Thursday, June 29, 2006

This weeks news from the EEF

Press report: "Museum scans mummies for clues to past"">">
"Two mummies from the Milwaukee Public Museum have
received computerized tomography, or CT, scans.....The scans,
performed Friday, are part of a larger effort by the Akhmim Mummy
Studies Consortium to gather images of mummies collected from
the Akhmim site in Egypt. " [For the Akhmim Mummy Studies
Consortium, see EEFNEWS (408).].

Update on the "King Tut's necklace shaped by fireball" story:
[For a picture of the scarab and the raw material, see the EEFBBS at
It belongs to two informative posts by Giancarlo Negro dd. Oct 2000
about Libyan Desert Glass.]

Press report about the reopening of the Coptic Museum in Cairo:

In Science of March-April 2001, there was a debate in the
letters section about whether there were Duikers in Ancient Egypt;
now available online (in HTML):;291/5509/1701b;292/5516/440a
[Cp. EEFNEWS (139) - but at the time the pages were only
available for registered users.]

Online version of: Thilo Rehren and Edgar B. Pusch, "Late Bronze
Age Glass Production at Qantir-Piramesses, Egypt", in: Science
vol. 308 (17 June 2005), pp. 1756-1758. Online in PDF (249 kB):;308/5729/1756
"Evidence for the production of glass from its raw materials in the
eastern Nile Delta during the LBA."
-- See also:
Caroline M. Jackson, "Enhanced: Glassmaking in Bronze-Age Egypt",
in: Science vol. 208 (17 June 2005), pp. 1750-1752. Online in
PDF (2398kB):;308/5729/1750
-- This research was announced exactly one year ago, see
EEF Forum dd June 17 and EEFNEWS (360), but at the time the
articles were not available for free.

And now back to our regularly scheduled newsblogging