The Troubles in Egypt

Just read a news item stating that looters destroyed a couple of mummies in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. This is especially troubling as there are Muslim fundamentalists in Egypt who would love to get rid of their pre-Islamic past and further damage might occur. I know it's probably bad of me to be more worried about the relics of the Pharaonic past then the people who are being hurt and dying in the anti-government protests but these are part of the heritage of all mankind and are irreplaceable. I just wish we could grow into our name homo sapiens sapiens - wise wise man but I fear as a species we are still stuck in adolescence, acting out our frustrations in violence and taking it out on whatever/whoever is handy.

Secrets of the Dead

This week's episode of the PBS series "Secrets of the Dead" is titled "The Silver Pharaoh" dealing with the tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I which was discovered in the 1930s and now all but forgotten. Check your local listings for the show times.
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questions about Hatshepsut

I have been trying to find the cartouche of Hatshepsut, but I have found a couple of different ones, I know that she would have had different once's for different stages in her life, but I'm trying to figure out which is the cartouche that she would have had as Pharaoh.

Any help would be great, thanks so much.

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Archaeologists have found an ancient letter they think was written to Ahenaten.

Other archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a pyramid construction supervisor.

In case anyone is interested, Chasing Mummies premieres on the History Channel on Wednesday at 10/9c featuring Dr Zahi Hawass at his most heroic (just look at that photo).
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Books & Statues for direct sale

A few years ago I had the privilege of working in (basically running) an Egyptian Import store. It fueled my already strong obsession with Ancient Egypt.
Well after the store closed my obsession fizzled out :( So I thought I would offer these items to you all before I put them in my yard sale. I know they will find loving homes with you.
I have feedback on ebay: primeduchess; the lj community lippy_feedback; and Makeupalley: Duchessvondoom
Paypal please. I am open to offers :) please let me know if you have any questions!
Books & statues under the cut, MANY picturesCollapse )