Friday, October 06, 2006

And now. . . .news from the EEF

Press report: “An Oasis of Art in the Egyptian Desert”
“When Douglas Brewer ventured deep into the Egyptian desert this year,
he (...) actually found were well over 1,000 examples (...) of "rock art."
(..) Perhaps strangest of all was the abundance of boats depicted in
the art. (..) It is hard to tell whether it is the work of an independent
desert culture. (..) it is possible that the art was the work of Nile
Valley pastoralists who took their cattle out in search of grazing land. "

Online doctoral thesis: F.C. Woudhuizen, The Ethnicity of
the Sea Peoples, April 2006. In PDF, 4.1 MB.

The author seeks "to determine whether the enigmatic
Sea Peoples were merely a bunch of pirates or whether
they constituted a set of coherent ethnic entities,
temporarily making common cause in pursuit of the
richnesses of, and hence a better life in, the Near East.
Of vital importance to this endeavour is the question
of the homelands of the various groups which make up the
Sea Peoples. In order to tackle this problem, an
interdisciplinary proto-historical method has been applied,
which makes full use of the available archaeological,
historical,and linguistic data as provided by Egyptian,
Levantine, Anatolian, Aegean, and central Mediterranean

[Submitted by Brian Yare (]
* Yare Egyptology ( ) are
pleased to announce the availability, as pdf images on CD:
Mace, A. C. and Winlock, H. E. (1916) The Tomb of Senebtisi at Lisht.
Schmidt, Valdemar (1910) Museum Muenterianum (a collection of stelae
transferred to the Glyphtoteque Ny Carlsberg)
Petrie, W. M. Flinders (1938) Egyptian Architecture
Petrie, W. M. Flinders (1939) The Making of Egypt
Petrie, W. M. Flinders (1940) The Wisdom of the Egyptians
Please check out our website for more than 250 historical works. We
apologise for the short outage of our web-site last Thursday night, just
after EEF NEWS came out.

Myron Marx and Sue H. D'Auria, "CT Examination of
Eleven Egyptian Mummies", in: RadioGraphics Vol. 6, no.2,
March 1886, pp. 321-330, In PDF (1.57MB).
Results of the CT-scanning of eleven mummies from the
MFA Boston collection. With an overview of mummification
techniques during the pharaonic era.

Myron Marx and Sue H. D'Auria, "Paleoradiology
Three-Dimensional CT Reconstructions of an Ancient
Human Egyptian Mummy", in: American Journal of
Roentgenology,150 (January 1988), pp. 147-149. In
PDF (400kB).
Digitized CT data of the mummy of Tabes, Songstress of
Amun, from the MFA Boston, are recreated into 3D images.

-- History Channel USA, October 9, 2006, 9:00 pm
"Egypt: Engineering an Empire"
"This two-hour special uses cinematic recreations and
cutting-edge CGI to profile the greatest engineering
achievements of ancient Egypt, and the pharaohs and
architects who were behind them. Includes Djoser's Step
Pyramid at Saqqara, Senusret's Nubian Superfortresses,
Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple at Deir el-Bahari,
Akhenaten's city at Amarna, and the temples of
Ramesses the Great at Abu Simbel.”
[For a review, see:]]
[NOTE:that link doesn't work. Will try to find it.]
End of EEF news