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Welcome to Ancient Egypt!!!

Here you will find my work about Ancient Egypt (books, articles, conferences, posts…).

I usually write about the funerary ceremony in Ancient Egypt and, especially, about different aspects of the Egyptian mourning rite. I started my research activity on it as a student and I am still involved in it.

On the other hand, thanks to many years teaching Egyptian art in the university, I am aware of how important is the image for our knowledge of Ancient Egypt culture. Hieroglyphs and archaeology are essential, but paintings, reliefs, statues…are much more than just decoration.

Egyptian images are the hardware of Egyptian belief, so they give valuable information about ancient Egyptian civilization. And for getting this information we do not have to look at the images, but watch them, analyse them and to come out its content.

I usually treat topics ( using a based on Egyptian art. Watching carefully what Egyptians drew, sketched, carved, painted…, and reflecting on it, we can increase a lot our knowledege of Ancient Egypt (habits, thoughts, evolution in time…).

In my work I always raise the art of Ancient Egypt to the category of historical document and source.Seti I offering his image to Amun-Ra. Temple of Karnak. Ancient Egypt. María Rosa Valdesogo

I hope you will enjoy!!!

4 responses

  1. What an amazing blog! As reliable as a scholarly Review but as readable as a newspaper. Everybody can guess that you are a first rate specialist in Egyptology who decided to descend from her quite convenient Academic Olympus to be able to be heard by common mortals. Today it’s quite easy to get telenovela revelations like “Moses was Akhenaten!”, far more difficult, almost impossible, to see a fresh photograph of the fragmentary sarcophagus of Akhenaten with the comment that at the fout corners of it stays the figure of Nefertiti. “Until that moment -you write in your blog- Isis and Nephtys were depicted at both ends of sarcophagi and coffins.” Nefertiti almost in the role of a protective goddess. That’s a scoop!
    I hope you will endure in your project.

    • Thank you Marino for your kind words. And I am sorry for answering so late…the second half of 2018 has been a little bit difficult…But now I am on the wheel again. I hope you enjoy with the posts…and yes, the goal was to be heard by the «common mortals». I think scientific spreading is necessary…Thanks again for reading the blog!!

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