ISIDA Project would like to announce another article "Mastaba 17 at Meidum", written by the independent researcher Keith Hamilton, based on the materials of the first researchers of the Red Pyramid, as well as on the information, gathered during the expeditions of the ISIDA Project.
“The Great Mastaba No. 17 is the largest known, except that of Nefermaat. It was certainly by far the best built mastaba in Egypt,and it is the earliest private stone tomb known, and contains the oldest stone coffin. The chamber is far grander than that of the pyramid of Sneferu.”
The Great Pit of Zawiyet el-Aryan.
(by Keith Hamilton)
“The size and richness of the materials, the perfection of the cuts and joints, the peerless finish of the granite sarcophagus, the boldness of structure and the sheer height of the walls, everything comes together to compose this so far unique ensemble. It is an awe inspiring shock and nowhere is the power and mastery of the old Egyptian architects so suddenly and strongly obvious as here.”
The Red Pyramid. The Meidum Pyramid.
(by Keith Hamilton)
ISIDA Project would like to announce another article "The Red Pyramid" and "The Meidum Pyramid", written by the independent researcher Keith Hamilton, based on the materials of the first researchers of the Red Pyramid, as well as on the information, gathered during the expeditions of the ISIDA Project.
The previous photo reports, made by the members of ISIDA research group while visiting the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities were published in 2012 and in 2016. In 2012 we have published only some of the items, located in front of the museum building. In 2016, when the Ministry of Antiquities allowed an internal photography, we have made some photos of the unique objects inside the building. After visiting the museum in 2017, we would like to introduce to your attention some more photos of artifacts, exhibited in the halls of one of the most great museums of the World.
Expedition to Egypt (March-April 2017) WEST THEBES. Mortuary Temple of Seti I.
He made it as his monument for his father, Amon- Re, Lord of Thebes, of Karnak,
making for him a Great Palace, an august Holy of Holies, for the Divine Ennead,
a place of rest for the Lord of the Gods at his beautiful feast of the valley;
which the son of Re, Seti I, given life, like Re, forever, made for him..
(from the wall inscriptions of Seti I Mortuary Temple)
Expedition to Egypt (March-April 2017) ASWAN: Monastery of St. Simeon.
The ruins of the old Christian monastery, the largest ancient Coptic architecture complex in Egypt, known as the monastery of St. Simeon, are located in the Aswan desert, in 700 meters from the west bank of the Nile, opposite to the island of Elephantine.
Along the entire period of its existence, the monastery has undergone a great number of rebuilding works. What prompted the first Egyptian Christians to build a monastery in the desert, at an altitude of 130 meters above the sea level, in a place where water delivery was a big problem, while on the left bank this problem would be solved much easier?
Expedition to Egypt (March-April 2017) MEDINET HABU: Mortuary temple of Ramesses III.
Medinet Habu is a small village in the Western Thebes. According to ancient legend, it was the place where the god Amon appeared to the World for the first time. The sacred significance of this place subsequently prompted Ramesses III - the Pharaoh of the XX Dynasty to choose it for the construction of his own Mortuary Temple.
The reign of Ramesses III (1185 to 1153 BC) was the last period of prosperity of the great Egyptian Empire during the New Kingdom. It was marked by the number of military events and grandiose temple construction. Egypt, which managed to preserve its fundamental historical heritage, once again entered the period of blossom of the Royal Power. That time - for the last time...