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Five Exciting Discoveries in Egypt 2020

Five Exciting Discoveries in Egypt 2020

It’s been a year of record-shattering discoveries. Across Egypt in 2020, archaeologists continued project work through 2020 in pursuit of science, culture preservation — and in hot anticipation of a major onslaught of tourism… mere months or a single year away. Here are a few of the most notable milestones in Egyptian archaeology that were hit in the infamous year of the pandemic…

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Egyptian Mummies Show Gets “Unmasked”

Egyptian Mummies Show Gets “Unmasked”

The ROM is coming to life again – thanks to some long-dead visitors. And even, if we have to keep our masks on for a while longer, it’s nice to know that six ancient mummies from Egypt (via jolly old England) are ‘digitally’ unwrapped and on display to be enjoyed. They’re here, along with their stunning coffins and select masterpieces of Egyptian funerary arts spanning 3000 years of history as part of Egyptian Mummies: Ancient Lives, New Discoveries.

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20 Days of Tut. Day 7: Anubis Shrine

20 Days of Tut Treasures. Day 7: The Anubis Shrine. Ah yes, one of my favourites as a dog lover. It is a stunning painted black wooden statue of the famous Anubis,, God of mummification and the afterlife that Carter found guarding the entrance to...

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20 Days of Tut Objects. Day 5: Tut’s Trumpets

20 Days of Tut. Day 5: Tutankhamun's Ceremonial Trumpets, silver and bronze. The bronze (copper) trumpet was found by Carter in the antechamber while the slightly larger silver trumpet was found in the burial chamber. What's most amazing these...

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20 Days of Tut Objects. Day 3: Osiris Bed

Day 3: Osiris Bed (Burton Photograph 2024). Happy Easter everyone. It may surprise some to know that the idea of the resurrected was born thousands of years before Jesus Christ. It started with Osiris, first (mythical or real) king of Egypt who...

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20 Days of Tut Objects. Day 2: Wishing Cup

Day 2: The Alabaster Chalice (Harry Burton image #14) This beautiful translucent vessel is crafted of fine white alabaster in the shape of an open lotus blossom. It was one of the first objects found by Carter on entering tomb, perhaps dropped by...

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20 Days of Tut Objects: Day 1: Meat Mummies

20 Days of Tut Objects. A series of original Harry Burton photos (1923) of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Day 1: Are we looking at hat boxes? Very large eye glass cases?... or poorly-made dutch clogs? Nope... These are 48 "meat mummies":...

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