sábado, 13 de marzo de 2010

Burial chamber of ancient Egyptian queen unearthed

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Oriental Institute, Chicago

2008_0923_184807ABOriental Institute, Chicago


2008_0923_184807ABOriental Institute, Chicago por Hans Ollermann.

This statue of pharaoh Tutankhamun, one of two nearly identical colossal images, was excavated by the Oriental Institute in Western Thebes near the Temple of Medinet Habu.
It is 17 feet and 4 inches tall, and thus the tallest ancient Egyptian statue in the Western Hemisphere.. A gift of the Egyptian gouvernment to the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
The other statue is in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
(Camera: Nikon D80)

2008_0923_184846AB Oriental Institute, Chicago


2008_0923_184846AB Oriental Institute, Chicago por Hans  Ollermann.
This statue of pharaoh Tutankhamun, one of two nearly identical colossal images, was excavated by the Oriental Institute in Western Thebes near the Temple of Medinet Habu.
It is 17 feet and 4 inches tall, and thus the tallest ancient Egyptian statue in the Western Hemisphere.. A gift of the Egyptian gouvernment to the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
The other statue is in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
(Camera: Nikon D80)

The best and the worst museums in Holland. por Hans Ollermann.

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Hans Ollermann Pro User disse:

This list gives my personal appreciation of the museums mentioned.The bad guys (in red) are museums that have the policy of not allowing photography. The reasons they sometimes give for this policy are questionable in many ways.
See also my list of best and worst museums in the world:
www.flickr.com/photos/menesje/4059308291/
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Hans Ollermann Pro User disse:

I hope that you didnot miss the Boymans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam (close to Amsterdam !). Their collection of paintings is first rate, and the staff is most friendly. They have very fine Rermbrandt's, and Van Gogh is present as well. (and the only Pieter de Brueghel the Elder in the Netherlands ! )
Good idea to focus on the Rembrandt House. Before I revisit Amsterdam I shall ask information about their house rules.
Yes, the RM earns its very low rating. Their housing problems (around its horrible building) continue for many years now, and as a Dutchman I feel most ashamed because of their narrow-minded policy of not allowing photography. This is really not the way to deal with tourists in a city like Amsterdam !!!
Obviously the Van Gogh Museum (also) in Amsterdam only sometimes feels responsibilities in this field. Recently they allowed photography without flash, but only for a select company of photographing visitors and only during two days as far as I can remember...

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The best and the worst museums in the world.

The best and the worst museums in the world. por Hans Ollermann.


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Hans Ollermann Pro User disse:

This list gives my personal appreciation of the museums mentioned.The bad guys (in red) are museums that have the policy of not allowing photography. The reasons they sometimes give for this policy are questionable in many ways.

See also my list of best and worst museums in Holland:
www.flickr.com/photos/menesje/4059604700/
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2008_0923_175235AB The Oriental Institute, Chicago


2008_0923_175235AB The Oriental Institute, Chicago por Hans  Ollermann.
Standing male figures.
Gypsum, shell, stone, bitumen.
From the Square Temple, Tell Asmar (Iraq).
Early dynastic period.
2900-2330 B.C.
Oriental Institute, Chicago.

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Burial chamber of ancient Egyptian queen unearthed


CAIRO -- French archaeologists announced Wednesday the discovery outside Cairo of the burial chamber of a mysterious queen from Egypt's Old Kingdom more than 4,000 years ago.

The necropolis of Saqqara outside Cairo has yielded a string of new discoveries as 10 different teams excavate a previously untouched area of these burial grounds were used continuously for more than 2,000 years until Roman times.

French mission head Philippe Collombert said the mummy of Queen Behenu was destroyed, but the chamber contained green hieroglyphics picked out on white stone known as the "Pyramid Texts."

"We are excited because the texts are well conserved," he told The Associated Press, adding that the queen's titles were written on the walls of the 33 by 16 foot (10 meter by 5 meter) burial chamber inside her small pyramid.

The text is primarily concerned with protecting the queen's remains and her transition to afterlife.

Collombert called the queen "mysterious," and said it was not clear whether she was the wife of King Pepi I or II, two long-ruling pharaohs of the Sixth Dynasty.

Under that dynasty, Egypt's Old Kingdom period ended as centralized rule broke down and ushered in a period of competing dynasties and powerful nobles vying for power across the country.

Pyramids from this time were mainly concentrated in Saqqara and were shoddily built, compared to their more famous cousins in Giza, and have largely fallen apart.

Collombert said the mission has worked in the area since 1988 and has unearthed seven pyramids belonging to queens from the dynasty, but this is only the second pyramid with religious texts on the walls.

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This undated photo released by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo, Wednesday March 3, 2010, shows part of the unearthed burial chamber with well preserved religious texts for the more than 4,000 year old Queen Behenu from Egypt's Old Kingdom, at the ancient burial site in Saqqara, Egypt. (AP Photo/Supreme Council of Antiquities) (Ho - AP)



This undated photo released by the Egyptian Supreme Council of  Antiquities in Cairo, Wednesday March 3, 2010, shows part of the  unearthed burial chamber with well preserved religious texts for the  more than 4,000 year old Queen Behenu from Egypt's Old Kingdom, at the  ancient burial site in Saqqara, Egypt. (AP Photo/Supreme Council of  Antiquities)

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