I have loved books and reading ever since I learned to read on my own as a child. I started writing stories at an early age as well.
After five years of Egyptology studies at the University of Manchester, I decided it was time for some "lighter" reading. If ever there is such a thing. In the words of James Bryce: "The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."
And, as I finally had time in my hands, I began to write down a story that had been developing in my minds for years already. I am weaving human mythology into the series, and of course ancient Egypt is an important part of the story.
You are welcome to read about my writer’s journey, about books, and life.
I have published 9 books and 2 are coming out this year. So that is 11 books in 2016-2019. All the while with a 9-5job, studies and other life.
Many people asked me how on earth did I manage to do that. So I decided to write down my tips. I put up a page on my website where you can send me a time-management problem you’d like to see addressed (regarding finding writing time) or your tips on the matter.
If you are interested in horse care, check these “cures” for horses. I have been translating Sven Samuelsson’s horse care book, originally written in Sweden 1775. I got the book from my grandfather who had horses. When translating these I sure hoped he never used these methods… Poor horses! use of mercury and feces, and never ending blood-letting…
My grandfather’s book (in Finnish) is from 1863 and it was missing some pages. Luckily I found the book (in Swedish) from an old book store in Sweden. I’ve been having quite the job when trying to find old Finnish words that are no longer in use, and now I have to translate old Swedish. This should be interesting…
This pair of finely executed limestone reliefs comes from a larger false door emplacement. They entered the Manchester Museum from the collection of pharmaceutical baron Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936), whose vast numbers of objects apparently included material acquired from the collection of Victorian socialite Lady Meux (1847-1910) – including the present object. Pieces from the same tomb chapel are now in the Field Museum of Chicago and the Louvre. When first identified in the Wellcome collection, the limestone was marred by salt encrustations. Fortunately it has now been conserved.
The false door of Kha-Inpu
The purpose of the false door was to channel the presence of the deceased (or of a deity in some temples) into a sacred space in order to receive offerings. The eternal needs of the ‘ka’ (the spirit of sustenance) mirrored to some extent the needs of the living to interact with the deceased, and…