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Egyptian Jars from Southern Spain

Calcite-alabaster jars from the ancient Phoenician settlement at Sexi, east of Malaga on the southern Spanish coast. The jars are now in Almunecar’s Municipal Archaeology Museum at the Cueva de los Siete Palacios (Cave of the Seven Palaces). 181 more words


Favourite Paintings 12: Anonymous, Funerary Portrait of a Woman ('The European'), c 80 - 200 CE

A hauntingly beautiful portrait of a young adult woman lost in quiet thought, made to fit on her mummy. Was she contemplating her eventual death? 825 more words


Earthen Return [Spring 2011]

lay my bones ‘neath rock and root
where songbirds call, and owls hoot
where river meets the ancient trees
where children dance in leaf-strewn breeze… 83 more words



Somewhere low the traveler in his hat
asks directions, higher up, death on her horse
with her wings and compass, paid mourners
on the upper level in their muu-muus… 70 more words


Amara West 2015: end of excavations in the pyramid tombs

Michaela Binder, bioarchaeologist

Excavations in the pyramid tombs G320 and G321 have come to an end: though the shafts revealed many surprises – a door lintel of… 315 more words

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Amara West 2015 (week 5): the practical, the unusual and the desert beyond

Neal Spencer (Keeper, Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan, British Museum) & Michaela Binder (bioarchaeologist)

Now the time seems to be slipping through our fingers like the loose windblown sand that shrouds the ancient buildings at Amara West, but with less than two weeks to go (in the town). 1,202 more words

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