Blogroll Roundup for September 6, 2009

   Posted by: Keith Payne   

Categories: Egypt in the News

An Egyptian artifact in Jordan, an ancient ship, some modern restorations, a video guide to making a mummy, the Mansoor Amarna Collection, eyes, legs, and assorted body parts…


The bloggers at Heritage Key offer their regular smorgasbord of yummy ancient Egyptian delicacies.  If you’re in the mood for seafood, Ann recommends All aboard! Ancient Egyptian Ship Sails for the Legendary Land of Punt.  From the children’s (and young at heart) menu, Sean Williams presents New Toys! Playmobil’s Egypt Set.  For dessert, Ann has some ancient eye-candy with The Egypt Exploration Society’s Flickr Treasures.

And although I have already mentioned it elsewhere on Em Hotep!, if leg of mummy tickles your tummy, read The Mummy Project: Swiss Anatomy Experts Mummify Human Leg, by yours truly over at Heritage KeyBon appétit!



Kate Phizackerley of News from the Valley of the Kings has some Thought’s on Zahi’s Retirement you might want to read.  Kate also brings us the latest regarding Site Management and Restoration in the Valley of the Kings and environs. 



On Talking Pyramids, Vincent Brown has an eye on a new ancient Egyptian exhibition coming up at the Brooklyn Museum, Body Parts: A Feast for the Eyes.  Vincent also has some beautiful shots and analysis of Khufu’s architect, Hemineu:  Friday Photo:  Overseer of the Great Pyramid.  Followers of Em Hotep! may want to check that out—we are going to be discussing Hemienu and his work quite a bit here in the next month or so.



Along with the usual assortment of cultural, political, and historical news and commentary, Ben Morales-Correa brings us at Egypt Then and Now, check out this story about an ancient Egyptian artifact that was dug up a long way from home—Ancient Egyptian stone fragment found out of Egypt.  Ben also brings a cool story and video of the mummification process.  Check out Getty Museum Launches Mummification Process Animation to see how much work went into mummy making.



Tim Reid of The Egyptians brings us another article on the ancient Egyptian artifact recovered from Jordan.  Read Early Dynastic Contact for the details.  Tim also brings us some analysis of the Mansoor Amarna Collection

By the way, Edgard Mansoor gives us his own fascinating analysis of the famous Bust of Nefertiti in the comments section of The Year of Nefertiti: Will Zahi Hawass’ Final Year at the SCA be a Last Dance with a Queen? , here on Em Hotep!.



Su Bayfield takes us to Deir el-Medina and Medinet Habu on Reflections in the Nile.  She also has an entry on Esna Temple I neglected to mention last week, for which I have no excuse.  Esna is beautiful!



EgyptianScholar from The Egyptian Yell brings us a story about the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute returning to Nubia.  Check out The Oriental Institute Back in Nubia.  Also from The Yell, The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquity’s 35th Annual Symposium, and Scholars’ Colloquium Days at the ROM.



Andie Byrnes of Egyptology News is still on hiatus.  We miss you, Andie!  Enjoy your well-deserved rest! 



If you write, or know of, an Egyptology blog that should be perused for the weekly Blogroll Roundup here at Em Hotep!, please let us know in the comments section below.  Promotion of the Egyptology blogosphere is part of the mission here, which is why we always link through to the originating post rather than straight to the story.  It’s called Link Love, folks, and we are quite promiscuous here at the Em! 




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Edgard Mansoor

The BEST THING Dr. Hawass can do before retiring is to bring out and exhibit King Farouk’s Amarna sculptures that had been confiscated when the King had been exiled in 1952.

Dr. Hawass knows very well that Farouk’s amarna sculptures are authentic; he is not a fool like Wildung. If he does that, he will: 1) prove that Wildung is one of those so-called “JEALOUS ART HISTORIANS who condemn authentic works for spite”, and therefore is a criminal; and 2: He will prove that Farouk’s Nefertiti head which came from the Mansoor Amarna Collection is the most beautiful portrait of Nefertiti that could have been executed ONLY by Bak.

The question is: Would Dr. Hawass get Farouk’s amarna sculptures out, and exhibit them ? This remains to be seen.

Edgard Mansoor

October 11th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

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