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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...
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...
The Demon Creation Station will be at the Ashmolean Museum Heroes & Villains LiveFriday January 2016 Friday 29 January, 7–10.30 pm All Welcome! We are all surrounded by invisible “demons” that help or hinder us. See how these heroes and villains were depicted and described by the Ancient Egyptians, and...
Contexts, Contacts, Continuities and Comparisons Full details and location of this International Collaborative Conference in Ancient Magic 5-9 July, 2015, University of Bonn Download Flyer Poster Full Programme  ...