Unveiling the mystery behind the mythical beast, triumphantly restored for the “Avenue of the Sphinxes" reopening: by Laura Ranieri Roy This week, the world’s spotlight shines on the grand re-opening of the processional way in Luxor - the great...
The ‘Djed Medu’ Blog
We had just danced at sunset with the warm, welcoming Sudanese people, immersing ourselves in a Sufi ritual at the Khartoum Friday festival. It took place in a cemetery at dusk – and yet was respendant with such joy. Two days later we wake up to a military coup – and a state of emergency in Khartoum,
Special guest blog by Jeanne Whitehurst, English Egyptologist living in Aswan Temples were built for over 3,500 years in Ancient Egypt, the earliest, mostly, open courts sun temples to the sun god Re while the last one to be built was the cult...
Thinking of Egypt travel? Get the latest September 2021 insights and recommendations based on Ancient Egypt Alive’s recent trip
by Amtul Jabeen and Laura Ranieri 'You Greeks are children infront of us', said an Ancient Egyptian Priest to a Greek in 6th Century BC. His words prophesied the beginning of the great civilization of Greece, and the domination of Greeks in Egypt...
Vive la France… in Egypt! Who are the leading French Egyptologists? From Napoleon’s savants through the recent work of Pierre Tallet on the Red Sea, France has made its mark on Egyptology. Although only in control of Egypt less than a decade (1798-1805), French archaeologists have made a remarkable contribution to our understanding of Egyptian civilization. Find out who makes the top five!
It seems every week there’s news about another museum in Cairo Egypt. From the iconic Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, that magnificent 1902 “antiquities warehouse”, where the Royal Mummies began their great procession two weeks ago… to The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, that stunning new edifice lakeside in Fustat, where the mummies have made their new forever home.
Three millennia after the great civilization of Egypt began its rocky descent – though war, division and foreign rule, it shines again. So brightly. A harbinger of great things to come. Egypt lit up the world today with an event of utter resplendence and magnificence: The Royal Mummy Parade. Stunning actresses channeling goddesses Isis and Hathor in dazzling garb at the great Temple of Hatshpsut.
On Saturday April 3, 2021– 22 royal mummies will emerge from the Museum in Tahrir to be transported in magnificent vehicles, decorated for royalty, through the streets of Cairo to a brand new museum in Fustat. Watch it with us 11am-3pm EDT on https://www.facebook.com/ancientegyptalive
A lot of people assume Egypt’s great Valley of the Kings is an exclusive old boys club. Or “old dead Pharaoh’s club”, shall we say. The truth may surprise you.