Monthly Archives: July 2015

Pic of the Day

Painting from the tomb of King Ramesses III, New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty – King’s Valley 11, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - This scene from the tomb of Ramesses III, depicting the king offering incense to the god Ptah, displays the ravages of time, with much of the painted plaster having fallen from the…
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Pic of the Day

Painting from the tomb of King Siptah, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty – King’s Valley 47, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - This vignette from the tomb of King Siptah, penultimate ruler of the 19th Dynasty, is one of the many associated with Spell 151 of the Book of the Dead and shows Anubis tending…
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Pic of the Day

Painting from the tomb of King Ramesses I, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty – King’s Valley 16, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings - Many serpents appear in the Book of Gates; this one is the snake of time, coiled upon itself and lying in a watery pit surrounded by a mound on which stand the…
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Goodbye my friend

Some days ago I lost my great friend Omar Sharif. The last time I saw him was last week, when I visited him at the hospital in Helwan, Cairo. The doctor told me and his son Tarek that he had not eaten or drunk in a week. He could not recognise us and I had…
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