Music in ancient Egypt

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Despite the diversity of musical instruments that preserved or were identified in wall paintings or reliefs, we don’t know much about ancient Egypt music. Unfortunately, the Egyptians didn’t come to the knowledge of written records of music, and if so, no evidence was found about it.

Rock tomb of an unknown priest

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Researches continued on one of several non-royal necropolises in autumn 2004. The necropolises are in the southern part of Abusir and they came from the period of pyramid builders (2,700 – 2,200 BC). Czech expedition discovered a unique rock tomb there from the beginning of 6th dynasty period.

Why the Pharaohs didn’t smile

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Why any of the Pharaoh statues didn’t smile? Judith Miller (dentist) tried to find the answer to this question. Let’s look at the results of her research, which was carried out on the mummy of the 18th dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III. So what was behind the fact that none of the Pharaoh didn’t smile?

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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