Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Moody's Raises Egypt's Outlook to Stable - ABC News

Good news, onwards and upwards!

Moody's Raises Egypt's Outlook to Stable - ABC News: The influential international ratings agency credits, "the launch of government initiatives toward fiscal consolidation, signs of a growth recovery and an improvement in macroeconomic stability" for its revised assessment, which was announced on Monday.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Tutankhamun had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth according to a 'virtual autopsy' | Daily Mail Online

I must admit I despaired reading this load of rubbish and am eternally grateful to Dylan Bikerstaf for this response posted in the Facebook group Forensic Egyptology. "Dylan Bickerstaffe More
rubbish based on that utterly flawed DNA study, and some highly
speculative interpretations of CAT scans. If you believe the study they
did, virtually every person they examined (they claimed they were all
kings and queens - they weren't!) had scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis, club
foot, incisional hernia. Suspicious? These are all mummies, not natural
deaths. I see they're still trotting out the idea that Tutankhamun's
parents were Akhenaten and an otherwise unknown daughter of Amenhotep
III. Not likely! The DNA actually showed that the KV55 mummy was
extremely UNLIKELY to be Akhenaten. See the analysis done by Kate
Phizackerley at
www.KV64.info. Contact her through egyptological on-line magazine."

Tutankhamun had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth according to a 'virtual autopsy' | Daily Mail Online

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Menkaure Pyramid to be opened for public: Antiquities Ministry | Cairo Post

For visitors to Cairo, this might mean one of the others are closed

Menkaure Pyramid to be opened for public: Antiquities Ministry | Cairo Post

Luxor celebrates 110th anniversary of Queen Nefertari Tomb discovery | Cairo Post

Luxor celebrates 110th anniversary of Queen Nefertari Tomb discovery | Cairo Post: In July, the Supreme Council of Antiquities announced it would launch a project to build an exact, full-size replica of Queen Nefertari’s tomb to divert tourists away from the badly damaged original tomb while still providing them the chance to experience what the original looks like.

“The facsimile production of the tomb will record every tiny detail and dozens of square yards of inscriptions and depictions of scenes found in the original tomb,” Shoukry previously told The Cairo Post

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Jude goes shopping in Hidden Luxor

Jude goes shopping in Hidden Luxor


Meet Jude, the Flats in Luxor mascot. Jude wants to help you explore the
Luxor most tourists don’t see. Today he went shopping. If you staying
in a self catering apartment this is a great chance to explore the local
markets and buy fresh produce from Egyptians. A unique aspect to your
Flats in Luxor holiday.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

More free Egyptology books

From: Pearce Paul Creasman via EEF

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to inform you that the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition has made the three works listed below available for free download. They are in PDF format and include optical character recognition (OCR) so that terms can be searched within (do note that the OCR results in large files; 58, 32, and
36 MB respectively). Please use them and share them!

All are available here:
(faster download, but requires a login) and <http://egypt.arizona.edu/content/uaee-publications>
(slower, but does not require an account of any kind).

Valley of the Sun Kings: New Explorations in the Tombs of the Pharaohs ed. RH Wilkinson (1995)

The Temple of Tausret: The University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition Tausret Temple Project, 2004-2011 ed. RH Wilkinson (2011)

Archaeological Research in the Valley of the Kings and Ancient
Thebes: Papers Presented in Honor of Richard H. Wilkinson ed. PP Creasman (2013)

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Free Egyptology PDFs

The PDF publication resource bibliography at the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis has been updated for the first time this semester. We now have some 3300 links there. Much still needs doing, and submission of things we've missed is most welcome.

via EEF

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Djehuty; Djehutyemheb; TT45; TT 45; Theban tomb; Luxor; Gurnah; tomb of Egypt (1)

From those lovely people at Osirisnet

The tomb TT45 was carved at Sheikh Abd el-Gurnah during the period of
Amenhotep II for Djehuty, an official of modest rank. Djehutyemheb
“recuperated” for his personal usage the funerary monument around two centuries
later. Since there were no family ties unifying these two individuals, one may
suppose that, besides their names being related to the god Thot, it is their
role as responsible of the linen in the temple of Amun that provides the reason
for the re-usage of the tomb. Djehutyemheb demonstrates great restraint and
respect towards the previous decorations featured in the tomb of Djehuty. The
result is a mixed style between the early 18th dynasty and the Ramesside

