Monday, January 23, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
"Meritaten also spelled Merytaten or Meryetaten (14th century BC) was an ancient Egyptian queen of the Eighteenth dynasty, who held the position of Great Royal Wife to Pharaoh Smenkhkare, who may have been a brother or son of Akhenaten. Her name means "She who is beloved of Aten"; Aten being the sun-god her father worshipped; Meritaten also may have served as pharaoh in her own right under the name, Ankhkheperure Neferneferuaten." Meritaten with a sistrum. The parents of Meritaten, Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Egyptian blue lotus. Alabaster from the Tut treasure. Meritaten 18th dynasty. Coffin of Queen Meritaten. Nofret - 4th dynasty.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
"Akhmim is among the weirdest sites from Ancient Egypt. You drive along crowded and dusty roads in the large town of Akhmim, then suddenly, in a large hole in the ground, you see the head of a grand female statue. It is in size quite similar to those of Ramses 2, but this one is of a woman. Unique in all of Egypt.The Statue is 11 meters high, and it for MeritAmun "Meret Amun" was a daughter and later Great Royal ..." "The Egyptian city known as Canopus seems also have been a goddess temple, as the Greek historian Strabo (63BCE-21CE) considered the place to be notorious ..." Canopus - Alpha Carinae - alpha Car - Canopus the Egyptian star.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Amarna period Saqquara. Winged discs, compare to the Michigan slates relics. A Burrows cave marble portrait in a collection of Michigan slates artifacts. VII is carved at the base referring to Cleopatra VII or her daughter Cleopatra Selene. Egypt - Coptic Christian textile. A light phenomenon appearing for hours above a Coptic Christian church in Egypt. "Prior to its discovery in 2000 by the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM), directed by Franck Goddio, no trace of Thonis-Heracleion had been found. Its name was almost razed from the memory of mankind, only preserved in ancient classic texts and rare inscriptions found on land by archaeologists. The Greek historian Herodotus (5th century BC) tells us of a great temple that was built where the famous hero Herakles first set foot on to Egypt. He also reports of Helen’s visit to Heracleion with her lover Paris before the Trojan War. More than four centuries after Herodotus’ visit to Egypt, the geographer Strabo observed that the city of Heracleion, which possessed the temple of Herakles, is located straight to the east of Canopus at the mouth of the Canopic branch of the River Nile." Heracleion restoration drawing. Yuya and Tuyu.