Edition - December, 2011
In her article on Hatshepsut in the December 2011 edition of the Magazine, Barbara O’Neill mentions the deity Pakhet. The following introduces what little is known about this elusive deity. Pakhet was represented in the form of a woman with a lion’s head (figure 1- click to see the bigger image). She looks very like leonine representations of Sekhmet and Bastet and was often associated with them.
Edition - July, 2011
The Osireion was first excavated by Sir William Flinders Petrie, Margaret Murray and Petrie’s wife in the early 1900s. They found the tunnel and excavated towards what they called the “hypogeum.” It was full of sand and Roman filling when they began to clear it. Even before the full excavation of the site Murray speculated, convincingly, that “this was the building for the special worship of Osiris and the celebration of the Mysteries”
Edition - June, 2011
James Whitfield, who has added some great photos of Abydos to the Photo Album, has a query about the figure in this post: I haven’t seen any figures like this before that I can remember. I can see the hieroglyphs for Nephthys on the right side of the photo, but I’m unsure if […]