Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Egyptology News 25th - 30th April 2013

Copied from @egyptologynews. Sorry that this is a bit late - I've been away from home.

Palm trees at Abu Simbel


Gebel el Silsila Survey Project. The first 2 weeks of the new season.

In Spanish. Czech team find valuable sculptures of Amun and Mut in Sudan, 2000 years old. With photos. Radio Praga

A submerged 1200 year old Egyptian city beneath the Mediterranean is starting to reveal its story. The Telegraph

Heracleion Photos: Lost Egyptian city revealed after 1200 years under the sea.Huffington Post  

Discovery of 200 AD industrial artisan complex that produced tableware, bronzes, housed workers, in Sinai. ANSAmed


Via . Baking and bakeries at Old Kingdom Giza - feeding the pyramid workers. AERAweb

Scans of Perth’s “cat mummy” have revealed what appears to be a 90-year-old scam. thewest

3D map raises Heracleion from the deep: Scientists recreate trading town submerged for 1200 years. Daily Mail

Joyce Filer's "Notes on Health Problems in Ancient Egypt and Nubia: part 2" on her blog

On Monday archaeols held a protest in Dahshur re illegal encroachment of local cemetery on heritage. Daily News Egypt

Archaeologists fear for pyramid sites as illegal cemetery building gathers pace in wake of Arab spring. The Guardian

More Egyptian archaeology harmed. Abu Sir Al Malaq on the border between Fayoum and Bani Sawif. Egyptian Chronicles

Unauthorised amateur archaeologists cause cracks in six buildings in Alexandria; one suspect arrested. Ahram Online

An article looking at the rumoured deterioration of the Bent Pyramid and plans for restoration. Ahram Online

After two years of neglect, the world famous Giza Plateau is spruced up and cleared of garbage. Ahram Online

Qatar offers $135 million for restoration of historic sites in Sudan. Sudan Tribune

Fight to preserve Egypt’s ancient Jewish sites. The Art Newspaper

Who Rules the Street in Cairo? The Residents Who Build It. Insights into Cairo Illegal building projects. NY Times


The Old Kingdom Town at Buhen - an appeal for funding. EES

New book: Céramique et occupation égyptienne en Canaan au 13e siècle av. J.C. By Katia Charbit Nataf. BAR


The Coptic Orthodox Church in action. Sixth International Symposium of Christianity and Monasticism. Al Ahram Weekly

Museums and exhibitions

Mummy hnty-k to go on display at McManus Museum in Dundee, Scotland.

What is museum learning? Museums + Heritage Via

British Museum director to advise on Burrell Collection (Scotland) revamp. BBC
Exhibition: Nesperennub is still on his travels and is now opening in Singapore. ST

British Museum's £135m extension is on time and on budget, say curators. . Via  

An Egyptian legend in Prague. Facsimiles of all the treasures of King Tutankhamun's tomb are on display.


Cairo airport authorities thwart attempt to smuggle 145 coins dating from Graeco-Roman and Ottoman eras. Ahram Online

Free online

In Spanish. Interview with Egyptologist and excavator Francisco Martín Valentín. Ushebtis

Videos of Sai Island, Sudan. Medieval Sai Project

On BBC iPlayer for 7days for those with access: The Man Who Discovered Egypt. About archaeo William Flinders Petrie.

Free online: CENiM – Les Cahiers Égypte Nilotique et Méditérranéenne. ENiM 6, 2013 (4 articles in French)

Who were the Mamluks? History Today  

Download the PDF for Armenian Egyptology Centre Newsletter 27 (27th April 2012).academia.edu/3413672/AEC_Eg


Journals and Magazine  

Nouveau numéro d'Égypte Afrique & Orient (N°69), consacré aux femmes égyptologues au XIXe siècle. Centre d'égyptol.​

Travel and Tourism

Jane Akshar explains the new rules for the operation of hot air balloons in Luxor on her Luxor News Blog


Chicago House Director Ray Johnson's obituary of Helen Jacquet-Gordon. Oriental Institute


Questions that might be asked on your academic job interview

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