My apologies for the silence here the last few days; I’ve been (and still am!) swamped with things to do, and not enough time to sit down and devote to a lengthy post, or any post at all, unfortunately, for the last two days. I hope to rectify that in the run-up to the Natalis Antinoi on Wednesday…
But, I have an interesting, relevant, and fun news item to pass on to you today, courtesy of my good friend, colleague, co-religionist, Luperca, Mystes, and Tribune of the Mystai, Erynn Rowan Laurie–thank you again for passing this on!
The website is up now, however, and while the full 3-D walkthroughs are not available yet, there’s a lot of interesting and fun stuff to be found there, including tons on the Antinoeion.
The most interesting aspect of this thus far, at least from my viewpoint, is that it shows 14 (though there are 15 listed, photo #2 isn’t seeming to load for me at all at this point) statues and other objects that are likely from the Antinoeion (including Antinous-Osiris, Antinous-Apis, Ptah, Harpocrates, Nefertem, and a lost Imhotep), and I didn’t know about a few of these. There are also several of different Egyptian style priests/priestesses, known as Prophetae to the Romans, which is especially intriguing.
So, go and have a look!