Sunday, March 10, 2013

Egyptology News March 8th - 10th 2013

Copied from @egyptologynews.  Not a lot of news over the last few days, but some very disturbing and upsetting news about continued looting of sites.

Via EEF. Careless fieldwork activities in Lahun may have resulted in destruction of burials and theft of coffins.

Hawass says Egypt faces permanent loss of heritage unless President controls illegal development, looting. TheExpress

Monica Hanna has warned that Antinoupolis is being destroyed by residents amid government failure to protect it.
More re the distressing damage to the site of Antinoupolis, with photos. Kristian Strutt

Research and development in a museum context? It is one of the big themes at #MuseumNext Amsterdam -

Dimensions of Ancient Egypt. Newly developed virtual reality 3-D reconstructions of Karnak. Harvard Gazette

Looking at the past analysis of Philadelphia's museum mummy PUM1, first autopsied in 1972. With archive photos.

New book: Hieroglyphic Egyptian. An Introduction to the Language and Literature of the Middle Kingdom by D.L.Selden.

A 'teaser' page for upcoming film about "Cleopatra's Needle" on London's Embankment. If you like close-ups of stone, that is.

The website for the ongoing project Egyptian Coffins in Provincial Collections of the UK Project is up: Bristol Univ.

A closer look at the stela of Nakhtmontu and its gilded Egyptianizing frame commissioned by the Prince of Wales:

Archaeology, palaeontology, history and oasis culture in Bahariya Oasis. Ahram Online

The mummy named Padihershef that lives in the Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital has undergone analysis.

Stone Age Skeletons Unearthed In Libya's Sahara Desert Spotlight Gender Divide Huffington Post

Via @portableant: Job: Project Curator: Archaeology, The British Museum, UK, England, London

Via @alicewilliams86. New Book: Museums and Communities. Curators, Collections and Collaboration. Bloomsbury

More re analysis of Qubbet el-Hawa remains. Even Egypt’s Ancient Rulers Suffered From Hunger And Disease. redOrbit

900KM Project: grappling with Egypt’s baffling urban condition. Cairobserver

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