Thursday, July 12, 2007

And now. . .the news from the EEF*

Press report: "Cazenovia Library's Egyptian Marvels"
About the library's mummy, called 'Hen'. Museum website:

Press report: "International Committee for drawing
necessary studies for transporting Cheops ship to
the Great Egyptian Museum"
-- Another press report with background on the(?) boat:
"Protecting the Sun Boat from UV rays"
"One of the boats is 43.5 metres long and 7 metres high and
housed in a special museum south of the Pyramid of Cheops."

Press report: "Project for saving Egypt Capital's monuments in the Middle Pharaonic Kingdom"
"The SCA will finish during the coming period a project for
developing [El-Lisht (Itj-tawy, "Seizer of the Two Lands")]
monuments (...) The saving project includes important points
as decreasing the [ground]water."

Press report: "Swansea girl mummifies bodies" [Ed. Um, not really. But neat article.]
"13 year-old Lydia has become the first person in Swansea
to win a Children's University Gold Award after spending more
than 400 hours of her spare time volunteering at the Egypt Centre."

[Next three items submitted by Kat Newkirk]

Some Hatshepsut related items:
-- Press report: "Secrets of lost queen revealed"
Interview with Dr Sabry Khater about some of the
ingredients of the current Hatshepsut hype.
-- Press report: "Hatshepsut's Temple at Deir el-Bahri"
Generic bit about the Deir el-Bahri complex.

Press report: "The pharaohs get a face-lift"
Another report [see last issue] about the development
projects in the areas of Karnak and Luxor.

Press report: "Egypt's Oldest Known Art Identified, Is
15,000 Years Old"
Interview with Dirk Huyge about the recently found
'Lascaux on the Nile'.

Gregory Duncan Mumford, International relations between
Egypt, Sinai, and Syria-Palestine during the Late Bronze Age
to Early Persian period (dynasties 18-26: c.1550-525 B.C.):
a spatial and temporal analysis of the distribution and
proportions of Egyptian(izing) artefacts and pottery in Sinai
and selected sites in Syria-Palestine. Ph.D. Thesis, University
of Toronto, 1998.
Thesis as PDF file:

Tosha Lea Dupras, Dining in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt:
determination of diet using documents and stable isotope
analysis. Ph.D. Thesis, McMaster University, 1999.
Thesis as PDF file:

Steven Blake Shubert, Dating by design: seal impressions
from East Karnak. M.A. Thesis, University of Toronto,
Abstract at:
Thesis as PDF file:

With all the recent interest in Hatshepsut and her burial, these two
online articles might be pertinent? They concern the sarcophagus
of Hatshepsut, recut for her father, Thutmose I, and now in the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (photo at:
-- P. Der Manuelian and C.E. Loeben, "From Daughter to Father:
The Recarved Egyptian Sarcophagus of Queen Hatshepsut and
King Thutmose I", JMFA 5 (1993), pp. 24-61
(in PDF, 9.39 MB)
-- R. Newman, "Analysis of Red Paint and Filling Material from
the Sarcophagus of Queen Hatshepsut and King Thutmose I",
JMFA 5 (1993), pp. 62-65
(in PDF, 1.23 MB)

National Geographic Channel will air, on Monday,
July 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, a one-hour special, "Nefertiti and
the Lost Dynasty," about the KV55 & KV35 mummies:,135983.shtml

[Submitted by Kat Newkirk]
A review of the "Secrets of Egypt's Lost Queen" documentary:
"At one point, there's even an honest-to-God scream on
the soundtrack when a mummified face is revealed. "

* Which hadn't been getting through my email lately, but lots of Cialis offers had.

End of EEF news