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    Demons at the Egypt Centre, Wales

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      Armed and dangerous: An iconography of protective Middle and New Kingdom demons Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 7 pm Fulton House 2, Swansea University, Wales During the New Kingdom, seemingly mundane household pieces of furniture began to be decorated with images of hybrid creatures engaged […]

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    Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals online

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    From their website: “This website presents online critical editions of Mesopotamian rituals and incantations against witchcraft. The text editions and translations are derived from the Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals (CMAwR; vol. 1, Brill: 2011). On this website you will also find general information on […]

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    Call for papers: Demon Things conference

        Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian Manifestations of Liminal Entities 21-24 March, 2016 at Swansea University and The Egypt Centre, Wales, UK   This international conference explores the range and variation of liminal entities the Ancient Egyptians believed capable of harm and help from the […]

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    A Coptic Handbook of Ritual Power

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    About to order this NOW!—should be helpful for all interested in Ancient Egyptian religion, Coptic, demonology, and religion in general. Here is the information on A Coptic Handook of Ritual Power on the Brepols website: This volume publishes a new Coptic handbook of ritual power, comprising […]

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    Dancing Demon from Ancient Egyptian headrest at Company of Images Conference

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    This dancing demon from headrest Louvre AE 4093 + AE4231 is just one of the many that will be discussed at the international Conference: Company of Images: Modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Kingdom 18-20 September 2014: Institute of Archaeology, University College, London You […]

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    Company of Images Conference

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    Modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Kingdom 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 its material culture and the […]

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    Ancient Egyptian Ghosts coming to Berkeley California

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    The Northern California chapter of ARCE (the American Research Center in Egypt) is sponsoring “The Restless Dead and Ghosts in Ancient Egypt” by Dr. Rita Lucarelli date: Sunday, August 24, 2014; 2:30 p.m. place: Room 254, Near Eastern Studies Lounge, 2nd floor, west end of Barrows Hall, […]

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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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