• Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Not big expectations, but good feeling after visit. Egyptian art section in this very nice museum is relatively small. Anyway I found some interesting objects from there. Probably somebody can correct me, when I am wrong, but here is my founding.Pedubast I (Pedibastet) was first pharaoh of 23. dynasty. In Lisbon museum it was first time, when I found his cartouches On this object there there are three different cartouches. First from these has no much problems to say that it belongs to Pedubastet I (818-793).Second one is not quite the same I can find in literature, but still similar.And third is something new - combined one.There was another object, for what was defined, that it ...
    Posted 3 Apr 2016, 11:04 by Vahur Joala
  • Visiting Museu Nacional de Arqueologia Egyptian part in Lisbon - waste of time When visiting of Museu Nacional de Arqueologia in Lisbon is very good idea, then Egyptian section is not worth to visit. When I was there first time and bought ticket, nobody said, that this section of the museum is closed this day. I got some strange and false explanations, but three days later with the same ticket I had chance to enter to this part of museum. There are not much to see and, when I asked permission to take two photos as these two objects seemed to be interesting and idea was verify them later at home, it was forbidden to take photos. What kind of secret it is? Here on the photos I show these objects in the ...
    Posted 2 Apr 2016, 07:03 by Vahur Joala
  • Amsterdam: Allard Pierson Museum Very often flights from different continents to Europe are landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands. There are some hours between flights and travelers don't have nothing to do. Take the train from airport to Amsterdam center, walk little a bit and you are in the interesting museum with many artifacts from ancient Egypt. This is definately worth to visit and I did it twice. Additionally you can see other wonders of the old times.
    Posted 20 Mar 2016, 06:43 by Vahur Joala
  • Kings Tut next secret! When archaeologists start finally digging, they very often find something. In many cases "digging" was forbidden up to now. Now they found, what was suspected already tenths of years, that there are hidden rooms in the tomb of Tutankhamon. Hopefully wise people win and important discoveries are going to be made. I really hope so! King Tut was ruler of 18-th dynasty 1334-1325 BC. He died young, but his tomb, which is quite small kept inside remarkable treasure until 1922. Story of King Tut is not over. It is just beginning!
    Posted 17 Mar 2016, 12:40 by Vahur Joala
  • Visiting Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Unfortunately 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
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