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"The joint archaeological mission from Waseda University, in collaboration with the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)...
05/01/2024

"The joint archaeological mission from Waseda University, in collaboration with the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), has unveiled a rock-cut tomb and a myriad of artefacts spanning different historical periods during its current excavation season in Saqqara Necropolis."

The joint archaeological mission from Waseda University, in collaboration with the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), has unveiled a rock-cut tomb and a myriad of artefacts spanning different historical periods during its current excavation season in Saqqara Necropolis.

Online video lecture (via EEF): Video of a lecture organised by ARCE-NY Chapter:-- "The Earliest Horses and Chariots in ...
05/01/2024

Online video lecture (via EEF): Video of a lecture organised by ARCE-NY Chapter:
-- "The Earliest Horses and Chariots in Egyptian Art: a Re-Evaluation," by Dr. Stephen Harvey (24 October 2023) [1 h]


Image: Chariot of Yuya in the Cairo Museum (Photo by Hannah Pethen)

Online video lecture (via EEF): Video of a lecture at the Museo Egizio, Torino:"Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III in the Temp...
04/01/2024

Online video lecture (via EEF): Video of a lecture at the Museo Egizio, Torino:
"Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III in the Temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak: recent work and future prospects," by Dr. Sébastien Biston-Moulin (16 November 2023)
[1 h 31 mins.]


Image: The granite obelisks of Hatshepsut and Thuthmosis III at Karnak. (Photo by Hannah Pethen).

Video lecture (via EEF): "The Mummies of Aswan: The Missing Link," byProf. Patrizia Piacentini (2 November 2023) [1 h 4 ...
03/01/2024

Video lecture (via EEF): "The Mummies of Aswan: The Missing Link," by
Prof. Patrizia Piacentini (2 November 2023) [1 h 4 mins.]


Organised by the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East.

Image: Qubbet el-Hawa, burial place of the nobles of Aswan. (Photo by Hannah Pethen).

Online video (via EEF): "Reconstructing Queen Amanishakheto’s MusicalInstruments," by Dr. Susanne Gänsicke (18 November ...
02/01/2024

Online video (via EEF): "Reconstructing Queen Amanishakheto’s Musical
Instruments," by Dr. Susanne Gänsicke (18 November 2023) [45 mins.]

Organised by Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East.

Image credit: Harpist from the tomb of Nakht (TT52) Maler der Grabkammer des Nacht, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Happy New Year. new open access article about climate change and Meroe (via EEF): Iwona Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin, Arkadiusz...
01/01/2024

Happy New Year. new open access article about climate change and Meroe (via EEF):
Iwona Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin, Arkadiusz Sołtysiak, "Isotopic evidence of an environmental shift at the fall of the Kush*te kingdom of Meroë, Sudan", in:
Antiquity, vol. 97, no. 396 (December 2023) [in Open Access]

"(..) The authors investigate the role of climate and
environment using stable carbon and oxygen isotope
analyses of human and faunal dental enamel from
13 cemeteries. The results show increasing δ18O
values towards the end of the Meroitic kingdom
and in the post-Meroitic period, combined with
less negative δ13C values. These trends suggest
a shift towards more arid conditions associated
with changes in agricultural practices and land
use that may have contributed to the kingdom's
dissolution."

Image: The Pyramids of Meroe by B. N. Chagny, CC BY-SA 1.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Vale Stan Hendrickx, one of the true giants in the study of early Egypt
31/12/2023

Vale Stan Hendrickx, one of the true giants in the study of early Egypt

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Stan Hendrickx. Without him, our work in Aswan will not be the same. Without him, the field of Early Egypt will not be the same. We will miss you dearly 🖤

A late Christmas present, Open Access article (via EEF): Sara E. Cole, "Exploring the Book of the Dead through the Getty...
29/12/2023

A late Christmas present, Open Access article (via EEF): Sara E. Cole, "Exploring the Book of the Dead through the Getty Collection", in: ANE Today, vol. 11, no. 11
(November 2023) [in Open Access]


Image: Book of the Underworld in the Cairo Museum JdE 35645 (Photo by Hannah Pethen).

New Book (via EEF): Rosalie David, Roger Forshaw, Medicine and Healing Practices in Ancient Egypt. Liverpool University ...
28/12/2023

New Book (via EEF): Rosalie David, Roger Forshaw, Medicine and Healing Practices in Ancient Egypt. Liverpool University Press, 2023. Hb, 328 pp. ISBN 9781837644292. GBP 88. TOC at

"(..) Rather than concentrating exclusively on diseases
and medical conditions as evidenced in ancient sources,
it provides a ‘people-focused’ perspective, asking what
it was like to be ill or disabled in this society?
Who were the healers? To what extent did disease
occurrence and treatment reflect individual social
status? (..) Combining information from the latest
studies on human remains and the authors’ biomedical
research, this book brings the subject up to date,
enabling a wide readership to access often scattered
information in a fascinating synthesis."

