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For World Turtle Day, the focus is on, well, turtles! Turtles and tortoises appear as beneficial daemons on all sorts of paraphernalia. One of my favorites is the faience feeding cup that comes from Lisht (dynasty 12-13). It was found deposited in a basket that also contained a crocodile figure....
Swansea University’s Egypt Centre is hosting a FREE Event on Thursday 16th May, 4-8pm For more information, links and information on the cool image shown here please visit the Egypt Centre’s website. This fun-filled night is part of the Museums at Night national event. Suitable for adults and children it will include demon...
  • Turin Satirical Papyrus
One of the major obstacles in this project is the fickleness of  WORDS.  Ever seen  My Fair Lady? “Words words words I’m so sick of words…” Yet we have to communicate with words. In this project, as with any other that deals with philosophical or religious issues, words are a problem. What do...
  • Drunk illness TT160
Continuing on her tour, Rita Lucarelli will be speaking at the Demons and Illness: Theory and Practice from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period conference in Exeter, UK, on April 22-24, 2013.   Illness as divine punishment: the nature and function of the illness-bringer demons in the ancient Egyptian funerary and...
  • Akhw in the tomb of Thutmosis III
Rita Lucarelli returns to Columbia University, New York for the eighth meeting of the Ancient Near Eastern Seminar of the 2012-13 academic year. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Dr. Rita Lucarelli, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn Restless Dead and Ghosts in Ancient Egypt Beliefs in ghosts and spirits of the dead are widespread in world religions. In...
  • Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K BC brand
The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Millennium BCE has a new brand! It is a compilation of various symbols that represent our research, designed by Felicitas Weber. Can you ‘decipher’ it?...
The Facebook page for the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project has reached 100 likes! It is fantastic that so many people are interested in our work! We can’t wait to share even more information about Ancient Egyptian demons as well as updates on our research. The Project only joined Facebook a...