domingo, 3 de septiembre de 2017


La déesse Bastet, inscrite au dos au nom du roi nubien Piânkhy (Piye). 25e dynastie.
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martes, 1 de agosto de 2017



Templo de Abidos

Templo de Abidos

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections 
format: 255x192mm
ISBN: 978-1-910634-04-2
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology first opened its doors in 1915, and since then has attracted visitors from all over the world as well as providing valuable teaching resources. Named after its founder, the pioneering archaeologist Flinders Petrie, the Museum holds more than 80,000 objects and is one of the largest and finest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. Richly illustrated and engagingly written, the book moves back and forth between recent history and the ancient past, between objects and people. Experts discuss the discovery, history and care of key objects in the collections such as the Koptos lions and Roman era panel portraits. The rich and varied history of the Petrie Museum is revealed by the secrets that sit on its shelves. 
About the author
Alice Stevenson is the Curator of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL. She was previously Researcher in World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Her academic specialisation is Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egyptian archaeology, but she has a broad range of interests including the history of archaeology, anthropology and museums. She has written and co-edited many works.

martes, 25 de julio de 2017

Bronze mirror

Bronze mirror, one side partly corroded, with separate tang in the same metal fixed by two circular pins at the point of attachment to the handle, now missing. In Egypt mirrors have been found most often in tombs of women, though they are sometimes found in burials of men of high status.

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New Kingdom


The Tomb of Prince Montuherkhepeshef - KV19

The Tomb of Prince Montuherkhepeshef - KV19
Tomb KV19 of the Valley of the Kings dates from the end of Dynasty XX. This belongs to one of the sons of Ramesses IX, prince Montuherkhepeshef or Ramesses-Montuherkhepeshef ("Montu is above his powerful arm"), the prince and heir who died before he could reach the throne.
It was not originally intended for this burial, but initially planned for another prince, Ramesses-Setherkhepeshef, who would ascend to the throne under the name of Ramesses VIII; the tomb of this last has never been found.
The tomb was discovered in 1817 by Belzoni, and had an unspecified number of intrusive burials, probably dating up to Dynasty XXII. The prince's mummy has not been found.
KV19 is close to the end of a wadi of the east valley, clearly overhanging the base of the valley. It was dug in a rocky promontory situated between KV20 and KV43 (see gm-34). Oriented according to a north-east/south-west axis, the monument consists of a sloping approach to the entrance, followed of a sloping first corridor and, after another doorway, by the rough beginnings of a second corridor or chamber. The floor of this second corridor is pierced by a funerary shaft which was probably intended to received the prince's remains. Work in the tomb had then been abandoned.

lunes, 24 de julio de 2017

Middle Kingdom Egypt by Adela Oppenheim (Author), Dorothea Arnold (Author), Dieter Arnold (Author), Kei Yamamoto (Author)

Middle Kingdom Egypt 

The Unknown Tutankhamun

The Unknown Tutankhamun (Bloomsbury Egyptology) Paperback – 17 Dec 2015
by Marianne Eaton-Krauss (Author)
The reign of Tutankhamun was of major significance in the history of ancient Egypt. Following Howard Carters discovery of the kings tomb in 1922, the story of the boy who became Pharaoh, died young and was buried in splendor at the height of Egyptian civilization captivated generations. But there exists a wide discrepancy between that saga and what scholarship has discovered in the last few decades about Tutankhamuns reign. A truer story is revealed, not by objects from his tomb, but by statuary, reliefs, paintings, and architecture from outside the Valley of the Kings. Marianne Eaton-Krauss, a leading authority on the boy king and the Amarna Period, guides readers through the recent findings of international research and the relevant documentation from a wide variety of sources, to create an accessible and comprehensive biography. Tracing Tutankhamuns life from birth to burial, she analyzes his parentage, his childhood as Prince Tutankhaten, his accession and change of name to Tutankhamun, his role in the restoration of the traditional cults and his own building projects, his death and burial, and the attitudes of his immediate successors to his reign. Illustrated with color and black-and-white images, the book includes extensive endnotes and selected bibliography, which will make it essential reading for students and scholars as well as anyone interested in Tutankhamun
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (17 Dec. 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 147257561X
ISBN-13: 978-1472575616
Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 1 x 24 cm

The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings

The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings (Oxford Handbooks) Hardcover – 11 Feb 2016

Ostraka Deir el Medina

Deir el-Medina ostraca: a selection of economic records
wood supply for the king's tomb
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Petrie Museum

domingo, 16 de julio de 2017

A sacrificial ox

A sacrificial ox, which is lying a reed mat, is being dismembered by two men. The artist would appear to have made a very strange error: if the ox is lying on the mat, then the lower part of their legs should not appear in front of it, from behind the animal (see more-detail-cd). A third man is shown offering to Nakht a dish with two white cones of fat, presumably made from the animal being dismembered
TT52, the tomb of Nakht and his wife, Tawy
The tomb complex is located in the Theban necropolis, a genuine "city of the dead", which lies on the western side of the Nile valley, about three miles from the river, opposite modern day Luxor and the Karnak temple complex. It is situated towards the foot of the slope of the northern part of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, between the south-east corner of the Upper Enclosure and the south-west corner of the Lower Enclosure (see the plan below). Located in this hillside and plane are today about 210 decorated tomb complexes, more than half of which date to the 18th dynasty, with the remainder mainly dating from the 19th and early 20th dynasty. In antiquity there were probably about twice this number, half of which have been lost or destroyed. Approximately 50 tombs remain which were decorated during the reigns of Thutmosis IV and Amenhotep III. It is located fairly close to tomb TT38 (Djeserkareseneb) and tomb TT69 (Menna). These two tombs share many of the same decorative features.
 TT52, the tomb of Nakht and his wife, Tawy

Statuette d'Isis

Statuette d'Isis allaitant découverte dans le naos de la chapelle d'Osiris Neb-neheh (Cl. J.-Fr. Gout/IFAO-CFEETK