Monday, March 04, 2013

News for 3rd March 2013

Yesterday's news from the world of Egyptology, copied over from Twitter.

Via Kristian Strutt ‏@kdstrutt: Antinoupolis Project blog. Visit to the Via Hadriana, Deir El Sombat and rock-cut coptic church

Via Maria Nilsson ‏@DrMariaNilsson:  Book Review: The Murder of Cleopatra

Egyptian minister and German foundation sign MoU to complete database for Akhenaten Amarna museum in Minya. allAfrica

Nothing to do with Egypt, but very cool! Desert finds on Arabian Peninsula challenge horse taming ideas. BBC

Not specific to Egypt but relevant: Agriculture and parting from wolves shaped dog evolution, study finds. Physorg

Stone Tools in the Paleolithic and Neolithic Near East. A Guide. J.J. Shea, State University of New York, Stony Brook

Available to read online: World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum: a characterization (with 3 chapters on AE).

The last week of the dig diaries:

Linking Things on the Web: Pragmatic Examination of Linked Data for Libraries Museums + Archives. Library of Congress.

TV (UK): Ancient Egypt: Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings. 9pm BBC2 15th March 2013. C21 Media

The latest email update from Barry Kemp and Anna Stevens with a few of the photos that were attached. Egyptology News

Article about excavation and restoration at Theban Tomb 39 in Luxor. With lovely photographs. Past Horizons

The Limestone quarries in the Theban Mountains, with photographs. Sirius Project

New book available for pre-order: Late Roman Glassware and Pottery From Amarna and Related Studies. Faiers, J. EES

Comprehensive website, in Spanish, about Heracleópolis Magna (Nen-nesu). Plenty of maps and photos.

Book review: 3 volumes on the Popes of Egypt from the beginning of the Church ending at end of 2011. Montreal Review

Treasures in the wall: The story of the Lewis-Gibson Genizah Collection of Hebrew manuscripts from Cairo. New Yorker

Mummification Museum Lecture notes - Amenhotep on the hill (and the pyramid of a vizier as well). Luxor News blog

Almost a ghost story from Manchester curator Campbell Price: The mystery of the spinning statuette.

Finaliza la quinta campaña de excavaciones arqueológicas de la Univ de Jaén en Qubbet el-Hawa (Asuán). Ushebtis

Conferencia: El proyecto Djehuty y los secretos de la necrópolis tebana. Ushebtis

Egyptian Minister Hopes for Improvement of Tourism Ties with Iran. FARS News

More Arsinoe: Researchers vow to prove remains found in Turkey ARE those of Cleopatra's murdered sister. Daily Mail

How to find postgraduate funding - good advice from @Swanseauni recruitment officer Mark Skippen. 

Via Alice Williams ‏@alicewilliams86. Details of the Friends of the Petrie Museum's new photo competition 'In and Out of the Nile Valley' - closes 1st May.

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