Egypt

26 Sep 2010

In a scientific article published in May 2010, The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, an architect claims to have unlocked how the Egyptians constructed the pyramids - by locating the apex point and then working inwards (see www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100924084615.htm )

There is an interesting piece on Hatshepsut and the Temple of Deir el-Bahri at http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/print/2010/1016/he1.htm but there is an even more interesting one on  a painted burial chamber of a 25th dynasty priest known as Karakhamun, discovered this week at Luxor (see http://weekly/ahram.org.eg/he4.htm ). The priest in question is otherwise unknown and ripe for some revisionist probing. Zahi Hawass said the chamber was well preserved and contained beautiful astronomical painted scenes - which appear to have included a depiction of the sky goddess Nut, circumpolar stars, and decans.