Tuesday, February 19, 2013

News for 17th, 18th and 19th February 2013

Copied from @egyptologynews. It has been a busy few days, so apologies for the late posting, but here's the news round-up.

Oriental Inst.News and Notes (PDF). 6 pages on Demotic Dictionary + small piece on Statue of Liberty's ties to Egypt http://bit.ly/WMOFBl

Egypt Exploration Society Centenary Awards 2012 providing funding for research at Saqqara and in Khartoum http://ees.ac.uk/news/news/210.html

Replicas of famous objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun on display at Lord Carnarvon's Highclere Castle. Daily Mail http://bit.ly/WTJdyh

In Spanish: Analysis of 200 mummies and skeletons from Aswan paints a picture of deprivation, not opulence. ABC.es http://bit.ly/WKuP9P

My review of "Digital Egypt: Museums of the Future" (@3DPetrie) has been added to the Petrie Museum's blog today. http://bit.ly/Y1V10W

Photo slideshow of dunes, rock formations and rock art in the Western Desert http://bit.ly/11SkvSY

Cotsten Inst of Arch annual review "Backdirt" with article "Coffin Reuse in the Twenty-First Dynasty" by K. Cooney. http://bit.ly/Y5wdU7

Grand Egyptian Museum will receive 5 objects of King Tut’s collection after returning to Egypt. Luxor Times http://bit.ly/Xm5fpN

Amara West 2013 dig diary: getting to grips with this year’s villa. British Museum http://bit.ly/YCFnGk

Retrospective field diary (posting now from January's work) of excellent EES Theban Harbours and Waterscapes Project. http://eestheban.tumblr.com

Jane Akshar's notes from the Mummification Museum lecture: José Galán – Update from the Spanish Mission. Luxor News http://bit.ly/ZcNBHm

Another photo story recording the project to rescue statues of Amenemhat III. Luxor News Blog http://bit.ly/YvW0Vb

Photo story showing emergency project to save 2 colossal statues of Amenhotep III at his funerary temple. Luxor Times http://bit.ly/XKcF5y

Finding the northern end of the Palace of the King. iMalqata dig diary http://bit.ly/15q4QcG

Em Hotep Digest vol. 02 no. 06: Jean-François Champollion http://bit.ly/ZbeKdL

Hierarchy of Women within Elite Families. Iconographic Data from the Old Kingdom. V. Vasiljević. Hist.of the Anc.Wrld http://bit.ly/152OZ2w

Issue 10 of free online journal i-Medjat, edited by the Unité de Recherche-Action Guadeloupe. TOC and PDF at http://bit.ly/YuWJpD

Video showing reconstruction of the monuments of Biahmu in the Faiyum by Ben Baker and Chris Kirby. YouTube http://bit.ly/152OF3U

Was Cleopatra murdered? Author talking about her version of the classic story. No reviews seen yet. Huffington Post http://huff.to/151P729

Vast robber pits around the 4,000-year-old Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III, metres deep. Triblive http://bit.ly/YDiMJy

Truth of Tutankhamun curse removed from myth. Times of Malta http://bit.ly/UCcsW8

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