Image: A writing tablet with incised letters still visible. Cairo Museum JdE51323 (Photo by Hannah Pethen).

New Book (via EEF): Richard Bussmann, The Archaeology of Pharaonic Egypt:Society and Culture, 2700–1700 BC. Cambridge Un...
27/12/2023

New Book (via EEF): Richard Bussmann, The Archaeology of Pharaonic Egypt:
Society and Culture, 2700–1700 BC. Cambridge University
Press, 2023. Hb, 448 pp. ISBN 9781107030381. £100.
TOC at


"In this book, Richard Bussmann presents a fresh
overview of ancient Egyptian society and culture
in the age of the pyramids. He addresses key themes
in the comparative research of early complex societies,
including urbanism, funerary culture, temple ritual,
kingship, and the state, and explores how ideas and
practices were exchanged between ruling elites and
local communities in provincial Egypt. (..)"

Image: Section of papyrus underworld book Cairo Museum 2512. (Photo by Hannah Pethen)

New Book (via EEF): Stéphane Polis (ed.), Guide to the Writing Systems of Ancient Egypt. (GIFAO 4). IFAO, 2023. 360 pp. ...
26/12/2023

New Book (via EEF): Stéphane Polis (ed.), Guide to the Writing Systems of Ancient Egypt. (GIFAO 4). IFAO, 2023. 360 pp. ISBN 9782724708738. EUR 26. TOC at

"(..) The reader will find over fifty articles written
by specialists, presenting the diversity of scripts
in time and space, explaining their main organizational
principles, and describing the main contexts in which
they were used. (..)"

Image: Section of the Story of Sinuhe from an Ostracon in the Cairo Museum JdE 27419. (Photo by Hannah Pethen)

Looking for a later Christmas present? How about a new book (via EEF): Ali Abdelhalim Ali, Dagmar Budde (eds.), 'Mammisi...
22/12/2023

Looking for a later Christmas present? How about a new book (via EEF): Ali Abdelhalim Ali, Dagmar Budde (eds.), 'Mammisis of Egypt. Proceedings of the First International'Colloquium, held in Cairo, IFAO, 27-28 March 2019'.IFAO, 2023. (BiEtud 185). 424 pp. ISBN 9782724709674.'EUR 45. TOC at

"Birth Houses (Mammisis) are important components
of late Egyptian temple complexes but have not been
investigated in detail since the fundamental study of
François Daumas published in 1958. (..) This book
presents the printed versions of the lectures given
by international Egyptologists at the IFAO in Cairo
on March 27-28, 2019, as part of the 1st Colloquium
on “Mammisis of Egypt”. (..)"

Image: The Mammisi at Dendera. (Photo by Hannah Pethen)

For those planning later trips, this exhibition continues until September (via EEF): Musée des Beaux-arts et de la Dente...
21/12/2023

For those planning later trips, this exhibition continues until September (via EEF): Musée des Beaux-arts et de la Dentelle, Cour Carrée de la Dentelle, 61 000 Alençon, FRANCE.

"La Description de l’Égypte - Une œuvre pharaonique" 7 November 2023 - 1 September 2024.
French press report at


Image: Picture of the Description de l'Égypte in the Palais du Luxembourg, Paris. Tangopaso, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

If you happen to be in Toulouse over the Christmas break don't miss this exhibition (via EEF): Musée Saint-Raymond, 1ter...
20/12/2023

If you happen to be in Toulouse over the Christmas break don't miss this exhibition (via EEF): Musée Saint-Raymond, 1ter place Saint-Sernin, 31000 Toulouse
"Le Retour de la Momie. Collections égyptiennes de Toulouse"
until 7 January 2024
French press report at


Image: Greco-Roman Period face mask of a Sahw (mummified person), taken at Manchester Museum's 'Golden Mummies Exhibition 2023.

Recent lecture by Xavier Droux, at Egyptian Museum Turin, on "Predynastic material culture and iconography: challenges a...
19/12/2023

Recent lecture by Xavier Droux, at Egyptian Museum Turin, on "Predynastic material culture and iconography: challenges and modern solutions".
The lecture (in English) provides an overview of the Predynastic Period and material culture dating to the 4th millennium with focus on the iconography.

