Posted by Andie on Monday, January 31, 2011

There's not much new information this morning about heritage matters in Egypt.

Thanks to Boris A. Trivan for the news that the Amarna Project operations have been halted by security police. Barry Kemp and his team are perfectly safe and are planning to return to Cairo to find flights out of the country when they can.

There are reports on the Washington Post and Times Magazine websites which focus particularly on the damage to antiquities at the Egyptian Museum, attempts to enter other museums and ongoing looting at a number of sites.

5 comments:

Stuart Tyler said...

Mummy head Photo:

http://terraeantiqvae.com/profiles/blogs/danos-en-el-museo-de?xg_source=activity

I have not yet been able to check on who this is though.

Stuart Tyler said...

In fact- it is neither Yuya or Tuyu:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuya

So who is it? My only observation is that the preservation on this mummy is far from the wonderful look of Yuya and Tuyu. I would go as far to say that this may not even be a Royal Mummy, but i am no Egyptologist,

Stuart

Stuart Tyler said...

I will investigate this mummy head this evening. I should have the required resources to be able to get back to you this evening- if someone doesn't beat me to it.

Regards always,
Stuart.

Boris A. Trivan said...

News from Amarna - the team have left and are being evacuated by UCLA. Barry and others remain at Amarna to seal magazines until Wednesday - he has been asked to build a stone wall in front of doors to protect them from break-ins, so I guess that's good.

Boris A. Trivan said...

News from Amarna - the team have left and are being evacuated by UCLA. Barry and others remain at Amarna to seal magazines until Wednesday - he has been asked to build a stone wall in front of doors to protect them from break-ins, so I guess that's good.

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