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We talked last month: Tutankhamun's tomb (KV 62) she has two additional rooms, o

ne of which is the tomb of Nefertiti?The least one can say is that the hypothesi
s of the archaeologist Nicholas Reeves makes noise! Many articles have appeared
in the press. Overall, among professionals is the sceptisisme dominates. Critics
of the British Egyptologist highlight contradictions. Assuming, as he does in h
is article, that Tutankhamun was buried in the tomb of Nefertiti, it undermines
a theory that he himself supported and which was hitherto fairly well received i
n the Egyptological world.Namely, that the tomb of the pharaoh is not originally
a royal tomb, but the grave of a particular adapted in haste following the prem
ature death of the son of Akhenaten.
The archaeologist was invited by the Minister of Antiquities Egyptian upcoming e
xpose his theory in front of a panel of experts in September. According to the r
esults of the debate, an inspection will be held in KV 62, the results will be t
he subject of a special conference.
As said Salima Ikram (American University in Cairo), now the debate begins, if w
e do want him resurface periodically, check the hypothesis using a noninvasive t
The Minister Eldamaty said Aug. 25 it would use the most modern radar for invest
igations. As we last Reported month, University of Arizona archaeologist Nichola
s published a theory Suggesting que la west and north walls painted inside King
Tutankhamun's tomb-have two Secret Passageways That lead to two chambers, one of
'em Containing the remains of Nefertiti. The remaining chamber Could Be Reviews
another gallery for Tutankhamun.Upon the invitation of Egypt's minister of anti
quities Mamdouh Eldamaty, Reeves Will arrives in Egypt mid-September To Prove Hi
s theory That Nefertiti's remains lay in Tutankhamun's tomb before a group of Eg
yptian and foreign Egyptologists, archaeological Researchers, and scientists, in
order to evaluate-the theory and the concrete evidence. Based upon the results
of the discussion and the group Reeves Will embark tower inspection is an inside
Tutankhamun's tomb in Luxor. The results of inspection Such are to be announced
in an international press conference. Salima Ikram (AUC) said: "It Could Be wor
th using technical Such As magnetometry simply to settle the matter, or it May B
ecome One of the classic" red-herrings "that people speculate endlessly about in
Egyptology." On August 25t, Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty Said That he Agreed with Reev
es: "We will use the latest radar and if Proved There are spaces behind the wall
s Then We Will study the best way to get through without damage." Al Ahram / Li
ve Science / Luxor Times / The Newyorker / La Libre / World

Mummy of boy king Tutankhamun To Remain in Valley of the Kings Photo: Al Ahram
The Minister of Antiquities has announced that Tutankhamun's mummy remain in his
tomb in the Valley of the Kings, but in a side room.It will be shown in a displ
ay last cry, gathering all the necessary safety guarantees. The mummy can not re
main in its present shelter because the atmosphere that prevails is unsuitable f
or its conservation and, moreover, the tank gene periodic inspections. After muc
h debate, the decision has-been Reached not to move the mummy of the boy king Tu
tankhamun to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The mummy Will REMAIN inside the tomb
, not in icts current location at the tomb's entrance hall, purpose in a side ch
amber. It Will Have a sophisticated showcase equipped with state of the art pres
ervation devices. "Putting the mummy back inside icts original sarcophagus is of
f the cards" Said Antiquities minister Eldalmaty. He Said que la atmosphere insi
de the sarcophagus is no longer suitable, and That It Would make the mummy's per

