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x-posted from https://blogs.brown.edu/joukowsky/2017/02/01/cfp-journal-of-intercultural-and-interdisciplinary-archaeology/ CFP: Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology (JIIA.it/JIIA.eu) Peer reviewed online journal. Available at http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/jiia/index Editor: Dr. Antonella D’Ascoli JIIA N.3/2016 Issue 3 of JIIA (Section 1) will focus on the complex class of mythological beings belonging to the netherworld. Hybrid creatures, demons, benevolent or malevolent entities, autonomous...
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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...
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...
“Armed and Dangerous: An Iconography of Protective Middle and New Kingdom Demons” Kasia Szpakowska, Swansea University, Wales 6:30 pm: Pre-Lecture Reception ($5.00/person) 7:00 pm: Lecture (Free)   Location: **This event takes place in Alexandria** 505 East Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314 Across the street from Braddock road Metro station. Venue sponsored by Hands Along the Nile Development...
The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K (represented by Dr. Kasia Szpakowska & Amber Furmage),  will also have a drop-in stand in the ‘Back in Time’ zone in Swansea Museum as part of the Family Weekend (open 11am-4pm on 10 and 11 Sept). Come create your own daemonic manifestation at and...
The ancient Egyptians’ gods and goddesses helped them make sense of a mysterious and frightening world. But what about their demons? Kasia Szpakowska studies the supernatural beings that were blamed for and called upon for protection from physical and psychological ailments. Join her to see into the mind of people...
Day 3 has seen another day of exciting presentations on the Demon Things conference.  Following a late change to the programme – Panagiotis Kousoulis and El Zahraa Megahed were unable to attend – the day began with a thought-provoking paper delivered by Nika Laventyeva and Ekaterina Alexandrova on Liminal Sources of Dangerous Powers:...
Today, the Demon Things Conference 2016 welcomed over 85 delegates to the impressive Taliesin Theatre next to the Egypt Centre, where nine excellent papers were presented over the theatre’s huge screen (for images please visit our Facebook site.) A conference on “demons” was always destined to warrant a few demons of our own...
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Susanne Beck Demons in Mesopotamia and Egypt: Sāmānu as a Case Study The demon Sāmānu is attested by numerous magical and me­dical sources in the ancient Near East and Egypt from the 3rd millennium to the 2nd century B.C. In Meso­potamia, Sāmānu is known as a widespread evil seizing gods,...