Thursday, October 29, 2009


Hermione the mummy on show at Girton College

There are three major collections, namely Anglo-Saxon, Egyptian and Mediterranean, which include significant, and in some cases unique pieces such as Hermione Grammatike, a named portrait mummy from the Fayum.

Heritage Key to Make ArchaeoVideo of the Petrie Museum's Amazing Archives
Sean Williams

Continuing Heritage Key's efforts to showcase Egyptology's amazing archives, we'll be travelling to London's Petrie Museum tomorrow to meet curator Stephen Quirke for a trip through the museum's memory lanes. Named after the world-famous archaeologist who donated most of its many Egyptian treasures in 1913, the museum has amassed a wealth of amazing artefacts third in size only to Cairo Museum, the British Museum and Berlin's Agyptisches Museum. And that's not to mention the vast, fascinating banks of photos, letters and notebooks from Petrie, Amelia Edwards and co's at the turn of the 20th century - the Age of Discovery.

Visitor Centre to open at Temple of Hatshepsut
Luxor News Blog
Jane Akshar
Jane has posted a lovely photograph showing the new lighting at the the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahri and says that a visitor centre is opening at the site. Watch her website for more details!

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