Tomb preservation, mummy sweat, more forensic mummy studies, and bringing Nefertiti home…
Ben Morales-Correa of Egypt Then and Now brings us an update of the joint conservation efforts of the Getty Conservation Institute and the Supreme Council of Antiquities regarding Egyptian tombs. Read about it at Conservation of Ancient Egyptian Tombs.
Bringing us some News from the Valley of the Kings, Kate Phizackerley asks Do mummies sweat? The same link will bring you more info on the opening of Horemheb’s tomb.
Pavements of Silver offers us a great videoblog on the Sarcophagus of Nectanebo II – Last Native Egyptian Pharaoh. For some Ancient Egypt in the Multimedia Age, tune in and watch!
Su Bayfield pays a visit to more off-the-beaten-trail locations in Egypt at Reflections in the Nile. Join her in Following in Petrie’s Footsteps to a Predynastic Period site with some Old Kingdom tombs. End the day with the moon over the Nile.
Vincent Brown talks pyramids at Talking Pyramids with a review of Beneath the Pyramids, by Andrew Collins. Read about it in The Underworld Beneath the Pyramids of Giza. When you are done, scan down to Vincent’s Related Reading and there is a clickable audio interview with Collins.
The Scholar has been particularly busy this week over at The Egyptian Yell. From the American Research Center in Egypt the Yell brings us an International Colloquium: Pharaonic Renaissance. From the American Journal of Archaeology, read about a Royal Gift Exchange Between Mycenae and Egypt. And for your daily dose of forensic mummy studies, try High-Tech Scanner Reveals Mummy’s 2,500-Year-Old Past.
For the latest on the repatriation of Nefertiti, read Tim Reid on The Egyptians: Nefertiti Please come Home. For more about the efforts to preserve Egyptian tombs read Saving Tombs, Replica Tombs, and Saving History in Replica. Tim is really on top of this subject!
For news that is truly straight from the tap, read Zahi Hawass’s Blog—The Synagogue of Ben Maimon.