Newsletter 37

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Princess Kiya was one of the wives of Akhenaten and, it is thought, the mother of
Tutankhamun. She wrote this love poem to her husband.

“I will breathe the sweet breath which comes forth from your lips;
I will behold your beauty every day.
My prayer is to hear your voice, sweet like the north breeze.
Your limbs will be young in life, through my love of you, and you will give me your arms which bear your spirit.
I will receive it, and live through it and you will call out my name for eternity;
it will never fail on your lips.”

from Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes>>

Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life

On Thursday November 20th I’ll be doing an illustrated talk/demonstration called ‘Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life’ at Nature in Art in Gloucester UK.

I will recreate an ancient Egyptian temple on my computer right before your eyes (projected on the wall) and then read selected passages from my book ‘Ancient Egyptian Anecdotes’
Doors open 7.00pm. Finger buffet 7.30pm. Finish 9.30pm.

 Name the Pharaoh

I’ve just made a few small updates to the Discovering Egypt site – Name the Pharaoh
See if you can recognize the cartouches of six Pharaohs. (bottom left column)

Saving Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid a National Geographic Video

The Step Pyramid of Saqqara, is falling apart – ravaged by looters, earthquakes and the erosive force of 4600 years a team of British and Egyptian experts have been working to rescue this first pyramid’

Go to this page a scroll to the bottom to see the video

Ramses’ Great Horses >>

Ramses' Great Horses

Ramses’ Great Horses

Museum Plans to Restore Ancient Egyptian Throne Room

UK campaigners request Egyptian help to restore ancient statue to public view

Ancient lives, new discoveries, an exhibition at the British Museum

Closes on 30 November 2014
This exhibition focuses on the discovery of eight very different mummies, each with their own identities and stories, something which the exhibition will help the viewer to discover, as well as explaining to viewers the different mummification techniques, and how it reflects on the lives of the people who were mummified.

This page reviews each mummified person with video documentary so If you can’t make the exhibition check out the link below.


Newsletter 36

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Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

I’ve just completed a new chapter to my website on the Egyptian Gods. About 3000 words of text describing 25 gods and goddesses illustrated with 28 images.
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Mummy portrait of a young woman, 3rd century,

Mummy portraits are realistic paintings of people’s faces that were attached to the mummy case. They were panted on wooden plastered boards using the encaustic method – a medium which involves using heated beeswax to which coloured pigments are added.

Painted Cartonnage (plastered linen) mummy cases date back to pharaonic times, but mummy portraits were an innovation during the Roman occupation of Egypt.
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 Was it was a thirst for beer, and not bread making, that turned early humans from foragers into farmers.”

If you like Egyptian themed horror movies checkout The Pyramid trailer

Tales of Egypt – a game for kids – annoying music but you can turn it off.
Keyboard controls are:- Move = W,A,S,D, J = Attack / Pick, up K = Jump, L = Special attack.
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Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Egyptian Hieroglyphics

  • 1000 glyphs, 400 Egyptian word examples, 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list.
  • The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics.
  • Use different types of symbols to write names, secret messages print them onto paper.
  • Recognize king’s names
  • Math calculator functions
  • Print functions for pages and the typewriter.
  • The story of the scribe.
  • Search text functions.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Windows >>

Egyptian Hieroglyphs iPad >>

Egyptian Hieroglyphs Android >>

Egyptian Hieroglyphs Blackberry >>