Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Egyptology News 22nd - 24th April 2013

Copied from @egyptologynews  

Abu Simbel


A New discovery in North Sinai including imported amphorae from Rhodes Island. Luxor Times

The South Tombs Cemetery excavations at Amarna, 2013: the final season! The latest from Barry Kemp + Anna Stevens

Barbara O'Neill's interview with Dr Maria Nilsson (Gebel Silsila Epigraphic Survey Project) is now on Egyptological:

Interview in Spanish with Alejandro Jiménez, Director of investigations into tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa, Aswan. Ushebtis


Old Kingdom leather fragments found in Cairo Museum reveal how ancient Egyptians built their chariots. Ahram Online
[For those interested in this topic there was a really good article in Nature by Jo Marchant (November 2011) about New Kingdom leather pieces and what they revealed about chariots, again from pieces found in the Cairo Museum. Summary at]

Giza Secret Revealed: How 10,000 Pyramid Builders Got Fed. Live Science

Greek, Greek / Demotic and Demotic Mummy Labels: A Survey Version 1.0 March 2013. K.A. Worp. What's New in Papyrology


Summary of Egyptian origins portion of “Dialogue of Civilizations” conference held in Guatemala. National Geographic

Museums and exhibitions

Free PDF press kit about the Egypt and Sudan galleries at the Ashmolean Museum website with lots of info and photos.

Archaeology: Greek-Roman museum to reopen in Alexandria. ANSAmed

New website address for the Friends of the Petrie Museum:

La momia del Museu Darder vuelve a Banyoles 10 años después. Exposición itinerante 'Proyecto Monthemhat' Vanguardia


More re the recently re-opened 1920s Egypt-influenced Louxor cinema in Paris: "Luxor-on Seine." The Economist.

Review of Cathie Bryan's @PetrieMuseEgypt tour of Egyptianized + Masonic tombs at Kensal Green Cemetery. Petrie Mus.

New websites and apps

New archaeology apps may make you an armchair Indiana Jones. Fox News

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