EGYPT: December - 2012. Edfou.The Temple of Horus.
Edfou Temple complex represents a great
interest and requires a detailed study of each element, from the
inscriptions and stone-carvings, up to the architectural roof
constructions and underground crypts. To examine everything at once -
was really an impossible task. Therefore, we decided to study each
individual part of the building in a greater detail. Thus, during the
expedition December-2012, the special attention was paid to the
The city of Kom Ombo is located on the
east bank of the Nile river in 50 km to the north from the city of
Aswan. Most part of the ancient ruins here is buried by sand. The ruins
of the temple have been excavated and partially restored in 1893 by
the the Egyptian Service of Antiquities, under the direction of French
archaeologist - Jacques de Morgan.
EGYPT: December - 2012. DAHSHUR: Bent Pyramid of Sneferu. Into the Bent.
The story of Pyramid's name is covered by
the mystery of thousands of years, as well as the original purpose of it. Relying on the schemes and drawings of
the first researchers of the Bent Pyramid (John Perring, Ahmed Fakhry,
and Hassan Mustafa), we entered it's internal structure to show you what
has been hidden behind the iron door of the North Descending Passage.
EGYPT. Bent Pyramid Complex. Facts, ideas, hypotheses.
"... Pyramids of Giza are well known and measured far and wide. The great amount of literature is dedicated to them. You can easily find photo- and video-filming of their interiors in the ‘world web’. Moreover, almost all pyramids have free public access; therefore any volunteer can find enough information or visit pyramids personally.
However, the abovesaid doesn’t concern to the Bent Pyramid that is rightly considered to be the most unexplored and mysterious one among the great pyramids of Egypt." Full version >>
PERU: Saqsaywaman. The Question of the Material Origin of the Saqsaywaman Fortress
"... And even 450 years later, thousands of tourists, who come
here to visit the Inca ruins, are experiencing together some kind of
fear, amazement and wonder. From Cuzco to Pisac, from Ollantaytambo to
Machu Picchu, they are admiring the beauty of Inca buildings, being
stunned by the real size of the stones, and their fantastic joining to
EGYPT: December - 2012. SAQQARA: The Pyramid of Zoser.
The Step Pyramid at Saqqara is the oldest surviving in the world of the large stone architectural buildings, and also it is the first pyramid in Ancient Egypt. According the official history version, it was built by Imhotep for the burial of an Egyptian pharaoh Zoser around 2650 BC. The Zoser Pyramid has six steps, with a base size 115x125 m and a height of about 62 m.
EGYPT: March -2013. SAQQARA: Shepseskaf Mastaba. Interior.
The Shepseskaf Mastaba is located in South Saqqara. According the
official version it is the tomb of the last pharaoh of IV dynasty, who
decided to distinguish themselves by building a Mastaba itself instead
of the pyramid. Mastaba is a rectangular structure approximately 100x75
meters, 18 meters high. It is composed of 10 rows of huge limestone
blocks, which are currently subjected to terrible erosion.