Sunday, February 24, 2013

News from 21st to 24th February 2013

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Free article: The Calendars of Ancient Egypt. By R.A. Parker. University of Chicago Press, 1950. Hist.of the Anc.Wrld

A thorough reflection reveals a long-forgotten link between the foundation of Granada (Spain) and Cairo. Ahram Online

Mystery fibres on the painted coffin of Tawahibre. Penn Artifact Lab

3D Petrie exhibition in the news: "Where Science meets Heritage at UCL-Qatar." UCL

Virtual Autopsy at British Museum in last few days: British Museum

Karnak: Where the digital age meets ancient Egypt. By Andrew Lawler. Humanities magazine

Disappearing heritage of Sudan,1820-1956: Photographic and filmic exploration in Sudan 17th Jan–30th Apr 2013. Durham

Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology. University of Oxford

Obituary: André et Etienne Bernand, jumeaux, égyptologues et morts le même jour

Egypt Salfists forced to cancel preaching event at ancient Pharaoh temple. Al Arabiya

Book review by Valentino Gasperini: Jaime Alvar, Los cultos egipcios en Hispania. Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

AE blue pigment used 5,000 years ago is giving modern scientists clues toward the development of new nanomaterials

BBC interview with Professor Dimitri Laboury re the newly discovered Vizier's tomb with its small pyramid in Luxor.

Ancient Worlds: Mummy exhibition in Manchester. Click link at bottom of page to see more pages and pics on the story.

Trabajos en las excavaciones en la Tumba Tebana 39, Luxor: un complejo que funcionó como lugar de peregrinaje

High Definition Surveying (HDS) at Malqata.. HDS scanning is a relatively new tool in surveying. iMalqata dig diary

The annual report on Abu Simbel solar event. Al Masry Al Youm.

Wood-turning in Manchester and Ancient Egypt. Report with photos re Geoff Killen's AE wood-turning demonstration

Old projects, new projects. Brooklyn Museum team back at the Temple of Mut, updating their dig diary. Lots of photos.

Amara West dig diary: a kaleidoscope of life and death in Egyptian Kush

What's the use of a PhD? Can we remake the humanities PhD to have better job prospects? Megan McArdle The Daily Beast

Book Review by Tim Reid: Sunken Egypt: Alexandria. Franck Goddio, Andre Bernand. Periplus Publishing. Egyptians blog

Pigmento de la era faraónica puede ayudar a la nanotecnología. Prensa Latina

Via Willeke Wendrich ‏@wzzw. Two new and related articles in the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology: The Akh and the Northern Bald Ibis (Akh-bird).

Via Kate Wong ‏@katewong. Check out @hpringle's spectacular cover story on the evolution of human creativity in the March @sciam

Via Kasia Szpakowska ‏@SakhmetK. Another Egyptology position!

Via Chris Naunton ‏@chrisnaunton. Two Egyptological jobs going in Copenhagen: … and

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