iodic examination too complicated. Al Ahram

The tomb of the 26th dynasty ruler of Upper Egypt uncovered in Assassif, Luxor Ph
otos: Al Ahram
Archaeologists of the mission of Assassif south, led by Elena Pischikova, have d
iscovered the tomb of a vizier of the XXVI Dynasty (Saite period), named Pa-di-B
astet. The tomb is inside that of Karabasken, TT391, 4th prophet of Amun, who le
d Thebes during the Kushite Dynasty XXV; court and other architectural elements
have been changed to Pa-di-Bastet.
Inscriptions reveal that Pa-di-Bastet is the grand-son of Pabasa, whose tomb is
also in Assassif; we present the other day OsirisNet. Archeologists of the South
Assassif Conservation Project (headed by Elena Pischikova), one Luxor's west ba
nk, stumbled upon a 26th Dynasty tomb That belongs to the Vizier of Upper Egypt,
Pa-di-Bastet. The tomb Was found inside the tomb TT 391 of Karabasken, Who Was
Thebes' ruler and the fourth priest of Amun During The 25th dynasty. A survey th
e carried out Recently on the court of Karabasken tomb shows That several archit
ectural designs and paintings Were Made Especially For Pa-di-Bastet, THUS he she
dding more light on the architecture and design of tombs of top Governmental Off
icials During The Saite period, Especially the 26th dynasty. Studies the carried
out one Pa-di-Bastet's different titles reveal That He Was one of the grandsons
of Pabasa, a nobleman Whose tomb Is located east of Assassif (TT279). TT 279 sh
oulds be presented, one day, we OsirisNet ... Al Ahram / South Asasif Conservat
ion Project Blog

Procon TT49 - Erforschung Konservierung und der Grabkammer of Neferhotep

This is not really new, but 18 minutes of good film deserves to be seen. It show
s the work in the tomb TT49 Neferhotep.The images before / after cleaning are im
pressive (see an example). The soundtrack is only music. Well, it's not a piece
of news Actually, this goal 18 minutes long videofilm, showing the work in Nefer
hotep's TT49 is worth watching. The pictures before / after cleaning are impress
ive (see picture). LISA / Neferhotep ev

Egypt calls on its citizens to fund the redemption of an ancient statue / Could
Egypt recover the statue of Sekhemka? Photo: MAH
The statue of Sekhemka, dignitary of the Fifth Dynasty, is unique for its qualit
y and is owned, without discussion, heritage of humanity. Since 1870, she was th
e pride of Northampton museum when, in July 2014, the museum decides to auction.
It is acquired for nearly $ 25 million by a Qatari billionaire, beating the wor
ld record in the field of ancient Egyptian art. The scandal is huge! Since the s
ale, the British government is doing everything to prevent this piece from leavi

ng the country.
For his part, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities calls for a subscription of his c
ompatriots to bring the statue to Egypt.
The statutory period within which the British authorities could object to the re
lease of the statue of the UK expires August 28, but could be extended until 29
March 2016. In case of failure, the risk is great that the chief d'ouvre reappear
s . becoming public The 4,500-year-old statue of a scribe called Expired Sekhemk
a (5th Dynasty) - sold at auction by Northampton Museum for Nearly 16m in July l
ast year - Could disappear for good into a wealthy collector's private museum Wh
en an export ban Imposed on it expires at the end of this month, goal Spokespers
on for the government department said: "We-have DECIDED to allow a final opportu
nity for a buyer to put forward a serious term of interest to raise funds to kee
p the Sekhemka statue in the UK [...] As annonc Previously, this period be extend
ed up to May 29th March 2016 if a serious intention to raise funds to purchase t
he statue is made. "HOWEVER HAS Egypt's government appealed to Egyptians now to
help raise the money to return the "irreplaceable masterpiece" to icts native co
untry. Independent / The Guardian / Al Ahram / I24news (F)

Prenuptial contracts existed in ancient Egypt / The real housewives of Ancient Eg

ypt HAD 8-foot-long prenups Photo: Oriental Institute
Prenuptial agreements were common in ancient Egypt and favored women. You can se
e a sample contract written in demotic on a papyrus 2.5 m long, at the Oriental
Institute of Chicago. It states that in case of divorce, the woman should receiv
e 1.2 silver coin and 36 bags of grain every year for the rest of his life. In r
eturn, the woman must pay 30 pieces of silver to her husband. The prenuptial agr
eement was written by a scribe in the presence of several witnesses. The eight f
eet long, 2,480-year-old Marital document written in demotic script, Was Made to
Ensure That if the union entre les signers did not work out, the wife Would Be
Provided for adequately. Her Would include compensation "1.2 pieces of silver an
d 36 bags of grain every year for the rest of her life," says Dr. Emily Teeter,
an Egyptologist at the Oriental Institute of Chicago, Who owns the papyrus. "Mos
t people have no idea That women in ancient Egypt Had the Sami legal rights as m
en," says Teeter. Egyptian women, no matter Their marital status, Could enter in
to contracts, sue and be sued, and we serve as Witnesses and juries.They Could A
cquire and own property. Such annuity contracts "Were extremely Advantageous to
the wife," writes professor Janet H. Johnson in an itemfor the University of Chi
cago Library. Unlike wedding contracts in contemporaneous cultures, They Were Pu
rely economic, promising not eternal faithfulness gold mutual responsibility but
cold, hard cash. The Above annuity's contract ensured the wife Could survive wi
th or without her husband (although she Had to pay for the privilege, giving _hi
m_ 30 pieces of silver upfront in exchange). Atlasobscura / Housenia writing (F)

Glyphotext is now free!

