The Funeral Scene
The Funeral Scene
An opera in Middle Egyptian!
A wonderful opera! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
“French Egyptologist Alain Zivie believes he may have discovered the tomb of the artist Thutmose, the official sculptor of Pharaoh Akhenaten’s court and the genius who is thought to have created the famed bust of Nefertiti.
That iconic sculpture was found in a studio belonging to Thutmose in Akhenaten’s capital of Amarna in 1912. In 1996, Zivie’s team was excavating in a subterranean gallery in the necropolis of Saqqara thought to hold only mummified animals. To their surprise, the archaeologists uncovered a small tomb holding the remains of a man identified as Thutmose and his wife dating to the Amarna period (ca. 1353–1336 B.C.).
The rich depictions of Thutmose and his wife together on a double coffin, as well as the discovery of a colorful ivory palette similar to one discovered in Amarna, fueled Zivie’s suspicion that the Thutmose of the Saqqara tomb and…
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Viel heiße Luft um Nichts wenn man mich fragt…
nice literature: Krauss, Das Ende der Amarnazeit (HÄB 7) Hornung, The New Kingdom, in: Hornung, Warburton, Krauss (ed.) Ancient Egyptian Chronology, 197-217, Krauss, Sothis- und Monddaten (HÄB 20)
A coregency still is impossible… there would be a gap of ten years in the chronology of the 18th dynasty
“The Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim declared the
discovery of architectural remains (of walls and columns) in the
tomb of the Vizier Amen-Hotep Huy No. 28 in Asasif Area – Luxor.
Some of these remains carry scenes showing both Amenhotep III
and Amenhotep IV (father and son) in the same space, and one
following the other. The remains also show hieroglyphic inscriptions
of the names of both kings beside each other. The importance of this
discovery, Dr. Ibrahim says, is that it presents the definitive evidence
of the co regency between Amenhotep III and Amenhotep IV because
it dates exactly at the beginning of the first Heb-Sed of Amenhotep II,
in the 30th year of his reign.
(Source: MSA Press Release).
Dr. Francisco J. Martin, the Field and
Scientific Director of the Spanish Mission working in the Asasif
Project said that the project started in…
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