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    Article on Demons in Ancient Egyptian Book of Two Ways

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    Thanks to Aayko Eyma (Egyptologists Electronic Forum) for noting that: * Rosetta (Papers of the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham) has published a Supplementary Edition to its vol. 15: UWICAH Conference 2014 Extended Abstracts and CAHA Colloquium 2014 [...]

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    Egyptologist & demonologist Rita Lucarelli now at UC Berkeley!

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    Rita Lucarelli, one of the original co-organizers of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project has now been appointed Assistant Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley! Check out Rita Lucarelli’s new webpage!

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    Demon Bunnies from Ancient Egypt

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    This Friday the 13th seemed like a good day to explore the concept of the dastardly BUNNY!  These seemingly innocent creatures have a long history of having a dark underside, masked by that cute little twitchy pink nose and fluffy tail. In Ancient Egypt, they [...]

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    “Inscriptions” features articles on Ancient Egyptian demons by Swansea students

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    The work of several Level 3 (senior) students taking the Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt course at Swansea University had their articles accepted for Inscriptions, the Newsletter of the Friends of the Egypt Centre (May 2014 edition). Sakhmet’s Horde: Plague Demons by Katherine Smith The Significance [...]

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    CALL for CHAPTERS: The Material Culture of Magic

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    This sounds like a fascinating project, perfectly timed to reflect the growing interest in the material manifestations of magic and religion. The result will be a book on The Material Culture of Magic, edited by Dr Antje Bosselmann-Ruickbie and Dr Leo Ruickbie. (From their call) Call For Chapters [...]

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    What is an ancient Egyptian demon?

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    Think you know what an ancient Egyptian demon is? Then your help is needed!   Definitions There is much academic discussion over the definition of ancient Egyptian demons. A variety of modern terms have been used to describe these entities, including ‘genius’, ‘minor divinity’ and [...]

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    CONFERENCE: Between gods and humans: angels, demons and other figures

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    From Fabien Pfitzmann <fabien.pfitzmann@college-de-france.fr> via Jack Sasson =============================================== Colloque interdisciplinaire organisé par la chaire “Milieux bibliques” Entre dieux et hommes: anges, démons et autres…   19-20 mai 2014 Collège de France 11 place Marcelin-Berthelot, 75005 Paris Dans beaucoup de religions et de systèmes philosophiques, la [...]

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    Museums at Night: Demons and Spirits of the Dead at Swansea’s Egypt Centre

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    On 15th May, Swansea University’s Egypt Centre hosts: Museums at Night: Demons and Spirits of the Dead (late night opening 4-8pm)

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    Ancient Egyptian Demonology Conference – SAVE THE DATE!

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    Preliminary preparations have begun for the third in a series of meetings of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project. The theme of this international conference is: Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian manifestations of liminal entities March 14-17, 2016 The conference is co-organized by Swansea University’s Ancient Egyptian [...]

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    ‘What’s in a name? Demonic names in the Book of Two Ways’ lecture by Zuzanna Bennett

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    The Demonology Project’s Zuzanna Bennett will be giving a lecture as part of the Friends of the Egypt Centre lecture series.   The ancient Egyptians came into contact with a wide range of supernatural beings in daily life and in the afterlife, some of which are [...]

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