Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Tomb of Harwa - Teaser KoreinEgypt - YouTube

Tomb of Harwa - Teaser KoreinEgypt - YouTube



Archaeological excavations in the tomb of Harwa (TT 37), Luxor, Egypt.
Official teaser of the upcoming field campaign in cooperation with the
Kore University of Enna, Italy. #KoreinEgypt

Work under way on restoration of Amenhotep III statues | Cairo Post

Work under way on restoration of Amenhotep III statues | Cairo Post: “The temple is 10 times bigger than other mortuary temples in the west bank. It used to be 700,100 meters. All its walls have been destroyed, but whatever was inside is still there. Our job is to save the temple that was once prestigious, but unfortunately was very badly damaged. I believe within 20 years, we will have achieved our objectives here,” Sourouzian said in a video at www.discoveringegypt.com.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Luxor News the book

Luxor News / 978-3-8417-7088-2 / 9783841770882 / 3841770886: Luxor News contains everything that happened in the Egyptology world, original lectures, site visits and discoveries in Luxor, Egypt.



Luxor News

Amenhotep III head unearthed in Luxor - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

luxorAmenhotep III head unearthed in Luxor - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online: A new discovery has been made at Armant Temple, 25 kilometres south of Luxor.

A mission from the French Institute for Oriental Studies (IFAO) unearthed a limestone head of the 18th dynasty king Amenhotep III, grandfather of king Tutankhamen.

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh El-Damaty told Ahram Online that the head was accidentally found during restoration and consolidation works carried out at the temple's foundations.

State Information Services Antiquities Minister visits Luxor

State Information Services Antiquities Minister visits Luxor: Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el-Damati paid a visit to the Upper Egypt governorate of Luxor on Saturday 22/11/2014, to inspect a number of archaeological projects there.

In press statements, Damati stressed the importance of such visits to encourage work and remove any obstacles.

He inspected the restoration of Amenhotep III Museum, asserting that his visits also aim at following up restoration works of Egypt's antiquities.



I suspect the article is referring to the excavations behind the colossus as there is no Amenhotep III museum 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Ancient Egyptian Mummy Wearing Jewels Found : Discovery News

A report in English with a particularly lovely photo 







Ancient Egyptian Mummy Wearing Jewels Found : Discovery News: Spanish archaeologists digging in Egypt have unearthed a female mummy still wearing her jewels.

The mummy was discovered in the necropolis below the temple of Pharaoh Thutmosis III (1490-1436 B.C.), on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor (southern Egypt). The find dates to the Middle Kingdom (2137-1781 B.C.).

For nearly four millennia, the “Lady of the Jewels,” as the mummy was nicknamed, eluded tomb raiders, her sarcophagus trapped under a collapsed roof.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Gebel el Silsila Survey Project: 2 weeks in photos

Gebel el Silsila Survey Project: 2 weeks in photos



with Freya!!!!!

More on the Mddle Kingdom tomb discovery- La momia conservaba sus joyas de oro | Cultura | EL PAÍS

 



La momia conservaba sus joyas de oro | Cultura | EL PAÍS: El equipo de Myriam Seco descubre pulseras y un collar en una tumba bajo el templo de Tutmosis III en Lúxor



  I used a translation tool and it worked great to read this article

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Undisturbed Middle Kingdom tombs found in Luxor

Via EEF







* Press report: "Egiptólogos españoles descubren
joyas de oro y plata del Imperio Medio"

The Spanish mission directed by Dr. Myriam Seco Álvarez
has discovered two MK tombs below the Mortuary Temple of Thutmosis III in
Luxor. One of the tombs contained an undisturbed sarcophagus with the mummy of
a woman and a collection of gold and silver jewelery.

