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also known asOmm
Sety orOm Seti (16 January 1904 – 21 April 1981),
was Keeper of theAbydos Temple of Seti Iand
draughts woman for theDepartment of Egyptian Antiquities. She is especially
well known for her belief that in a previous life she had been a priestess in
Ancient Egypt, as well as her considerable historical research at Abydos. Her
life and work has been the subject of many articles
Dorothy Louise Eady was born in London in 1904, and raised in a coastal town.At the age of three, after falling
down a flight of stairs, she began exhibiting strange behaviors, asking that
she be "brought home".This
caused some conflict in her early life. HerSunday schoolteacher requested that her parents
keep her away from class, because she had compared Christianity with
"heathen" Ancient Egyptian.She
was expelled from a Dulwich girl’s school after she refused to sing a hymn that
called on God to "curse the swart Egyptians".Her regular visits toCatholic mass, which she liked because it
reminded her of the "Old Religion", were terminated after
an interrogation and visit to her parents by a priest.
taken by her parents to visit theBritish
Museum, and on observing a photograph in theNew Kingdom templeexhibits
room, the young Eady called out "There is my home!" but "where
are the trees? Where are the gardens?" The temple was that ofSety I, the father ofRameses the
Great.She ran about
the halls of the Egyptian rooms, "amongst her peoples", kissing the
statues' feet.After this trip
she took every opportunity to visit the British Museum rooms. There, she
eventually metE. A. Wallis Budge, who was taken by her
youthful enthusiasm and encouraged her in the study of hieroglyphs.
In 1931 she moved to Egypt On
arriving in Egypt, she kissed the ground and announced she had come home to
stay. And married to Emam Abdul
magied (English teacher) Their son was
named Sety, from which is derived her popular name 'Omm Sety' ("Mother of
Move to Abydos
Abydos had a special significance
for her, because it is where she believed Bentryshyt had lived and served in
the Temple of Seti.She
had made short pilgrimages to the site before, during which she had
demonstrated her advanced knowledge. At one of these trips to the temple, the
chief inspector from the Antiquities Department, who knew about her claims, had
decided to test her by asking her to stand at particular wall paintings in
complete darkness. She was instructed to identify them based on her prior
knowledge as a temple priestess. She completed the task successfully, even
though the painting locations had not yet been published at this time.
She described the Temple of Seti
as like entering a time machine, where the past becomes the present and the
modern mind has difficulty understanding a world in which magic is accepted.She claimed that the scenes depicted on the temple
walls were active in the minds of ancient Egyptians on two levels. Firstly,
they made the actions displayed permanent. The painting of Pharaoh offering
bread to Osiris, for example, continued his actions so long as the depiction
remained. Secondly, the image could be animated by the spirit of the god, if
the person stood before the depiction and called on the god's name.
fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods requires the enhancement of
both legal instruments and practical tools disseminating information and
raising public awareness.
Red Listof Egyptian Cultural Objects
at Risk aims
to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify
Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislation
In order to facilitate identification, the EmergencyRed
the categories or types of cultural items that are most likely to be illegally
bought and sold.
auction houses, art dealers and collectors are encouraged not to acquire these
objects without having carefully and thoroughly researched their origin and all
the relevant legal documentation. Due to the great diversity of objects, styles
and periods, theEmergency Red List of
Egyptian Cultural Objects at Riskis far from exhaustive. Any
cultural good that could have originated in Egypt should be subjected to
detailed scrutiny and precautionary measures.
