200-year celebration: Champollion, the basalt slab & how the hieroglyphic code was cracked. In September 1822, the eureka moment happened. An impoverished young French scholar, Jean Francois Champollion, made a giant leap forward to solve the mystery of the hieroglyphic writing system and read what was on the Rosetta Stone.
The ‘Djed Medu’ Blog
…As you enter the experience you are wrapped in darkness, the tone immediately set. Dimly lit, tomb-like spaces, bright blue, gold, and brown colours meet the eyes, provide to instill both a sense of comfort and wonder about what is to be revealed. The first space is…
Barcelona…home to the great works of Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia… and a surprisingly rich Egyptian museum with outstanding ancient Egyptian artifacts on three floors…Explore our top five artifacts in the Museu Barcelona… the brainchild of Egyptophilecollector and hotelier Jordi Clos.
Although Ancient Egyptians loved a good parade, with risqué dancers… being heterosexual was the cultural norm.Yet there is fascinating evidence for homosexual relationships in ancient Egypt.
Surely most fathers will be spending today relaxing with their families: having brunch, reading special postcards, emails, or texts from those children who are far away. In Ancient Egypt, however, the way that father’s bonded with their children were different…
The world is changing – too fast for many of us since the pandemic of 2020. The everlasting nature of Egypt’s remarkable past give us a certain comfort during these years of uncertainty. Here’s how…
Warning: Do not read this post on an empty stomach. Bread. Who hasn´t tried to make it during the pandemic to kill the hours? Few smells in this life are sweeter freshly baked bread right out of the oven. Fluffy on the inside, crusty on the outside… My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
But… it wasn’t quite that way in Ancient Egypt!
The Vatican Museums, founded in 1506, is a vast and palatial labyrinth of rooms resplendent with artistic masterpieces of incalculable worth in Vatican City. 70,000 precious artifacts – 20,000 on display. And countless secrets lurking within its tangle of treasures. One of the most fascinating series of galleries is the Gregorian Egyptian collection. Here are the top 6 highlights of the collection.
Tutankhamun stories, Highclere gin and the palpable excitement of new discoveries, fresh research insight – in equal measure with delightful reconnection with colleagues. These were some of the things that marked the first in-person meeting of ARCE in Irvine California, the first live conference since 2019.
In Ancient Egypt, there were no “art galleries”. There was little or no “artistic expression” – art based on the artist’s own feelings or personal thoughts. There were, however, craftsmen of great skill responsible for extensive and magnificent works – the crowning glory of the ancient world. Here are some FAQs about ancient Egyptian art.