Welcome to the Wednesday Weekly, your weekly dose of links to Egyptology news, articles, blogs, events and more!
By Nevine El-Aref:
Ancient mastaba tomb found in Egypt's Dakahliya
More ancient discoveries in Egypt's Dakahliya: Gallery
By A.R. Williams:
Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development
THE ANCIENT WORLD ONLINE
New blog entries:
Ancient Egyptian Astronomy
The Oriental Institute's Publications on Medinet Habu
The new discovery is not new
Psamtik I is found, 26th Dynasty discovery in Delta
HAIR AND DEATH IN ANCIENT EGYPT
by María Rosa Valdesogo:
Isis the mourner at the feet of Osiris. A matter of sex?
Isis the Mourner at the Feet of Osiris. An Ancient Egypt Birth?
DAILY NEWS EGYPT
Pharaoh power-sharing unearthed in Egypt
By Nicola Harrington:
What the new pharaoh tells us about ancient Egypt
EGYPT AT THE MANCHESTER MUSEUM
Call for papers
From Egypt to Manchester: unravelling the John Rylands papyrus collection.
This conference aims to bring together scholars who are working or have recently worked on the John Rylands papyri.
Lost dynasty revealed
Starting up again
First Day at the Site
OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
New Work at the North Village
The Newest Member of the Team
By Jane Akshar:
More about the Amenhotep III/Akhenaton co-regency discovery
New blogpost by Richard Redding:
Animal Bones and the Silo Building Complex
ANCIENT EGYPT AND A MAPLE LEAF
By Thomas H. Greiner:
The Intrigue of Ancient Byblos
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANIMAL BIO BANK
Mummy recording and exhibition prep at the World Museum, Liverpool
DEMONTHINGS - ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DEMONOLOGY PROJECT
‘Magical Spells on Protective Cobra Figurines’ seminar by Kasia Szpakowska
This discussion will focus on preliminary interpretations of religious texts inscribed on clay cobra figurines found near the temple of Osiris at Abydos. The brief inscriptions are written in cursive hieroglyphs down the body of the snake. Whether they constitute a sort of identifying label for the figurines, an abbreviated magical spell, or a recitation for apotropaic rituals is yet to be determined. This is still a work-in-progress so discussions and feedback will be most welcome in preparation for publication.
‘Learning is Not Just For Life, But For Death’ lecture by Felicitas Weber
The “Book of the Dead” was the most common guide through the Netherworld for the ancient Egyptians, from the New Kingdom through the Roman Period. This talk will not only introduce this complex corpus of spells and vignettes, but will also show some distinguished peculiar examples of individual religionless.
New post by Julia Budka:
The western part of Building A: New finds at SAV1 East
AMARA WEST PROJECT BLOG
Amara West 2014: looking behind the colour
Amara West 2014: the desert survey comes to an end….
Amara West 2014: another season begins in the ancient town
By Owen Jarus:
In Photos: Ancient Egyptian School Discovered
Drug References Found on Walls of Ancient Egyptian School