. In this scene, he embraces the king and welcomes him to the…
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