Egypt’s Museum Mania

Egypt’s Museum Mania

Sorting out the three museums in Cairo by Laura Ranieri Roy It seems every week there’s news about another museum in Cairo Egypt. From the iconic Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, that magnificent 1902 “antiquities warehouse”, where the Royal Mummies began their great...
Royal Mummy Parade Ignites the World

Royal Mummy Parade Ignites the World

Glorious Procession – a Sign of a Bright Future for Egypt By:Laura Ranieri Roy Three millennia after the great civilization of Egypt began its rocky descent – though war, division and foreign rule, it shines again. So brightly. A harbinger of great things to...
The Greatest Pharaohs Move to a New Forever Home

The Greatest Pharaohs Move to a New Forever Home

The Royal Mummy Parade in Cairo, Broadcast Live Worldwide Saturday April 3, 2021 By Laura Ranieri You could never come face to face with Henry the VIII. Never look into the face of Charlemagne, Elizabeth I or Julius Caesar. But in Egypt, you can actually meet Ramses...
Secrets of Egypt: Saqqara, Saites and Sarcophagi

Secrets of Egypt: Saqqara, Saites and Sarcophagi

Lifting the Lid on the Late Period Mummy Finds Who were these dead Egyptians? And why were they buried at Saqqara Egypt? By Laura Ranieri Roy Yet another massive cache of breathtaking ancient treasures was revealed from under the sands of Egypt… this January at the...
Five Exciting Discoveries in Egypt 2020

Five Exciting Discoveries in Egypt 2020

A Treasure Trove of Mummies, Coffins – and a Kushite Pyramidion by Laura Ranieri Roy “We have never stopped in the face of Corona”. This inspiring motto is the title of a booklet about the Grand Egyptian Museum, that long-anticipated treasure that should – in...
Egyptian Mummies Show Gets “Unmasked”

Egyptian Mummies Show Gets “Unmasked”

British Museum mummy show breathes life into ROM after lockdown. By Laura Ranieri A priest’s spectacular golden mask. A temple singer with three stunning, ornate nested coffins. A roman baby who was given a lavish burial. At the British Mummies show opening this week...

20 Days of Tut. Day 7: Anubis Shrine

20 Days of Tut Treasures. Day 7: The Anubis Shrine. Ah yes, one of my favourites as a dog lover. It is a stunning painted black wooden statue of the famous Anubis,, God of mummification and the afterlife that Carter found guarding the entrance to Tut’s Treasury....

20 Days of Tut. Day 6: Golden Sandals and Toe/Finger Stalls

These stunning gold sandals were just one of 42 pairs King Tut had in his tomb. About 80 pairs of footwear altogether, (just a few less than the average fashionista these days). If you’re wondering, Tut was a about a size 8 or 9 shoe. These particular golden...

20 Days of Tut Objects. Day 5: Tut’s Trumpets

20 Days of Tut. Day 5: Tutankhamun’s Ceremonial Trumpets, silver and bronze. The bronze (copper) trumpet was found by Carter in the antechamber while the slightly larger silver trumpet was found in the burial chamber. What’s most amazing these ancient...

20 Days of Tut Objects: Day 5: Tut as Nefertum (Water Lily)

  20 Days of Tut. Day 4. An Easter lily for you! One of the most exquisite tomb objects and among the first found by Carter is this painted wooden statue of Tut’s head emerging from a blue water lily. I attach my own January 2020 photo of the object from its...
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