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  Come along for a fun packed morning where Swansea University Egyptologist Dr Kasia Szpakowska will transport you to the magical realm of mummies and friendly and menacing demons! Link voices and faces in our ‘matching pairs’ game, meet the mummy and have a chance to decorate your own mummy!...
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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...
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...
Ancient Egyptian Divination an illustrated lecture by Dr. Luigi Prada Ancient Egyptian divination was a subject about which very little was known until only a few years ago. Recent discoveries, especially amongst papyri preserved from the later phases of ancient Egypt’s history, are now revealing the importance that divinatory arts...
Rita Lucarelli Assistant Professor of Egyptology Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley The ancient Egyptian netherworld was populated by embodied creatures with supernatural powers and hybrid appearance, which are conventionally called “demons” or daimones and which function, as in many other ancient and modern religions, as a...
“Armed and Dangerous: An Iconography of Protective Middle and New Kingdom Demons” by Kasia Szpakowska One of the most obvious characteristics of Middle Kingdom iconography is the surfacing of new populations of beings, many of them creatively composite. They appear as both two and three-dimensional images on objects and as...
AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN EGYPT/NEW YORK CHAPTER The American Research Center in Egypt, New York Chapter (ARCE/NY), in co-sponsorship with the Egyptological Seminar Of New York (ESNY), presents the following in our 2016 Fall Lecture Series: FREE TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP REQUIRED: Reply to [email protected] TITLE: “‘Child in the Nest’:...
Children are a ubiquitous feature in ancient Egyptian tomb scenes, where their role is sometimes described as passive (acting as offering bearers) and sometimes active (as mourners). Less visible is their role in household religious activities performed on behalf of the living. The young were thought to be vulnerable to...
“Armed and Dangerous: An Iconography of Protective Middle and New Kingdom Demons” Dr. Kasia Szpakowska Associate Professor of Egyptology, Swansea University Director of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K One of the most obvious characteristics of Middle Kingdom iconography is the surfacing of new populations of beings, many of them creatively...
“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...