Now bear with me on this one. Sometimes the inspiration for blog topics comes out of something I have seen in the past few weeks or it is something I have always wanted to know a little more about. Still, this time it is a completely random pull from me simply scrolling around collections for… Continue reading Frogs in Ancient Egpyt… Have you ever given it much thought?
This week I thought I would do something a little different and have a look into something I have really only heard about in passing and have been a bit curious about. That being the Sun temples at Abu Gurob and how they connect to two iconic structures from ancient Egypt- the obelisk and the… Continue reading The Sun Temples at Abu Gurob
Now you may have heard of the famed ancient Egyptian architect Imhotep or if you are a fan of a certain set of films including 1932's The Mummy and an early 2000s film franchise. But away from the Hollywood versions Imhotep was the Vizier and Overseer of Works of King Djoser and is credited as… Continue reading Imhotep Vizier of Works
Pottery, Souls, Floods and the creation of the world all connect the subject of my blog this week, the ram-headed God Khnum ‘Potter of Mankind’ and ‘Lord of the Cataract’. Figure 1: Temple relief fragment of the god Khnum EA635 https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/Y_EA635 Appearance Figure 2: 'Amun' Ram- headed sphinxes at Luxor Temple - Authors Own Photo… Continue reading Khnum – Potter of Mankind
This week here in the UK we are celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and so it has got me thinking about what a jubilee celebration for a pharaoh would look like. Luckily there is such a celebration recorded from ancient Egypt the Heb-Sed festival or more simply the Sed festival. Figure 1:… Continue reading The HEB -SED Festival – A royal Jubilee
Figure 1: The bes jar from the Ashmolean that inspired this week's blog. Authors own photo This week’s blog is inspired by a recent trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford when I was reminded about how charming and intriguer Bes jars are (Figure 1). So, this set me off on a little adventure reading… Continue reading Bes – the tambourine shaking, snake strangling, protector of children
Happy New year and welcome back to my series of bi-weekly blogs now I was going to do an entire blog post on the ancient Egyptian calendar but I will have to save that for the end of the month rather than the beginning as there is a lot of information to sift through and… Continue reading Lions in Ancient Egpyt
In wondering what topic to cover in this week’s blog I decided to have a random flick through a trusty book on Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddess. I have had this book for years and used it a lot when I was studying but this time, I decided to just have a random flick through… Continue reading Ruty – Protectors of the Horizons