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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 »

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 »

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 »

Exhibition: The Oriental Institute’s “In Remembrance of Me”

In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East All cultures across time have tried to honor and commemorate their dead. The exhibit In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East, shows how the living cared for the dead and how the ancients conceptualized the idea of the human soul in ... Read More »

Exhibition: Petrie Museum’s “A Fusion of Worlds”

A Fusion of Worlds: Ancient Egypt, African Art and Identity in Modernist Britain  An exploration of the ways in which modernist artists – Jacob Epstein, Edna Manley and Ronald Moody – have been inspired by Ancient Egypt. The exhibition places these artists’ reworking of Egyptian art in context of their political, spiritual and gendered expressions of identity. Drawing on the ... Read More »