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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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    Call for Papers: Company of Images

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      Company of Images: Modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age International Conference: 18-20 September 2014: Institute of Archaeology, University College, London The purpose of this conference is to explore the fertile imaginary world of Middle Bronze Age Egypt (2000-1500BC) through [...]

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    Call for Papers: Fear, Horror & Terror conference

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    http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/fear-horror-terror/call-for-papers/ Call for Presentations 8th Global Conference Thursday 11th September – Saturday 13th September 2014 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom Rituals, Myths and Symbolism Call for Presentations Concepts of fear, horror and terror (FHT) increasingly pervade public discourse and popular culture. Countless urban myths and [...]

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    Magical texts on Ancient Egyptian cobra figurines presentation

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    Kasia Szpakowska will be giving a presentation at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt (the talk is currently scheduled for Sunday, April 6th) Inscribed Clay Cobra Figurines of Abydos: Finally Unhooded Over 700 clay figurines of rearing cobras have been [...]

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    Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity

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    Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity Conference Website Contexts, Contacts, Continuities and Comparisons A Collaborative International Conference in Ancient Magic   6th-9th July, 2015, University of Bonn Under the auspices of the Minerva Stiftung, Bonn and Tel Aviv Universities have embarked on the bold initiative [...]

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    ‘Learning is Not Just For Life, But For Death’ lecture by Felicitas Weber

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    The Demonology Project’s Felicitas Weber will be presenting a lecture for the Friends of the Egypt Centre. ‘Learning is Not Just For Life, But For Death’ The “Book of the Dead” was the most common guide through the Netherworld for the ancient Egyptians, from the New [...]

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    ‘Magical Spells on Protective Cobra Figurines’ seminar by Kasia Szpakowska

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    The Demonology Project’s Kasia Szpakowska will be presenting a seminar as part of the Egypt Centre’s research seminar series. Magical Spells on Protective Cobra Figurines This discussion will focus on preliminary interpretations of religious texts inscribed on clay cobra figurines found near the temple of [...]

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  • Upcoming presentation on ‘The problem with ancient Egyptian demons’

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    Demonology 2K’s Zuzanna Bennett will be talking about ‘The problem with ancient Egyptian demons’ as part of a series of research seminars at Swansea University. This presentation will explore some of the difficulties encountered when researching these entities, such as how to spot a demon, [...]

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    Scarab human animal hybrids on Tut’s shrine

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    These are four of the beings that appear on the 2nd outermost shrine of Tutankhamun.  Each entity has the lower torso of a human and respectively the head of a human, a ram, a falcon, and a jackal. If you look closely, you can see [...]

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