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Traditional Musical Instruments and Ankole Cattle in Burundi

Traditional musical instruments, aside from the drum, are difficult to come by and so I was quite pleased when I was recently given an nzamba, which is a flute made of the horn of an Ankole cow – The horn-flute was … Continue reading

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Graeco-Roman Mummy Portraits, Coptic Papyri, and Paintings of Fathi Hassan

Graeco-Roman Mummy Portraits Coptic Papyri, and paintings by Fathi Hassan go on show at the John Rylands Library 18 Jul 2012 Ten remarkable mummy portraits from one of the world’s greatest collections are to go on show, as part of a ground-breaking exhibition … Continue reading

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Prince Ankh-haf Goes Mufti

 The bust was discovered during the Harvard-Boston Museum excavations of 1925, and during the Second World War was taken to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to protect it from possible destruction during the war.   During that time Dows Dunham, … Continue reading

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