Russian Academy of Sciences
Centre for Egyptological Studies, Moscow (CESRAS)
Russian Institute of Egyptology in Cairo (RIEC)
UPDATED 21.03.2013. CESRAS Research Fellow Edward R. Loring, Editor
The site is now being completely rebuilt. Whereas the previous version
was largely a "picture book", the version now under construction will be
of a more educational nature. As the majority of our worldwide visitors do
not have access to egyptological literature, we are posting full text web
editions of "classic" works from the early days of our science: Maspero,
Smith, Daressey, Brugsch etc., the words of people who were there when
Egyptology was in its childhood, with digitally improved images of their
original black & white plates and marginal comments and corrections of
outdated and incorrect material. An improved navigational system of links
allows instant comparison of equivalent text passages and images which
apply to more than one source. We suggest that new visitors read the
instructions for efficient use of the system which can be called from the
site directory. This project will obviously take much time.
It is "open-end" and will never cease to being augmented with new
material from CESRAS' thousands of original, largely unique, and
growing, photograph archive. We place all of our material in the public
domain. You may download and use any parts of it for non-commercial
As before, the site will consist largely of original photographic material
made by CESRAS researchers during the past 14 years in Russian
museums, in republics of the former Soviet Union, and naturally in Egypt.
You may address any questions without hesitation to email@example.com
and we will give any possible answers. All questions are valid and will be
answered to the best of our ability as time allows. The early texts are
published as .jpg images of each page, thus allowing you to download
only the pages that you need.
Our re-excavation of the "Royal Cache", Theban Tomb 320, between 1998
and 2006 has caused us to collect as much material possible on the 21a
Theban Dynasty (1070-945 BCE), the family dynasty of Pianch pAyanx, the
dynasty of the High Priests of Amun (HPA) in Thebes. This period forms
the central theme of the site. Scroll down.
Upper left: mask, outer coffin of the God's Wife of Amun Hmt-nTr n jmnw
Maatkare mAatkAraw, Cairo CG61028. Upper right: Toth DHwty writing, inner
coffin of the Chantress of Amun Smayt n jmnw Shebty Sbty, Cairo JE29711.
Below text: the title Hm-nTr-tpy n jmnw (High Priest of Amun, or simply
HPA) from the unique leather funerary baldachin of Isetemkheb B
AstmAxbjt, Cairo JE26276, a seriously neglected beautiful element of
humankind's heritage which we hope to move, conserve, and display in
the near future.
Edward R. Loring, Research Fellow, CESRAS/RIEC Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Updated 21 March 2013
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