Antiquities Minister says some 1,050 artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history
were looted from the Malawi National Museum south of Cairo last week, highlighting the
fragile security situation in the provinces and the threat the latest unrest
poses to the nation’s treasure trove of antiques and man made marvels.
six hours of investigations at the Malawi National Museum (MNM) in the Upper
Egyptian city of Al-Minya, an archaeology committee reveals that the museum has
been almost completely looted amid political unrest on the streets. SOURCE: Ahram Online
Among the stolen antiquities was a statue of the daughter
of Pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled during the 18th dynasty. Archaeologist Monica
Hanna described it as a "masterpiece". Other looted items included
gold and bronze Greco-Roman coins, pottery and bronze-detailed sculptures of
animals sacred to Thoth, a deity often represented with the head of an ibis or
a baboon. SOURCE: Fox news
Two statuettes recovered from the looted
Malawi Museum, five days after the looting of Mallawi National Museum
(MNM), the town inhabitants succeeded in recovering two statuettes depicting
the ancient Egyptian god of fortune, Osiris. Source: The Egyptian
10 more objects returned of the looted museum of Mallawi
After receiving two objects by a man in Minia. Ministry of Antiquities has received 10 other
objects including 20cm limestone statue of Thoth as a monkey, three pottery
statues of 20cm height each, 25 cm bronze statue of Osiris, 19cm bronze statue
of Osiris, a gypsum block measures 11x9cm shows Ibis and Maat feather and three
pottery pots. The objects were returned by people in Minia after
hearing about the rewards it was promised to whom may bring any of the stolen
objects back. The returned objects were transferred to the store house
in Ashmonien. SOURCE: Luxor times
Mallawi Museum gold coins
recovers a collection of 25 gold coins recently looted from Malawi Museum. Ahramonline
Story about the museum:
MallawiMuseum was one of the prominent tourist attractions in Mallawi. It
comprises of two floors divided into four halls. The museum was established in 1963 to be a center for displaying
the fragments, statues and pharaonic Monuments found in many areas such as Tuna El Gabal
and Ashmonein. Mallawi Museum encloses a marvelous collection of
monuments dating back to the Greco- Roman period and many other periods.
to Dr. Mostafa Amin, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, a
team of specialists from the Minister of Antiquities in co-operation with the
French Institute of Oriental Archaelogy, starts today moving two wooden planks
of two funerary boats belong to the era of King “ Den” also known as “Hor-Den,
Dewen and Udimu” who is mostly known as the first to use the title “King of
Lower and Upper Egypt” and the first depicted wearing the double crown.
wooden planks were discovered last week in the early dynastic cemetery to the
north of Mastaba No. 6 in Abu Eawash area.
first plank is 390 cm long while the other is 70 cm long beside another wooden
sheet belongs to the boat which was discovered last year and it is 120 cm long.
Mostafa Amin explained that the wooden pieces are in bad condition and they
will be transported to the restoration centre at the Grand Egyptian Museum to
analyze in order to restore using the latest techniques.
Egyptian citizen tried Wednesday to smuggle three Coptic artifacts from Cairo International Airport to the United States in his personal luggage. Airport
police and customs succeeded in aborting the smuggling attempt, detaining the
Egyptian for investigation and seizing the artifacts.
Archaeological Unit at the airport examined the pieces and approved their
authenticity. Ahmed El-Rawi, head of the unit, said that two of the three artifacts
are carved in wood while the third is made of iron with a wooden frame.
three artifacts depict the Virgin Mary holding Jesus in her hands, Jesus
sitting on a cloud, and two ladies in front of each other with the a cross in
one hand and a palm in the other. Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed
Ibrahim said the artifacts will be transferred to the Coptic Museum in Old
Cairo for restoration and to trace their origin. He also suggested putting them
on display at the museum for two months.
Experts were investigating whether the "mummy", which was inside a sarcophagus complete with death mask, canopic jar – used by ancient Egyptians to store removed organs – and other artefacts was a genuine, ancient Egyptian relic, a replica or something entirely different.
The ten-year-old, Alexander, made the mystery discovery while searching around his grandmother's flat in Diepholz, northern Germany.
Alexander's father, Lutz Wolfgang Kettler, a dentist, recalled that his own father had acquired a chest while travelling in north Africa in the 1950s and had it shipped back to Germany. The senior Mr Kettler had apparently never spoken about the chest or its contents.
"Mummy unwrapping parties" were popular among certain elements of German high society in the 1950s, he said.
Mr Kettler told Bild newspaper that the discovery was "a mystery", but stated that he thought the "mummy" would prove to be a replica.