Lapis Lazuli – prized gemstone and hair of the Gods

Figure 1: A block of Lapis Lazuli named "The Owl" because of its distinctive shape from Afghanistan. (1 kg) https://www.gia.edu/lapis-lazuli-history-lore This week’s blog topic is Lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone that the ancient Egyptians prized and used in various ways, including jewellery, bowls, and funerary provisions. It really is a brilliant looking gemstone so I… Continue reading Lapis Lazuli – prized gemstone and hair of the Gods

Nefertari – for whom the sun does shine…

I promised this a few weeks back and now it's the time for me to cash in on that promise. As March is Women's History month it seems appt to write about one of my favourite ancient women. This week’s blog is all about Nefertari Royal Wife of Ramesses II otherwise known as Ramesses the… Continue reading Nefertari – for whom the sun does shine…

The Two Ladies – Nekhbet and Wadjet

This week I am exploring the ‘Two Ladies’ Nekhbet and Wadjet. Now you may be wondering who these two ladies are, take a guess for me. Are they a pair of famous Queens, heroines from myth or something completely different all together? I will clarify, the Two Ladies are goddesses for ancient Egypt. They are… Continue reading The Two Ladies – Nekhbet and Wadjet