Discussion in 'Past & Historical Events' started by Toroid, Oct 20, 2020.
Lost Cities Of The Delta - Scanning The Nile, Season 1 Episode 1
Temple of Isis before building the High Dam.
Temple of Isis, Philae Island, between 1900-1920
Anyone's views if this is an accurate depiction of Cleopatra's real appearance . I don't think it is really.
Ancient Inscriptions on an Egyptian Temple Reveal Unknown Constellations
Inscriptions found on an ancient Egyptian temple revealed constellations that were previously unknown. In addition to the inscriptions, the original colors that were painted onto the 2,000-year-old temple were still present.
The researchers were very careful in removing the dirt and soot from around the temple (occasionally with an alcohol and distilled water mixture) and that’s when they found several carvings and hieroglyphics that “looks like it was painted yesterday,” as described by Christian Leitz who is a professor of Egyptology at the University of Tübingen in Germany and the project leader. In an interview with Live Science, he made it clear that they were not going to repaint anything and that they were only removing the dirt and soot from around the temple.
As for the constellations, the researchers found inscriptions of those we are already familiar with, such as the Big Dipper (or Mesekhtiu) and Orion (or Sah). However, they did find other inscriptions of those that were previously unknown, like the “Apedu n Ra” constellation (also known as “the geese of Ra”) in reference to the ancient Egyptian sun god. Unfortunately, there were no pictures accompanying the inscriptions so it’s impossible to know for sure which stars they were referring to.
As for the temple itself, it is located in the town of Esna which is approximately 40 miles south of Luxor. The Temple of Esna was once a sanctuary that turned into a storage warehouse for cotton in the early part of the 19th century. But after many years of neglect, it is now covered with dirt and soot with only the vestibule remaining.
This large sandstone building measures 120 feet in length by 65 feet in width and 50 feet in height. It has 24 support columns and 18 free-standing columns that contained beautifully painted carvings of plants. Leitz estimated that it would have taken approximately 200 years for the ancient Egyptians to complete its construction and finish all the carvings and decorations.
The restoration project started in 2018 and it was only recently that they found the inscriptions of the previously unknown constellations. Leitz explained that when the temple was decorated, the ancient Egyptians would have drawn the images in black ink first, and then an artisan would have created the carvings before a painter colored them. Interestingly, several of the inscriptions on the ceiling were only drawn in black ink and they were never carved or even painted.
Pictures of the temple and some of the decorations can be seen here.
This would seem very uncomfortable. Does it imply they were used by Egyptians with elongated skulls?
Middle class headrest and peasant headrest.
Removing items from Tuts tomb. Looks like Howard Carter himself and photographer Harry Burton.
Temple of Sety . East entrance.
Saqqara bird yes it flys.
The Saqqara Bird is a bird -shaped artifact made of sycamore wood, discovered during the 1898 excavation of the Pa-di-Imen tomb in Saqqara, Egypt. It has been dated to approximately 200 BCE, and is now housed in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. The Saqqara Bird has a wingspan of 180 mm (7.1 in) and weighs 39.12 g (1.380 oz).
How about this? Authentic?
Read the ebook online for free, and see amazing pics of surviving leather portions from an Egyptian war chariot:
Chariots in Ancient Egypt @ Sidestone Press
Excellent dissertation on Egyptian Armour:
Late Bronze Age scale armour in the Near East : an experimental investigation of materials, construction, and effectiveness, with a consideration of socio-economic implications - Durham e-Theses
August Nivek and my wife in eygptian.
You didn't provide a link to that site?...
Sorry here it is
Name in Hieroglyphics - See your name written in ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics.
Separate names with a comma.