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.”
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.
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)
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
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.