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Hoy se cumplen 100 años del descubrimiento más importante de la historia de la egiptología, y de la arqueología en general: la tumba de Tutankamón. Así que en el #HiloNatGeo de esta semana toca hablar del enterramiento del faraón. La excelencia del arte funerario. #Tutankhamun100 Image
Howard Carter descubrió la tumba de Tutankamón el 4 de noviembre de 1922, pero no entró en ella hasta finales de mes. La cámara funeraria no fue revelada hasta dos años más tarde y Carter tardó casi un par de años más en vaciar su contenido hasta llegar a la momia del faraón. Image
La tumba constaba de varias estancias y la cámara funeraria albergaba cuatro capillas, un sarcófago y tres ataúdes antropomorfos que escondían la momia del faraón como si de un gran juego de muñecas rusas se tratara. Apenas había espacio para pasar o trabajar. Image
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100yrs ago today Howard Carter's team in the Valley of the Kings found a step cut into the valley floor.
It was the first step leading to the buried entrance of Tutankamoun's tomb.

Here's Ep 3 of my podcast series recorded on location in the tomb…
You can sense Howard Carter's excitement by looking at his journal entry of one hundred years ago today. No meticulous notes today, just a joyous scrawl across the page.

"First steps of tomb found."
Entering Tut's tomb 100 years after Carter.
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Newspapers incorrectly reported that she had arrived but this was incorrect. Wichelo lost two sons and the sarcophagus was lost. The sarcophagus was insured by the British museum but the ship was not. Richard Wichelo lost everything. An irony that it was moved to ‘protect it’.
Its location is unknown. Weiss’s work was altogether destructive to the Giza plateau - but he didn’t operate a lone. A lot of agents operating with various political and economic motivations. @N_Nielsen4 #onwardsupwards2022
Burial chamber had clearly been visited repeatedly. Coffin & finds there were post-pharaonic.
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Good morning from Day 2 of the @issegyptomania #OnwardsUpwards2022 conference kicking off with @JacksonEmmet on reception in Ireland & pseudo archaeology.
Prevalent themes in pseudo archaeology. The Irish were Egyptians…
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Good morning from @issegyptomania #OnwardsUpwards2022 first up with a keynote from Jasmine Day on the Czech Neiger Brothers’ Egyptian Revival Jewellery, which she collects.
A tragic end for the brothers at Auchwitz - they have no grave - but as Jasmine says, their jewellery is now their memorial. It has become very popular with collectors, now much more expensive than the 1990s. #OnwardsUpwards2022
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Good morning from the #DiverseModernities conference with @CSCA_Cambridge & @createstreets at @downingcollege with @boys_nicholas kicking off proceedings. Good to see the iconic #EgyptianRevival Carreras Factory on the opening slide.
Opening comments from @boys_nicholas include a call to recycling of current buildings. #DiverseModernities
First up @william_whyte of @OxfordPresTrust & @UniofOxford on the classical tradition in 20thC Britain - stylistic shift in 19th from classical to gothic revival. A battle of the styles. Contrast. Aesthetic & moral. Hugely generative of research ever since. #DiverseModernities
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Today’s @Heritage_NGOs #NorthernProgress I’m heading into Manchester past the sad sight of Hartford Mill, almost completely dismantled. Just a couple of towers left.… A sad example of a lack of creativity & environmental awareness of impact of demolition.
First stop on my Manchester Day - meeting the @NT_TheNorth team at the Castlefield Viaduct new sky garden for Manchester - a city that, due to its industrial past, needs more green space.… #NorthernProgress
. @HighwaysEnglan1 have maintained the viaduct with essential repairs, & their Historical Railways Estate team has worked with the @NationalTrust to deliver a transformation of this derelict site. Here’s a great piece from @MENnewsdesk… #NorthernProgress
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It’s #YorkshireDay & I’m appropriately here to see members for the first day of my @Heritage_NGOs #NorthernProgress Over the Saddleworth Moors we spotted a Triumph Herald Convertible for the mobile gang & a tower built as part of the nuclear early warning comms from Cold War era.
Heading 1st to @nationaltrust @fountainsabbey. Re-reading inspiring Fountains Abbey & Skell Valley project to address climate change & flooding in the valley while improving access. In @HistEnvForum #HeritageResponds report #NorthernProgress #YorkshireDay
Great to wander this morning round @fountainsabbey with @JustinScullyNT & talk about the site. Studley Royal Water Gardens is a #WorldHeritageSite - an important 18thC surviving landscape (for a time it wasn’t invested in & made fashionable so it survived in original state 😮‍💨)
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Looking forward to listening in to #PerformingTut today from @UoBEgyptology @EllieCDobson - round table intros kicking off with @fkeshk Elizabeth Frood @GriffithOxford @danielarosenow & @RichardParkins5 @UniofOxford
Elizabeth Frood talks about the colourisation process of Tutankhamun in Colour & creation myths flagged by @photograph_tut in retellings of the discovery. Nothing surpasses an encounter with the objects themselves - & there are so many stories we will explore today #PerformingTut
Next @RichardParkins5 talks about @bodleianlibs #ExcavatingtheArchive exhibition - moving beyond imperial nostalgia & the ‘Downton Abbey’ popular gold approach. Looking at the archives. Shifting the paradigm from treasure to a much more complex historical process. #PerformingTut
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I've always been fascinated by this guy, the Overseer of the House of Silver in the reign of #Tutankhamun, called Maya, the owner of a splendid tomb at #Saqqara...
... In it he says, “I was the mouth of the king in order to make splendid the temples, to fashion the images of the gods. I was one who entered and saw the House of Gold, in order to propitiate their statues” ...
... and he donated this lovely wooden image of Tut on a bier for the royal tomb. The inscription reads: 'Made by the effective servant for his lord, who seeks effectively in the place of eternity, overseer of building works in the place of eternity… Maya' 🧡...
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