The British Museum’s music festival opened on April 16. Read about it in this post reblogged from the BM… and there is a mention of ancient Egyptian music (just in case you are wondering!).
Bach’s Mass in B Minor, chants in praise of Vishnu in south India and the magnificent vocals and drums of qawwali music breaking like waves at a shrine in Pakistan. All these sounds are in praise of a deity – and show how music, all over the world, is used to elevate us from earthly…
via Music of the world: a symphony of cultures — The British Museum Blog
Personally I’m not into video games, but I thought some of my readers might be interested in an Egyptologist’s review of the 10th instalment of Assassin’s Creed, which is set in ancient Egypt. This is reblogged from Nile Scribes.
When Ubisoft announced that the sequel in their Assassin’s Creed series would be based in ancient Egypt, Egyptophiles around the world heard the news with much delight, including the Nile Scribes. Assassin’s Creed: Origins was released in October 2017, and our colleague, Emily Hotton, has written a review of the game for our blog.
Check out the full review via Game Review: Assassin’s Creed, Origins (Part 1) — Nile Scribes. Enjoy!
I found today this fun post on the British Museum blog that contains interesting facts most people don’t know about the BM. Did you know that the most searched-for thing on their website is ‘Egypt’? Or that the 1972 exhibition of Tutankhamun’s treasure was the most popular. Ever? Those didn’t surprise me at all and I knew of some other facts mentioned in the listicle; however, there were some cool things I wasn’t aware of…
Take a look here: 29 Things you (probably) didn’t know about the British Museum.
Millennial Court at the British Museum during my 2003 visit.
Found this post very amusing. It’s An Open Letter to Ancient People from Conservator Suzanne Davis at the Kelsey. Love it! There are many times when archaeologists, conservators and other scholars would like to speak to ancient people…
SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation Dear Ancient People, I am writing this letter in response to my recent work on your textiles for the upcoming Kelsey Museum exhibit Less Than Perfect. I am writing this letter because I love you. I do. Please believe that. Your textiles are lovely. Super beautiful. But they are […]
via An Open Letter to Ancient People — Kelsey Museum