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Copyright 2013, A.K. Eyma
EEF NEWS (818) =================== April 10, 2014 (IV Shemu 26)
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Danmark, Switzerland, Russia, Austria, Hungary, Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Brazil, Israel (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Argentinia, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Cuba, Vatican City, Singapore, China, Brasil, Mexico, Latvia, Qatar, UAE Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma ========================================================================= With thanks to: Bob Bianchi [(II) - USA (zc), UK (a)]; Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - USA (i)(j)(k)(za)(zc); Switzerland (c); Belgium (d)]; Kat Newkirk [(II) - USA (j)(za)(zc)]; Bjorn Koopmans [(II) - UK (a)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (s), Italy (a), France (c)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- l) Institute of Fine Arts 1 East 78th Street, New York City * Panel discussion: "Cultural Heritage in Troubled Times" Moderated by Prof. David O'Connor; speakers: Matthew Adams, Zainab Bahrani, Sarah Brett-Smith, Finbarr Barry Flood, Laurie Rush, Eman Zidan. date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014; 6:00 PM costs: open to the public, but RSVP required at URL info: URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) Macquarie University, Sydney * Third Australasian Egyptology Conference date: July 16 - 18, 2014 info: URL URL ---- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- [update] i) Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 [new title] * "Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia" [was: "Jewels of Ancient Nubia" (TBA)] date: July 19, 2014 - May 14, 2017 Exhbition of ca. 60 objects from Nubia, dating from 1700 B.C. to 300 A.D. info:URL j) San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015. The travelling exhibition with more than 1,000 reproductions of artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Currently at Kansas City’s Union Station (April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014). info:URL info: press reports at URL URL With video. URL k) Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 URL * "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt" date: TBA (Summer/Autumn 2014) Exhibition with more than 100 items, including drawings and sculptures, as well as the mummified remains of dogs, cats, birds, snakes and crocodiles. Currently on display at the Bowers Museum, Santa Ana (March 22, 2014- June 15, 2014). info: source -URL [update] za) Bowers Museum 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 * "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies In Ancient Egypt" date: March 22, 2014 - June 15, 2014 [new] info: press reports at URL URL URL URL [update] zc) Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO. 64108 * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014 [new] info: press report (with video) at URL Other press reports: URL URL --UK-- [update] a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Ancient Lives, New Discoveries" [was: "Ancient Lives: New Encounters with Egypt and Sudan"] date: 22 May 2014 - 30 November 2014 [new] info: press reports at URL With photos of CT scans and coffin of Tayesmutengebtiu. URL idem URL idem, incl. photos of a bronze razor and a toy horse. URL URL URL URL --GERMANY-- [update] s) Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe Schlossbezirk 10, 76131 Karlsruhe * "Imperium der Götter: Isis -- Mithras -- Christus. Kulte und Religionen im Römischen Reich" [Isis - Mithras - Christ. Cults and religions in the Roman Empire] date: November 16, 2013 - May 18, 2014 [new] info: press report at URL "Rom war jahrhundertelang geprägt vom großen Pluralismus der unterschiedlichsten Religionsbekenntnisse und Kulte. Vereinte Völker und Kulturen in einem einheitlichen Wirtschaftsraum, gewährte gleiche Rechte und integrierte fremde Einflüsse in die eigene Kultur (...)" [update] zd) Galerie Neue Meister, Altertinum Brühlische Terrasse, Dresden * "Nach Ägypten! Die Reisen von Max Slevogt und Paul Klee" [new] date: 30 [was: 20] April 2014 - 3 August 2014 info: URL --FRANCE-- [update] c) Pinacothèque 1 28, place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris and Pinacothèque 2 8, rue Vignon, 75009 Paris * "Le Mythe Cléopâtre" [The myth of Cleopatra] date: April 10, 2014 - September 7, 2014 [new] info: press report at URL "Sculptures, pièces de monnaie, bijoux mais aussi peintures des siècles passés, robes de cinéma, décors de théâtre: en quelque 350 pièces, l'exposition 'Le mythe de Cléopâtre' à la Pinacothèque de Paris explore jusqu'au 7 septembre le mythe de cette reine controversée, morte il y a deux mille ans mais qui continue à fasciner." --ITALY-- a) Museo di Storia Naturale di Calci Via Roma, 79, 56011 Calci Pisa * "Kenamun l'Undicesima Mummia" [Kenamun, the eleventh mummy] date: April 12, 2014 - June 29, 2014 Exhibition about the mummy of Kenamun and its sarcophagus. info: URL info: press report at URL --BELGIUM-- [update] d) Paleis voor Schone Kunsten - BOZAR Ravensteinstr. 