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Newsletter 019

This will be the last newsletter of 2009 the next one will be in January.  My original intention was to publish these newsletters every month but with the pressures of work and the need to put bread on the table I seem to be only doing them every two months.

This newsletter tells the story of Amenemhab, a soldier who got blood on his clothes but enjoyed his work. There is a free 2010 calendar for you to printout; some great videos and the latest Egyptology news. Also check out the Heritage Key website and the updated Theban Mapping Project which was the featured website in my first newsletter.

I’ve really got into posterous recently - the simplest blogging platform out there. You just do it all by email even from your phone. I post about once a week on any subject that takes my fancy - you will find a link to my blog below. If you want to start your own blog go to http://posterous.com to find out how to do it – it’s dead easy. When you’re up and running let me know and I’ll subscribe to your blog.

I hope you enjoy this newsletter and I wish you a joyous Christmas and a happy New Year.

Mark


Ancient Letters

Amenemhab 18th Dynasty
Amenemhab was one of Thutmose III’s generals. The reliefs in his tomb describe the king’s battles in great detail from a personal perspective and corroborate official accounts.

Amenemhab appears to have been a vigorous fighting man frequently soaking himself in blood; luckily Thutmose had a supply of replacement garments for him. He once killed a charging horse by cutting out its belly; a messy job no doubt. On another occasion he saved the king's life by cutting off a charging elephant's trunk - luckily we have two accounts of this event.

Thutmose’s official account from the Napata Stela
“Ra made me do something very brave at the sea of Niy. He made me run across a troop of 120 elephants and My Majesty fought them. Never had the like been done by a king since the god who first received the white crown of Upper Egypt. I say this without boasting and without lie therein“.

Amenemhab’s account of the same incident

“I beheld an excellent deed which the Lord of the Two Lands did in Niy. He hunted 120 elephants, for their tusks. The largest among them attempted to fight face to face with his majesty. As for me, I stood in the water between two rocks and cut off his hand while he was alive in front of his majesty. Then my lord rewarded me with gold and three changes of clothing”

Surely untidy work if it required three changes of clothing. But despite all the blood, gore and laundry bills he seems to have enjoyed his job – he says after another episode of hearty action. “That caused joy to take possession of my heart and cheerfulness to alight upon my limbs.”

From the biography of Amenemhab J.H.Breasted,
Ancient Records of Egypt


Thutmose III (Menkhepere) (1479 - 1425 BC)
- is one of my favourite pharaohs; he possessed all the qualities that an ancient Egyptian would have expected from their king; he was one of the greatest military leaders of the ancient world and ensured a prosperous future for his people.

Egyptian Videos

Dr. Hourig Sourouzian Saving The Temple of Amenhotep III 

Alain Zivie Talks about the Tomb of Aper-el at Saqqara 

The Unfinished Step Pyramid of Sekhemkhet in Saqqara

Dr. Salima Ikram 
How Animal Mummies Were Made and the Secrets of Egypt's Animal Cults.

The Faces of Ancient Egypt
Painted statues meant to be lifelike portraits of the deceased

Hidden Treasure of the Cairo Museum's Basement


Ancient Egyptian News

Swiss researchers find out how much the mummification process damages the DNA.
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/10/15/salt-mummification.html

Green Magic' Protected Egyptian Child Mummies
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/02/05/child-mummy.html

Stolen Egyptian Relics On Their Way Home http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/10/09/stolen-relics-egypt.html

Nefertiti and the legacy of artifacts http://www.studlife.com/forum/2009/11/06/nefertiti-and-the-legacy-of-artifacts/

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Theban Mapping Project Update
Progress Report from November 2008 until June 2009
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2010 Ancient Egyptian Temples Calendar
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Half Price Egyptian Greetings Cards
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Imagining Egypt
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Free Stuff
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Featured Web Site
Heritage Key - has lots of interesting content about all aspects of archaeology. You can search the directory of ancient world sites and museums, read articles and blogs, there are also world maps, photos and videos.
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