Posts Tagged ‘Nefertiti’
Do you have a favorite Egyptian queen? Or would you like to learn a little more about what queenship meant in ancient Egypt, and how it differed from other types of monarchies? Of if you are just looking for some really nice photography, yet again the crew at Em Hotep BBS delivered the goods.
A selection of queens plus three queens who were kings, the wives of Mentuhotep II, cats and queens, Picton’s Petrie Pieces, recommended reading, and lots of interesting fun Egyptological facts – Just the thing for a cold winter night!
Tags: Ahmose-Meritamun, Ahmose-Nefertari, Ankhenespepy II, Arsinoe III, Ashayet, Atumneferu, Bintanath, Cleopatra VII, Hatshepsut, Kawit, Khentkawes I, Mentuhotep II, Mutemwia, Nebetnehet, Nefertiti, Nefret II, Nefru, Queens, Sobeknefru, Tausret, Tiaa, Tiye
Medicine and Mysteries is a sneak preview of the much larger mummies section coming to Em Hotep. The format of the mummies section will be to present introductory summaries of relevant topics followed by video clips, followed by links to primary and secondary resources.
In this installment: The search for Nefertiti, mummies and heart disease, was Tut murdered, mummies and dental care, ancient brain surgery, tracking Lady Tahat and sexing Lady Hor.. Much more..
Tags: Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium, Carlos Museum, Djed-Hor, Djehutynakht, Forensic Mummy Studies, Hor, Horus Study Group, KV35YL, Mummification, Nefertiti, Ramesses I, Swiss Mummy Project, TT320, Tanakhtnettahat, Tutankhamun
In The Mummies Gallery we will take a look at each of the mummies in both the study and control groups and pull together the familial and pathological data for easy referencing.
Tags: Akhenaten, Amenhotep III, Ankhesenamun, Beketaten, Eighteenth Dynasty, Family of Tutankhamun Project, Forensic Mummy Studies, Freiberg-Kohlers Disease, Genetic Mapping, Hatshepsut, Journal of the American Medical Association, KV21A, KV21B, KV35EL, KV35YL, Kiya, Mummy CCG61065, Nebetah, Nefertiti, Queen Ahmose-Nefertari, Queen Thuya, Queen Tiye, Sitra-In, Thutmose II, Tutankhamun, Yuya
Dr. Zahi Hawass has vowed to fight for the repatriation of the bust of Nefertiti, but as he prepares to pounce, the Germans brace for the battle. Like a couple of prize fighters circling the ring, the champion of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities and Dietrich Wildung, director of Berlin’s Egyptian Museum, have been sizing each other up for this October title fight.
Prophets in Egypt, the Luxor Museum, someone else mapping the geneology of the Eighteenth Dynasty, more Egyptian medicinal practices, KV63, and a toast for Tut…
For weeks now you have been reading here at Em Hotep! about the genetic testing done on two fetuses found in the tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter in 1922, and the implications this may have for the genetic mapping of the Eighteenth Dynasty.
“And they’re about to become newsworthy,” Hawass’ spokesperson, Jill Lynch, told The Sacramento Bee today, “This fall, Dr. Zahi Hawass is going to announce the results of a DNA study that will determine the parenthood of the two fetuses…”
If I were a stockbroker and Nefertiti was a commodity, I would be advising my clients to buy. Dr. Zahi Hawass’ last year with the Supreme Council of Antiquities promises to be an interesting one, with robots crawling the Great Pyramid, mummies in CT scanners, and rumors of KV64.
But somehow Nefertiti seems to keep slipping back into the story.
Tags: Altes Museum, Ankhesenamun, Bust of Nefertiti, Eighteenth Dynasty, Forensic Mummy Studies, Internal Ramp, Jean-Pierre Houdin, KV64, Khufu's Pyramid, Mummies, Mutnodjmet, Nefertiti, New Kingdom, Repatriation, Secret Doors, Supreme Council of Antiquities, The Great Pyramid, Tutankhamun, Zahi Hawass
The Altes Museum in Berlin has certainly dug its heels in on this issue–Nefertiti’s iconic sculpture is now a “part of German cultural identity.” But what exactly does this fight over an Egyptian artifact obtained under very questionable circumstances communicate about Germany’s cultural identity?
Props go to Timothy Reid of The Egyptians for first blogging about the latest news in this on-going controversy. After you check out his scoop, Nefertiti Please Come Home, hop over to Heritage Key where I blog about this as well under my daytime name, Keith Payne: The Bust of Nefertiti – A Century-Old Archaeological Detective Story Nearing an End?
Zahi Hawass is going full court. We’ll see how far he gets!
It’s 4 am, do you know where your mummy is?
Zahi Hawass is ready to do his next mummy DNA study, this time on Queen Mutnodjmet. Unfortunately, Her Majesty is MIA. This is actually a pretty big deal because as the DNA study of the Eighteenth Dynasty continues cross referencing may prove that Mutnodjmet and Nefertiti are actually sisters.
I blog about this under my daytime name, Keith Payne, over at Heritage Key. Check out Queen Mutnodjmet: Another Branch in Tutankhamun’s Genetic Line Found (and Lost)?
More than two thousand Egyptophiliacs lined up outside Clowes Memorial Hall for what Director of Operations Karen Steele informed me was a sold-out house.
It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say the event had the feel of a rock concert. We were there to see a star. What secrets would he reveal tonight? What announcements would he make?
Shemsu scoops the news for Heritage Key.
Tags: Archaeology, Egyptian Tombs, Eighteenth Dynasty, Forensic Mummy Studies, Giza Plateau, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Children's Museum, Khufu's Pyramid, Mummies, Nefertiti, Osiris Shaft, Queen Tiye, Secret Doors, Valley of the Kings, Zahi Hawass
My interview with Zahi Hawass has been posted to Heritage Key!
Tags: Archaeology, Cairo Museum, Egyptian Tombs, Egyptian Tourism, Forensic Mummy Studies, Giza Plateau, Giza Pyramids, Grand Egyptian Museum, Horemheb, Indianapolis, Islamic Egypt, Ka-Nefer-Nefer, Khufu's Pyramid, Memphis Necropolis, Mummies, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Nefertiti, Osiris Shaft, Seti I, Suzanne Mubarak Children's Museum, Valley of the Kings, Zahi Hawass