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Rita Lucarelli Rita Lucarelli
Bookmarked by Miroslav Barta

Illness as Divine Punishment. The nature and function of the disease-carrier demons in the ancient Egyptian magical texts

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Miroslav Barta Miroslav Barta
Charles University, PragueCzech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty Member

Bárta, M., 2018, The temple of Ramesses II in Abusir. Egyptian Archaeology 52:10-14.

Abusir is best known for its four pyramid complexes of the Fifth Dynasty rulers. Beside them, however, the site offers a wealth of evidence for the history of Archaic and Old Kingdom when the site belonged to the most significant burial grounds of the Memphite elite. The sun temples of Abu Ghurab, nowadays an independent site but back in the third millennium BC an integral component of the Abusir cemeteries, were the focus of the cult of Ra in the Fifth Dynasty. Later, during the New Kingdom, Abusir's revival can be detected by means of some New Kingdom tombs and the cult of Bastet in the...

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Jadwiga Iwaszczuk Jadwiga Iwaszczuk
Bookmarked by Miroslav Barta

Rebirth of Temples under the Rule of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III: Vocabulary, Études et Travaux XXVIII (2015), 29–58

The restoration works during the wḥm mswt era under Senwosret I, undertaken on a large scale in the area of the whole country, were the example to follow for Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. The reconstruction of monumental structures in both historical moments was performed, above all, in the case of the sacral architecture. This article deals with the vocabulary used by these kings to describe the destruction of the world and the recreation of the new order of the sacred landscape. By studying the vocabulary it was possible to realise the range of works initiated by Hatshepsut and continued...

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Jadwiga Iwaszczuk Jadwiga Iwaszczuk
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The Legacy of Senwosret I During the Reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III, Études et Travaux XXVII (2014), 161-188

The article deals with the position of Senwosret I in the royal ideology of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. Innovations introduced by this king to the architecture, as well as new motifs of decoration that appeared for the first time during the reign of Senwosret I, were not copied by other rulers for a long time. The Thutmoside co-regents were the first to reproduce or to exploit them purposely in their own constructions. The particular role of Senwosret I was also attested in the cult of this royal ancestor performed during the reign of Hatshepsut ...

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Joanne Clarke Joanne Clarke
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Climatic changes and social transformations in the Near East and North Africa during the 'long' 4th millennium BC: A comparative study of environmental and archaeological evidence

This paper explores the possible links between rapid climate change (RCC) and social change in the Near East and surrounding regions (Anatolia, central Syria, southern Israel, Mesopotamia, Cyprus and eastern and central Sahara) during the 'long' 4th millennium (∼4500–3000) BC. Twenty terrestrial and 20 marine climate proxies are used to identify long-term trends in humidity involving transitions from humid to arid conditions and vice versa. The frequency distribution of episodes of relative aridity across these records is calculated for the period 6300–2000 BC, so that the results may be...

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Irad Malkin Irad Malkin
Bookmarked by Miroslav Barta

Migration & colonization 11-5th c.pdf

Significant continuities bridge the supposed gap between the "Dark-Age era of Migrations" (11th-8th centuries BCE) and that of "Archaic colonization" (mid-eighth to early fifth centuries). Both shared maritime perspectives, in both we find the same typology of maritime settlement-sites (offshoreislands, promontories) and in both periods the hinterland orientation (chôra) and the practice of terrestrial space follows the same orientation and practice. Unlike the "Aegean" Philistines who became cut off from maritime networks (cf. the Geloni), those who stuck to the coasts and shared in the...

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Henning Börm Henning Börm
Bookmarked by Ellen Morris

The Polis in the Hellenistic World. Franz Steiner Verlag: Stuttgart 2018.

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Thomas Schneider Thomas Schneider
Bookmarked by Ellen Morris

" What Is the Past but a Once Material Existence Now Silenced? " : The First Intermediate Period from an Epistemological Perspective

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Thomas Schneider Thomas Schneider
Bookmarked by Nicolas Grimal

A Double Abecedary BASOR Revised Version

Manuscript of the article published in its definitive form in Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (2018), pp. 103-112 Available for download at https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5615/bullamerschoorie.379.0103 This article attempts to advance the debate on the terms inscribed on an ostracon of the Egyptian 18 th dynasty from the excavation of Theban Tomb 99, suggested by Ben Haring to contain the first historical attestation of the Halaḥam sequence. It presents new etymologies for the words listed on the two sides of the document, all of them in Egyptian syllabic writing....

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John Haldon John Haldon
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Society and Environment in the East Mediterranean ca 300–1800 CE. Problems of Resilience, Adaptation and Transformation. Introductory Essay

This introductory article sets out some issues associated with the concept and theorization of 'resilience'. We describe some historical contexts in which theories of societal resilience can be usefully deployed; we offer some challenges to critiques of the validity and usefulness of Formal Resilience Theory (Theory of Adaptive Change). Resilience, adaptation, and transformation are complex issues, and while we cannot tell the whole story through the lens of environmental change, we can integrate the various categories of evidence to attempt to focus in on where and how climate change might...

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