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King Taharqa, ruler of Egypt and Kush, was the first Kushite pharaoh to be buried in a tomb at Nuri, cemetery of the captital city, Napata. During the Napatan Period, the adoption of pyramid tombs and objects such as shabtis reflect the extent of Egyptian influence on Napatan culture. The objects in this display were [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 27th 2015

…The Forgotten Origins of the Sanctuary of Anubis
Synopsis (from book cover):
Shrouded in mystery for centuries, the sphinx of Giza has frustrated many who have attempted to discover its original purpose.  Accounts exist of the Sphinx as an oracle, as a king’s burial chamber, and as a temple for initiation into the Hermetic Mysteries. Egyptologists have [...]

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ABC Brisbane reports that missing fragments of the Egyptian Book of the Dead have been discovered stored in a Queensland museum:

World-renowned Egyptologist Dr John Taylor was viewing the museum’s Egyptian collection when a name on a papyrus fragment caught his eye.
Dr Taylor is the curator of the British Museum’s mummy collection. [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 25th 2012

A new satellite survey of Egypt has discovered 17 lost pyramids.  The work has been pioneered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham by US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak.  The BBC report that more than 1000 tombs and 3000 ancient settlements were also revealed by the infra-red images.  The satellites orbited 700km above the earth [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on May 26th 2011

Archaeologists unearthed one of the largest statues found to date of a powerful ancient Egyptian pharaoh at his mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor, the country’s antiquities authority announced Tuesday.
The 13 meter (42 foot) tall statue of Amenhotep III was one of a pair that flanked the northern entrance to the grand funerary [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 28th 2011