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Living the Dream Life of an Author

I have written a blog post about being an author on my Patreon page. Patrons get to see the blog posts a month before others, and this one was written on 11th September 2019.

The blog post was inspired by a comment of another MA student of Egyptology.

The hamster on the right is one of the avatars from my Patreon page – this one is “news from the hamster wheel” aka blog posts of a writer’s life. I use these little pics to separate the posts of different tiers.

The blog post can be read here.

Trouble Finding Time for Writing? Let me know.

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.

Click here if you wish to send me a note.

Writer’s Life by Leena Maria

Object Biography #23: A False Door of Kha-Inpu (Acc. no. TN R4567/1937)

Egypt at the Manchester Museum

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.

Kha-inpu 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…

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