Sunday, 22 April 2012

Hatshepsut Sphinxes - and then there were two...

Originally uploaded by Bobonacus

Continuing work on the Hatshepsut sphinxes at Deir el Bahri.
It will be interesting to see how many are restored in the future and where they will be displayed.


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Cairo Museum collection, Georges Legrain (includes Hatshepsut) - online documentation

I have been spending a bit of time looking at the online documentation regarding the collections in the Cairo museum. Its actually a blessing for me that so much information has been digitised for study and i have been doing what i can to locate items belonging to Hatshepsut.

The following is something to share with you all. From the Internet Archive (which is proving a great resource) is the following:

Georges Legrain, 1908

"Repertoire genealogique et onomastique du Musee du Caire"

 I have included the full document, as i am aware some of you are interested in the Cairo Museum collection.

In French, i am sure (if nothing else) you will be as impressed as i am with Legrains work. This is one of a number of documents, but until i have had a chance to look at them myself- i have no idea of the content.

I read some of this on the way home and am pleased to note all the obvious names- Hatshepsut, Neferure, etc.

Read online as a PDF or save for a rainy day