Djehuty; Djehutyemheb; TT45; TT 45; Theban tomb; Luxor; Gurnah; tomb of Egypt (1)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Museums for free on World Tourism Day | Egypt Independent

Museums for free on World Tourism Day | Egypt Independent: Ahmed Mutawa, director of the Archaeological Sites Development Department, said all museums will be for free on World Tourism Day on 27 September in order to encourage visitors to see Egypt’s diverse heritage.
He said the ministry will celebrate for two days with cultural events, including folk dances and workshops for children to produce mini art models embodying the treasures they saw in the museums.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Egypt Sudan Graffiti

I am sure everyone has wondered about the old graffitti on temple and tomb walls and if you want to know more I really recommend Egypt Sudan Graffiti

Roger has produced numerous books, he says (via EEF)

Herewith the complete list of my books - there will be no
While I live they will be available, the price stays the
same, each volume 15 Euro (excluding packing and postal expenses).


Volume: I   The
Kiosk of Qertassi- (2001)
Volume: II  The
Temples of  Semna and Kumma- (2003)
Volume: III Philae - The Kiosk of Trajan- (2004)
Volume: IV  Elkab -
The Rock Tombs-(2005)
Volume: V   Thebes
- The Temples of Medinet Habu-(2006)
Volume:VI   Thebes
- The Mortuary Temple of Sethos I (Qurna)-(2008)
The Temple of Hathor (Deir el-Medina) Volume VII  Karnak-Great Temple of Amun-(2009)
Festival Temple-Pillared Hall (Tuthmosis III)
                       Hypostyle-Great Columns 1-12 In
aisle (Ramesses III and IV)
Smaller Columns 75 and 76 (Ramesses II
and IV, Sethos I) Volume VIII Elkab-The Temple of Amenophis III.(2010)(1)
Volume IX  
Thebes-The Ramesseum(2010)(2)
Volume X    The
Temple of Kalabsha (March 2011)(1)
          The Temple of Beit el-Wali
Volume XI   Gebel
el-Silsila, Great Speos of Harenhab, Quarry and
Stelae  (September 2011) (2) Volume
XII  The Luxor Temple (2012), with total
index of the 12

Additional Volume I  
The Temples of Abu Simbel (2012)(I).
Additional Volume II 
The Temple of Dendara (2012)(2) Additional Volume III – Part I: Napoleon
Banaparte in Egypt (2013)
                              Soldiers – Artists
– Scholars
                    Part II: Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt
                       Portrait drawings by André Dutertre

Saturday, 6 September 2014

September Special Offer from Flats in Luxor | Jane Akshar

September Special Offer from Flats in Luxor | Jane Akshar

Discover Luxor’s Hidden Treasures

If you want to uncover gems from the past amid friendly people with guaranteed sunshine then visit Luxor Egypt…

Fed up with package holidays, want to get more out of your precious
break from work minus rain and the cold then come to Luxor. Come to Flats in Luxor

Egiptología (Egyptology) | Coursera

FREE course in Egyptology (in Spanish)

Egiptología (Egyptology) | Coursera

Egiptología (Egyptology)

curso introduce a los estudiantes de grado y al público de habla
hispana en general en los aspectos más relevantes de la lengua, la
historia y la cultura del Egipto de los faraones.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Felucca Race Invitation

The Minister for Sport and Youth has requested your presence at a meeting in the Luxor Rowing Club to participate in an exciting event to promote tourism in Luxor.
The meeting will take place at 5.00 pm TOMORROW (Saturday 6th September) and the Minister would like as many people as possible to attend and take part.
The event will be a Felucca Race from Karnak to the Rowing Club and the Minister would like residents to be in the boats with the teams.
The event will be covered by the media so please try to be there if you can as we want to send a message to the world that Luxor is 'Open for Business' and is awaiting visitors old and new.
Please pass on this information to friends who are not on Facebook. Thank you and hope to see you at the Rowing Club tomorrow at 5.00 pm.

via Theresa Clarke on Facebook