Kemet Klub

Kemet Klub

Words spoken by: Rob W ‘How many hearts did an ancient Egyptian have?’

This blog is dedicated to fellow travellers in the Kemet Klub Hieroglyphs group.  ‘The dead cannot tell us that we have misunderstood them …’ (Richard Parkinson) The “puzzle” I explore is why the ancient Egyptians had two words for ‘heart’ – ib and HAty – and why it is often implied an individual had both.  […]

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Words spoken by: Lore Anne McNicol ‘Silver objects in Tutankhamun’s tomb’

This centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb has given us fine illustrations and analysis of what we regard as its most remarkable artefacts.  Tutankhamun’s gold mask and gilded coffins are fabulous and breathtaking to our sensibilities.  But our own cultural awe at the extensive use of gold in these iconic objects overshadows the presence

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Words spoken by: Jerikay Gayle ‘Kings and the King of Beasts’

Sometimes tiny objects pack an outsized punch, and that is the case with this intricately modeled glass finial that anciently menaced from the end of a flywhisk/whip. Whip/whisk handle of pharaonic lion subjugating a Nubian Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Accession Number: 1989.281.92 A prestige item of this type would have

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Words spoken by: Andrew Fulton ‘ Mysteries of two of Tutankhamun’s tomb objects’

Among the 5000 or so objects found by Howard Carter in Tutankhamun’s tomb there are two that I find to be somewhat interesting and puzzling. The photographs below (figures 1 to 3) were part of a collection taken by Harry Burton as a record of all the items found in the tomb together with hand-written

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