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September 12, 2017

Everybody loves a good mummy! As early as the the Victorian Era, mummies have captivated people's imaginations, frequently leading to bouts of "Egyptomania" and periods of increased interest in ancient Egyptian history and material culture (such as the so-called "Egypt...

September 5, 2017

After a brief hiatus, Thutmose Tuesday is back! This week, I figured we'd discuss one of the most iconic and recognizable ancient Egyptian symbols, the scarab. Associated with the beetle-headed god Khepri (the embodiment of Ra as the rising sun), beginning in the Middl...

August 22, 2017

When I was visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art this week, one particular exhibition caught my eye. Nestled into the museum’s Egyptian collection was a room covered in framed paintings from the walls of New Kingdom tombs. They were all facsimiles – that is, they wer...

August 21, 2017

Today, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will pass over much of the United States. The last visible solar eclipse in the U.S. occurred in 1979, preceded by another eclipse in 1918. This celestial event has (obviously) been a popular topic of conversation lately, s...

August 16, 2017

For this week's Thutmose Tuesday, we're taking a look at Central Park's oldest attraction: Cleopatra's Needle. It probably won't surprise you to learn that this 70-foot-tall ancient obelisk has nothing to do with Cleopatra VII. It was built for another Egyptian ruler m...

August 8, 2017

Fashion fit for a pharaoh! Today, we'll be looking at a simple yet intriguing facet of 18th Dynasty life: clothing. For an ancient Egyptian king,   clothing, crowns, and other accessories were symbols of power and status, which usually also had specific symbolic meanin...

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