And so I said, what the heck, it’s Saturday afternoon, I’ve worked all the morning, I’ll take a break, eat some ice cream and forget about the rest for 36 hours. But then the usual fear comes – what if I waste my time and miss my deadlines… I forced myself to take it easy – it won’t be a day that will make that much of a difference, and I can use this downtime to do some minor research.
The things one finds doing research…
Heidi Köpp-Junk is an Egyptologist specialized in Early Ancient Egyptian Music, and provides us with an unique opportunity to experience first hand what Ancient Egypt sounded like.
Anyone interested in the subject, can find more in this article, from The Ancient Near East Today.
Dr Colleen Manassa-Darnell is an Egyptologist and a lover of vintage fashion – which makes her looks and style particularly intriguing as she illustrates an interesting and lesser-known site from Ancient Egypt.
As part of the course, I had to submit a short paper covering my choice of six objects, chosen to explore a certain facet of the Ancient Egyptian history or culture.
I chose six papyruses from the collections of the Turin Egyptian Museum – or Museo Egizio di Torino, in Italian – that show a different face of Ancient Egypt… and feature magic, murder, mayhem and naked women.
Now that the course is over and my paper has been evaluated, I thought someone out there might be interested …
It’s a very simple, lightweight pdf document, eleven pages of loose text with some extra links for images1. You can read it online, or download it – it is distributed under a standard Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike license.
I hope you’ll enjoy it.
Comments are very welcome.
Something seriously entertaining today.
I mentioned I’ve got The Woman that Would be King here on my nightstand ans a read for these hot nights.
As I was wondering through the web I found this quite interesting piece about the author, Egyptologist Kara Cooney… so, why not share?
One of the most entertaining and refreshing aspects of working with a great editor is sometimes you spend a whole night discussing swingy thingies.
Which disproves the old legend that authors and editors are often at odds, and engage in fiery discussions.
We were somewhat at odds, but we had a good laugh.
Consider the following contraption
This thing appears in one of the stories that will be published in the forthcoming Aculeo & Amunet collection – The Hand of Isfet. Continue reading →