The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. Built in 1901 by the Italian construction company Garozzo-Zaffarani to a design by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the edifice is one of the largest museums in the region; as of March 2019, the museum is open to the public. In 2020 the museum is due to be superseded by the new Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza; the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities contains many important pieces of ancient Egyptian history. It houses the world's largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities; the Egyptian government established the museum built in 1835 near the Ezbekeyah Garden and moved to the Cairo Citadel. In 1855, Archduke Maximilian of Austria was given all of the artifacts by the Egyptian government. A new museum was established at Boulaq in 1858 in a former warehouse, following the foundation of the new Antiquities Department under the direction of Auguste Mariette.
The building lay on the bank of the Nile River, in 1878 it suffered significant damage in a flood of the Nile River. In 1891, the collections were moved in the Giza district of Cairo, they remained there until 1902 when they were moved, for the last time, to the current museum in Tahrir Square, built by the Italian company of Giuseppe Garozzo and Francesco Zaffrani to a design by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. In 2004, the museum appointed Wafaa El Saddik as the first female director general. During the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, the museum was broken into, two mummies were destroyed. Several artifacts were shown to have been damaged. Around 50 objects were lost. Since 25 objects have been found; those that were restored were put on display in September 2013 in an exhibition entitled Damaged and Restored. Among the displayed artifacts are two statues of King Tutankhamun made of cedar wood and covered with gold, a statue of King Akhenaten, ushabti statues that belonged to the Nubian kings, a mummy of a child and a small polychrome glass vase.
There are two main floors in the ground floor and the first floor. On the ground floor there is an extensive collection of coins used in the Ancient world; the numerous pieces of papyrus are small fragments, due to their decay over the past two millennia. Several languages are found on these pieces, including Greek, Latin and ancient Egyptian; the coins found on this floor are made of many different metals, including gold and bronze. The coins are not only Egyptian, but Greek and Islamic; this has helped historians research the history of Ancient Egyptian trade. On the ground floor are artifacts from the New Kingdom, the time period between 1550 and 1069 BC; these artifacts are larger than items created in earlier centuries. Those items include statues and coffins, it contains 42 rooms, upon entering through the security check in the building, one looks toward the atrium and the rear of the building with many items on view from sarcophagi and boats to enormous statues. On the first floor there are artifacts from the final two dynasties of Egypt, including items from the tombs of the Pharaohs Thutmosis III, Thutmosis IV, Amenophis II, the courtier Maiherpri, as well as many artifacts from the Valley of the Kings, in particular the material from the intact tombs of Tutankhamun and Psusennes I.
Two special rooms contain a number of mummies of kings and other royal family members of the New Kingdom. In the garden adjacent to the building of the museum a memorial to famous egyptologists of the world is located, it features a monument to Auguste Mariette, surrounded by 23 busts of the following egyptologists: François Chabas, Johannes Dümichen, Conradus Leemans, Charles Wycliffe Goodwin, Emmanuel de Rougé, Samuel Birch, Edward Hincks, Luigi Vassalli, Émile Brugsch, Karl Richard Lepsius, Théodule Devéria, Vladimir Golenishchev, Ippolito Rosellini, Labib Habachi, Sami Gabra, Selim Hassan, Ahmed Kamal, Zakaria Goneim, Jean-François Champollion, Amedeo Peyron, Willem Pleyte, Gaston Maspero, Peter le Page Renouf. Egyptian Museum of Turin Egyptian Museum of Berlin Grand Egyptian Museum National Museum of Egyptian Civilization List of museums with major collections of Egyptian antiquities Brier, Bob; the Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story. ISBN 0-425-16689-9. Montet, Pierre. Lives of the Pharaohs.
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Short Trips – Volume 1 is a Big Finish Productions audiobook based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. After the Big Finish Short Trips books ended the range was restarted in talking book format, now read by actors with music and sound effects. Colin Baker is the only actor to portray the Doctor who has written a Doctor Who story and had it produced; the story, "The Wings of a Butterfly," was written by Baker for an anthology, "Missing Pieces," published in 2002 as a charity compilation in both the UK and US. Baker previously wrote The Age of Chaos, a Doctor Who comic book, in 1994. Short Trips Volume 1
Sift the Noise is the debut album by Australian indie rock band Skipping Girl Vinegar. It was "recorded in living rooms, bedrooms and studios across Melbourne – as well as ‘The Lookout’, a beach shack in Aireys Inlet"; the album was mixed and mastered in London by Adrian Bushby, New York City by Greg Calbi and Nashville by Brad Jones. The album was one of the first to be released on the short-lived DDA format in 2008. Sift the Noise is dedicated to Norman and Lorna Lang, the grandparents of Mark and Sare Lang, who died during its creation. Sift the Noise received wholly positive reviews upon its late 2008 Australian release, established them as an important Australian independent band. Rip It Up magazine in Adelaide and Rave Magazine in Brisbane both made the second single and title track their respective ‘single of the week’. JMag and the Music Australia Guide both gave the album 4.5 stars. The title track was added to high rotation on Triple J and ABC Radio and Regional Content nationwide in February 2009.
The accompanying animated clip for the single "Sift The Noise" received critical acclaim with Rage featuring it as the band's second ‘indie clip of the week’. Mark Lang’s intimate storytelling and smooth vocal delivery is the centerpiece of Skipping Girl Vinegar’s music. Dedicated to his parents, who passed away during the recording of Sift the Noise, the whole album has an uplifting, redemptive quality to it, despite being made “during the darkest of seasons”. Sometimes an album comes along. Something that sounds relevant and is so unmistakably honest, that no matter your musical taste, there’s a deep founded respect and due reverence noted. A classic pop sense that doesn’t get bogged in its own vision of itself. In an age of downloads and ringtones, Skipping Girl Vinegar stand out from the pack. Skipping Girl Vinegar's debut album is so goddamned beautiful I could punch myself...veering smoothly between rousing and ruminative and sweet its hard to find fault with any track here... The term'crafted' is bandied around in album review wankery, but in this case that's what SGV have done with Sift the Noise.
This album hasn't been'laid down' but lovingly embroidered. One of the finest Australian releases this year. Many reviews of the album commented on the packaging. Early releases came packaged in a library-style, printed drawstring bag. All copies come in a triptych-fold sleeve with'library card' naming those involved in the album's creation as'borrowers' and distressed textured cover. Following the extensive national'Sift The Noise' promotional tour, which garnered further positive reviews, Skipping Girl Vinegar embarked on another nationwide tour entitled'Songs From Cold Places', previewing songs from their forthcoming album of the same name, due to be recorded early 2010. Chris Helm - Drums, backing vocals, banjo Mark Lang - Vocals, banjo Sare Lang - Bass guitar, backing vocals Amanthi Lynch - Piano, backing vocals Greg Arnold, Caleb James & Mark Lang - Producers Caleb James, Mark Lang & David Cluney, Dave Car - Recorders Scott Mullane - Additional keyboards David Pitoto - Additional editing and mix preparation Brad Jones, Adrian Bushby - Mixers Jim DeMain Skipping Girl Vinegar's Myspace site Popboomerang Website