Category: Ancient Egypt

KV55-TOMB TOO FAR

KV55: A TOMB TOO FAR By Anand Balaji It is strange to think that a solitary tomb, situated just north of the sepulchre of Ramesses IX (KV6) in the Theban necropolis, could have taught...

TUTANKHAMUN DROPPED

WHEN TUTANKHAMUN WAS DROPPED By Anand Balaji Though some of the inlays in Tutankhamun’s superb golden mask – especially at the back – were lost during Howard Carter’s attempts to extricate it from the...

Tutankhamun: Seated King

Tutankhamun: The Seated King By Anand Balaji   Pharaoh Tutankhamun, by all counts the lone son of the heretic king, Akhenaten, shot to prominence in unlikely fashion. The young ruler who presided over the...

MYSTERIOUS MERITATEN MISIDENTIFIED?

MYSTERIOUS MERITATEN MISIDENTIFIED? By Anand Balaji Dubbed “The Most Expensive Head of Hanover”, this painted crystalline limestone bust is stored behind bulletproof glass in the Museum August Kestner. The highly-prized Amarna artifact that hadn’t...

AKHENATEN: KING UNDONE

AKHENATEN: A KING UNDONE By Anand Balaji   When Akhenaten moved to his new capital, Akhetaten (Horizon of the Aten), he was a man on a mission. Unlike a few kings who had done...

Music

Pharaoh’s Ghost Music

  Tutankhamun’s Trumpets: Pharaoh’s Ghost Music By Anand Balaji We think of the ancients as having had a great ear for music; and as such they crafted instruments whose melodious strains are believed to...

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