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Ancient Egypt Newsletter 007

All sorts of things have been happening recently. I’ve just finished a set of temple illustrations for a Dorling Kindersley book called Egyptorium which will be published in May 2008. You get an exclusive preview of these images in this newsletter.

I've completely redesigned my company (Eyelid Productions) website and have included some new Egyptian temple illustrations and movies. You also get to see some of my old etchings and paintings. However, the major new development is a number of cutting edge website services I now offer to individuals and small business.

But the most amazing thing that happed is the birth of my son Milo on the 13th October.

In this newsletter we’re looking at Flinders Petrie, Fragments of ancient writings, the history of beer, some excellent videos from the National Geographic, King Tut and travel tips if you’re traveling to Egypt. There is also a special offer only for subcribers of this newsletter

I hope you enjoy this newsletter.

Mark

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Letters to Sobek

Seventy-five miles south of Cairo are the remains of the ancient oasis town of Tebtunis. Here can be found the remain of the massive temple of the crocodile god Sobek
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Eyelid Productions

You can see the updated website with new Egyptian temple illustrations and movies. There are also some of my etchings and paintings and examples of other work including website technologies.
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Featured Wesite

In the last news letter I featured the Discovery Channel's video website.

Here is the National Geographic's video website which includes King Tut’s wet nurse, mummy cats, Hatshepsut and Cleopatra.
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Radio & Podcasts


Egyptologist and Archaeologist Barry Kemp describes what life would have been like in ancient Egypt at the time the pyramids were being built, how archaeology can reveal the origin of the pyramids and other historical events including famines and plagues.
Click Listen Now and select part 4 from the player
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The Natural History of Beer
Beer is one of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages, dating back over seven thousand years and it’s still one of the most popular drinks in society today.
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Ask Aladdin Khalifa

If you’re traveling to Egypt and want to know General Travel Tips and muck more ask Aladdin Khalifa.
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Tutankhamun in London

London welcomes the treasures of the world's most famous pharaoh. In 1972, 1.7 million guests (including me) visited the London Tutankhamun exhibition.

Now, after more than 30 years, Tutankhamun's riches return to London.
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Worksheet Creator Update

If you own a copy of the Egyptian Math Worksheet Creator here is a new free template.
Find the missing numbers
Question Sheet
Answer Sheet

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Ancient Letters

This letter from Ammônios is unexplained - he got himself arrested for some unknown transgression and was thrown in jail. We don’t know what happened to him. He says ‘Farewell’ to his friend Phaiês who was a steward in the royal household. Is it a final Farwell or an appeal for help?

To Phaiês the steward
From Ammônios the secretary of Phlyês

Know that when I was present the fellow from the neighborhood of Oxyrinkha gave an account to the office then on the 27th day at the first hour when I was in the office a servant came from Kallôn summoned me.

Having put down the books I went outside, and when I was at the door of the general's quarters his servant ordered me to be taken away, and now I am in the day-watch-house (police-station) Farewell.
From Illahun, Kahun and Gurob by Flinders Petrie

Imagining Egypt

The special Imagining Egypt continues to sell well and there are still some available from the website.

The British Museum Book Shop has made a display of the regular edition and it is beginning to be appear in many other museum book shops throughout the world.

I’m currently working on a novel set in ancient Egypt and also developing the story line for and ancient Egyptian graphic novel – watch this space. Here are latest reviews of Imagining Egypt

Here are latest reviews
KMT
A Modern Journal Of Ancient Egypt
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Durbs is a South African Magazine
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Hereford Times 
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24Dash *Click Here*
Publishers Weekly review. *Click Here*
Dust jacket *Click Here*
*click here* to download three sample pages from Imagining Egypt.

*Click Here* to find out more about Imagining Egypt. t.

Dorling Kindersley – Egyptorium

Egyptorium is to be published in May 2008. This is an unusual format consisting of a book within a presentation board box that contains nine other little books.

I was commissioned to make a new set of reconstructions for it - Temple of Isis at Philae, Luxor Temple, Giza Pyramids, Saqqara Pyramids and Karnak Temple. Three of my images from Kingdom of the Dead –Horus temple, Luxor Colonnade and Giza Pyramids. I’ve also created a new set of hieroglyphs for it as well. to see an exclusive preview *Click Here*

News

King Tut's Mummy to Be Displayed for first Time
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 Who Was King Tut's Father?
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  Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie

Great Discoveries from Ancient Egypt: Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie
Public lecture presented at the St. Francis Auditorium, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 24, 2007 by Peter Lacovara, Ph.D.

In support of the traveling exhibition: Excavating Egypt, Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London.

On exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art, September 1, 2007 through January 6, 2008.
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EGYPTOLOGICAL TEXTS by W.M.Flinders Petrie
http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/texts/index.htm
http://www.ronaldbirdsall.com/gizeh/petrie/index.htm

 Free Stuff

VLC Media Player
This is something you might find useful - it is a cross-platform media player for your computer.
It plays various audio and video formats such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, Flac, DVDs, VCDs and just about any media format you might come across. What’s more it is no strings attached FREE
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

GIMP is an Image Manipulation Program similar to Photoshop for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring
http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html
Note: you will also need to downlaod and install the GTK+ 2 Runtime Environment, which you can download from the Gimp web page.

 

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