Friday, November 12, 2004

Following news courtesy of the EEF.

"A new look at ancient tombs": Using high-resolution satellite photos of the Valley of the Kings; incl. an interview with Dr. Peter Piccione.

The Instruction of Kagemni (pPrisse 1,1 - 2,9)
-- Hieroglyphic text and English translation

Review of James P. Allen, The Heqanakht Papyri
A note to inform you that I have reviewed James P. Allen, The Heqanakht Papyri for EH.NET. For your convenience I have placed a copy of the review on my website (

A game!
"Rise of the Nile" is a casual game for Windows and Mac, with an ancient Egyptian theme. A free demo can be downloaded from, and full versions can be purchased from the same site.

This is cool
"Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation"
Project of the Griffith Institute, Oxford, that aims to make the complete records of Howard Carter's excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun available on the WWW. Transcripts of Howard Carter's diaries from all nine excavation seasons are now online.

End of EEF news

The one in Greece, not Egypt Archaeologists uncover remains from ancient city of Thebes

Greek archaeologists have uncovered an ancient altar on which the carcasses of animals sacrificed to a god were burnt in the ancient city of Thebes, the Culture Ministry said today.

Excavations that started in February in Thebes, some 200 kms north of Athens, revealed finds dating from the third century BC to late Byzantine times.

Archaeologists uncovered architectural fragments, sculptures, ceramics and bronze vessels.

One of the most interesting discoveries is what is believed to have been a huge ancient altar on which the carcasses of animals sacrificed to a god were burnt. Worshippers' terracotta vases were also deposited among the ashes.

Fight! Fight! Decision due on Hill of Tara motorway

Archaeologists say 'heart and soul of Ireland' is threatened

t is Ireland's most sacred stretch of earth and one of the most important ancient landscapes in Europe. The Hill of Tara, with its passage tomb, earthworks and prehistorical burial mounds, is the mythical and ceremonial capital of Ireland, dating back 4,000 years.

But now the landscape in county Meath, north-west of Dublin, is the subject of a campaign to save it from what one archaeologist has called the "worst case of state-sponsored vandalism ever inflicted on Irish cultural heritage".

Hmmmmmm. . . In Discovery Channel's RAMESES: WRATH OF GOD OR MAN?, a Find in a Massive Tomb Could Be a Crown Prince Who Provides Ties to the Story of Exodus

Discovery Channel announced today world-renowned Egyptologist Kent Weeks' discovery and possible identification of a skull that he believes could be that of Rameses II's firstborn son, who may have been killed during the 10th plague described in Exodus. Discovery Channel funded Weeks' expedition, which blends archaeology, state-of-the-art digital technology and the latest in forensic science to determine the identity of the skull and its possible place in history.

Weeks' findings, along with award-winning Middle Eastern correspondent Charles Sennott's epic travels across Egypt, are revealed in RAMESES: WRATH OF GOD OR MAN? scheduled to air during EGYPT WEEK on Sunday, December 5, 9-11 PM (ET/PT).

We predict this will shed about as much light on the Exodus as that wig did on the identity of Nefertiti's mummy.

That was sarcasm in case anybody missed it.