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    Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity Conference

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    Contexts, Contacts, Continuities and Comparisons Full details and location of this International Collaborative Conference in Ancient Magic 5-9 July, 2015, University of Bonn Download Flyer Poster Full Programme  

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    What animal is that?

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    This week the Demonology 2K team met with visiting scholar John Wyatt, who specialises in identifying bird and animal species in ancient Egyptian depictions. Together we discussed the different ways in which demons can be depicted and what animal species are used to create their […]

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    2 Demonological Presentations in UK

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    The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society  ‘The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Millennium BCE’ Dr Kasia Szpakowska, Swansea University Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 14:00 Oasis Academy, Romesy Road, Lord’s Hill, Southampton SO16 8FA   The Egypt Society of Bristol  ‘Armed and Dangerous: An iconography of protective […]

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    Door Guardians of Egypt and Beyond

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    In the interest of encouraging cross-cultural and interdisciplinary research, today we feature a door guardian from Ancient Egypt and another from China. Similarities and contrasts abound.   They can both wield weapons—for example a pair of swords, or a sword and axe for Men-Shen, and a […]

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    Demon Database presentation at Berkeley

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    From the Outside Looking In: Digitization of Ancient Egyptian Objects and Entities Kasia Szpakowska Associate Professor of Egyptology Swansea University, Wales Time: April 13, 2015;  5:30-6:30 p.m. Venue: 254 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley Sponsor: Near Eastern Studies & Center for Tebtunis Papyri Event Contact: [email protected] […]

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  • Akhu ‘Spirits’ in the Coffin Texts

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    The Akhu ‘Spirits’ are mentioned in several Coffin Text spells.   CT spell 47 describes these demons as part of an apotropaic list (an itemized list of dangerous entities and concepts). If any god, and spirit (Akh) and any dead person (mwt) opposes the deceased, […]

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    Coffin of Djehuty-nakht (B2Bo)

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    The coffin of Djehuty-nakht (coffin code B2Bo) is dated to approximately 2010–1961 B.C. (during the Middle Kingdom). It was excavated from Tomb 10A in Deir el-Bersha, Middle Egypt (the fifteenth Ancient Egyptian nome). Coffins from this region and time period are most famous for their […]

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    Clawed Ancient Egyptian Bes-image

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    Just came across this rather nifty Bes in the Brooklyn Museum. Take a close look at those claws!  

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    Digital Humanities & Egyptology & some Demons too!

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    Digital Humanities and Egyptology Friday, February 13, 2015, 10 am – 1 pm The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri 373 Bancroft Library, (Jean and Irving Stone Seminar Room), Berkeley, CA First session (open to public) 10 am Opening remarks (Rita Lucarelli, UC Berkeley) 10.15 am Willeke Wendrich […]

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    CODAH Presentation on the Demonology Database

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    CODAH – Centre on Digital Arts and Humanities: Digging into Demons: The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project Database by Dr Kasia Szpakowska (Swansea University) Tuesday 10 February, 12.00pm SURF Room, Fulton House, Swansea University In this presentation I will provide an overview of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology […]

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