Thursday, May 31, 2007

A Girl and Her Goddess
There is a new short paper on the Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA) website by Marie-Astrid Calmettes (Egyptologist), Jessica Kaiser (Osteologist) and Brian V. Hunt, entitled A Girl and her Goddess. I'm not sure when the paper was put up on the site, but it replaces, as the featured "new article" the paper on Flint Industries at Giza (also well worth a read, if you haven't seen it before):
"More than 2,500 years ago, a very ill young woman died and was buried at the already long-abandoned site of the city of the pyramid builders at Giza. Her grave goods included an amulet of an obscure goddess that suggests the woman may not have been from the Giza area.
Not only that, but she may not have been of Egyptian descent."
See the above page for the full article, which is accompanied by some good photographs (mouse over the image to automatically invoke a bigger version of it).

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