"Un equipo de egiptólogos y arqueólogos españoles ha
descubierto dos tumbas con joyas de oro y plata del Imperio Medio (2050-1750
a.C.), debajo del templo del faraón Tutmosis III ((1490-1436 a.C.), en la
ribera oeste del río Nilo en la provincia de Luxor, en el sur de Egipto. Según
confirmó este miércoles la directora de la expedición, Myriam Seco, debajo del
templo hay "toda una necrópolis del Imperio Medio", donde fueron
localizadas hace dos días las joyas de la dama: el cuerpo de una mujer de clase
alta, que llevaba dos brazaletes y un colgante de piedras semipreciosas y
cilindros de oro, así como unas tobilleras de plata. La concha y los dos
pulseras de oro están en perfecto estado de conservación, aunque las dos joyas
de plata fueron encontradas sumamente deterioradas. (...)"
  

 






Egiptólogos españoles descubren joyas de oro y plata del Imperio Medio - 20minutos.es: Se encontraban debajo del templo del faraón Tutmosis III en la ribera del Nilo
El gran descubrimiento son las denominadas como 'las joyas de la dama'
Es un hallazgo importante ante la escasez de restos de esa época

Monday, 17 November 2014

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Was-Tutankhamun-epileptic- - Al-Ahram Weekly

Was-Tutankhamun-epileptic- - Al-Ahram Weekly: The theory that Tutankhamun suffered from epilepsy is impossible to prove and has no Egyptological merit, writes Yasmine El-Shazly, head of documentation at the Egyptian Museum



IMHO that entire TV program has no merit Egyptology or otherwise

The Grand Egyptian Museum Project Update: The Worl - blooloop

The Grand Egyptian Museum Project Update: The Worl - blooloop: The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), potentially the "world's most spectacular museum" under construction in Cairo, has literally withstood the test of time and overcome several challenges in the past.
Evidence of that is once again at hand, as about 75% of the foundation and basement work is now complete, despite the severe political unrest that swept through Egypt in the past two years in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Musical instruments in ancient Egypt

Musical instruments in ancient Egypt: Music in ancient Egypt: musical instruments

Musical instruments and parts of instruments in the Petrie Museum. Most of them date to the New Kingdom or the Roman Period; some, such as UC 35805, are modern items acquired as parallels.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Tut Ankh Amon tomb closure postponed, mummy not to be relocated | Egypt Independent

Tut Ankh Amon tomb closure postponed, mummy not to be relocated | Egypt Independent: Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Al-Damaty has decided to call off the periodic maintenance closure of Pharaonic King Tut Ankh Amon’s tomb, previously slated for November, until the end of the current tourism season.

The minister reiterated that the “Golden Pharaoh's” mummy will remain in the Valley of the King in Luxor, ending speculations about the possibility of transferring it to another location.

"New Discoveries at Hierakonpolis" Renee Friedman (EEG Meeting Talk) | It's More Fun to Be Jack of All Trades Than Master of One

Agreat write up on what appears to be a great talk



"New Discoveries at Hierakonpolis" Renee Friedman (EEG Meeting Talk) | It's More Fun to Be Jack of All Trades Than Master of One: On Sunday Renee Friedman came to the Essex Egyptology Group to talk about the latest discoveries she and her team have been making at the site of Hierakonpolis. First she put the site itself into context. It was an important pre-dynastic Egyptian city, situated just north of modern Edfu, called Nekhen (and later Hierakonpolis by the Greeks).

Gebel el Silsila Survey Project: A new season!

Gebel el Silsila Survey Project: A new season!: A new season!
The Gebel el Silsila Survey Team is back on site for yet another, hopefully, great season's work.

Work this season includes some new exciting features, such as 3D-scanning, GIS recording and the setting up of a proper archaeo-geographic gridwork for the first time, and of course the continuation of our previous recording including Sarah's pottery analysis, John's study into extraction methods and transportation, Maria's project on quarry marks and petroglyphs, Philippe's epigraphic work on Egyptological matters, as well as the documentation of prehistoric rock art sites and lithic industries. This season we are also delighted to have with us the splendid Egyptian scholar Moamen Saad, who is currently collating material for his doctoral thesis on the Nile Stelae here at Silsila. Of course, this season brings also another member; one who has become famous among most of you already - Lady Freja! She expresses her warmest gratefulness to her favorite friends of the Petrie Museum for bringing her some most wonderful gifts! We also give a warm welcome to Mohamed Ibrahim as our inspector!

