Check Out

Newsletter 39 – Hatshepsut


nletterhead331

University of Cambridge and Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan at the Manchester Museum to have a chat about Hatshepsut.


Time: Who Remembers the Greatest Woman to Rule the Ancient World?


One of History’s Most Successful Female Rulers—Who No One Remembers


Hatshepsut The Woman Who Was King


Ancient Egyptian temple discovered in a back garden


More than 1000 glyphs including 400 Egyptian word examples and over 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list. The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe.

All content can be printed including typewriter and calculator functions. There are also navagation and search text functions. You can quickly write names and short secret messages and then select print from the menu.



Newsletter 38


nletterhead331

BringingAncientEgypttoLife
Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life

If you live in the Midlands UK I’ll be doing an illustrated talk/demonstration called ‘Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life’ at Nature in Art in Gloucester UK on Thursday November 20th.
I will recreate an ancient Egyptian temple on my computer right before your eyes (projected on the wall) and then read selected passages from my book ‘Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes’
Doors open 7.00pm. Finger buffet 7.30pm. Finish 9.30pm.

http://www.nature-in-art.org.uk/wevenings.html


3D Petrie Museum

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology has one of the largest ancient Egyptian and Sudanese collections in the world. Checkout the 3D viewer, you can virtually handle some their ancient objects.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/3dpetriemuseum


PYRAMIDS OF GIZA

Google Maps – Visit the last standing wonder of the ancient world >>


Meidum Pyramid site under restoration in Upper Egypt

The Meidum Pyramid is being restored by the Egyptian government in an attempt to attract tourists to Egypt More>>


 King Tut’s Health

New mummy scans refute old diagnosis of the pharaohs More>>


New generation of archaeologists takes ancient Egypt into 21st century

Young experts bring fresh ideas to help reform old institutions More>>

Exodus: Gods and Kings “The World” Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes of Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings to see how the massive world was created.
[youtube=http://youtu.be/3CheFWltomg]


More than 1000 glyphs including 400 Egyptian word examples and over 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list. The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe.

All content can be printed including typewriter and calculator functions. There are also navagation and search text functions. You can quickly write names and short secret messages and then select print from the menu.



Newsletter 37


nletterhead331

Princess Kiya was one of the wives of Akhenaten and, it is thought, the mother of
Tutankhamun. She wrote this love poem to her husband.

“I will breathe the sweet breath which comes forth from your lips;
I will behold your beauty every day.
My prayer is to hear your voice, sweet like the north breeze.
Your limbs will be young in life, through my love of you, and you will give me your arms which bear your spirit.
I will receive it, and live through it and you will call out my name for eternity;
it will never fail on your lips.”

from Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes>>


Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life

On Thursday November 20th I’ll be doing an illustrated talk/demonstration called ‘Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life’ at Nature in Art in Gloucester UK.

I will recreate an ancient Egyptian temple on my computer right before your eyes (projected on the wall) and then read selected passages from my book ‘Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes’
Doors open 7.00pm. Finger buffet 7.30pm. Finish 9.30pm.
http://www.nature-in-art.org.uk/wevenings.html


 Name the Pharaoh

I’ve just made a few small updates to the Discovering Egypt site – Name the Pharaoh
See if you can recognize the cartouches of six Pharaohs. (bottom left column)
//discoveringegypt.com/ancient-egyptian-kings-queens/


Saving Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid a National Geographic Video

The Step Pyramid of Saqqara, is falling apart – ravaged by looters, earthquakes and the erosive force of 4600 years a team of British and Egyptian experts have been working to rescue this first pyramid’

Go to this page a scroll to the bottom to see the video
//discoveringegypt.com/pyramids-temples-of-egypt/step-pyramid-at-saqqara


Ramses’ Great Horses >>

Ramses' Great Horses
Ramses’ Great Horses

Museum Plans to Restore Ancient Egyptian Throne Room


UK campaigners request Egyptian help to restore ancient statue to public view


Ancient lives, new discoveries, an exhibition at the British Museum

Closes on 30 November 2014
This exhibition focuses on the discovery of eight very different mummies, each with their own identities and stories, something which the exhibition will help the viewer to discover, as well as explaining to viewers the different mummification techniques, and how it reflects on the lives of the people who were mummified.

This page reviews each mummified person with video documentary so If you can’t make the exhibition check out the link below.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/ancient_lives.aspx


Newsletter 36


Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

I’ve just completed a new chapter to my website on the Egyptian Gods. About 3000 words of text describing 25 gods and goddesses illustrated with 28 images.
*Click Here* to find out more


Fayum-34
Mummy portrait of a young woman, 3rd century,

Mummy portraits are realistic paintings of people’s faces that were attached to the mummy case. They were panted on wooden plastered boards using the encaustic method – a medium which involves using heated beeswax to which coloured pigments are added.

Painted Cartonnage (plastered linen) mummy cases date back to pharaonic times, but mummy portraits were an innovation during the Roman occupation of Egypt.
*Click Here* to find out more


 Was it was a thirst for beer, and not bread making, that turned early humans from foragers into farmers.”


If you like Egyptian themed horror movies checkout The Pyramid trailer


Tales of Egypt – a game for kids – annoying music but you can turn it off.
Keyboard controls are:- Move = W,A,S,D, J = Attack / Pick, up K = Jump, L = Special attack.
*Click Here*


More than 1000 glyphs including 400 Egyptian word examples and over 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list. The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe.

All content can be printed including typewriter and calculator functions. There are also navagation and search text functions. You can quickly write names and short secret messages and then select print from the menu.



Newsletter 35


As promised here is the first of my shorter but more regular newsletters

Mark


Cleopatra

I’ve just published a new page on Cleopatra – it also features a Documentary on her life.
/ancient-egyptian-kings-queens/cleopatra/


 Discovering Tutankhamun

Summer exhibition Discovering Tutankhamun tells the story of one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Find out more about the hunt for the tomb and the thrill of its discovery, and see Howard Carter’s original records, drawings and photographs.
http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/discovertut/


Ancient Egyptian Game of Senet

Some people complained that this page wasn’t on my new Discovering Egypt website.
I must admit I for got it along with the quizzes – which I’ll restore soon.

so here it is Game of Senet page
/ancient-egyptian-game-senet/


 Ridley Scott’s Biblical Epic Exodus

I’ve always admired Ridley Scott’s integrity as a film director but check this out – in his latest film ‘Exodus’ he has populated ancient Egypt with white Anglo Saxons. I could understand such ning-com-poopery from a lesser artist of the big screen but find it incomprehensible from Ridley Scott. What do you think?


More than 1000 glyphs including 400 Egyptian word examples and over 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list. The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe.

All content can be printed including typewriter and calculator functions. There are also navagation and search text functions. You can quickly write names and short secret messages and then select print from the menu.