23, 1000 Brussels * "Thee met Nefertiti" [new] date: cancelled [was: Spring/Summer 2014] [new] info: source - According to the newsletter of the Ägyptisches Museum München, April 2014, that museum will be the 4th and LAST station of the travelling "Tea with Nefertiti" exhibition. --SPAIN-- c) Centro de Documentación de la Imagen de Santander Finca Villaflorida, c/Magallanes no. 30, 39007 Santander * "Pioneros de la fotografía en Egipto (1857-1890)" date: 25 April 2014 - 8 June 2014 19th c. photographs of Egypt from the Colecciones Abeledo-Llabata y Santiago Entrena. info: source - URL URL --SWITZERLAND-- c) Bibel+Orient Museum Universität Freiburg, Standort Miséricorde, Raum 4219 und Halle 3092 Av. de l'Europe 20, 1700 Freiburg URL * "Ernährung in der biblischen Zeit und heute" date: February 27,2014 - November 20, 2014 An exhibition about the role of food (production, storage, sacrifices, feasts, etc.) in Antiquity and the modern era. info: URL info: Exhibition flyer at URL [Shows the presence of a fairly large amount of ancient Egyptian objects.] [update] d) Fondation Martin Bodmer 19-21 Route Martin Bodmer, 1223 Cologny (Genève) URL * "Alexandrie la divine" date: 5 April 2014 - 31 August 2014 [new] info: clip promotionnel at URL [update] f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel [new title] * "Blumenreich. Wiedergeburt in Pharaonegräbern" [was: "Blütenpracht für die Ewigkeit. Pharaos Pflanzenwelt"] [new] date: 3 September 2014 - 1 February [was: 25 January] 2015 info: URL ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE-- * Press report: "A temple belonging to Ptolemy V appears in Minya" URL "A citizen in Minya governorate, who was digging under his house in search for artifacts, did not expect to find a temple belonging to Ptolemy V. The Tourism Police in Minya found out about the citizen's digging through a USB flash memory containing a video of the temple circulated among antiquities traffickers. It raided the house and stopped the digging. The Tourism Police in Minya informed the Antiquities Ministry to form a committee to examine the temple. The temple includes paintings of Ptolemy V in the walls of the temple." * Press report: "200 King Tut artifacts transferred to Grand Egyptian Museum" URL "200 artifacts of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s treasures were transferred Thursday to the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum in, Mohamed Mostafa, head of GEM, told Al-Masry Al-Youm. The artifacts are being renovated and prepared for display in a separate hall dedicated to the young pharaoh, said Mostafa. “The new section is seven times bigger than the pharaoh’s section in the Egyptian museum in Tahrir Square,” said Mostafa, who added that the new hall will operate with the most updated technology systems.(..)" * Press report: "Abydos temple to be open at night, Osirion underground water problem to finish" URL "Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim during his visit to Dendera temple yesterday said that the temple will be fully equipped to be open for visitors at night and extend opening times and the visitor’s centre to be finished soon. There is also a project to lower the underground water at the Osirion to open it for public." * Press report: "Two antique artifacts stolen from American Mission warehouse in Luxor Temple" URL "Sources said on Wednesday that two antique artifacts were stolen from the warehouse of the Chicago Institute in Luxor Temple. The first piece is 15 cm x 10 cm in the form of a baboon and the second is the same size in the form of a cat. The Tourism Police Department was informed and prosecutors went to inspect the scene of the theft. The attorney general formed a committee to examine the inventory of the warehouse, which contains 3,000 antique artifacts of different shapes and sizes, to make sure nothing else is missing." -- Another press report: URL "Two reliefs are reported missing or maybe stolen from Luxor temple. The two objects are 12cm height each. One of them is 14cm width and the other is 18cm width. Different reports have been flying all over the place. Luxor Times will be giving you the facts and details later today." [Next three items submitted by Bjorn Koopmans, Bob