All about the Rosetta Stone

All about the Rosetta Stone

200-year celebration: Champollion, the basalt slab & how the hieroglyphic code was cracked. By Laura Ranieri Roy In September 1822, the eureka moment happened. An impoverished young French scholar, Jean Francois Champollion, made a giant leap forward to solve the...
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,...
Sideways, Stiff and Striding: Why did the Egyptians draw that way?

Sideways, Stiff and Striding: Why did the Egyptians draw that way?

A few questions answered on Art Ancient Egyptian Art Style by Laura Ranieri Roy 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...
The Whys of Wonderful Things

The Whys of Wonderful Things

By Laura Ranieri Roy _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mysteries around Tutankhamun’s Great Legacy – 100 years after the tomb discovery Tutankhamun was a minor king. Very minor. He ruled Egypt for...
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