Czech Egyptologists explore the "Egyptian Pompeii"

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Czech Egyptologists do not only work at the pyramids at Abusir – they are also excavating in the Western desert in El-Hayez oasis. Up to these days several water sources remained there, on a place about 200 miles to the west of the Nile Valley.

Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s death - part 2

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So what were the conclusions of Harrison? Unfortunately there is no official report with detailed information about the results of his research. However, during the analysis of the mummy of Pharaoh Tutankhamun turned out that blood clots were discovered inside the skull, on the bottom of it. These could be a result of a hematoma between meninges. Notable was the fact that the clot was covered with a calcified layer.

Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s death - part 1

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Who was the famous Tutankhamun? Without exaggeration, we can say that Tutankhamun became famous especially because of his death on the threshold of adulthood. But the actual cause of this death and its course are still shrouded in mystery. Tutankhamun was the last descendant of the famous Thutmose family. His greandfather was Amenhotep III. and his father was renowned religious reformer Amenhotep IV. Akhenaten.

Dancing in ancient Egypt

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We can see many dancing scenes on the walls of tombs, which accompanied celebrations, feasts, religious rituals and funereal ceremonies. Dance was also a part of everyday entertainment. When somebody began to dance, the others join him or her spontaneously. Except the dance of wide classes more exacting dance also existed – a gymnastic dance that included more difficult almost acrobatic elements, which required extensive physical fitness, flexibility and long-term training.

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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