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Ancient Egypt Newsletter 009

I’m recreating the whole of Luxor temple starting with a new version of the pylon and reconstructing the first courtyard with its papyrus bud columns and statues of Rameses II (above in the header). If you win the competition you'll get the first test render as a desktop background. I’m also working on Edfu temple – there will be some previews in the next newsletter.

Although I have a large library of photos and drawings of these two temples I do not have enough material to satisfy the level of detail required for this new project. Work commitments mean I can’t return to Egypt for the next year or two - so if you have digital photos of Luxor or Edfu please could you email them to me – I'm looking for photos that show the carved decoration of the walls and columns.

This newsletter has Egyptomania, old movies on the web, I Obelisk, Walk Like an Egyptian, Jim Loy's Egypt and some Free software I hope you enjoy it.



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This website is for kids and includes The game of hounds and jackals, build a pharaoh and the Egyptomania coloring book.
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Movies on the web
Images of four notable Egyptian-style movie theaters.
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The Ten Commandments (1956) Trailer *Click Here*

The Mummy Returns Trailer
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Cleopatra in Rome
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The Prince Of Egypt – see the whole movie *Click Here*

Jim Loy's Egyptian Page

Jim Loy's Egyptian Hieroglyphics and Egyptology Page is an old fashoned website, a handy hieroglyphic reference and a lot more. *Click Here*

I Obelisk

By Frank L. Holt
The story of the obelisk of Seti I and his son Ramses II from its creation in Egypt to its current resting place in Piazza del Popolo  in Rome. *Click Here*

Radio & Podcasts

Walk Like an Egyptian
The way the human form is represented in Egyptian art is the subject of this Pod cast.
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Mistaken Identity
For over a century, a church museum in Normandy has protected a set of bones believed to be the remains of Joan of Arc. But a recent forensic study traces the bones to an ancient Egyptian mummy instead.
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Tutankhamun in London

Aafter more than 30 years, Tutankhamun's treasures return to London.
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Worksheet Creator Update

If you own a copy of the Egyptian Math Worksheet Creator
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Ancient Letters

Diodorus Siculus on the Egyptian Judicial System

"The Egyptians apply special diligence to the administration of justice. They are convinced that the decisions of the courts have a most important influence on the public well-being. They believe that errors are best corrected when one punishes trespassers and gives support to the injured. In countries where the trespasser's fear of the courts is allayed by money or trickery the state can only decay.

Diodorus Siculus was a Sicilian Greek historian who lived from 90 to 21 BC. He wrote a world history in 40 books.

Barque Station

Thanks to all of you who gave me such positive feedback on the Barque Station reconstruction which was a feature of the last newsletter.

I have recently made a new version and have a limited edition of 75 high quality Giclee prints avalable. Each print is made with light fast inks and printed on 300gsm museum quality Hahnemuhle fine art paper. The quality is exceptional and if framed with acid free mount card and board will retain its detail and colour for around 200 years.

It goes on sale to the general public next week but all newsletter subscribers get the opportunity to obtain one now

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Imagining Egypt

Imagining Egypt is in the process of being translated into Czechoslovak and will be published in Czechoslovakia sometime this year. I’ll keep you posted on developments.

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

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  KMT - A Modern Journal Of Ancient Egypt

Winter 2007- 08 - This issue features ‘Ancient Egypt in the Bristol Museum.  the Royal Pyramids of the Kingdom of Kush,  The Egyptian collection of bologna in Italy and moving the Luxor Temple obelisk to Paris in the 19th century.

KMT has moved and had a make over. However the website still does not reflect the excellence of the magazine and there is no easy way of subscribing - the only option is to print out a pdf subscription form and do the process by snail mail. 

I recommend KMT signs up for a Google or Paypal checkout then it could give us the option of no a hassle instant subscription.

 Free Stuff

FastStone Image Viewer
A fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. I use this in preference to Adobe Bridge which a clunky resource heavy program prone to lockups and crashing.

The database includes 4675 signs

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

GIMP is an Image Manipulation Program similar to Photoshop for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring
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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