Life and death in the valley of the kings - part 2

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Dr. Joann Fletcher in the tomb of the architect of the royal tombs Kaa and his wife Merit. With the discovery of the tomb, we learn a lot about the life and death of the ancient Egyptians during the New Kingdom.

From the document, for example, we learn where Kaa (unusual for that time) placed his tomb and rescued her from burglary.

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Life and death in the valley of the kings - part 1

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Egyptologist Dr. Joann Fletcher goes on a fascinating journey in search of people like us – not the great Pharaohs but the ordinary people who built and populated this incredible place, creating a remarkable way of life and an extraordinary way of death.

Joann Fletcher explores their homes, workplaces and temples and she climbs down into their tombs to discover the remarkable world of these Ancient Egyptians, both in life and the afterlife.

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Message from the Nile

  • History of Czech institution of egyptology

    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

    Czech egyptology is successful in researching not only on pyramidal fields in Abusir recently, but also in supporting and organizing smaller expeditions into egyptian Western desert. Czech expedition has been working even in slowly evanescent oasis El-Hajez since 2003, which is situated about 400 km to the south-west from Cairo.

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