Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Egyptology News - 8th to 10th April

Copied from Twitter @egyptologynews.  Nice to see a bit of sunshine today!

Naqada II pottery vessel in the form of a fish. Ashmolean Museum.

Brooklyn exhib: Divine Felines - Cats of Ancient Egypt. Roles of felines in mythology, kingship, everyday life. BWW  

The remnants of Fort Babylon in Old Cairo: Often overlooked by tourists and neglected by guides. Daily News Egypt  

Via @Amesemi
Postcards from Rosetta: A day where the Nile meets the sea  

Treasures of Cairo - Downtown Edition. The Palace of Prince Said Halim, grandson of Mohamed Ali Pasha. Cairo Kitchen  

Suez Canal Authority building to become international museum to showcase the history of the Canal. Daily News Egypt  

Criticism for Egypt's dollar-a-night proposal for fund-raising to complete Grand Egyptian Museum. Daily News Egypt  

1000 years of Pottery at Bubastis from Late Period til Late Antique Times. 5 wks of field work. Tell Basta Project  

Egyptian wedding certificate key to authenticating controversial Biblical text. PhysOrg  

Un mapa pionero busca descifrar los misterios que rodean a la necrópolis de Tebas.  

Egyptian Artifact Authenticates Controversial Biblical Text. Laboratory Equipment  

Book review: Mireille Hadas-Lebel, Philo of Alexandria: A Thinker in the Jewish Diaspora, Brill 2012 BMCR  

More re sunken Thonis-Heracleion, gateway to Egypt in 1st millennium BC, topic at recent conference. Science Daily  

RIC Archaeologist Lobban and Team Discover Lost Temple. Rhode Island College  

Sahara Went from Green to Desert in a Flash (the studies quoted are from 2012, but of ongoing interest). Live Science  

More re 4 new 17th Dynasty Dra Abu el-Nagar burials found by Djehuty project, with photos and video. Past Horizons

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