Bianchi, and Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "3,300-year-old Egyptian coffin found in Jezreel Valley" URL "A 3,300-year-old coffin was uncovered during excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority near Kibbutz Sarid in the Jezreel Valley. The coffin dates back to the Late Bronze Age, and contained the personal belongings of a wealthy Canaanite believed to be an Egyptian army official, according to the IAA. The cylindrical clay coffin featured a lid in the shape of a person, and was surrounded by a variety of pottery, including food storage vessels, tableware and animal bones. The items were used as offerings to the gods, as well as sustenance for the dead in the afterlife, according to ancient Egyptian tradition. An adult skeleton was inside the coffin, buried with a bronze dagger, a bronze bowl, and other trinkets. The graves of two men and two women who may have been family members were found nearby. “Since the vessels interred with the individual were produced locally, we assume the deceased was an official of Canaanite origin who was engaged in the service of the Egyptian government,” researchers said. A rare gold Egyptian scarab seal [i.e. the scarab is not gold but it is encased in gold. AKE] on a ring was found next to the skeleton. The seal bore the name of Pharaoh Seti I (..). Another possibility was that the coffin belonged to a wealthy individual who chose to imitate Egyptian burial customs, the IAA said. This was the first casket of this sort to be found in Israel in the last 50 years, according to the archaeologists. (..)" With photos of coffin and signet ring. -- Other press reports: URL "(..) The lid of the clay sarcophagus is shattered, but the sculpted face remains nearly intact. It features graceful eyebrows, almond-shaped eyes, a long nose and plump lips. Ears are separated from the face, and long-fingered hands are depicted as if the dead man's arms were crossed atop his chest, in a typical Egyptian burial pose. (..) DNA tests may be conducted to determine if the man in the sarcophagus was Canaanite or Egyptian (..)" URL URL URL -- The official press release: URL "(...) Part of a burial site dating to the Late Bronze Age (..) was exposed in an excavation at the foot of Tel Shadud. (..)" With high-resolution photographs. * Press report: "Ancient Egyptian Mummy Found With Brain, No Heart" URL "An ancient Egyptian mummy found with an intact brain, but no heart, has a plaque on her abdomen that may have been intended to ritually heal her, say a team of researchers who examined the female body with CT scans. The woman probably lived around 1,700 years ago, at a time when Egypt was under Roman rule and Christianity was spreading, according to radiocarbon dating. Her name is unknown and she died between age 30 and 50. (..) " An article is to be published in the "Yearbook of Mummy Studies", and the mummy and its coffin are at the Redpath Museum at McGill University in Montreal * Press report: "Egyptian ministries working to get back stolen cartonnage" URL "Representatives from Egypt's ministries of antiquities and foreign affairs will meet on Wednesday with the lawyer of a French citizen to discuss the return of a piece of cartonnage that was stolen and illegally smuggled out of the country. Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim told Ahram Online that the piece in question is 19-cm tall and shows a part of an ancient Egyptian coffin inscribed with three hieroglyphic lines depicting the different titles of the deceased. Ibrahim explained that the piece was stolen from the store gallery of the Louvre mission at Saqqara archaeological site during the security vacuum that followed the January 2011 revolution. (..)" [Next three items submitted by Kat Newkirk and Bjorn Koopmans] * Press report: "Brooklyn Museum to publish a handbook for the recently deceased" URL "Researchers at the Brooklyn Museum have translated into English an unusual ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead scroll from the institution’s collection. The piece, rare because it is inscribed on both sides, is an early example of a funerary text that started to appear widely in the New Kingdom (..) Though it is not possible to date the piece with perfect certainty, recent carbon dating places it around 1620BC to 1430BC. But based on the overall layout of the piece and the extensive use of the hieratic writing style on the scroll’s front, Patrick O’Rourke believes that it is from the early 15th century BC. (..)" * Press report: "Heart Disease Haunted Mummies, Too" URL "(..) Much to their surprise, when scientists did full-body CT scans of 4,000-year-old mummies they discovered evidence of hardening of the arteries. (..) Dr. Adel