100th ANNIVERSARY OF TUTANKHAMUN’S TOMB’S DISCOVERY I cycled to see his tomb in Luxor - and wandered through the Museums in Cairo.

On 4 November 1922 in Egypt, a stone step that was cut into the rock was found, possibly by a young water carrier (the eventual account of the find is nebulous). The step was in the valley known 1,300 years ago as “The Great and Majestic Necropolis of the Millions of Years of the Pharaoh, Life, Strength, Health in The West of Waset“. The possible boy ‘may’ have been Hussein Abd El Rassul, or possibly Mohamed Gorgar (mentioned by Karl Kitchen). An Ahmed Gerigar was a ‘Rais’ – a foreman at the site. As Arabic transliterations often vary – the 2nd name may be the same in Arabic . Or was it actually a ‘water boy’ who found it – Carter wasnt even in the valley when the step was found. His excavation team had many years experence excavating the valley and would surely have found a hidden step rather than a chance find.

Seals on Tutankhamun's tomb door - by Harry Burton
Seals on Tutankhamun’s tomb door – by Harry Burton

This step was one of a series that led down Continue reading100th ANNIVERSARY OF TUTANKHAMUN’S TOMB’S DISCOVERY I cycled to see his tomb in Luxor – and wandered through the Museums in Cairo.

Damian Hirst statue of St Bartholomew

The Damian Hirst statue of St Bartholomew does dominate the church that its placed in; though as the church commemorates St Bartholomew, doubtless thats appropriate.

St Bartholomew the Great Exquisite Pain Damien Hirst
St Bartholomew the Great Exquisite Pain Damien Hirst

In 900year old church of St Bartholomew the Great they Continue reading “Damian Hirst statue of St Bartholomew”