The Tebtunis Papyri
To Aurelius Julius Marcellinus, centurion, from Aurelia Tisais, whose mother is Tais, formerly an inhabitant of the village of Tebtunis in the division of Polemon.
My father Kalabalis, who is a hunter, set off with my brother Neilos as long ago as the 3rd of the present month to hunt hares, and up to this time they have not returned.
I therefore suspect that they have met with some accident, and I present this statement, making this matter known to you, in order that if they have met with any accident the persons found guilty may be held accountable to me.
I happen to have also presented a copy of this notice to the strategos Aurelius Idiomachos to be placed on the register.
The 25th year of Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Caesar the lord.
‘Egyptworld’, the book I was illustrating last year, has now been published – but most of my professional work this year has been of the none Egyptian type – I’ve just finished illustrating a book on the Vikings and have since made two extra Viking limited edition prints based on the images from this book. I’ve also made two science fiction themed prints.
Viking Long Ship>>
Viking Shield Wall>>
The Old Starship>>
I’ve also started my battle of Kadesh picture.
Egypt holds artefacts and monuments that represent 3000 years of our human story. Therefore, the recent news of corruption, destruction and theft coming out of the country only strengthens the arguments against repatriating ancient artefacts from western museums to their country of origin. I once thought the Elgin Marbles should return to Athens but I’m now inclined to the notion that all the world’s historical artefacts should be spread around the glob and or be safely buried back in the ground until, in the future, today’s political fools and religious nutters are only an unfortunate footnote of human history.
Hand-Tinted Photos from the 19th century
In the late nineteenth century, Western archaeologists and tourists were fascinated by the ruins of ancient Egypt. Here are some of the incredible photos they took, which were hand-tinted in the fashion of the day. *Click Here*
Egyptworld “This lavishly illustrated volume brings you the incredible temples and monuments of ancient Egyptian all their glory. Magnificent colour artworks faithfully recreate them as they were in the time of the Pharaohs. Revel in the details of the Sphinx or experience the awesome scale of the Pyramids of Giza.” *Click Here*
New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt
Archaeological digs in Egypt reveal where the First Dynasty kings of Egypt are buried – but until now a timeline has been difficult to establish. *Click Here*
Egyptian Years and Days
Many Egyptians continue to use several yearly calendars, the heritage of the country’s different religious traditions. *Click Here*
Is This How Our Ancestors Sounded?
Linguist Recreates Proto-Indo-European Language (AUDIO) *Click Here*
From grains like emmer and kamut to cloudy beer and honey-basted gazelle, Hungry History focuses on the meals of ancient Egypt.*Click Here*
Hieroglyph – New Fox TV Drama
Hieroglyph will focus on “a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharaoh, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and divine sorcerers.” Production will begin in early 2014. *Click Here*
A History of Ancient Egypt,’ by John Romer
As most of you know I’m a fan of John Romer – He’s been a great inspiration to me.
You can get his new book – A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid from:-
Hieroglyphic Print Machine write secret ancient Egyptian messages to your friends and have fun creating all sorts Egyptian themed stuff with your printer.
Find out more >>
Opet Festival at Karnak limited Edition Fine Art print. The Opet, was one of the most important annual festivals. the people received free bread and beer and the celebrations lasted for 27 days. *Click Here*
Exhibitions and Lectures
Secret Egypt – Unravelling truth from myth
Portsmouth City Museum
5th October 2013 – 23rd February 2014
Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum
Sunday, October 06, 2013–Sunday, January 05, 2014
The Mystery of the Albany Mummies
SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 – JUNE 8, 2014
Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt
SYMPOSIUM: How the Ancient Middle East Shaped Our World
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Oriental Institute Museum
1155 East 58th Street,
The Seated Scribe
The Louvre Department of Egyptian Antiquities
Hieroglyphic Typewriter – now available free for the iPhone
Free from the Google Chrome Web Store
Install it on your computer (11,677 users)
My Other Stuff
My You Tube *Click Here*