Allam, a nuclear cardiologist and professor of cardiology at Al Azhar University in Cairo (..), and his colleagues presented their findings at the just-concluded American College of Cardiology annual meeting, in Washington, D.C. (..) In all, the authors scanned 76 mummies from around the world. Arterial disease was found in roughly 38 percent of them, with the time of death pegged at an average age of about 37. (..)" -- Another press report: URL * Press report: "Portland Egyptologist Conference: Scholar Says Looting in 2011 Revealed New" URL One of the speakers at the ARCE meeting in Portland this week, is Matthew Adams, field director for NYU excavations at Abydos "(..) In 2013, a small team of NYU archeologists returned to Abydos to formally survey the damage caused by the looting. They found more than 200 pits dug by looters. About half the pits were harmless, but others damaged buried tombs and mud-brick buildings. Adams says the damage the team found was discouraging, but in conducting the survey, he also learned that an ancient burial area for high officials at Abydos was larger and more densely packed with tombs and monuments than anyone had realized. “The looters, by digging randomly across the site, brought our attention to areas that we’re not normally working in, and to periods of ancient activity that are not our normal focus. (..)" [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press release: "Gold objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun restored and for the first time on display" URL "Even the tomb of Tutankhamun holds virtually unknown treasures. A group of decorated gold leaf-on-leather objects is currently under restoration by an Egyptian-German team in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, to be displayed for the first time. The objects which formed part of Tutankhamun's war chariots, the trappings of their horses and the sheaths of weapons are since their time of discovery in 1922 in a bad condition and were never studied adequately. (..) On the 6th of April 2014, the project was inaugurated (..). The project (..) will be concluded after three years with a first public exhibition of the objects in the Egyptian Museum." [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: " La supuesta momia egipcia del Museu Darder de Banyoles tiene 200 años" URL " El equipo científico que ha analizado la supuesta momia egipcia del Museu Darder de Banyoles (Gerona) ha determinado que esta pieza tiene 200 años de antigüedad y que fue preparada para simular una momia antigua 'seguramente con fines didácticos'." -- Other press reports: URL " Ni egipcia ni mucho menos antigua. Una de las tres momias de la colección del Museo Darder de Banyoles (Girona) que se presentaban como egipcias apenas tiene 200 años de antigüedad, según ha determinado un equipo científico." URL "La supuesta momia egipcia del Museo Darder de Banyoles no es tal. Es decir, no es egipcia, ni siquiera antigua. Tiene solo unos doscientos años y es de un individuo masculino de rasgos caucásicos, según ha revelado un estudio forense presentado esta mañana en el propio museo. (..)" --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Birgit Schoer, Bjorn Koopmans, and Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "NDP land to go to Egyptian museum" URL "The interim cabinet has decreed that the land formerly belonging to the National Democratic Party (NDP), where the burnt building of the headquarters is located, will be handed over to the Egyptian museum with the aim of developing it and its gardens. Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim (..) added that the land would be added to the museum campus, which is considered an antiquity. (..)" [Submitted by Bob Bianchi, Bjorn Koopmans, and Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Resurrection at Thebes? URL "Could the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III be returning to something like its original splendour after 3,200 years in ruins? (..) The efforts exerted by the Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project (CMATCP) and the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) under the supervision of Egyptologist Hourig Sourouzian may be making the dream of the reconstruction of the lost temple come true. (..)" --MISCELLANEOUS-- * Blog of the 2014 season of the AERA mission at Giza: URL No new entry. * Blog of the 2014 season of the Gebel el Silsila Survey Project: URL New entry of April 6. "(..) More information was gained regarding the Middle Kingdom presence in the far south, and we were pleased to find another two cartouches belonging to the 12th dynasty (more on this eventually!). (..)" * Blog of the 2014 season of the EES Delta Survey: