zondag 28 februari 2010

Mabad el Karnak

Op weg naar Karnak

Het nieuwe plein voor Karnak

Luxor heeft een kunstacademie

Luxor heeft een kunstacademie
Naast de academie is een winkel gevestigd in kunstnaarsbenodigdheden
Voor de kunstacademie een plein met hoge bomen
eronder bankjes
waar studenten en studentes( veel)
 in de schaduw kunnen zitten.

ARCE Conservation Work at Khonsu Temple

ARCE are doing a number of projects of which the Khonsu temple is only one. The conservation program is in its third year and a response to the dewatering project. This went live in the summer of 2007 and now they are training Egyptian conservators to handle the affects of the drying out of the monuments. All the work is done by the students and they train 25 every year.


cold, rainy, possible storms

                                 Egypt's weather forecast: cold, rainy, possible storms.
Egypt's weather will be affected by a depression (low atmospheric pressure), starting Wednesday night and lasting for a minimum of 72 hours, causing a temperature decrease by 6-7 thermal units, said Wahid Saoudi, director of meteorological analysis at the Egyptian Meteorological Authority.
Saoudi said the depression is located east of the Mediterranean Basin. Accompanied by cool winds blowing from central Europe, this will prompt a temperature drop over the next two days. He noted that the active winds may cause dust and sandstorms, blurring visibility on most roads and disrupting navigation. Lots of low and medium clouds are expected, along with occasional rains.

Gepubliceerd op 26-2-10 om 8:02 in Egypte

donderdag 25 februari 2010

Oude foto van the Stationstreet te Luxor

Deze twee foto's zijn niet van mij.

De vernieuwde Stationsstreet in Luxor

Tutankhamun's mummy


The big news this week was the publication of a paper which has done a genetic and anatomical analysis of Tutankhamun's mummy and those of several close relatives.



De zorgvuldigheid waarmee de laan wordt uitgegraven baart de werelderfgoedorganisatie UNESCO bovendien zorgen. Nadat een onderzoeksteam de locatie in 2008 bezocht liet de organisatie weten zich grote zorgen te maken over de zware machines die worden ingezet om de klus zo snel mogelijk te klaren. UNESCO maakt zich met name zorgen over de tempels van Luxor en Karnak. Volgens een anonieme archeoloog die IPS sprak, kunnen door de bulldozers allerlei archeologische waardevolle spullen worden vernietigd. "Archeologie bedrijf je niet met een bulldozer", zei de man tegen het persbureau. "Het kost jaren om een locatie bloot te leggen en te documenteren." Die tijd heeft de Egyptische overheid echter niet. Over een maand worden de eerste toeristen verwachten op de laan. Klaar met de opgravingen zijn de archeologen echter nog lang niet.

maandag 22 februari 2010

woensdag 17 februari 2010

dinsdag 16 februari 2010


The Egyptian 'boy king' Tutankhamun may well have died of malaria after the disease ravaged a body crippled by a rare bone disorder, experts say.
The findings could lay to rest conspiracy theories of murder.
The scientists spent the last two years scrutinising the mummified remains of the 19-year old pharaoh to extract his blood and DNA.
This revealed traces of the malaria parasite in his blood, the Journal of the American Medical Association says. Shrouded in mystery
Ever since Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922, scholars have speculated over why the 19-year old 'boy king' died so young.
Some believe he was killed by a fall from his chariot. Others suspect foul play.
A sudden leg fracture possibly introduced by a fall might have resulted in a life-threatening condition when a malaria infection occurred

Dr Hawass

Because he died so young, and left no heirs, scholars have speculated that, instead, he may have suffered from a disease that ran in his family.
Artifacts have shown the royalty of that era as having a somewhat curvaceous and rather feminine appearance, which some say would be typical of inherited conditions like Marfan syndrome.
But Egypt's chief archaeologist Dr Zahi Hawass rejects these explanations

He and his team have painstakingly picked over the remains of Tutankhamun and 10 other royal mummies from his family - two of which they have now confirmed using genetic fingerprinting to be the young king's grandmother and most probably his father.
They say there is no compelling evidence to suggest King Tut or indeed any of his royal ancestors had Marfan's - the voluptuous artefacts, they believe, are a red herring and merely reflect the fashion of the time.
But they did confirm that the king may have had some form of inherited disease, a rare bone disorder affecting the foot called Kohler disease II, as well as a club foot and a curvature of the spine.

