Posts filed under: Student Work

  • Close-up of Turtle-headed demon on coffin
Turtle headed demon – still missing! Turtle headed creatures are quite rare in iconography of ancient Egypt and examples are scattered through different contexts. We can meet them mostly in funerary sphere where they serve as guardians. In the case of late Third Intermediate Period coffins, turtle headed creatures can...
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The ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead contains many texts that describe what happens to your spirit after you die. As one of the recently deceased you would have had to pass several tests before your soul was found worthy to become one of the Akh, the glorious dead. One of...
This is one of a series of blogs written as an assignment by the 2015-16 Year 3 and MA students taking a course on “Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt” offered by Kasia Szpakowska at Swansea University.   Have you seen this demon? Description: This demon has a distinguishable iconography...
  • Ancient Egyptian guardian demon
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 Extended Abstracts Among the free...
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 of Hedgehogs in Ancient Egypt by...