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Theme week – topic of your choice

Hi! Welcome to all readers of our blog. This week we start a new project: You want to know something about a specific topic? We are going to discuss your choice, give literature hints, photos.. all you need! So – let´s start and tell us what topic you like!!Image

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NEWS: Tomb of the Nefertiti bust sculptor?

The Egyptiana Emporium

20131022-204616.jpg The bust of Nefertiti (Source: Archaeology.com).

“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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The new series in Egyptology

KBSAÄ – what is that? It´s the newest series in Egyptology – Kleine Berliner Schriften zum Alten Ägypten, edited by Andreas Finger and Christian Huyeng.

The series combines popular and scientific books and is open for every egyptologist!

You want to publish your work in KBSAÄ? Just write us an email at

kbsaae@gmail.com and visit our homepage http://kbsaae.jimdo.com/

The first volume is availabe in German:

Ägypten für Einsteiger. Ein kleiner Führer durch das Land der Pharaonen by Christian Huyeng

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