Scientific 'proof'
Although this was not his ultimate downfall, it would explain why among his possessions there were sticks and staves that could have been used as walking canes, say the researchers.
Not long before his death, the king fractured his leg, and the scientists think this was important.
The bone did not heal properly and began to die. This would have left the young king frail and susceptible to infection.
What finished him off, they believe, was a bout of malaria on top of his general ill health.

The scientists found traces of the malaria parasite in the pharaoh's blood - the oldest mummified genetic proof for malaria in ancient populations that we have.

Dr Hawass and his team say: "A sudden leg fracture possibly introduced by a fall might have resulted in a life-threatening condition when a malaria infection occurred.
"Seeds, fruits and leaves found in the tomb, and possibly used as medical treatment, support this diagnosis."

Dr Bob Connolly, a senior lecturer in physical anthropology at Liverpool University, has examined Tutankhamun himself.
He said the researchers had been incredibly lucky to be able to extract the DNA for study.
"His is not a beautifully preserved mummy. It's a charred wreck. Hawass and his team have been incredibly clever and lucky to do this."
He said it was possible that the king died from malaria, but he personally doubted it.
"Just because he had the parasite in his blood does not necessarily mean he suffered from malaria or died from it. It may not have caused him any trouble."
"I still think he died from a fall from his chariot. His chest cavity was also caved in and he had broken ribs."


Cairo, 16 febr. De legendarische Egyptische farao Toetanchamon stierf aan malaria. Dat hebben wetenschappers uit Egypte, Italië en Duitsland vandaag bekendgemaakt.
Uit het genetisch onderzoek is gebleken dat Toetanchamon was besmet door de plasmodium falciparum, de parasiet die de dodelijke ziekte malaria veroorzaakt. De farao had bovendien een aantal erfelijke aandoeningen. Zijn linkervoet was een klompvoet en aan zijn rechtervoet had hij te weinig tenen. Bovendien leed hij aan de ziekte van Köhler, een groeistoornis waardoor voetbotjes afsterven.
Door alle ziektes had Toetanchamon nauwelijks weerstand tegen de malariabesmetting, aldus de onderzoekers. Bovendien had hij waarschijnlijk kort voor zijn dood een been gebroken door een val.

Het onderzoek heeft ook de stamboom van Toetanchamon duidelijk gemaakt. Hij blijkt de zoon van zijn voorganger, farao Achnaton, en diens zus te zijn. Toetanchamon zelf verwekte twee dochters, maar die stierven nog in de baarmoeder.

Farao Toetanchamon leidde het oude Egypte van 1333 tot 1324 voor Christus. Toen hij stierf, was hij pas 19 jaar oud. Sinds Howard Carter de graftombe van Toetanchamon vond in 1922 speculeren wetenschappers al over waarom de farao zo jong gestorven is.

De bevindingen van de onderzoekers worden morgen gepubliceerd in het wetenschappelijke tijdschrift Journal of the American Medical Association.

maandag 15 februari 2010

Mijn foto's 2010





Oude foto's

Le Nil à Louxor, en 1909.

La gare de Louxor en 1909.

Dans le bazar de Louxor, un jour de l'été 1888.

Jeu du Croquet dans le Parc du Luxor Hotel.Circa 1898

La place du Marché à Louxor. L.L. série Luxor n° 25. Circa 1909.

zondag 14 februari 2010

Mijn foto's 2010

Luxor verandert

La Mosquée de Louxor devant le temple. Circa 1917

circa 1930: A street market in Luxor

circa 1930: A street market in Luxor. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

zaterdag 13 februari 2010



When Lane first viewed Luxor Temple in Upper Egypt in 1826, the village of Luxor had spread into it, and the obelisk at the right had not yet been taken to Paris, where it stands today.

vrijdag 12 februari 2010

Het Witte huis van Leila Henein en het huis van the National Democratic Party

Het Witte huis van Leila Henein is nu roze geworden. Het witte huis (Hierin huisde o.a. the National Democratic Party and the 'Niyaba Idariya'), wat er naast stond, is afgebroken,

National Democratic Party and the 'Niyaba Idariya'

Op dit weblog kun je lezen hoe Leila Henein,
de bewoonster van het linkse huis
over het afbreken van het rechtse huis