Sunday, April 29, 2007

Weekly Websites

This result of this week's visits around the Web have produced a very mixed batch of subjects:

Une zone archéologique exceptionnelle
“Une mission égypto-française a mis au jour la plus riche mine de cuivre de l’Egypte Ancienne au bord de la mer tout près du golfe de Suez. Des caves, des fours, des objets en cuivre ainsi que de tessons de poterie et de nombreuses scories ont été dégagés dans ce site minier exceptionnel de 2000 ans av. J.-C.”

Images from the Louvre (
191 images from the Louvre's Egyptology collection. Mouse over the image for brief details, or click on it for the bigger image and a full description. This is a lovely website.

Bonaparte in Egypt
A book review from 2005: Bonaparte in Egypt.
Author: J Christopher Herold
Book Review By Michael D Booker (August 2005).

What's New in Papyrology
Recent publications of papyri & ostraca 4th BC-8th AD; conferences, lectures etc. from Papy-L and other sources as noted. gregg.schwendner AT
Once upon a time in the early 5th century AD, a young man grew up and went to work in the Great Library of Alexandria. And now he has returned to tell you about his life and times. his is the story of Yarrl, one of the last librarians to work in the Great Library. Yarrl lived during the late 4th and early 5th centuries. It was a time of great change, the sun was sinking below the horizon for the Roman Empire leaving a serious power vacuum. A relatively new religion with a new organization, the Christian Church, were more than willing to fill that vacuum.
The Great Library was no match for the Church. Less than 124 years after Constantine legalized Christianity, the Great Library was no more.
Yarrl was born in Constantinople on October 24, 385 AD. His mother died in childbirth. His father, an officer in the Roman military, was transferred to Alexandria in 400 AD, where he was placed in charge of a Roman cohort group that provided security services for Alexandria and the surrounding region. Yarrl's father was brother to Theon, the Prime Administrator of Alexandrian University and father of Hypatia. Yarrl's father was killed by an unknown assailant in Alexandria in 401 AD. Yarrl was then adopted by Theon who provided Yarrl living space in the temple library complex and continued his education.
The events depicted in this blog are loosely based upon historical facts. But in the main the story is fiction."

McClung Museum Resources
Thanks to the EEF Weekly News Digest for pointing out the following pages. Don't forget that last Thursday's Digest will be be online later today. These pages come from the McClung Museum and contain a number of papers and reserch documents on Egyptological (and other) themes:
Research pages index page
Research Notes
Occasional Papers:
Early photographs of Egypt

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