Monthly Archives: April 2012

Update: Qurna Appreciated

Following on from my essays on Mohamed Snake and the destruction of the villages of Qurna I was very pleased to see that a new book has been written by the anthropologist Dr Kees van der Spek under the title … Continue reading

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Encounters with a Man called Snake. Part 3.

“We have decided to demolish most of the old buildings above the tombs to remove the sight pollution, but we did choose to preserve 25 of them in order to keep a record of the history and heritage of the … Continue reading

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Ramesses the Great

“What made Ramesses II great?” asked the new child-friendly item label in the British Museum gallery of Egyptian sculpture. The answer, according to the label, is that he was a great self-publicist. Well that’s a hard allegation to deny for … Continue reading

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