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Rita Lucarelli Rita Lucarelli
Bookmarked by Ellen Morris
This essay provides a general introduction to demonology in antiquity as well as a focus on ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. It is also meant as an introduction to those papers which were originally presented at the international conference titled “Evil Spirits, Monsters and Benevolent Protectors: Demonology in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia,” held on April 23, 2012 at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World of New York University, contained in the first section of this volume. Questions of the definition and function of demons in ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations are...
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The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities
Abstracts for Papers and Posters for the 2015 SSEA/SEEA Scholars' Colloquium, presented November 6 to 8th, 2015 on the campus of the University of Toronto
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Antonio J. Morales Antonio J. Morales
Freie Universität BerlinÄgyptologisches Seminar, Faculty Member
Middle Kingdom Theban Project. Documentation and publication of late Eleventh Dynasty and Middle Kingdom tombs at Thebes. The Middle Kingdom Theban Project will focus on the conservation, reconstruction and management of the tombs of Henenu, Harhotep and Ipi (TT 313, TT 314, TT 315): landscape, architecture, decoration, texts, and findings from each tomb, etc. We will also focus on the role of the tomb owners in the historical circumstances of Thebes at this time. The project aims at the documentation, study and publication of the three monuments.
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The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities
Abstracts for the 2013-2014 Scholars' Colloquium of The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities/Société pour l’Étude de l’Égypte Ancienne, held in January 2014
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The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities
Abstracts of the 2012 Scholars' Colloquium of The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities/Société pour l’Étude de l’Égypte Ancienne, held at the Royal Ontario Museum, November 30 - December 2, 2012
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The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities
Abstracts of the 2012 SSEA/SEEA Symposium "Cities in the Sand", held in Toronto at the Royal Ontario Museum, December 1, 2012
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The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities
2015 revised Guidelines for Contributors to the Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities
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Juan Carlos  Moreno García Juan Carlos Moreno García
Bookmarked by Miroslav Barta
Contrary to traditional interpretations about the end of the Old Kingdom, recent archaeological research shows no trace of climatic or subsistence crisis. Instead, Egypt appears more and more involved in international exchange circuits where mobile populations and autonomous traders played a considerable role. Technical innovations in weaponry, textile production and pottery reveal intense contacts with Nubia and the Levant and, in fact, Nubians and especially Asiatics became a far from negligible part of Egyptian society. It appears then that the end of the monarchy had finally more to do...
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Dimitri Laboury Dimitri Laboury
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Carolyn Graves-Brown Carolyn Graves-Brown
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This thesis examines a little understood aspect of Dynastic Egypt—that of the ideology of flint. Ideology is defined as the way flint is thought of rather than used. This study is unique in examining long term chronological changes in flint ideology against the background of increased metal use, and in using together text, iconography, and archaeology: studies of Egyptian ideology traditionally privilege text. Metaphor theory is employed as an important tool to aid this study. While metaphor is frequently used in Egyptological studies of Egyptian religion, its use is rarely explicit....
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