This lecture offers a wide-ranging overview of the predynastic period and the abundant material culture dating to the fourth millennium BC. We will focus on ...

Another Italian Exhibition for those planning travel in 2024 (vis EEF): Porta Siberia Mura del Molo Porto Antico, Genova...
19/12/2023

Another Italian Exhibition for those planning travel in 2024 (vis EEF): Porta Siberia Mura del Molo Porto Antico, Genova

"Tutankhamon. La tomba, il tesoro, la maledizione"
[Tutankhamun. The tomb, the treasure, the malediciton] from 2 December 2023 - 2 June 2024.
Italian press report at


Image: Tutankhamun as Min-Amun, Petrie Museum UC 34503.

Planning your New Year? Check out some exhibitions in Europe (via EEF): Museo del Figurino Storico di Calenzano, Via del...
18/12/2023

Planning your New Year? Check out some exhibitions in Europe (via EEF):
Museo del Figurino Storico di Calenzano, Via del Castello 7, 50041 Calenzano (Fi), ITALY

"Napoleone in Egitto: le scoperte scientifiche"
[Napoleon in Egypt: Scientific discoveries] From 17 December 2023
Italian press report at

"(...) affronteremo la singolarità della spedizione in
Egitto che per la prima volta nella storia militare
vide la presenza di eruditi e studiosi, indagheremo
le motivazioni che spinsero a tale scelta Napoleone
e i veri interessi celati dietro alla curiosità per
una cultura così diversa e lontana."

Image: The Battle of the Pyramids, by Antoine-Jean Gros, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

External event via EEF: Exhibition in Germany at United SceneGaußstraße 190A, 22765 Hamburg,*"Tutanchamun - das immersiv...
15/12/2023

External event via EEF: Exhibition in Germany at United Scene
Gaußstraße 190A, 22765 Hamburg,
*"Tutanchamun - das immersive Ausstellungserlebnis"
[Tutankhamun - the immersive experience]
3 November 2023 - 1 April 2024
German press report at

"Seit der Eröffnung Anfang November seien bereits
80.000 Ticket verkauft worden, teilten die Veranstalter
mit. Weil der Andrang so groß ist, bleibt die Schau
jetzt bis Ostermontag (1. April) geöffnet."

Image: Canopic Coffinette of Tutankhamun.

External event via EEF: Online lecture with Manchester Ancient Egypt Society"The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt," by Prof. Aid...
14/12/2023

External event via EEF: Online lecture with Manchester Ancient Egypt Society
"The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt," by Prof. Aidan Dodson, 18 December 2023; 7.30 pm GMT
Free for MAES members, £5 for guests. Abstract and booking at


Image: Bust of Montuemhat, who served the Nubian 25th Dynasty, from the Cairo Museum.

Call for Papers via EEF: JSSEAThe Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities/Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienn...
13/12/2023

Call for Papers via EEF: JSSEA

The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities/Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne is issuing a call for submissions for Vol. 50 of the Journal of the Society
for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (JSSEA) to celebrate the Journal's 50th Anniversary.

Article submissions dealing with *any* area of Egyptology are welcomed from those who wish to celebrate 50 years of the publication.

Abstracts are due by 31 January 2024. Articles are due by the end of February 2024. Contributions are accepted in English, French, and German.

Scholars who are interested in submitting articles to this volume should contact the Editors of the *JSSEA* at [email protected]
or
[email protected]
for templates and contributor guidelines.

Please note that articles that are not submitted according to the guidelines will not be reviewed until they are in the correct format.

Image: A scribal statue.

Our next Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture is on the 8th December. 'Tut on Tour: 30-years of Demand Creation Through ...
08/12/2023

Our next Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture is on the 8th December. 'Tut on Tour: 30-years of Demand Creation Through Exhibition' with Summer Austin examines the role of blockbuster exhibitions in creating demand for Egyptian antiquities.

In person at G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31 – 34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY, or on zoom.

Lecture begins 1830 UK time, zoom room opens 1800.

For membership visit https://www.friendsofpetrie.org.uk/wp/ .

Abstract: Using the ‘original blockbuster’ — Tutankhamun — as the case study, this research investigates the antiquity markets’ reaction to blockbuster museum exhibitions by gathering and quantifying 30-years of exhibition history and antiquities market data. The objective of this study is to introduce reliable data to the crucial debate concerning the relationship between museum exhibitions, end-market demand and the antiquities market.