URL New entries of April 4, 6, and 8. Satellite images of Tell Buweib showed a temple and a casemate -- the first proved to be earlier than the Late Period. * Blog of the EES Tell Mutubis Survey: URL New entries of April 5 and 9. [Next two items submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entry at the UCL blog: URL --"Pottery Project Guest Blog: Ceramic Innheritance" "In our fourth in the series on different perspectives on Egyptian pottery Sisse Lee Jørgensen, a student studying ceramics at The Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design Bornholm, Denmark, reveals how Petrie’s Sequence Dating inspired her recent installation. (..)" * New entries at the blog of Projecte UEMOT: URL -- "Fes-te un bon regal pel dia del llibrre" La Traducció dels textos de les Piràmides de l'antic Egipte al català. -- "Una esfinx inèdita als nostres museuss" -- "Nova incorporació: Un amulet fenici-eegipci trobat a Iluro" * New entry at the Manchester Museum blog: URL -- "Texts in Translation #13: The Stela oof Sobek-khu (Acc. no. 3306)" * New entry at the blog of Egyptologist María Rosa Valdesogo Martín, in her "Hair and Death in Ancient Egypt" series: URL -- "The two Mourners Isis and Nephtys in the Egyptian Coffins of XIII Dynasty." [Submitted by Kat Newkirk and Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entry at the Scientific American / Symbiartic blog: URL -- "Pinch of Pigment: Mummy Brown", by Gllendon Mellow "Many of the early Pre-Raphaelite paintings may have paint made from dead Egyptians. Considered to be a highly variable pigment between raw umber (almost greenish brown) and burnt umber (a ruddier brown), Mummy Brown was a transparent brown good for mixing. (..)" A press report based on the blog entry: URL * Podcast of the Ägyptischen Museums der Universität Bonn about the "Objekt des Monats": a mummy's head URL With Dr. Martin Fitzenreiter. -- The mentioned WDR 5 radio item about tthe mummys head is online at URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER ---NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES--- * The Graeco-Roman Memoirs Vol. 100: The Oxyrhynchus Papyri 79. Edited with translations and notes by W.B. Henry, P.J. Parsons et al. EES, 2014. £85.00 URL "The volume presents unpublished papyri from Oxyrhynchus related to the theme of public games. Oxyrhynchites had a wide range of spectacles to watch: plays and mimes in the theatre, athletic and musical competitions at gymnasial and higher levels, chariot racing and other circus entertainment." * Barbara Lüscher, Die Vorlagen-Ostraka aus dem Grab des Nachtmin (TT 87). Beiträge zum Alten Ägypten 4. Orientverlag, Basel 2013. Pb, 154 pp. ISBN 978-3-905719-20-8. EUR 53.- URL * Günther Lapp, British Museum Totenbuch-Papyrus Nebamun (BM EA 9964). Beiträge zum Alten Ägypten 5. Orientverlag, Basel 2014. Pb, 158 pp. ISBN 978-3-905719-22-2. EUR 58.- URL * André J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram, Catalogue of the Footwear in the Coptic Museum (Cairo). Sidestone Press, 2014 (forthcoming). ca. 330 pp. ISBN: 9789088902536. EUR 49,95 (pre-order price: EUR 44,95 ) URL The book "presents the ancient Egyptian footwear in the collection of the Coptic Museum in Cairo (..) via detailed descriptions and measurements, photographs and drawings. Each description of a footwear category is followed by a short discussion, addressing topics such as typology and dating. In addition a fairly large corpus of comparative material is presented as well, none of which has been published before. The present work will form an important resource for future study." [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans] * Christina Riggs, Unwrapping Ancient Egypt. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. ISBN 9780857854988, e-book $36.99 URL -- The first chapter is available online:: URL -- Press report about it: URL --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * New addition to "Ägyptologische Literatur - digital" of the University of Heidelberg -- Wilhelm Spiegelberg, Demotische Papyrii, Heidelberg, 1923 (Veröffentlichungen aus den Badischen Papyrus-Sammlungen, vol. 1). 