Keeping this post short (another one will be posted by John tomorrow, giving you a description of our first week on site, including some prominent visits by TARA (Trust for African Rock Art) as well as Friends of the Petrie Museum and the Plymouth Egyptological group), we wish to welcome you once more to join us here virtually on our work at Silsila!

The-truth-about-Tutankhamun - Al-Ahram Weekly

Arebutal of the recent TV program about Tutankhamun by Zahi Hawas. I was going to say 'crap' TV program but that would be expressing my own views. As Joyce Tydesley says the real curse of Tutankhamen is what has been done to him after death!!!!!

The-truth-about-Tutankhamun - Al-Ahram Weekly:

The best quote from the story "The story of the golden boy is far from finished."

Saturday, 8 November 2014

German TUI Company chairman says Luxor enjoys safety, security

State Information Services TUI Company chairman says Luxor enjoys safety, security: The German TUI Company announced its tourist program map for the coming year in an international press conference in the Upper Egyptian city of Luxor held on Friday 07/11/2014 with the attendance of Tourism Minister Hesham Zazou.

The chairman of TUI Company asserted that Luxor enjoys safety and security. He invited the German tourists to visit this city which is rich in temples and ancient graves of kings.

During his meeting with media delegation and German tourists, Zazou announced an increase in the booking rates of German tourism by 10%.

West Coast ARCE Chapter Tour - 4 Luxor Projects | American Research Center in Egypt

West Coast ARCE Chapter Tour - 4 Luxor Projects | American Research Center in Egypt: A site improvement project at Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, the area of the Tombs of the Nobles, that included cleanup of the surface debris left after demolition of the houses that once stood there, and a survey of the entire site--a one square kilometer area. Included in the project was the laying of non-invasive pathways and signage. This is a World Heritage site and is just over the hill from the Valley of the Kings.
Excavation, conservation, and preparation of Theban Tomb 110 (TT 110), the Tomb of Djehuty, in preparation for visitors. TT 110 is one of the tombs over which Sheik Abd el-Qurna dwellings stood prior to demolition.
Conservation of the small Isis temple at Der el Shelwit.
Cleanup and restoration of the Sacred Lake at the 18th Dynasty Mut Temple, as well as installed pathways and visitor signage throughout the site.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Flats in Luxor (Egypt) - Condominium Reviews - TripAdvisor

Our first Spanish review! 



Flats in Luxor (Egypt) - Condominium Reviews - TripAdvisor:



Recién llegada de Luxor y encantada con la experiencia de alojarse en la orilla Oeste y no en un hotel sino en una preciosa casita de estilo nubio con cocina propia si quieres cocinarte tú o con un excelente servicio de restauración, bien en la misma casa, bien en el edificio adyacente que cuenta con restaurante en el ático. Buen servicio, buen alojamiento, buena comida y buen precio. Flats in Luxor puede también organizarte traslados, visitas, etc. Nosotros contratamos coche con conductor y billete de tren Cairo-Aswan con ellos y todo ha salido tal como planeado, conductores fiables, puntuales y serviciales. Si además te dejas aconsejar por los conocimientos y experiencia de la dueña (Jane Askhar) tendrás una experiencia inolvidable. Lo recomiendo a todos y aprovecho para señalar que Egipto es seguro!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Luxor 2015 Calendar — Lulu GB

Luxor 2015 by Jane Akshar (Calendar) — Lulu GB: A month to view calender, a great Christmas gift for everyone that loves Luxor and Egypt. Part of the charm of Egypt is the friendly people and Luxor is full of great characters as well as tombs, temples and museums. Kim Lau traveled all over Egypt collecting unique pictures and the calender shows a selection of his photos taken while staying at Flats in Luxor. If you want to see more of his work check his Facebook page Crosroadz.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Welcome to the Missione Archeologica Canario Toscana

Flats in Luxor is very excited to welcome the Min Project team who are working at TT109. They have a very good website where you can read up on their work and maybe sponsor them. 



