Egypt is uppermost in my mind at the moment as I’m starting to get to grips with Part III of The Rising Tentacle. A large chunk of it will be set there. My initial foray was to the Museum in Bristol but since then, I have inundated myself with a wealth of Egyptian books, sites, DVD’s and assorted ephemera. I am going to have to catalogue it all somehow but I thought I’d share some of what I’ve found here.
First up, I purchased the National Geographic Magazine September 2010 issue which had an article King Tut’s DNA. It sets out the Royal Relations in Tutankhamun’s family.
I managed to get hold of a 3-DVD boxset Ancient Egypt by Discovery Channel for £1.66 per DVD!. A film about Tutankhamun’s discovery, a film about the mystery tomb in Tutankhamun’s burial tomb and a third film – Ultimate Guide: Mummies.
The artist David Roberts just jumped to the top of my list of favorite artists. Born 24 October 1796, he travelled to Egypt (and the Holy Land) in the 1840′s and made drawings & watercolour sketches.
- The Temple At Dendera
I’m using the Aboo Simbel image as my backdrop as we speak! Also have a look at
Exterior Oblique View of Abu Simbel Colossi
Interior of Abu Simbel
There is an almost full collection online at the Library of Congress
I have been searching through a whole host of books, there’s such a wide range. Here are the ones I want to add to my collection
Egyptology from the Ology World people
While this book is fictional, it provides a really great feel of Ancient Egypt. It’s witty, intelligent and full of resources.
The British Museum Book of Ancient Egypt
The British Museum is one of the first ports of call for Egyptology and this book looks like a good, authoritative start to Egyptology
Taschen‘s Egypt book
This is a cheap, colourful introduction
The British Museum
There is an exhibition Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead starting 4 November 2010 and the Ancient Egypt resources are vast
My initials in heiroglyphs
RP = mouth stool
See the Hieroglyph alphabet translator at eyelid.co.uk
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo
and Dr Zahi Hawass