My ARCHAEO-Crush for September is an amazing statue of a female pharaoh at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.
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Everyone above the age of 18 must remember “Tut-mania.” Ever since 1922, when archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun, the boy who ruled Egypt until he died at around age 19, the world has needed a defibrillator at the whisper of “King Tut.” Whether you were one of the 8 million people who lined up to see his pure-gold, 240-pound coffin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1978 or exhibitions in 2010, the obsession has not faltered for almost a century. 872 more words
Daily life is addressed in two exhibitions in Quebec City, one showing magical artifacts from ancient Egypt, the other an examination of how Japanese art and culture arrived in Europe just as the Impressionists were looking for new ways to express visual ideas. 1,152 more words
Francis Bacon one said “I do think that Egyptian art is the greatest thing that has happened so far .” and who am I to argue. 298 more words
Photo: Cairo Museum entrance courtesy Ijanderson977 – wikimedia.org
Being within walking distance of Cairo’s museum, we trudged by beeping traffic under a blazing sun. Before the doors swung open, we arrived early thinking we’d beat the crowds to discover others with the same idea. 132 more words