Whenever I see Levi-Strauss jeans, I automatically assume they’re referencing the famous anthropologist.
Then I question my sanity.
Reading a seemingly endless line of royal epithets.
Me watching Katie Perry’s “Dark Horse” music video.
In other news, apparently I now try for a solid minute to read English from right to left after translating the same text for hours.
katsunhawk asked: I just followed your blog. I'm really excited to browse it and see the stuff you post. I think I want to do some kind of archaeology someday. Kay that's all. :)
Thanks :D I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog thus far! As you can tell from my posts, I loveee archaeology—I’m always glad to hear from people who enjoy it as well!!
When half of the Middle Egyptian students drop after one semester.
When I’m excavating in record-breaking heat and someone asks, “Isn’t it hot down there?”
A Worshipper Kneeling before Anubis
ca. Third Intermediate Period-Late Period (25-26th Dynasty); Temple of Amun at Karnak
Bronze statuette with gold inlay.
When I found out my Dad’s ringtone for me is the Indiana Jones theme song.
This beautiful New Kingdom scarab is made of beige steatite with a blue-green glaze. Symmetric images of Maat feathers and cobras flank a cartouche bearing the throne name of Thutmose IV (Menkheperure). The scarab secures the king’s royal authority and invokes Amun’s support. It was likely meant to afford its owner divine protection and kingly patronage.