47 pp., 2 pls. - pdf-file (normal: 11 MB; large: 36 MB) URL "(...) die Epoche der Papyrologie ist ja vorüber, wo die Veröffentlichung auch kleinster unbedeutender Fetzen verantwortet werden konnte. Dazu reichen heute die Mittel nicht mehr aus, und bei der Fülle des wertvollen Materials darf man das unwichtige heute mit gutem Gewissen zurückstellen. Ganz verloren ist es ja nicht, da es späteren Zeiten in den Originalen erhalten bleiben wird, die bei guter Verwahrung wohl unsere Papierpublikationen lange überdauern werden." -- Scheidebriefe (Ehescheidungen): Pap. ddem. Cairo 30665, Pap. dem. Berlin 3076, Pap. dem. Berlin 3079, Pap. dem. Berlin 3077, Pap. BM 10074, Pap. dem. Heidelberg 762 + 770 + 774, Pap. dem. Heidelberg 779a, Pap. dem. Heidelberg 754c -- Alimentationsvertrag Pap. Karâra I undd II (= Pap. Aeg. Nr. 10 und 11) --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZIINES-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * The TOC of the latest issue of the International Journal of Paleopathology, vol. 6 9September 2014), is online at URL Among teh articles (only abstract online): -- M. Binder, C.A. Roberts, "Calcified sttructures associated with human skeletal remains: Possible atherosclerosis affecting the population buried at Amara West, Sudan (1300–800 BC)", in: International Journal of Paleopathology, vol. 6, pp. 20-29 (2014) URL "This paper presents five possible examples of calcified blood vessels which may represent atherosclerosis recovered from burials at Amara West, Sudan (1300–800 BC) and reviews other potential causes of arterial calcification. Calcifications were recovered from the chest area of three middle-adult individuals as well as from the abdominal area and alongside the femur of two more. Based on morphology, anatomical location, scanning electron microscopy and radiography, they are probably calcified arterial plaques. These findings are unique in the bioarchaeological record and indicate that people have experienced atherosclerosis for at least 3000 years." -- German press report about it: URL --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPPERS-- * A new article has appeared in the online journal ENiM (Égypte nilotique et méditerranéenne): -- David Klotz, "Thoth as Textual Critic.. The Interrupting Baboons at Esna Temple"(ENIM 7, p. 33-60 — 4 avril 2014) URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk and Bjorn Koopmans] * Book review of: Knowing Nubia. Ancient African Kingdoms on the Nile: Nubia; Edited by Marjorie Fisher, Peter Lacovara, Salima Ikram and Sue D’Auria; Cairo: AUC PRESS, 2012. URL +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] * L'Instituts d’égyptologie de Strasbourg recrute deux vacataires (deux contrats de 100h payés au SMIC) du 2 au 20 juin 2014 pour poursuivre l’inventaire des objets de la collection: URL * (&) The Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC) at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, Jilin Province, P. R. China, invites applications for a full-time Visiting Professorship in Egyptology. The appointment will be fixed term from 1st September 2014 through July 2015, with the possibility of an extension for the following year. (..) No set deadline: the position will remain open until filled, with priority given to early applications. (#) * (&) The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applications for a part-time (0,5 fte) University Lectureship in Demotic papyrology. Appointment will be fixed-term from September 2014 through August 2017, with the possibility of extensions of up to three years, and of a permanent position thereafter. (..) Application deadline: 21 April 2014. Full info at: URL * (&) Am Departement Altertumswissenschaften der Universität Basel sind zum 1. August 2014 bzw. zum 1. Februar 2015 zwei Stellen einer Assistentin/eines Assistenten (50%) in Alter Geschichte zu besetzen. (..) Voraussetzung ist ein mit dem Master oder einer gleichwertigen Leistung (Lizentiat, Magister Artium) abgeschlossenes Studium oder ein Doktorat in Alter Geschichte oder einem verwandten Fach sowie die Arbeit an einem eigenen Forschungsprojekt zur Weiterqualifikation. Wünschenswert, aber keine Voraussetzung ist ein Forschungsschwerpunkt zum Thema griechisch-römisches Ägypten. (..) Deadline for applications: 15. April 2014. (#) * (&) The University of Chicago's Oriental Institute is seeking applicants for the position of Curatorial Assistant, who reports to the Chief Curator of the Oriental Institute Museum. (..) Requirements: Bachelor's degree or higher in field related to collections required (advanced degree in related field preferred); Minimum of one year relevant experience; Knowledge of database management software preferred. Info: URL Search for requisition nr 094876 * (&) The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University seeks an experienced professional and accomplished scholar to serve as Curator for its preeminent collections of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Art History or a related field; have at least five years of curatorial experience in an accredited museum, and a record of successful exhibition projects and publications. The application deadline is May 1, 2014. URL URL Search for Job ID # 43186BR (Curator) * (&) The Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University invite applications for a visiting assistant professor position in any field of ancient art, architecture and archaeology. Teaching will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; interdisciplinary offerings are desirable.