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Patryk Chudzik Patryk Chudzik
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THE TOMBS OF ASASIF: ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION IN THE 2013/2014 SEASON

In the 2013/2014 season, a Polish team from the University of Wrocław started work in the northern part of the Asasif necropolis, near the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari. An archaeological survey was carried out on the Asasif slope. Cleaning work and documentation were undertaken of the architecture of four private tombs: MMA 509/TT 312, MMA 512, MMA 513/TT 314 and MMA 514, as well as the archaeological finds thereof. The rock-cut tombs belong to a Middle Kingdom necropolis and were all reused in later times, especially in the Third Intermediate Period and Late Period.

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David Frankfurter David Frankfurter
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"Curses, Blessings, and Ritual Authority: Egyptian Magic in Comparative Perspective" (2005)

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Gideon Hartman
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Isotopic Evidence for Early Trade in Animals between Old Kingdom Egypt and Canaan

Isotope data from a sacrificial ass and several ovicaprines (sheep/goat) from Early Bronze Age household deposits at Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel provide direct evidence for the movement of domestic draught/draft and husbandry animals between Old Kingdom Egypt (during the time of the Pyramids) and Early Bronze Age III Canaan (ca. 2900–2500 BCE). Vacillat-ing, bi-directional connections between Egypt and Canaan are known throughout the Early Bronze Age, but here we provide the first concrete evidence of early trade in animals from Egypt to Canaan.

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Juan                                          Manuel Tebes Juan Manuel Tebes
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Egypt in the East: The Egyptian Presence in the Negev and the Local Society during the Early Iron Age. Cahiers Caribéens d'Egyptologie 9 (2006), 75-93.

During the Early Iron Age (ca. 1200-1000 BC), New Kingdom Egypt maintained an active presence in the Negev area. Egyptian interest in the region was focused on two main factors: firstly, Negev's pivotal geographic position between Egypt and the lands farther north of Palestine, Syria, and beyond; secondly, the exploitation of the copper mines of the southern Arabah valley, particularly Timna. Egyptian texts of that time speak about the shasu peoples, seminomadic pastoral groups living in the Negev and southern Jordan, with whom the Egyptians usually adopted a militaristic approach, although...

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Itzick Shai Itzick Shai
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Supra-regional trade networks and the economic potential of Iron Age II sites in the southern Levant

Palaeoclimate proxy data from different locations in Israel indicate relatively dry conditions with environmental collapse at the end of the Bronze Age and during the subsequent Iron Age. The historical and archaeological evidence, however, supports the existence of a flourishing economy in the Levant and involvement in supraregional trade networks, which were heavily based on agricultural production. Local environmental data may help to clarify how these seemingly contradictory patterns can be explained. We investigate Iron Age II plant remains from Tel Burna for their stable carbon...

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Klaus Geus Klaus Geus
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Mobility on and at the Red Sea in Antiquity (Klaus Geus)

Geus, Klaus: Mobility on and at the Red Sea in Antiquity: The case of the 'strange islands' in Ptolemy's 'Geography'. In: Orbis Aethiopicus 15 (2016), pp. 9-21.

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Christelle Fischer-Bovet Christelle Fischer-Bovet
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Comparing the Ptolemaic and Seleucid Empires. The Role of Local Elites and Populations. Conference in Freiburg-im-Breisgau, June 30-July 2, 2016

The Ptolemaic and Seleucid empires are usually studied separately, or otherwise included into broader studies of the Hellenistic World. The present conference proposes a more systematic comparison of the roles of local elites and local populations in the construction, negotiation, and adaptation of political, economic, military and ideological power of these multi-ethnic empires. They are sufficiently similar to make comparisons valid, while in the process of comparing them differences should become more sali- ent and better explained. Regions that were successively included in the...

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Vanessa Boschloos Vanessa Boschloos
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Tyre, Achziv and Kition. Evidence For a Phoenician Iron Age II Scarab Seal Workshop

Several scarabs from Levantine and Cypriot sites display particular typological characteristics and an evaluation of their archaeological contexts, distribution pattern and designs point towards a Phoenician production of the 9th - 8th centuries BCE located in the kingdom of Tyre, possibly shared by a workshop in Cyprus.

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Anna                                          Stevens Anna Stevens
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A. Stevens, G. Dabbs, M. Shepperson and M. King Wetzel, 2015. 'The cemeteries of Amarna', Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 101.

This report amalgamates the results of four seasons of work on the South and North Tombs cemeteries at Amarna from late 2014 to mid 2015.

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Daniel Bodi Daniel Bodi
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"Is There a Connection Between the Amorites and the Arameans?" ARAM 26/1&2 (2014), 383-409.

A steady flow of new documents and scholarly publications dealing with the history of ancient Syria, the Amorites and the Arameans makes it possible to attempt a new synthesis of the data, revise previous views and propose some new ones. This article suggests several new arguments for the possibility of seeing some continuity between the 18 th century BCE Amorites and the 12 th century BCE Arameans. First, the geographical habitat of the various Amorite Bensimʾalite and Benjaminite tribes and the Aramean tribal conglomerates is compared. Second, the pattern of migration of the Amorite and...

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