Newly Opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) opened its doors a week ago in Al Fustat (ancient Cairo). NMEC houses 50, 000 objects that illustrate the history of Egyptian civilisation–from Prehistory to the present day.

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Stunning photos have recently been published and the one above is my favourite. (Love the abstracted pylon-like structures that incorporate inverted pyramid light fixtures!) If you’d like to see more photos, click here. Or if you want to learn more about NMEC, you can follow the museum on Facebook or read its page on the UNESCO website.

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Behind the Scenes: The Repatriation of Stolen Objects | American Research Center in Egypt

Have  you ever heard of Operation Mummy’s Curse?  Find out all about it in this interesting short article on the American Research Center in Egypt website.

Source: Behind the Scenes: The Repatriation of Stolen Objects | American Research Center in Egypt

Amenhotep III back on his feet

A statue of Amenhotep III has been put together again and raised back to his feet after it had toppled over during an earthquake…. more than 3000 years ago. You can read an article about this in Art Daily by clicking on the link.

Amenhotep III was an extremely prolific builder and there are numerous statues in His Majesty’s likeness still buried at his mortuary temple on the West Bank of Thebes, near Luxor.  I have a soft spot for this pharaoh… here’s a photo of yours truly at his feet. Literally.

At the feet of Amenhotep III

At the feet of Amenhotep III… a colossal statue of the king and his wife in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.