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Exhibition: Divine Felines – Cats of Ancient Egypt

From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinity, felines played an important role in ancient Egyptian imagery for thousands of years. Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through approximately 80 different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Source: Cincinnati ... Read More »

Exhibition: Sunken Cities – Egypt’s Lost Worlds

Preserved and buried under the sea for over a thousand years, the stunning objects in the exhibition range from magnificent colossal statues to intricate gold jewellery. Sacred offerings and ritual objects reveal the cult of Osiris – the god of the underworld who held the promise of eternal life. They tell stories of political power and popular belief, myth and ... Read More »

Conference: Ancient Egyptian Coffins – Past, Present, Future

An upcoming conference examining all aspects of ancient Egyptian coffins including the historical context of their manufacture, how they were collected, and what the future holds in terms of scientific analysis. Please note that the conference organizers are attempting to get a rough head-count of presenters and attendees.  If you are interested in attending this conference (in any way), please fill ... Read More »

Awesome! The British Museum Becomes a Google Cultural Institution

So the British Museum and Google have worked together to get their collection online and I have to say this is very impressive. This is no mere catalog but a fully interactive format that allows users to virtually walk through the galleries and some of the objects are connected to their museum entries. So, if something catches your eye, you ... Read More »

Free E-Books on the Medelhavsmuseet Collection

Currently there are two books highlighting the Medelhavsmuseet (Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities) collection in Stockholm. Footwear in Ancient Egypt (2014) André J. Veldmeijer From the book: “This work presents the footwear collection that is housed in the Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm and includes a catalogue. The collection is much varied: the main part of the it was collected by ... Read More »

The British Museum’s Annual Egyptology Colloquium: Abydos – The Sacred Land at the Western Horizon

Date(s): 09 – 10 July 2015 Price: Varies Since the end of the 19th century, archaeologists have made surprising discoveries revealing the historical and cultural richness of the site. This colloquium aims at contextualising the most recent fieldwork by including object studies and research on broader patterns of ritual, urban and economic activity. In this two-day conference, leading academic colleagues ... Read More »

Conference: ICE XI, 23-30 August 2015, Florence

The 11th conference for the International Association of Egyptologists (ICE) is held this year in Florence, Italy. The topics of of the conference have a vast range from the latest finds in the field to discussions on pharaonic history. It will undoubtedly be of interest to anyone that has an academic interest in Egyptology. Date(s): 23-30 August 2015 Price: Varies ... Read More »

Exhibition: Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt

The exhibition “Death Dogs” will explore the history of some unusual mythical beings: Anubis, Wepwawet, and the other jackal gods of ancient Egypt. From wild, scavenging dogs in prehistory to Egyptian deities of embalming and protection, these gods have fascinated and disturbed people from ancient times to the present. Using artifacts in the Kelsey Museum, this exhibition will identify the ... Read More »

Sinai Museum at El-Arish Attacked

Yes, the El-Arish Museum was attacked. However, most of the artifacts have been long removed. Still the devastation to Egypt’s cultural institutions is very troubling… The Arish National Museum was partially damaged by Thursday’s Sinai deadly attack but none of the antiques in the museum were affected or lost, according to Head of Museum Department at the Antiquities Ministry Ahmed ... Read More »

Exhibition: Shrewsbury Museum’s “Secret Egypt”

Secret Egypt challenges some of the enduring myths about ancient Egypt that are perpetuated through films, books and other popular media and invites the visitor to look at a range of archaeological evidence to revaluate what they understand about this remarkable civilisation. The exhibition contains 150 objects including statuary, coffins, stelae, ceramics, jewellery and animal and human mummies. These are ... Read More »