Be a scribe, write a paper! Call for Papers via EEF: The Faculty of Archaeology, Ain Shams University in Egyptis pleased...
07/12/2023

Be a scribe, write a paper! Call for Papers via EEF: The Faculty of Archaeology, Ain Shams University in Egypt
is pleased to announce the launch of the second volume of
its journal, "IWNW" (ISSN 2812-5169 online)

Volume 2, Issue 1, 2023


We welcome submissions for contributions to the
third volume of 2024.



IWNW, is an annual multidisciplinary peer-reviewed and
Open-Access journal. publishes original papers in all
aspects of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage,
including History, Classical studies, Philology,
Religion, Museology and Conservation, Coins. It accepts
contributions in English, German, Italian and French.
The journal follows a strict double-blind review policy
embedded in our general publishing ethics.

Image credit: Ostracon with the Story of Sinuhe.

Digital paleography update version 1.3 of AKU-PAL, via EEF:  A new version of the AKU-PAL digital paleography of hierati...
06/12/2023

Digital paleography update version 1.3 of AKU-PAL, via EEF: A new version of the AKU-PAL digital paleography of hieratic and cursive hieroglyphs is now available at

The new features include:

* The number of hieratograms is now displayed in the paleographic view
* The search for numbers from Georg Möller’s paleography is possible.
* Bibliographic information on the individual hieratogram is shown
* The stroke sequence of individual hieratograms is now represented as a vector graphic
* The image quality of the raster graphics has been considerably improved
* Datings can now be searched granularly by epoch, dynasty, ruler and much more

In addition, over 1600 new hieratograms and 20 graphemes
are available!

Image credit - beautiful cursive hieroglyphs from the Papyrus of Nedjmet (Photograph by Hannah Pethen, British Museum EA10490)

Survey via EEF: Are you an Egyptian Egyptologist or Archaeologist? Can you contribute to the Egyptian Egyptology State o...
05/12/2023

Survey via EEF: Are you an Egyptian Egyptologist or Archaeologist? Can you contribute to the Egyptian Egyptology State of the Field Project?

The Egyptian Egyptology Project (https://egyptianegyptology.org/) has launched a survey to explore the current state of the field of Egyptology as practiced by Egyptians, its achievements, challenges, and ways to enhance it. The eventual goal is to create a space where Egyptian and non-Egyptian Egyptologists can work together for the future of the field.

This survey aims to gain a deeper understanding of the
current state and future of Egyptian Egyptology, used in its widest sense encompassing all periods and a broad range of professions.

All Egyptians who are working or have previously worked in the field of Egyptology are welcome and encouraged to take this survey. As this project hopes to highlight
issues that can be improved upon, we will also be asking what Egyptian Egyptologists think about the training they have had in the past, current training, and career
opportunities, and what they would like to see in the future in furthering their own career goals. We hope that those surveyed will share personal experiences with us
which can highlight avenues in which the field needs to grow. This project is intended to foster more interconnectivity, both between Egyptian scholars and the international community and between different scholars working in Egypt.

The survey is available in both Arabic and English versions through the links below.

Arabic version: https://forms.gle/X8EVidQLSUZUx3Jb6

English version: https://forms.gle/8VNMLu3g1ruFJtBT7

Image credit: The original Egyptian Egyptologist, the British Museum (EA947) statue of Khaemwaset, son of Ramses II and High Priest of Ptah at Memphis (public domain).

Our next Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture is on the 8th December. 'Tut on Tour: 30-years of Demand Creation Through ...
04/12/2023

Our next Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture is on the 8th December. 'Tut on Tour: 30-years of Demand Creation Through Exhibition' with Summer Austin examines the role of blockbuster exhibitions in creating demand for Egyptian antiquities.

In person at G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31 – 34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY, or on zoom.

Lecture begins 1830 UK time, zoom room opens 1800.

For membership visit https://www.friendsofpetrie.org.uk/wp/ .

Abstract:
Using the ‘original blockbuster’ — Tutankhamun — as the case study, this research investigates the antiquity markets’ reaction to blockbuster museum exhibitions by gathering and quantifying 30-years of exhibition history and antiquities market data. The objective of this study is to introduce reliable data to the crucial debate concerning the relationship between museum exhibitions, end-market demand and the antiquities market.

'The EEF' - if you're a regular follower of this page or our Twitter (now X) feed, you'll find that we regularly make po...
01/12/2023

'The EEF' - if you're a regular follower of this page or our Twitter (now X) feed, you'll find that we regularly make posts prefaced by 'via EEF'. The EEF is the Egyptologists Electronic Forum, an incredibly valuable website and email list. If we're posting something 'via EEF' it means that your social media fairy found it on their website or list and this is our way of of acknowledging the source and the great work they do. If you want details direct to your inbox you can sign up, or just browse the website at https://www.egyptologyforum.org/

You can also find lists of where to obtain electronic copies of journals, magazines, and important books.

