This week's news from the EEF
Press report: "A new home for mummies"
"A new hall for mummies will open at the Egyptian Museum in a fortnight's time. (..) The first hall contains the mummies of the Egyptian warrior Pharaohs from Sekhen-en-Ra to Ramses II, while the new hall will house the mummies of the high priests of Amun. "
For a report on the topics discussed at last December's Egypt Centre Conference, see:
Digitized book from Digital General Collection, University of Michigan
-- Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall, The Life and Times of Cleopatra, Queen of
Egypt. A Study in the Origin of the Roman Empire, William Blackwood and
Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1914. XIX, 410 pp. Illustrations, maps and plan.
"In the case of Cleopatra the biographer may approach his subject from one
of several directions. He may, for example, regard the Queen of Egypt as a
thoroughly bad woman, or as an irresponsible sinner, or as a moderately good
woman in a difficult situation. In this book it is my object to point out
the difficulty of the situation, and to realise the adverse circumstances
against which the Queen had to contend; and by so doing a fairer complexion
will be given to certain actions which otherwise must inevitably be regarded
as darkly sinful."
Eric Dooryhée, "Recipes & Use of Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt",
Presentation at the Workshop on Synchrotron Radiation in Art and
Archaeology, SSRL, 18 October 2000
"We have examined both the inorganic and organic contents of
cosmetics dated between 2000 and 1200 BC (..) Two well-known
natural lead-based compounds are identified: the crushed ore of
galena (PbS) and the cerussite (PbCO3). In addition, our analyses
reveal the presence of two unexpected synthetic products: laurionite
(PbOHCl) and phosgenite (Pb2Cl2CO3)."
aguib Kanawati, "Extreme Physical Punishment In Old Kingdom Scenes"
"In the two tombs [Mereruka, Khentika], an accused man is shown held naked
against a whipping-post with officials raising their batons about to strike
Digitization of "Description de l'Égypte"
"This valuable collection containing images related to antiquities, natural
history, and the modern states of Egypt has been fully digitized and
integrated on a virtual browser with the objective of preserving it and
making it publicly accessible ... Future Work: The whole collection is
to be available in an integrated searchable form on the web. "
End of EEF news