Sunday, January 14, 2007

Weekly websites

I thought that as all the decent trivia has dwindled to nothing, I would liven up the weekend by listing some websites of interest that I find during a given week, some of which may have been around for a while, but may be new and of interest to some of you. The idea was given to my by Paula Veiga (thanks Paula - much appreciated!) who has kicked things off by supplying the following list of websites.
Written in French, and individual files are in PDF format: "Les comptes redus d'activite de la chaire Civilisation pharaonique: archeaologie, philologie et histoire". Reports included are 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.

Egyptian Astronomy
A short personal account of a study day by the Egypt Exploration Society: The Heavens on Earth: Astronomy and Ancient Egypt at UCL's School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Griffith Institute Squeezes made in Theban tomb TT 57
Added to the excellent Griffith Institute website on 9th January 2007, this page dedicated to TT57 includes a plan, descriptive text and photographs: " Although the tomb of Khaemhet has been re-recorded in modern times, V. Loret's incomplete publication in Mémoires publiés par les membres de la Mission Archéologique Française au Caire i (1889), 113-32 pls. i-iv has not yet been superseded. The squeezes presented here almost certainly show details which can no longer be seen in the tomb. All the descriptions and the plan have been taken from B. Porter, R. L. B. Moss and E. W. Burney, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings, i Part 1 (Oxford, 1960)."

Sudan Electronic Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology (Arkamani)
The archaeological salvage campaigns of the 1960's brought to Nubia for the first time a large group of scholars with no background either in Egyptology or in the Classics; people who could theoretically approach the study of Nubian history without inherited preconceptions. From the work of these scholars, and later of their students, there has gradually arisen a recognized discipline of Nubiology, emphasizing the study of Nubia for its own sake rather than as an adjunct to the Egyptian or the Classical world'. Arkamani's main objective is to make this new concept known both to Arab and non-Arab readers. Papers are divided into the following themes: Prehistory, Pre-Kerma, Napatan Kingdom, Meriotic, Christian and Misc.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for links and weblog in general.