Welcome to the Wednesday Weekly, your weekly dose of links to Egyptology news, articles, blogs, events and more!
EGYPT AT THE MANCHESTER MUSEUM
Prince Khaemwaset’s signature deposits: being part of History
Lecture in Perth, 28/3/14: ‘Dying to Live Again: Mummies in Ancient Egypt & Today’
Friday 28 March 2014
Venue: Perth Museum and Art Gallery
A talk by Dr Campbell Price , Curator of Egypt and the Sudan at Manchester Museum, in conjuction with the newly-opened “Secret Egypt” exhibition in Perth.
IN THE ARTIFACT LAB
A new challenge in the lab
THE ART NEWSPAPER
By Garry Shaw:
Sudanese site restored with Italy’s help
By Kate Kelland:
Archaeologists discover earliest example of human with cancer
HAIR AND DEATH IN ANCIENT EGYPT
by María Rosa Valdesogo:
The wrong location of Isis and Nephtys in the coffin of Khnum Nakht.
Ancient Egyptian Kitten Skeletons Hint at Earlier Cat Domestication
THE ANCIENT WORLD ONLINE
Open Accesss Monograph Series: Giza Mastabas Series Online
Early Explorers in Egypt & Nubia
The Oriental Institute Coffin Texts Publication Project
THE BRITISH MUSEUM BLOG
By Michaela Binder, Durham University and Neal Spencer, British Museum:
New evidence of human cancer found at ancient Amara West
By Nevine El-Aref:
In pictures: Stolen Egyptian artefacts recovered from the US
New blogpost by Julia Thorne:
New Egyptology book releases: February 2014
GEBEL EL SILSILA SURVEY PROJECT
Starting a new season at Silsila
ANCIENT EGYPT AND A MAPLE LEAF
Blog by Thomas H. Greiner:
Rescue Me: Ensuring a Smooth Passage to the Afterlife
DEMONTHINGS - ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DEMONOLOGY PROJECT
Call for Papers: Company of Images
Company of Images: Modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age
International Conference: 18-20 September 2014: Institute of Archaeology, University College, London
The purpose of this conference is to explore the fertile imaginary world of Middle Bronze Age Egypt (2000-1500BC) through its material culture and the archaeological sources from which such material is recovered.
One principal focus will be on figurines in their immediate and wider archaeological context. We also aim to explore other objects which have traditionally been interpreted as tools for the protection of mother and child, all as products of an interwoven world.The conference is an opportunity to explore how the ancient Egyptians populated their imaginary universe, combining different images, materials and objects – a “Company of Images”.
New posts by Julia Budka:
Painter’s pots from SAV1 West
Clay figurines from the Pharaonic town
Egyptian Ministry Signs First Ever Public-Private Partnership Agreement with International Coalition to Protect Egyptian Antiquities
AMARA WEST PROJECT BLOG
Amara West 2014: sustainable plant use (ancient and modern)
Amara West 2014: house D12.6
Amara West 2014: beyond the muddy brown
EL KURRU: A ROYAL CITY OF ANCIENT KUSH
By Geoff Emberling:
Kings and Queens of Kush
National Geographic film crew is here!
More work of the Sudanese team at El Kurru
How tall was this pyramid?
By Owen Jarus:
Cleopatra: Facts & Biography
EGYPT EXPLORATION SOCIETY
London Seminar: Egypt in England: Expressions of Ancient Egypt in England over the centuries
Start Time: Saturday, 22nd March 2014, 11:00 am
End Time: Saturday, 22nd March 2014, 5:00 pm
Location: The Egypt Exploration Society
Street: 3 Doughty Mews
City/Town: London WC1N 2PG
We usually focus on the ancient Egyptians themselves, but how has our knowledge of Ancient Egypt influenced us? In this seminar, five speakers will look at Egyptian elements in English and European culture, to see what they can tell us about our views of Ancient Egypt, and what these views reveal about our own society.