Friday, January 05, 2007

And now. . . .the news from the EEF

Press report: "Night visits to Temple of Horus allowed
as of New Year"
"Hawass added that allowing night visits to the temple would
help solve the problem of crowded tourists at the temple."
-- Another report on this:

Press report: "Polish archaeologists reconstruct the
Sanctuary of Ammon"
"'The original sanctuary of the god Ammon in the temple
of Hatshepsut in Deir-el-Bahari has been reconstructed' -
says deputy head of the Polish archaeological mission in
the temple - Dr Miroslaw Barwik. The temple of Queen
Hatshepsut from the 15th century B.C. has been under
reconstruction by the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology
of Warsaw University since 1961."

"National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) to
open in Cairo in 2009"
"The first museum devoted to Egyptian civilization, NMEC,
will open in 2009 on the archaeological site of El Fustat, in
Cairo. It will be the only museum in Egypt to present the full
range of the richness and diversity of Egyptian civilization
throughout the ages, from prehistoric times to the present day."

Edda Bresciani, Mission in Fayum of the University of Pisa.
Preliminary report, october-november 2006
"The joined Mission of the University of Pisa and the University
of Messina has effected in the period October-November 2006
the usual annual activity in the Fayum."

Dorian Fuller, "A Parochial Perspective on the End of Meroe:
Changes in Cemetery and Settlement at Arminna West", in:
D A Welsby (ed). Recent Research on the Kingdom of Kush,
Occasional Papers of the British Museum. London: British
Museum Press, pp. 203-217. PDF, 1.6 MB.
Interpretation of the data from the Meroitic and Post-Meroitic
cemeteries at Arminna West. About social change in
Lower Nubian during the 4th c. AD.

J. Relke and A.D. Ernest, "Ancient Egyptian Astronomy:
Ursa Major - Symbol of Rejuvenation", in: Archaeoastronomy:
The Journal of Astronomy in Culture. XVII (2002-2003), pp.
64-80. PDF, 316kB.
"This article is a speculative exploration of the multiple
meanings implied by the shape of Ursa Major, drawing
on Egyptian astronomy, ethnography from the Sudan, and
the agricultural cycle of ancient Egypt."
["Speculative" indeed...and IMO in certain Egyptological
aspects (e.g. p. 69) not sound. I cannot judge the
astronomical aspects. AKE]

[ Ed. Several PDF's of papers on Egyptian baking, brewing, etc. ]

End of EEF news