Blog post2022 is a landmark year in Egyptology. It’s been 200 years since the decipherment of hieroglyphs, which unlocked access to written sources from ancient Egypt, and 100 years since the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, whose splendour further fuelled global Egyptomania. Many have celebrated these milestones, but it is...
Gold from the tomb of Scribe Beri: a comparative analytical approach to the New Kingdom gold grave goods from Riqqa (Egypt)The gold necklace and penannular earrings from tomb 296 at Riqqa, containing the coffins of a female and of a male, the latter a scribe named Beri of the reign of Tuthmosis III (eighteenth Dynasty Egypt), were analysed by PIXE, XRF, and EDS, together with eight penannular earrings from other...
Troalen, Lore ; Guerra, Maria Filomena
Journal articleDescribed by Petrie as ‘the largest group of goldwork that had left Egypt’, the jewellery from the intact burial of an adult and child discovered at Qurneh in 1908 is the most important group of gold objects excavated in Egypt dating from the 2nd Intermediate Period (c. 1800–1550 BC). This...
Troalen, Lore ; Tate, Jim ; Guerra, Maria Filomena
Journal articleNational Museums Scotland has an extensive Egyptian collection, which was mainly built up in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and which includes 11 mummies, most of which have well preserved and highly decorated coffins and lids. Among the about 6,000 objects from Ancient Egypt and Sudan, the gold...
Tate, Jim ; Troalen, Lore ; Guerra, Maria Filomena