Colleen Darnell and her husband John have devoted themselves to Egyptology and educating people on the subject — in the vintage styles of, mostly, the 1920s. All the more reason to follow them! Not only do you get a look at exquisite Roaring Twenties fashions; you learn a lot about Egyptian history.Continue reading “The Vintage Egyptologist”
Exhibitions at the Cinquantenaire Museum have a lot of live up to. While it is one of the least known museums in Belgium, and often gives the impression of being grossly underfunded (most general admission halls don’t even have heating in winter, be warned), it generally puts up exhibitions that can easily rival with those in big museums of international renown, such as the British Museum.
This time they teamed up with the Museum for Middle Africa, which means they had access to more pieces than just their own collection.
Expo Dino World boasts to be the biggest dino expo in the world. Whether or not this is actually true, it is definitively big enough to keep you entertained for a good while. Continue reading “Expo Dino World”
It’s finally happened. Today is a sad, sad day indeed, for Dippy the Diplodocus, who has been the face of London’s Natural History Museum and a great love of the public since his unveiling in 1905, is no longer gracing the Hintze Hall. He’s starred in movies and series (quite recently in season 3 of Penny Dreadful) and now he must make way for the skeleton of a great whale. Continue reading “Dippy the Diplodocus Makes Way for Whale”
The University College of London (UCL), by means of tribute, houses a small, but nevertheless interesting, museum of Egyptian archaeology. Continue reading “Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology”
We are known to have a keen interest in archaeology and history, not just that of the ‘punk eras and archaeological techniques of those times. A fine example of the latest scientific progress in the domain of recovering ancient cultures is Sunken Cities, currently running at that established home of history: the British Museum. Continue reading “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds”
As the title suggests, Sarcophagi: Under the Stars of Nut focuses on the burial rites and graves of Ancient Egypt. Continue reading “Sarcophagi: Under the Stars of Nut”
The secondary Egypt exhibit at the Cinquantenaire Museum is accessible on both a Sarcophagi and a general-admission ticket and is located on the top floor of the museum.
While their Egypt collection is amazing in its own right, displaying many pieces you won’t see anywhere else, it is treated a bit like the unfavored stepchild. Everything else is beautifully presented, yet these are all simple displays and often the lighting is bad, which is a shame. Some pieces have also been moved (possibly to Sarcophagi), leaving ugly empty gaps. Continue reading “Djehutihotep”