Category Archives: Archaeology and Egyptology

Errors, inaccuracies, resolution and RMSE: Georeferencing a difficult map of Abu Rawash’s pyramid and cemeteries

What makes georeferencing historic maps difficult and how does the process work? Here I georeference a problematic map of Abu Rawash, pyramid and cemeteries, Egypt. Continue reading

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Shifting mastabas: Georeferencing a plan of a Fourth Dynasty Egyptian mastaba cemetery, at Abu Rawash.

How do archaeologists relate historic maps and plans to modern satellite imagery and maps? This post and video shows how a historic map of mastaba cemetery F at Abu Rawash, Egypt was georeferenced with ArcGIS. Continue reading

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Kinky Temples: Satellite imagery ‘fails’!

What happens when satellite imagery contains errors? Warping of the satellite imagery has left us with kinky temples at Deir el-Bahri. Continue reading

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Essex’s Tutankhamun? Learning from seemingly incongruous comparisons.

What do we learn from comparing an Anglo-Saxon burial in Prittlewell with Egypt’s famous Tutankhamun? Continue reading

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Re-thinking Beds and bedrooms in Ancient Egypt: Thoughts provoked by Nadine Moeller’s The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt 

How did Egyptians use their bedrooms? How do we interpret ancient spaces? Nadine Moeller’s new book on Egyptian Urbanism provides food for thought. Continue reading

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