I did some digging to find out a little bit more about the missing nose on the great sphinx and although there are some great conspiracy ideas about what happened no one is completely sure, like we talked about in class. However, this website did give alot of detailed information about the sphinx that I thought would be cool to share.
Stumbled upon this while looking up some facts for the group project, some of them are a little random but they are fun too look at and read about and they do a good job at decribing the history about the facts. http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/11-things-you-may-not-know-about-ancient-egypt
Old Kingdom & First Intermediate Period
– Chris Mullen
Little known fact: Imhotep’s status as physician, high priest, official scribe, vizier, and architect extraordinaire gave him the most influence in the royal court after the pharaoh himself, (not so bad for a guy who also has the title of Maker of Vases in Chief). Of course “Director of the Project to Build King Djoser’s Step Pyramid” would look good on anyone’s resume!
Learn more interesting facts about the Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period by clicking through the link!
Valley of the Kings
Never knew about the Valley of the Kings before, but this website helped introduce me to it.
This is the link I actually used for my paragraph in the group essay, but found it very interesting and wanted to share!
This was a great website that showed all the differend Goddesses.
The Use of Natron in Mummification in Ancient Egypt
Found this scholarly article about the use of Natron in the Ancient Egyptians mummification practices.
A. T. Sandison
Journal of Near Eastern Studies , Vol. 22, No. 4 (Oct., 1963), pp. 259-267