20 Days of Tut Objects. Day 3: Osiris Bed

Day 3: Osiris Bed (Burton Photograph 2024). Happy Easter everyone. It may surprise some to know that the idea of the resurrected was born thousands of years before Jesus Christ. It started with Osiris, first (mythical or real) king of Egypt who long before the...

20 Days of Tut Objects. Day 2: Wishing Cup

Day 2: The Alabaster Chalice (Harry Burton image #14) This beautiful translucent vessel is crafted of fine white alabaster in the shape of an open lotus blossom. It was one of the first objects found by Carter on entering tomb, perhaps dropped by ancient tomb robbers....

20 Days of Tut Objects: Day 1: Meat Mummies

20 Days of Tut Objects. A series of original Harry Burton photos (1923) of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Day 1: Are we looking at hat boxes? Very large eye glass cases?… or poorly-made dutch clogs? Nope… These are 48 “meat mummies”:...
10 years of Egypt: 2010-2020

10 years of Egypt: 2010-2020

My Decade of Egyptomania by Laura Ranieri Khufu took almost 30 years to build the great pyramid. Some 4600 years later and for one sweet decade, I have immersed myself in the world of Egypt, both ancient and modern. It has been a journey of empowerment, adventure and...
Cairo Reborn: Extraordinary New Openings 2019 & 2020

Cairo Reborn: Extraordinary New Openings 2019 & 2020

The Revival & Renaissance of Egypt’s Capital By Laura Ranieri-Roy Egypt is long over-due for another age of glory — and it may be underway now. No other civilization on the face of the planet has gone through so many tidal waves of change over so many...
GEM – Another Wonder at Giza, Egypt

GEM – Another Wonder at Giza, Egypt

Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) – Set to Open near Egyptian Pyramids by January 2020 By Laura Ranieri It’s bigger than Khufu – and just one year away from opening….The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), set to be the world’s largest archaeological museum costing $1 billion...
Caleche ride to Edfu temple

Caleche ride to Edfu temple

Considered the best preserved temple in Egypt, Edfu is traditionally reached off the cruise ship – via caleche (horse and carriage). It’s an experience in itself traveling through Edfu town. The temple to Horus built in Ptolemaic times features two levels,...
VLOG 10: Inside a 4000 year old tomb in Aswan

VLOG 10: Inside a 4000 year old tomb in Aswan

After riding camels across the escarpment we came to the great burial ground of Qubbet el Hawa. Here is a glimpse inside the tomb of Sabni and Mekhu from the 6th dynasty…
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