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Newsletter 52 The Reconstruction of Meritamun’s Face


Forensic Facial Reconstruction

MeritamunNewsletter 52 The Reconstruction of Meritamun’s Face

Meritamun was a young woman who died around two thousand years ago. This video shows how the use of CT scanning of her mummified head together with 3D printing, archaeologists and sculptors have recreated her face using a technique known as forensic facial reconstruction.

Newsletter 51Ancient Egyptian Inventions and Pepi II


Ancient Egyptian Inventions

Newsletter 51Ancient Egyptian Inventions and Pepi IIThe Egyptian’s inventions were many and it might be easier to list the things they did not invent such as the wheel; not unexpected in a country where everyone travels on water.

Here are some examples of Egyptian inventions >>

 

 

Pepi II the longest lived ruler of Egypt
by Dominic Perry

Pepi II, According to tradition, lived to the age of 100 years and ruled for 96 of them.
The Excited Child

Pepy Lives

Children of Pepy

Dominic Perry

Newsletter 50 Unearthed Dark Secrets of the Pyramid


How Did Ancient Egyptians Build Pyramids Quickly? (Trailer)

Ancient Egyptians Used This Method to Build Tall Structures (Trailer)

Science Channel – Unearthed Dark Secrets of the Pyramid (2016) Full Documentary

New evidence could help solve the Great Pyramid’s mysteries

Archaeologists are now exploring an ancient security mechanism consisting of an intricate system of blocks, grooves and shafts that was installed in the Great Pyramid of Giza over 4,500 years ago to protect the mummified body of Pharaoh Khufu (also known as Cheops) and his treasures from grave robbers.


Newsletter 49 Sunken Ancient City of Heracleion


This documentary highlights the discoveries that have been unearthed during the excavation

The City of Heracleion (known to the Eygptians as Thonis) disappeared beneath the Mediterranean around 1,200 years ago. Before the foundation of Alexandria It was the main customs hub through which all trade from Greece and elsewhere in the Mediterranean entered Egypt. Its ruins were rediscovered in 2000 30 feet under the surface of the Mediterranean Sea in Aboukir Bay, near Alexandria.

The city was most likely founded around the 8th century BC and is mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus (5th century BC) He writes of Helen’s visit to Heracleion with her lover Paris before the Trojan War.

This documentary highlights the discoveries that have been unearthed during the excavation including religious artefacts, Giant statues, stone sarcophagi as well as 64 ancient shipwrecks, gold coins and giant tablets inscribed in ancient Greek and ancient Egyptian.

Newsletter 48 Artworks of Mark Millmore


I’ve recently been building a gallery website of my art work going back over forty years. Unfortunately, many of my paintings were sold unrecorded – there were no digital cameras in the 70’s 80’s and early 90’s. However, I found around 60 photos of my paintings, etchings and drawings. I even found a few rare limited edition etchings in an old plan chest that I had forgotten about.

These images, when looked at together, tell the story of how ancient Egyptian art influenced my work during the 1980’s and early 90’s when my work was being exhibited around the world. And how my in-depth research, in Egypt, led to the temple reconstructions of the past 15 years.

The work on this website is just the tip of the ice berg – if you own a painting that I’ve forgotten about please send me a photo and I’ll include it in the gallery.

Newsletter 48 Artworks of Mark Millmore