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The demon of the day is named Sehaqeq. Ostracon 5152 Leipzig, Ägyptisches Museum Georg Steindorff. Image from Lucarelli, Rita. (2010). Demons (benevolent and malevolent). UCLA: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
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New Mexico, which has doubled for Afghanistan and Morocco, is about to stand in for ancient Egypt.
The Ancient Egyptian god Thoth, a god of writing, wisdom, and hidden knowledge, was often shown as a type of bird called an ibis, or as a man with the head of an ibis (he might also be depicted as a...
The purpose of the pyramid, which predates the Great Pyramid of Giza, is a mystery. It may have been used as a symbolic monuments dedicated to the royal cult that affirmed the power of the king in the southern provinces.
These types of pyramids were already known and texts attest to their existence as well, but this pyramid at Edfu has never been excavated before now.
A propsoed real estate deal could help protect the Egyptian Museum in Cairo from violence
These colourful images were taken in the final resting place of Ramesses IV, who succeeded to the throne in about 1156 B.C. and reigned for six years.
Great images, so-so captions and text to go with them.
In the 1,800-year-old letter, written mainly in Greek, the soldier serving in a Roman legion in Europe tells his family he is desperate to hear from them and that he is going to request leave to make the long journey home to see them.
THE HARBOR OF KHUFU on the Red Sea Coast at Wadi al-Jarf, Egypt (NEA 77/1)
New tombs open to tourists in the Valley of the Kings!
Among the many treasures kept in the Egypt Exploration Society's Lucy Gura Archive is the 'film record' of excavations at Tell el-Amarna, which was made over...
Great video footage of work at the site of Amarna in the 1930s under the supervision of John Pendlebury.
fantastic and wonderful documentary about those days!
For this episode, Ask An Archaeologist journeyed across the Charles River to the Semitic Museum at Harvard to speak to the Deputy Director and Curator, Dr. Joseph Greene. We asked Dr. Greene two viewer submitted questions. How do objects end up in museums? What do you do with artifacts when they’re not on display? Check […]
Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.
Whoa! Predates the Great Pyramid
Our fragment (Acc. no. 4624) came to the Manchester Museum from the excavations of Edouard Naville at the site of Deir el-Bahri between 1894 and 1907. A more precise provenance for the piece or whe...
Breaking News: New Statue of Senenemut Identified
The port and barracks for sailors or military troops would've been in use while the pyramids were being built some 4,500 years ago. The findings suggest the area was a central port for the generations of three pharaohs, Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure.