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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...

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 1, 2017

What's a king without his queen(s)? For this week's Thutmose Tuesday, we'll be taking a look at the royal harem, a facet of ancient Egyptian court life that took on a particular significance during the New Kingdom. Every 18th Dynasty king (save Hatshepsut) had a harem,...

July 25, 2017

Mummies sure do turn up in the oddest of places! Today, we're going to be talking about "mummy caches," hidden tombs and caves used for the express purpose of concealing and protecting the remains of Egyptian pharaohs. Because this is Thutmose Tuesday, we'll be talking...

July 11, 2017

For this week's Thutmose Tuesday, we're revisiting our old friend Thutmose I, conqueror of Nubia, father of Hatshepsut, and grandfather of Thutmose III. Today, however, we won't be talking about Thutmose's many military achievements, but one of his enduring architectur...

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