(..) Deadline for applications: April 15, 2014. URL * (&) The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellow. (..) Application deadline is March 31, 2014. URL * (&) UCL Qatar wishes to appoint a Research Fellow as Field Director for the excavation in Qantir - Pi-Ramesse, Eastern Nile Delta, Egypt. The role is based at UCL's campus in Doha, Qatar, and requires regular fieldwork in Qantir for an estimated two to four months per year. (...) Key Requirements: PhD in Archaeology; fieldwork experience in Egypt, record of fund raising and publication in an area relevant to the project; academic German. Closing Date: 31 Mar 2014 info: URL (reference number 1405591) * (&) L'Ecole pratique des hautes études (EPHE ), Paris - Section : Sciences historiques et philologiques -- Directeur d'études: DE n° 04045 - Egypptien -- Directeurs d'études cumulants: DECU nn° 04063 - Langue et sources documentaires coptes Full info: URL Deadline April 1, 2014. ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * University of Birmingham, Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (CAHA) in the School of History and Cultures - Postgraduate Studentship (Start July 2014): Postgraduate Curator, Eton Myers Collection The candidates should be specialists in Egyptology (including both textual and archaeological evidence), though the successful applicant will be expected to make a sizeable contribution to development of the world famous collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts which is on loan from Eton College, Windsor (..) The appointed candidate will also be expected to finish a PhD thesis in Egyptology on a topic ideally related to the Eton Myers Collection. (..) A masters in Egyptology is desired. (..) The award is for three years full time study. Fees plus stipend of £11,000 annually. (..) Deadline: April 27, 2014. (#) * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society invites applications for grants from its Centenary Fund. (..) The Centenary Awards are intended to encourage early-career Egyptologists: applicants must be current postgraduate students or within five years of having been awarded their degree.(..) The closing date for applications is 8 May 2014. (..):" Info: URL * (&) GEO magazine Germany offers a research grant of 10 000 Euro for scientific field studies. Although Egyptologists are not especially mentioned, they are cordially invited to apply too. Closing date: 28.02.2014 info: URL * (&) The Cotsen Institute, University of California, Los Angeles: Post-doctoral fellowship The fellowship is intended to give a promising, recent PhD the opportunity to pursue archaeology research in any area that complements UCLA resources, especially paleo-environmental studies, historical archaeology, early complex Old World societies, or any area of Asian studies. Deadline: March 1, 2014 Info: URL * (&) Information on the Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants offered by the Archaeological Institute of America may be found at URL --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- [Submitted by Anna Stevens] * The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum has several openings for student volunteers over the coming months, with the Wadi Sarga and Amara West Projects, along with some general archiving tasks. Details can be found at: URL Closing date for all applications: 15th April 2014. +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) There will be an abnormal hieratic crash course at the EES in London on May 24-25. Tutor is Dr Koen Donker Van Heel. This link has all the details: URL * (&) Curso de Egiptología: "Manifestaciones religiosas en el Antiguo Egipto", con Teresa Bedman y Francisco Martín Valentín 10, 11, 12, 13 y 14 de marzo de 2014; de 16.30 a 20.30 horas. Precio 30 euros. Sala 002, La Térmica, Malaga URL * (&) EES Cairo is offering the following courses (place: EES Cairo, 192 el-Nil St., Agouza -Cairo): -- Course: "Osteology: The Study of Humann Remains" 1-11 March 2014 URL -- Course: "Introduction to Ancient Egypttian Pottery" 15-25 March 2014 URL * (&) GlyphStudy, a free, student run Yahoogroup for the study of Middle Egyptian, will offer a new study section using James Allen's grammar "Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs", beginning Monday, 17th February 2014. To participate you will need to join the Glyphstudy group. Please put your first and last name and Allen 2014 in your application. URL The full invitation