Monday, 20 September 2010

Hatshepsut - The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

This museum is another offering from the United States. Their online collection has 4 Hatshepsut related items on display, which you will see by following the above link.

The items are:

* Foundation Stone
* Scarab - Hatshepsut
* Scarab - Neferure (her first appearance on this blog)
* Wall Fragment


Thursday, 16 September 2010

Recommended Magazine

Since August 2009 i have been subscribing to the Ancient Egypt Magazine. It covers all periods and is packed full of great articles and updates, which just adds to my own fascination of Ancient Egypt. Subscribers have a magazine delivered once every 2 months, and the cost is low for the information included. As far as i am aware this magazine in only available by subscription. I will say little, but let you view for yourself: Ancient Egypt Magazine Stuart

Photo - Deir el Bahri

This photo was taken in 2008 and i believe it comes from the upper level of the Hatshepsut Mortuary Temple (where the entrance to the Amun Sanctuary is located).

Showing an Egyptian God (possibly Hapi/ Hapy- the god of Inundation). Although i cannot provide the translation of the Hieroglyphs i will intend to find out and add them to this post. I can at least suggest that the highest level of glyphs appears to me as "beloved of Ra" in the masculine form. This may suggest that the name of Thutmose I or III may have appeared in the now missing section. It may even be the name of Hatshepsut, as she is known to have taken on many "male" aspects during her rule of Egypt.

I will correct myself later where necessary. Maybe you can help?


Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Unfinished Obelisk at Aswan

Updated 11/04/2014

Aswan - an area of Upper (Southern) Egypt which was quarried for centuries to provide the beautiful granite for monuments, statues and much more.

The unfinished obelisk is occasionally attributed to Hatshepsut. There are no inscriptions, so this may be a wild card.


  • The top photo shows part of the obelisk in-situ and abandoned. 
  • The centre photo shows an area where blocks have been removed in ancient times(giving clues as to how it was done).
  • The bottom photo shows one of the channels of the sides of the obelisk.

All photo copyright Janelle Wade.

Wiki has a page on the unfinished obelisk for further details.