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Annual British Museum Colloquium: Statues in Contexts – Production, Meaning and (Re)Uses

Date(s): 13 – 14 July 2016 Price: Varies Beyond typological and stylistic discourses on Egyptian statuary, considering their architectural, cultic and production contexts can prove both fascinating and instructive…New discoveries, the recontextualisation of earlier excavated statues and recent scientific analyses provide significant new insights into the production, meaning and (re)uses of statues. The colloquium will encompass the full typological and ... Read More »

Conference: Archaeology of Imperial Encounters in the Southern Levant during the Second and First Millennia BCE

The Religionswissenschaftliches Seminar of the University of Zurich is pleased to announce an international symposium: Archaeology of Imperial Encounters in the Southern Levant during the Second and First Millennia BCE Zurich, 23-25 May 2016 Symposium location: Asien-Orient-Institut, Rämistrasse 59, Aula G-01 For free registration and additional information please contact idokoch@post.tau.ac.il The southern Levant, which was exposed to external political and ... Read More »

Qatar Funding Meroitic Archaeological Projects

The Meroitic civilization got its name from the seat of its ruler, Meroe Royal City, to the east of which lie the royal burial grounds… The last archaeologists to carry out excavations at the site were American George Reisner and his Sudanese colleague Saeed Ahmed in the early 1900s. Enter Qatar Museums. Since late 2013, it has sponsored the ambitious ... Read More »

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 Egypt – Looking Out And Looking In

Birmingham Egyptology is proud to announce its Third Annual Symposium to be held at the University of Birmingham. The day will include 12 papers, including a keynote lecture by Dr. David Gange, and 4 posters relating to the reception or perception of Ancient Egypt by other cultures, both ancient and modern, and/or the relationships and attitudes of Ancient Egypt toward ... 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 »

ASOR’s Report on the Destruction of Nimrud

Nimrud (ancient Kalhu, Calah) is located in northern Iraq, approximately 30 km southeast of Mosul in Ninawa Governorate on the east bank of an ancient bed of the Tigris River. The site was occupied from the 6th millennium BCE through at least the Hellenistic period, but it is best known as capital of the Neo-Assyrian empire from the reign of ... Read More »

Conference: Demon Things – Ancient Egyptian Manifestations of Liminal Entities, 14-17 Mar 2016

Demon Things – Ancient Egyptian Manifestations of Liminal Entities Location: Egypt Centre, University of Swansea Date(s): 14-17 Mar 2016 This international conference explores the range and variation of liminal entities the Ancient Egyptians believed capable of harm and help from the Predynastic through the Coptic periods. While previous demonological conferences focused on issues related to definitions, we invite scholars to ... Read More »