Archaeological News: Great Perth mummy swindle →
archaeologicalnews: For more than 50 years a tiny Egyptian mummy, no bigger than a hand, has sat in storage in the WA Museum — an ancient tightly wrapped mystery whose contents would remain sealed for ever by the mottled brown linen wound around it. But thanks to modern technology some of the secrets of Perth’s…
via the National Library of Medicine - Edwin Smith... →
tamarasiuda: …a fully interactive Edwin Smith Medical Papyrus? yes, please…
Idle Expectations: B&B owner finds stuffed cat... →
archaeologicalnews: When B&B owner Robert Gray found a stuffed cat among the dust in his attic, he assumed it was some kind of bizarre antique. But after taking the pile of rags to a vet for an x-ray, it emerged the artefact is actually a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy. Images…
kemeticrecon: paradiseandlunch: Gold finger-ring. Carnelian, in form of cat; wedjat-eye on under-side. Ancient Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 1070 - 712 BC. via British Museum. If it works like the seal rings, the cat swivels and you can use the bottom as a seal stamp.
Archaeological News: Oops! Brain-Removal Tool Left... →
archaeologicalnews: A brain-removal tool used by ancient Egyptian embalmers has been discovered lodged in the skull of a female mummy that dates back around 2,400 years. Removal of the brain was an Egyptian mummification procedure that became popular around 3,500 years ago and remained in use in later periods.
Idle Expectations: Largest Egyptian Sarcophagus... →
archaeologicalnews: The largest ancient Egyptian sarcophagus has been identified in a tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, say archaeologists who are re-assembling the giant box that was reduced to fragments more than 3,000 years ago. Made of red granite, the royal sarcophagus was…
Idle Expectations: Pictures: Oldest Pharaoh Rock... →
archaeologicalnews: This ancient rock picture near Egypt’s Nile River was first spotted by an explorer more than a century ago—and then almost completely forgotten. Scientists who rediscovered it now think it’s the earliest known depiction of a pharaoh. The royal figure at the center…