Visiting Metropolitan Museum of Art in New YorkUnfortunately I missed Brooklyn museum as it is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Shame! Met museum I visited briefly as it is also open relatively short time, but at least every day. Egyptian part of the Museum is not very rich, but interesting. They even moved there from Egypt two temples. Worth to go again! May be too expensive, wardrobe is not good and tickets selling is too slow (except via ticket machine which is not very clear to use).
Posted 29 Jan 2015, 10:11 by Vahur Joala
Tomb of Senekby is foundThere was mystical dynasty called Abydos Dynasty, which exists around 1650 BC during secon Intermediate Period. This dynasty lasts short time in Abydos about 1650-1630 BC. Not much knwn about this dynastya and it belongs to 13. Dynasty or 16. Dynasty depending of persons who named it. Only some rulers are somehow known in this Abydos Dynasty, but not sequence how they ruled. There was 16 known rulers and some names are known.Wepwawetemsaf SekhemreneferkhawPantjeny SekhemrekhutawySnaaib MenkhaureNames of two rulers started as Woser.. and end of one of them is believed to be Wosermonth. Last two rulers names are ended with ..hebre and ..webenre.Now tomb of one rulers from this era was found - Senebkay.Read ...
Posted 18 Jan 2014, 03:13 by Vahur Joala
Visiting Museo Egizio, Torino
Weekend trip to Torino, Italy, was success. Weather wasn't good, raining and raining. Museum was under recontruction and seemly in not good condition.
It was always said, that Museo Egizio is the biggest Egyptian museum outside of Egypt. I can't believe it. May be it is so, but for me museums in Berlin, London and Paris have bigger collections.
Anyway, Museo Egizio was well organized with explanations for almost all objects. Yes, there were a lot of fact errors, but it is still many times more informative museum than Egyptian Museum in Cairo, where visitors can't even take photos. For researchers it is vital. If Egyptian athorities don't want to make research and preserve antiquities well ...
Posted 13 Nov 2012, 11:14 by Vahur Joala
Thieves hunt pharaonic treasuresTaking advantage of Egypt's political upheaval, thieves have gone on a treasure hunt with a spree of illegal digging, preying on the country's ancient pharaonic heritage.Illegal digs near ancient temples and in isolated desert sites have swelled a staggering 100-fold over the past 16 months since a popular uprising toppled Hosni Mubarak's 29-year regime and security fell apart in many areas as police simply stopped doing their jobs. The pillaging comes on top of a wave of break-ins last year at archaeological storehouses — and even at Cairo's famed Egyptian Museum, the country's biggest repository of pharaonic artifacts.Horrified archaeologists and antiquities authorities are scrambling to prevent smuggling, keeping a watch on ...
Posted 14 May 2012, 08:51 by Vahur Joala
Egypt's next big thingNew Egyptian Antiquiti museum, Grand Egyptian Museum, was planned to be opened 2013. Anyway, after spending more money than planned, because of bad organizing of project and finally because of revolution, opening is planned now in the end of 2015. Only hope is, that it is more museum than current Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Posted 13 Apr 2012, 23:15 by Vahur Joala