Missione Archeologica Canario Toscana > Home



Min Project is an Italian-Spanish
project in co-operation with Egypt, born for the study and publication
of a Theban Tomb (TT109 and its extension Kampp -327-) in the Necropolis
of Thebes, on the west bank of the city of Luxor.
The tomb of Min (TT109) has not been
systematically studied and has never been recorded or examined in
detail. Many early travelers -Champollion, Burton and Rosellini among
them - copied many of the scenes and inscriptions, some of which are now
gone, but a complete publication was never done. Modern systematic
recording of the monument began in 1887-1889 but it was without the
advantages of color photography and modern recording techniques. Sadly,
through the years, tomb TT109 has suffered intermittent vandalism and
has been subject to erosion that endangers its carved decorations, some
of which are crumbling.
The purpose of the “Min Project” is to copy and study the inscriptions
and the scenes and to document the architecture, as well as to clean and
conserve the structure of the tomb and its wall decorations and to
prepare the monument for a future opening for the public.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Giza men arrested after digging up ancient temple under house - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Column

Giza men arrested after digging up ancient temple under house - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online: Antiquities Minister Mamdouh El-Damaty said that the unearthed blocks are genuine and belong to a huge temple from the reign of King Tuthmose III.

Seven reliefs and two marble columns were unearthed along with a huge red-granite armless colossus of a seated person, El-Damaty.

The items have been brought to the Saqqara site for restoration and further study, the minister said, adding that the Hod Zeleikha area has now been declared an archeological site and under the control of the ministry in order carry out more surveys nearby and unearth more of the temple.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Masress : Ministry to subsidise charter flights, starting November: Official

Including Luxor, hurrah



Ragab said the stimulus programme at Luxor, Aswan, and Taba airports is to the ministry's desire to increase foreign travel traffic and increase occupancy in hotels in those areas.



Masress : Ministry to subsidise charter flights, starting November: Official

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Moody's Raises Egypt's Outlook to Stable - ABC News

Good news, onwards and upwards!

Moody's Raises Egypt's Outlook to Stable - ABC News: The influential international ratings agency credits, "the launch of government initiatives toward fiscal consolidation, signs of a growth recovery and an improvement in macroeconomic stability" for its revised assessment, which was announced on Monday.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Tutankhamun had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth according to a 'virtual autopsy' | Daily Mail Online

I must admit I despaired reading this load of rubbish and am eternally grateful to Dylan Bikerstaf for this response posted in the Facebook group Forensic Egyptology. "Dylan Bickerstaffe More
rubbish based on that utterly flawed DNA study, and some highly
speculative interpretations of CAT scans. If you believe the study they
did, virtually every person they examined (they claimed they were all
kings and queens - they weren't!) had scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis, club
foot, incisional hernia. Suspicious? These are all mummies, not natural
deaths. I see they're still trotting out the idea that Tutankhamun's
parents were Akhenaten and an otherwise unknown daughter of Amenhotep
III. Not likely! The DNA actually showed that the KV55 mummy was
extremely UNLIKELY to be Akhenaten. See the analysis done by Kate
Phizackerley at
www.KV64.info. Contact her through egyptological on-line magazine."




Tutankhamun had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth according to a 'virtual autopsy' | Daily Mail Online

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Menkaure Pyramid to be opened for public: Antiquities Ministry | Cairo Post

For visitors to Cairo, this might mean one of the others are closed

Menkaure Pyramid to be opened for public: Antiquities Ministry | Cairo Post

Luxor celebrates 110th anniversary of Queen Nefertari Tomb discovery | Cairo Post

Luxor celebrates 110th anniversary of Queen Nefertari Tomb discovery | Cairo Post: In July, the Supreme Council of Antiquities announced it would launch a project to build an exact, full-size replica of Queen Nefertari’s tomb to divert tourists away from the badly damaged original tomb while still providing them the chance to experience what the original looks like.

“The facsimile production of the tomb will record every tiny detail and dozens of square yards of inscriptions and depictions of scenes found in the original tomb,” Shoukry previously told The Cairo Post