Image description: An ancient Egyptian official in scribal mode.

Our next PMF lecture is on the 8th Dec 2023. 'Tut on Tour: 30-years of Demand Creation Through Exhibition' with Summer A...
30/11/2023

Our next PMF lecture is on the 8th Dec 2023. 'Tut on Tour: 30-years of Demand Creation Through Exhibition' with Summer Austin examines the role of blockbuster exhibitions in creating demand for Egyptian antiquities.
In person at G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31 – 34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY, or on zoom.
Lecture begins 1830 UK time, zoom room opens 1800.
For membership visit https://www.friendsofpetrie.org.uk/wp/ .
Abstract:
Using the ‘original blockbuster’ — Tutankhamun — as the case study, this research investigates the antiquity markets’ reaction to blockbuster museum exhibitions by gathering and quantifying 30-years of exhibition history and antiquities market data. The objective of this study is to introduce reliable data to the crucial debate concerning the relationship between museum exhibitions, end-market demand and the antiquities market.

Call for Chapters via EEF: Book chapters are sought for “Global History of The Reception of Ancient Egypt”Abstract submi...
29/11/2023

Call for Chapters via EEF: Book chapters are sought for “Global History of The Reception of Ancient Egypt”

Abstract submission until 8th of December 2023

At a time when the Reception Studies of ancient Egypt and
its different manifestations – from Egyptomania to the
Global History of Ancient Egypt – are increasingly becoming
a renowned and acknowledged research field of growing
interest, it is of the utmost importance to release a
work that gathers not only the main work that has been
developed, and which allowed us to reach the level of
knowledge we have available for us today, but that also
gathers the work that is being developed presently that
is forging our paths to the future.

Therefore, the Centro de Estudos Globais da Universidade
Aberta (Lisbon, Portugal), under the direction of
Egyptologists José das Candeias Sales (Full Professor)
and Susana Mota (PhD, researcher), proposes to publish
the book Global History of the Reception of Ancient Egypt.
The objective is to gather contributions that allow us
to do justice to the concept of “global”. On the one
hand, we intend to demonstrate how global was/is
reception of ancient Egypt, and, on the other hand,
we want to gather global perspectives, approaches,
and experiences.

Thus, besides a group of acknowledged field experts who
will be invited to contribute to this work, we will
be opening this Call for Papers to give to all interested
parties the opportunity to contribute with their research
and knowledge so we can achieve our desired goal.

Those who are interested should submit an abstract with
the text proposal (in English).

The theme should be clearly stated on the title, and
it must fit into one of these specific sections:

* Reception of ancient Egypt throughout History
* Performing arts
* Architecture and decorative arts
* Museums and collecting
* Literature and Comics
* Entertainment
* Icons
* Others
* Geographies

For more detailed information and deadlines go to:



Susana Mota (Centro de Estudos Globais da Universidade Aberta);
[email protected]

José das Candeias Sales (Universidade Aberta, Centro de
História da Universidade de Lisboa e Centro de Estudos
Globais da Universidade Aberta);
[email protected]

Available for free download for a limited time"This Element seeks to characterize scribal culture in ancient Egypt throu...
24/11/2023

Available for free download for a limited time
"This Element seeks to characterize scribal culture in ancient Egypt through its textual acts: writing, list-making, drawing, and copying. Drawing upon texts, material objects, and archeological evidence, this will touch upon main themes at the heart of the study of this culture, while building on current discussions in literacy, and literary as well as social history."

Cambridge Core - Egyptology - Scribal Culture in Ancient Egypt

Our next Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture is on the 8th December. 'Tut on Tour: 30-years of Demand Creation Through ...
23/11/2023

Our next Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture is on the 8th December. 'Tut on Tour: 30-years of Demand Creation Through Exhibition' with Summer Austin examines the role of blockbuster exhibitions in creating demand for Egyptian antiquities.
In person at G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31 – 34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY, or on zoom.
Lecture begins 1830 UK time, zoom room opens 1800.
For membership visit https://www.friendsofpetrie.org.uk/wp/ .
Abstract:
Using the ‘original blockbuster’ — Tutankhamun — as the case study, this research investigates the antiquity markets’ reaction to blockbuster museum exhibitions by gathering and quantifying 30-years of exhibition history and antiquities market data. The objective of this study is to introduce reliable data to the crucial debate concerning the relationship between museum exhibitions, end-market demand and the antiquities market.

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