Monday, October 01, 2012

Egyptian Antiquities Ministry Reopens Serapeum And Invites Tourists to Visit Egypt

Ancient Egypt News: Telegraph writes and with video that Egypt reopens ancient tombs after renovation:

At the Huffington Post, Ted Thornhill has a posting with pictures at Egypt Reopens Renovated Ancient Serapeum Tomb In Saqqara.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Zannanza and the Egyptian Queen: Uluburun Shipwreck Shaking Views of the History of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient World

The Uluburun Shipwreck is slowly -- and rightly -- changing many of the false conceptions that mainstream scholars have been propagating erroneously over the years about the ancient world, especially in terms of ancient navigation and seafaring traders.

Take a look at the Guide about the Uluburun Shipwreck by , and the links you find there. Especially read the material on the origin of the ingots found on board the ship, which involve Egypt.

I refer to the Uluburun Shipwreck in my book Ancient Signs
and reveal there some interesting analysis
of what was found on the Uluburun shipwreck
as bearing on important questions of ancient history.

Here is a sample;
Zannanza [designated to wed the Egyptian Queen] died before reaching Egypt [but his fate remained a mystery]..... Irene E. Riegner writes about the Akkadian term zanānu and notes that a derivative term Zununnê means "marriage gifts". It is likely that Zannanza was a name reference to a son as "the marriage gift" as it were for the Egyptian Queen, together with the royally laden ship."
The Uluburun Shipwreck could have been Zannanza's fate.
We have more about that in the book.

Do we know more than mainstream Egyptologists about Ancient Egypt?

Yes, we do, at least in this case.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Exhibition: The Dawn of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City Through August 5, 2012

Tom L. Freudenheim at the Wall Street Journal online in Ancient Egypt's Limber Youth reports on the exhibition, The Dawn of Egyptian Art, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City through August 5, 2012.

Freudenheim writes:
"While the Pre- and Early Dynastic Egyptian periods (c. 4400–2649 B.C.) are not wholly new fields of study, the exhibition aims "to examine and reflect upon the finest representations created by the early Egyptians"....
Read the entire article here.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Howard Carter 138th Birthday Honored by Google Doodle: Financed by Lord Carnarvon He Found King Tut's Tomb (Tutankhamun), a Find Totally Misinterpreted by the Archaeologists

Nearly 6000 (!) artifacts in this tomb, gold and riches beyond comprehension, and in all the remaining tombs of Ancient Egypt of its many great Pharaohs, its illustrious kings and queens, not anything nearly comparable?! The archaeologists have a gullible answer -- everything else has been stolen by grave robbers -- and apparently melted into butter. Nonsense.

The right answer is that many of the things found in this tomb did not belong there but were hurriedly put into it before being sealed away and buried under tons of rubble at the entrance to keep the tomb's valuable contents from being discovered "40 steps deep" (so the Mishnayot) at the time Pharaonic civilization collapsed to invaders : The Ark of the Covenant and the priestly treasures of the Cohen Gadol are what was actually found.

The Google Doodle for today
is in honor of the 138th birthday of Howard Carter,
the discoverer of King Tut's Tomb,

As written by Sara Gates at the Huntington Post in

Howard Carter Honored On His 138th Birthday With Google Logo
"The Google doodle depicts Carter gazing upon the golden riches and artifacts within the tomb. Behind the treasures is the faint outline of Google's usual logo."
Who was King Tut?
Who was Tutankhamun? The DNA Evidence is Clear: Tut was the Son of Akhenaten (Echnaton) but the Cause of his Death remains Speculative

But what did Howard Carter really find?
Ark of the Covenant

More stories about the Google Doodle:

The Guardian staff at
Howard Carter celebrated in Google doodle

Chris Matyszczyk at CNET in
Google's doodle for Harrison Ford, wait, Howard Carter.

Rene Lynch at the Los Angeles Times has the Google Doodle story also in
Howard Carter, first superstar tomb-finder, gets a Google Doodle

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Who Deciphered the Hieroglyphs?

Andrew Robinson at Nature magazine goes to the heart of who deciphered the hieroglyphs at A clash of symbols.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ancient Signs -- The Alphabet and the Origins of Writing

Ancient Signs: The Alphabet and the Origins of Writing
by Andis Kaulins is now available in 4 versions
(b/w, color, and both of those also as ebooks)

In Ancient Signs, the author traces the origins of writing and the alphabet to syllabic writing systems in ancient cultures and shows that these have one common origin.

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