What would the holiday season be without Tim Reid’s list of the year’s top ten stories in Egyptology? Tim runs the website Egyptians ™, one of my favorite sources for trade news. This year brought us mummy mutations, repatriation demands and museum thefts, and ancient sites ripped up for amusement parks, littered with garbage, and strewn with sewage. Not a bad first year for Egypt’s new Vice minister of Culture! (Ok, ok, hitting below the belt!)
But seriously, do drop in on Tim’s Ten Events Concerning Egyptology.. Most of the news is good, and the source is impeccable!
By the way, I don’t mention often enough the outstanding websites out there that keep us informed without having to subscribe to trade journals with triple digit annual rates. Here are a few:
- Required reading for all Egyptophiles from the professional to the mildly curious would be Andie Byrnes’ Egyptology News. Comprehensive and copiously updated, if it is at all relevant to Egyptology Andie will have it covered.
- Kate Phizackerley’s News from the Valley of the Kings is the total source for Thebes and thereabout. Kate’s analysis is no-nonsense and she is not afraid to take on the Powers That Be when a story does not hold up.
- I can’t say enough positive things about Vincent Brown’s Talking Pyramids, who’s critical eye and journalistic ethic let me know how high the bar is set when I first started Em Hotep.
- Su Bayfield’s Egyptian Monuments is one of the online sources I check for nearly every article I write. It is a very well organized encyclopedia of Egyptology with photography that belongs in an art gallery.
Of course, all of the sites I link in the bars to the far right have been vetted and approved by the vast Em Hotep editorial staff, but these four plus Tim’s Egyptians are the places I go to pretty much on a daily basis and I highly recommend that you bookmark them.