Category Archives: Excavations of the Past

From Gamhoud to the World (Conclusion)

I underestimated the length of Kamal’s article when I started translating it. However, if you managed to soldier through it, you probably had a few questions. Here were some that I’ll be pursuing: What does the fish above the mummy … Continue reading

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Excavations at Gamhoud, Part II

The following is the second part of a translation of Fouilles à Gamhoud by Ahmed bey Kamal:1) Kamal, A. “Fouilles à Gamhoud”. Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l’Egypte. 9:1 (1908): 8-30. Online. I: Coffins The number of coffins collected … Continue reading

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Excavations at Gamhoud, Part I

Excavations at Gamhoud Kamal, A. “Fouilles à Gamhoud”. Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l’Egypte. 9:1 (1908): 8-30. Online. Ahmed bey Kamal, translated from French by K M Johnston. We know that almost all the museums of Europe have undertaken, … Continue reading

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Return to Gamhoud

A few of you who know me know that I am a graduate student, and my foreign language exam for my Master’s degree is quickly approaching. In order to practice my French, I’ve decided to revisit an article that I … Continue reading

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Mummies and Coffins in US Regional Museums (Pinterest Board)

One of my interests in the last few years has been locating regional museums in the United States that have Egyptian collections. It has become sort of a game. If I get an unexpected layover somewhere (which I always do … Continue reading

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Stumbling Upon Mentuhotep, Overseer of the Granaries

“Huh. That looks familiar” I often think this about seeing artifacts in older publications–like I might have seen them before in a small museum, unlabeled, or labeled “unprovenanced.”  For example, I was pretty convinced that one of the coffins in … Continue reading

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Now You See It, Now You Don’t: A Hieratic Scrawl on the Ka Nefer Nefer Mask

I recently found this picture from a 1952 article in the Illustrated London News. There’s a two page spread on the discovery of the Tomb of Sekhemkhet by M. Zakaria Goneim, and a picture of one of my favorite funerary … Continue reading

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Smoleński’s Excavations at Gamhoud

About a month ago, I went to Poland as a tourist. Poland is a beautiful, friendly country with a fascinating and sometimes tragic history, but since this is an Egyptology blog and since Egyptian stuff is never far from my … Continue reading

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