Thursday, May 23, 2013

Egyptology News from 20th to 23rd May 2013

Fragment of fallen ceiling in the open air storage
of the lovely Temple of Tod complex, south of Luxor


Penn curator Joe Wegner continues excavations at mortuary complex of Pharaoh Senwosret III, Abydos.Penn Artifactlab 


Hand in Hand with Politics: The Challenges of Egyptian Studies in Serbia by B. Anđelković. Friends of ASOR Newsletter. 

Egypt’s poor management of ancient monuments draws threat from UNESCO. Daily News Egypt 

Minister for Antiquities says that UNESCO is not threatening to remove 6 sites from World Heritage List. Ahram Online 

Archaeologists denounce “disgraceful” plundering of the city of Antinopolis, built by Emperor Hadrian. The Art Newspaper and Past Horizons


Ancient Egyptian Literature Theory and Practice. Edited by Roland Enmarch and Verena M. Lepper. OUP 

Extended edition of Anubis, Bibliography on Mummies, Mummification and; Related Subjects. Vartavan and I.Waanders 

From Old Cairo to the New World: Coptic Studies Presented to Gawdat Gabra. Colloquia Antiqua 9. Peeters 


The British Museum continued its support of Sudanese archaeology with an international conference. Sudan Vision Daily 

Czech Inst. of Egyptology announces international conference: Profane landscapes, sacred spaces. miroslav.barta [at]

Museums and exhibitions

Alexandria plans for a new maritime museum at site of Qaitbay citadel. Archaeology News Network  

Call for general public volunteers (14-65 yrs old) for the new Petrie Museum website to appraise work done so far: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Free online/ open access

Ancient Egyptian Architecture Online provides vetted, standardized architectural drawings of a selection of buildings 

MUDIRA: Joint project to digitize and provide access to the collections of images held at two Munich institutions. 
Short article: "Archaeology after the Arab Spring" by Jesse Casana. Friends of ASOR Newsletter 

Short article in Spanish about the Turin papyrus that shows a Ramesside map of the Eastern Desert goldmines. Ushebtis 

Journals, Magazines and Newsletters

Damqatum, the CEHAO newsletter, 2012, nº 8, in English: UCA 

Job Opportunities

Job: British Museum: Curator, Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan, with responsibilities for research and outreach. 


Northampton faces legal challenge over Sekhemka statue sale from Marquis of Northampton. Museums Journal 

The Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA) archives now officially registered with the Library of Congress. AERA 
Zahi Hawass, long-reigning king of AE antiquities was forced into exile but is now plotting a return. Smithsonian Mag 

For fun. This really made me laugh (and a good moral in the tale too). How NOT to hand in your PhD. The Thesis Whisperer 

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