You who are looking for a text editor and powerful modern hieroglyphic, you've p
robably heard of Glyphotext (or GEO), software developed by Prof. Michel Guay, U
niversity of Quebec at Montreal. Frankly engaged in a WYSIWYG approach (What You
See Is What You Get) and supported by automated functions (with buttons), GOT L

PDH retains the use of codes (based on said coding manual). At this level, the c
ontrol of phonetic elements offered in appropriate lists of the software proves
more effective to enter text.
I just found out by chance that he is now free and has been since April 2014. Gl
yphotext is a modern hieroglyphic text editor, WYSIWYG, and full ouvert. The Eng
lish Version of Glyphotext is no longer available, you can read objective French
yew, the French version is downloadable for free. Glyphotext (F) / Download Pag
e / Manual

Ancient Egyptian Mummies Embalmed With Unusual Recipes Photo: Frank Rhli
The tomb of Kha, royal architect, and his wife Merit was discovered intact by Er
nesto Schiaparelli in 1906 on the site of Deir el-Medina (TT 8). Among the many
objects it contained, which are in the Museum of Turin, are the two sarcophagi a
nd mummies of the architect and his wife. Despite pleas concerning its disposal,
it was thought until now that the couple had received only a brief mummificatio
Recent studies have shown that in fact the couple enjoyed a sophisticated mummif
ication technique that that internal organs are still well preserved. Moreover,
expensive resins and ointments have been used to treat the body. The overall res
ult is quite satisfactory. Discovered in 1906 by Ernesto Schiaparelli on the cli
ffs surrounding the ancient town of Deir el Medina, the tomb of Kha and Merit (T
T 8) is The Most non-intact royal tomb from the New Kingdom. Royal architect Kha
Was During The reigns of three kings: Amenhotep II, Thutmose IV and Amenhotep I
II. Two wide wooden sarcophagi Containing the mummies of the architect and his w
ife Were Recovered along with over 500 hundred items. Previous investigations Sh
owed que la bodies of Kha and Merit About did not undergo classical 18th Dynasty
royal artificial mummification, qui included removal of the internal organs. It
was, The Therefore, Concluded que la retention of the viscera in the body, comb
ined with lack of canopic jars year in the burial chamber, the torque Meant unde
rwent a short and shoddy funerary procedure, DESPITE Their relative wealth at de
ath. Nevertheless, all internal organs - brain, ocular bulbs / ocular nerves, th
oracic and abdominal organs -. Showed a very good state of preservation, qui con
tradicts the previous interpretation Above In order to better Understand the kin
d of mummification used to embalm thesis bodies, Both Were wrapped mummies reinv
estigated using new generation X-ray imaging and chemical microanalysis. Here we
evidence That Provide Both Individuals underwent a Relatively high quality of m
ummification, Fundamentally Contradicting previous understanding. Elucidated "re
cipes" Whose components HAD anti-bacterial and anti-insecticidal properties, Wer
e used to treat Their bodies. The time and efforts undoubtedly employed to embal
m Both Kha and Merit and the use of imported Costly resins, notably Pistacia, th
e media do not Previously Held view two que la Individuals Were poorly mummified
. DESPITE a Lack of evisceration, the approach allowed Clearly Their preservatio
n in situ as well as Affording a fairly successful mummification. Discovery News

Big surprise for Egyptian history fans, Special Christmas in Egypt

for the next Christmas period, the Minister of Antiquities reseve a surprise to
vistors from the Cairo Museum, Tahrir Square: flash without photographs will be
permitted from 1st December 2015 to January 7, 2016.
Spread the word! The Minister of Antiquities said "For the Christmas holiday sea
son, with no flash photography allowed Will Be in the Egyptian museum in Tahrir
for all visitors starting from 1st of December 2015 till 7th of January 2016." L
uxor Times