Category Archives: Art

TUTANKHAMUN’S BAD LUCK!

yahoonewsdigest-intl posted this   Beard of Egypt’s King Tut hastily glued back on with epoxy The blue and gold braided beard on the golden mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after … Continue reading

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PAPYRUS — BEFORE WE WRITE ON IT

WHEN WE HEAR SOMEBODY MENTION ANCIENT SCROLLS THE FIRST THING THAT TO COME TO MIND IS THE GOLD TONED PAPYRUS – THE FIRST PAPER – FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD – THAT WAS USED TO RECORD HISTORY.  BUT HOW DOES IT LOOK … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S WALL PAINTINGS – REAL OR FACSIMILES?

Is Egypt still  on your Bucket list? And you don’t know when you can go? The Metropolitan Museum in New York is a good alternative. Besides thousands and thousands of Egyptian artifacts, it has the totally reconstructed Temple of Dendur, the Tomb … Continue reading

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EGYPTIAN STATUE SEKHEMKA SOLD FOR $27 MILLION.

DO WE REALLY HAVE THE RIGHT TO SELL OTHER COUNTRIES PRECIOUS ANTIQUITIES? EVEN IF THEY WERE GIFTED TO US? This week Christies Auction House of London sold the statue of SEKHEMKA – a limestone statue, 30″ high, for a little over US 27 … Continue reading

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LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA

The Ancient Library of Alexandria is famous and known to most for having burned. Maybe our interest stops there because we know it does no longer exist, and for a long time that was true. But on October 17, 2002 … Continue reading

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ANCIENT EGYPT LOOTED

  Since the revolution in January 2011 many Egyptians have no work and have no way of supporting their families – desperate situations often lead to desperate measures – one is looting ancient sites, and becoming part of the illicit … Continue reading

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PHARAOHS DRANK BEER LONG BEFORE US

In case you have missed it —- the BBC announced a few days ago that a Japanese team of archeologist discovered the tomb of the Head Brewer who served an ancient court more than 3000 years ago. The wall paintings … Continue reading

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CRAFTS OF CAIRO FOR SALE IN NEW YORK CITY

Recently I wrote a blog about the GARBAGE CITY in Cairo. Today I want to give you information about an organization called ‘HANDS ALONG THE NILE’ which helps the Zabbaleens, the garbage collectors, sell their hand crafted goods here in … Continue reading

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EGYPT – HOW MUCH LUCK DOES IT NEED?

Since Ancient Egyptian times SCARABS have been a sign of Good Luck, fending off bad spirits. This believe has survived into modern times and every tourist who has come to Egypt did not leave without at least one, or like … Continue reading

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ROME, ITALY OR LUXOR, EGYPT?

Definitely LUXOR, EGYPT – after an hour flight from Cairo we arrived in Luxor. We checked into the hotel, the Winter Palace. A hotel everybody should stay once – old charm, a lot of history – Churchill, Lord Cavanaugh, and Agatha Christie, … Continue reading

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