Ancient Egyptian mastaba online

This video is about the mastaba tomb of Unis-ankh at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

From Egyptology News:

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mastaba of Ty at Saqqara online

A massive nine web pages dedicated to the tomb of Ty in Saqqara, with photos, illustrations, site maps, and some great descriptions and explanations.

“After several months of work, we can finally present to you, on OsirisNet, a complete description of the famous mastaba of Ty, in Saqqara. Besides an exhaustive description (which includes the translation of almost all the texts) you will be able to discover more than 650 photos, illustrations, commented plans and images with an overlay effect of detail information.

We hope that this visit will please you.

Tombs of Egypt”

5 thoughts on “Ancient Egyptian mastaba online

  1. 3,000-year-old artefact returned

    Egypt: Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) chief Zahi Hawas has hailed the return of a 3,000-year-old sarcophagus that a Spanish art dealer had tried to sell illegally to a private collector in the US.

    The elaborately decorated wooden coffin, dating from the 21st Pharaonic dynasty that ruled the Nile Valley from 1081 to 931BC, was smuggled out of Egypt in the 19th century.

    Mr Hawas revealed that SCA investigators had recovered a total of 31,000 antiquities after urging customs authorities around the world to stamp out the trading between wealthy collectors of precious artefacts sacked from the country’s archeological sites.


  2. Colossal statue of ancient monkey god found in Egypt

    CAIRO, Mar 16, 2010 (AFP) – Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a colossal ancient statue of the pharaonic deity of wisdom, Thoth, in the shape of a baboon, the council of antiquities said in a statement on Tuesday.

    The four-metre (13-foot) tall statue was discovered in four pieces along with two statues while workers were lowering ground waters beneath Luxor to help preserve the city’s pharaonic temples, the statement said.

    It dates back to the 18th Dynasty, which ruled Egypt until 1292 BC.

    “It is the first time that a statue of Thoth, depicting him as a monkey, of this magnitude has been discovered,” Mansur Boraik, head of pharaonic antiquities in Luxor, told AFP.

    The statues were discovered near the temple of Amenhotep III, who ruled until 1372 BC.

    Another statue, of which only the upper half was found, depicted the king and the sky god Horus, represented as a falcon, antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said in the statement.

    “The team also discovered an alabaster statue base that is expected to have been the base of one of Amenhotep III’s statues,” he said.

    A granite statue of the pharaoh Ramses III, who ruled about 3,000 years ago, was also found.


    © Copyright AFP 2010.


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