A Visit to the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona

A Visit to the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona

By Virginia Martos Armenteros Have you ever visited the great city of Barcelona in Spain? Whether yes or no, you’ve surely heard of its great monuments like the Sagrada Familia and its famous soccer team, FC Barcelona. Maybe you’ve tasted its delicious food,...
Long Before Pride: Hidden Love and Sex in Ancient Egypt

Long Before Pride: Hidden Love and Sex in Ancient Egypt

Limestone ostracon in Turin museum from Deir el Medina (19-20th dynasty) Wikimedia commons. Although Ancient Egyptians loved a good parade, with risqué dancers in skimpy outfits doing fabulous back flips… being heterosexual was the cultural norm. It wasn’t like Greece...
Celebrating fatherhood in Ancient Egypt

Celebrating fatherhood in Ancient Egypt

Pharaoh and Son – or daughter? An everlasting bond. By Virginia Martos Armenteros Happy Father’s Day to all! Surely most fathers will be spending today relaxing with their families: having brunch with those near and dear, or reading special postcards,...
Egyptian Treasures of the Vatican Museums

Egyptian Treasures of the Vatican Museums

By Laura Ranieri Roy It was my extreme pleasure this May (though the displeasure of my feet, which trod more than 4 hours through this massive complex) to visit the great Vatican Museum in the Vatican City, Rome. What an embarrassment of riches it holds...
Some Hidden Delights of Cairo

Some Hidden Delights of Cairo

Two wonderful secrets from my many visits by Laura Ranieri Roy I love Cairo. It invigorates me. It awakens all my senses – the blast of car horns and Muezzin’s call to prayer over tinny loudspeakers. The soaring, spiraling 10,000 and more minarets that pierce...
2021 Top Ten in Ancient Egypt News

2021 Top Ten in Ancient Egypt News

A Dead Civilization Lives Again – as Archaeologists Resurrect and Vivify The Past By Laura Ranieri-Roy Magnificent pageantry, celebrations, mummies, some with golden tongues – another with a fetus inside her. 2021 was a resplendent year for Egypt. If 2019 and 2020...
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