Category Archives: Ptolemaic Coffins

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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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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Provenance Seeks Mummy-Case

What does Mr Robert Nagengast have to do to send you home with this nearly flawless Ptolemaic or late-period mummy-case? He says he has to ask his manager, but he thinks he can even throw in a 1991 mauve Pontiac … 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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