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April 2017

Senenmut Redivivus: The Interesting Life & Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Official

April 11 @ 12:30 pm

Senenmut was one of ancient Egypt’s most famous personalities: chief minister and possible lover of Queen Hatshepsut (c. 1473-1478), Egypt’s female pharaoh. More monuments are known for Senenmut than for any other official of the New Kingdom, implying his exceptional status during life. Recently, an unassuming stone fragment in the Manchester Museum, UK, proved the existence of yet another statue of Senenmut. This lecture will present this rediscovery, and attempt to explain the significance of the man, his monuments and…

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March 2017

The unusual New Kingdom Tomb-Chapel of Isisnofret on a rocky outcropping at Northwest Saqqara

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Dr. Nozomu Kawai specializes in history, art and archaeology of the New Kingdom in Egypt, with a particular emphasis on the period from the late Eighteenth Dynasty to the Nineteenth Dynasty. She has been directing Japanese archaeological excavation at Northwest Saqqara / South Abusir since 2001. Her Ph.D. thesis was on the reign of Tutankhamun (Studies in the Reign of Tutankhamun, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2005). She is currently working for the revision of her…

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February 2017

Speed Dating (Artifacts) In Ancient Egypt

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  Workshop Ever wanted to know how to date an Egyptian statue? What makes an Amenhotep III face recognizable? How can you tell if a piece was recarved? What about the dating of Egyptian non-royal objects? This workshop will teach some of the tricks of the trade – using the shape of an eye, or a drooping lotus, or a distinctive belly button – as well as introducing the standards of portraiture. Come and learn to date Egyptian artifacts like…

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Egyptian Coffins and Sarcophagi in the San Diego Museum of Man: Some Technical Studies

February 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    The San Diego museum of man has a collection of Saite and Ptolemaic coffins and mummies which were the subject of a technical study from 2007-2009.  Pigments, binding media, grounds, wood and degradation products were characterized by x ray diffraction analyses, x ray fluorescence spectroscopy, polarized light microscopy, wood anatomy, gas chromatography mass spectrometry and Elisa, a synopsis of the results of the study will be presented with examples of specific coffins illustrated. Light lunch provided. David Scott…

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The Archaeological Adventure of Museo Egizio (1903-1920)

February 16 @ 3:30 pm

Ernesto Schiaparelli, director of Museo Egizio between 1894 and 1928 responded to the need for an enlarged Egyptian collection at Turin. In 1903 the Missione Archeologica Italiana (M.A.I.) was founded, promoting 12 archaeological expeditions at 11 sites in Egypt. With the important assistance of collaborators, Schiaparelli undertook this fieldwork to better document the history of Ancient Egypt. Significantly, the anthropological interest in human remains of these expeditions was at that time innovative, and gave the Museo Egizio an original multidisciplinary…

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New Light on Qubbet el-Hawa

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dr. Bommas will be giving two lectures. First lecture will be from 11:00A-11:50A. Second lecture will be from 12:15P-1:00P.       Dr. Martin Bommas Reader in Egyptology Getty Scholar 2016-2017 Curator of the Eton Myers Collection of Egyptian Arts at the University of Birmingham Director of the Qubbet el-Hawa Research Project Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology  Event Flyer

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December 2016

New Light on the Egyptian Origin of the Hebrew Alphabet

December 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - December 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

The publication of a new inscription from Theban Tomb 99 sheds new light on the early history of the Hebrew Alphabet.  This ostracon is a bilingual “abecedary” written in Egyptian Hieroglyphic and Semitic.  It gives further evidence for an Egyptian connection to the origins of the early Hebrew alphabet. Sponsored by the UCLA Near Eastern Languages & Cultures Cosponsored by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies UCLA College of Humanities Kershaw Chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies Cotsen Institute…

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October 2016

Lunch Time Lecture of Egyptian Ministry Members

October 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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I Can Hear The Barbarians

October 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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April 2016

Painters and Painting Practices in the Theban Necropolis During the 18th Dynasty

April 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The lecture will outline some of the main results of a project funded by a Research Incentive Grant of the National Foundation for Scientific Research of Belgium (F.R.S. – FNRS) and devoted to the study of the painters responsible for the decoration of private tombs in the Theban Necropolis during the 18th dynasty, their techniques, practices, work organisation, employability and relations to their patrons. It will start by addressing the often skirted issue of art and artists in Ancient Egypt,…

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