Friday, February 14, 2014

Ancient Egyptian School Found

     The first known example of an ancient Egyptian school has been found in the Dakhla Oasis. The school dates to the Roman period and has inspirational quotes written (in Greek) on its walls. Also, there are quotes from Homer's Odyssey written on the walls. Here is a link to an article that has a few pictures.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tomb of the Parents of Senenmut (Cont.)

     Hatnofer also had in her burial equipment a small chair made of wood that had a linen mesh for a seat. The legs of this object ended in lion paws and the chair sat very low to the ground, as ancient Egyptian chairs typically did. On its back are open work carvings of four Djed columns, two on each side of a carved representation of the god Bes.
     Hatnofer also was buried with a cartonnage mummy mask covered in gold foil and having alabaster eyes with inlaid obsidian pupils. The lower portion of the mask has incised decoration representing a beaded collar. 

     Rings and a heart scarab were found on her mummy. The tomb also contained numerous other items that she may have actually used in life as well as jars of wine and baskets of other food offerings that she would need in the afterlife.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Next Meeting of the Egyptological Seminar of NY

     The next meeting of the Egyptological Seminar of New York will take place on Friday February 21 at 6:30 pm in the Uris Center of the Metropolitan Museum. Admission to the museum is not required to attend the meeting.

     The topic of the meeting will be "Thutmose, Creator of Nefertiti". If you are in the New York area, please try to attend as this promises to be an interesting talk.