150 ostraca have been found at the Ptolemaic / Roman period temple. The link has everything I've managed to find. So far there are no pictures.
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Tracings made by Norman de Garis Davies in Theban tombs TT 76, TT 85, TT 95, TT 108, TT 161, TT 176, TT 179, TT 200, TT 222, TT 249 and TT 260 have been made avilable online by the Griffiths Institute who continue to lead the way in publication of Egyptian sites. It seems to me that they have the right model. Free access for casual use and academic study (including "amateur" Egyptologists), but charge for those wishing to publish the material.
The transcipts of Howard Carter's journals have been online for a few weeks. In the past few days, scans of the journals themselves are now online as well on the Griffiths Institute site. (Follow the second link then browse to the journals.)
While Andie is away, I'll post up any general stuff I come across. Here is a video about how Egyptians handled multiplication and division.
The methods I was taught in school was the hardest. I now know several easier ways - but this is one of the easiest of all!
This is something that came up recently on EEF with somebody linking to material I hadn't seen before which suggests that Maia, Tutankhamun's wet nurse, was in fact Meritaten. I haven't read the paper but personally I am sceptical. It is pretty clear that Meritaten was a Queen and probably married to both Akhenaten and Smenkhare / Smenkhkare. There is no mention of this title in Maia's tomb which seems to reduce the changes that she was Meritaten. The video below gives an introduction to Maia's tomb.
You might also me interested in this article on Tia the wet nurse of Ankhesenpaaten (Ankhesenamun).
(Thanks to Andie Byrnes and Raymon Betz).
PS I've created a Squidoo lens about Tia. It's very brief and has nothing that isn't in this article so I don't recommend it! It does offer me a steady bookmark though which is why I created it. I'll add a longer one about Maia in the next few days.
Old back and white photos and videos seem to be a furm favourite with many readers so here is one I hadn't seen before - a 1920s video of Nefertari's Tomb in the Valley of the Queens. It is a "silent" movie with cut card captions rather than any commentary.
Francesco Tiradritti has a dig diary for their 2010 winter season at the tomb of Harwa. There is no newsfeed so you will need to click through the calendar to read each day in turn. I have linked to a translation into English from the original Italian.
Harwa's tomb is in Assasif area and known as TT37. It is a 25th Dynasty tomb built on the processional way of Mentuhotep with an entrance from the south. Although little known, it is very large for a private tomb with four underground levels and reaches depths of 25m. The best sites explaining the tomb I have found are here and here. Jane Akshar also covered a Mummification Museum lecture in 2009 which has more details. The video below is from 2009 as well - but it is in Italian
Harwa's mummy is in the Field Museum in Chicago. There is an (English!) video about it, although the video has a lot of general shots of places like Karnak but persist and you will get shots of the mummy and his cedar coffin later.
I haven't done much on this site because it was a bit slower than I liked. I am in the process of migrating it to the same servers used for Egyptological Online which Andie and I are developing together. They are *much* faster. The downside is that the site is down during the move. It should be back online after the weekend unless I hit a sang (and at present I fear I may have done)!
Really interesting looking documentary on Five about Psusennes I. Sorry for the short notice!
More wonderful photos from Richard Sellicks, this time of tomb KV11 in the Valley of the Kings. You can find them on Jane's blog.
Thanks to Andie at Egyptology News for finding this article - and a new feed for my newsreader. This season they are going to be excavating 'Cemetry C', a post-New Kingdom cemetry. This though is just a heads up - work won't start for another 5 weeks.
For those who like photos. this set by David Rae is worth a look. He has some very clear images. (Sorry no excavations or anything like that.)
I recently posted about apparently new excavations in the Valley of the Kings and people have been discussing in comments the likely location. Richard Sellicks has contacted me with an image from his collection which shows some of the landmarks in the excavation photo. Richards images proves this is the Valley of the Kings. (I have self-hosted this so click through to the maximum resolution.)
I'd missed it but fortunately Len Solt has spotted a large article by Dr Otto Schaden on the KV63 site. It desrives thw sorts of tasks the team plan for the next couple of seasons in both KV63 and KV10. Both are contingent on managing to raise funds - far from easy in the current evironment.
Otto should be back in the Valley of the Kings early in the New Year and promises a further update in late Decmember.