Category Archives: Art

Not Just a Nurse

Karnak, February 1850 “On the wall of the propylon is Seti, kneeling, and offering himself in the form of a little figure which is eagerly bending forward on its knees. Immediately beyond this, as if in answer to this devoting … Continue reading

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A Descent to the Theban Underworld

Workers’ village of Deir el-Medina, Western Thebes, Sunday 3rd February 2008   It is now around 1 pm and I have a rare experience of turning up at a site when a significant number of tourists are already there. In … 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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