may be downloaded at: URL For further information please write to email * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society is delighted to announce four evening classes beginning this Autumn: 1. The Birds and the Bees: An Introduction to the Flora and Fauna of Ancient Egypt Starts: Tuesday 26th November 2013, 6.30 - 8.30pm, The Egypt Exploration Society, 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG. Course Tutor: John Wyatt The course lasts 8 weeks and is suitable for all levels. For further information, including course costs, please see: URL 2. Pharaoh's Frenemies: Warfare, Trade and Diplomacy in Ancient Egypt Starts: Tuesday 4th February 2014, 6.30 - 8.30pm, The Egypt Exploration Society, 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG. Course Tutor: Dr Gary Shaw The course lasts 6 weeks and is suitable for all levels. For further information, including course costs, please see: URL 3. An Introduction to the Hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt Starts: Thursday 13th February 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, The Egypt Exploration Society, 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG. Course Tutor: Elsbeth van der Wilt The course lasts 10 weeks and is suitable for all levels. For further information, including course costs, please see: URL 4. A Late Egyptian Crash Course: Reading New Kingdom Egypt's Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories, Love Poems, and More Starts: Saturday 26th April 2014, 9.00am - 5.00 pm, The Egypt Exploration Society, 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG. Course Tutor: Luigi Prada This weekend course is not intended for complete beginners. Participants will be expected to have a good knowledge of Middle Egyptian. The necessary teaching materials, together with basic lexicographical and grammatical tools, will be provided by the tutor. For further information, including course costs, please see: URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * TBA --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * AERA announces their 2015 Archaeological Field Training at the Giza Plateau (January 31 to Thursday March 26, 2015), through the Egyptology program of the AUC. Applications close 31st May, 2014. URL URL * (&) El Instituto de Estudios del Antiguo Egipto convoca diez plazas para la realización de una Escuela de Campo - Field School en Egipto, a desarrollar en el seno de su Misión Arqueológica Proyecto Visir Amen-hotep, VI Campaña 2014. (..) Las solicitudes deberán ser remitidas (..) antes del 1 de Marzo del 2014. (..) URL +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Phoenix, April 13, 2014, 04:30-05:15 "Im Auftrag des Königs - Baumeister der Pyramiden" -- Phoenix, April 15, 2014, 05:50-07:30 "Ramses - Geheimnis eines Herrschers" -- BR-alpha, April 17, 2014, 19:30-20:15;; April 18, 2014, 00:45-01:30 "Meeresleuchten - Der Pharaonenhafen von El Quseir el Quadim" -- Phoenix, April 18, 2014, 18:30-19:15 "Apokalypse in der Bronzezeit: Das Ende der ersten Hochkulturen" -- Phoenix, April 18, 2014, 20:15-21:00 "Stumme Zeugen - Alexandrias versunkene Schätze" -- Phoenix, April 18, 2014, 21:00-21:45 "Operation Piramesse - Ramses' verschollene Megacity" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * TBA * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --SOFTWARE-- * TBA --MUSIC & THEATRE-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Full casting has been announced for a new production of Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" at Shakespeare's Globe in London that begins performances May 17 prior to an official opening May 29, for a run in repertoire through May 29: URL --FICTION (NOVELS, GAMES & MOVIES)-- * TBA +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA +++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date:..., 2013; 3:30pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $5 for the general public, $3 for museum members, free to ARCE-PA members info: email b) ARCE/New York Chapter * TBA date: ...., 2014; 6:30 p.m. place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, 23rd Floor Reception (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street (next to The Loft). Photo ID is required to enter the building. You will then proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: free to the public, but advanced R.S.V.P. is required; please reply to email c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 pm place: Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University costs: free and open to the public info: email (Rebecca Hodgin) d) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 15 East 84th Street New York, NY * TBA date: .., 2012; 06:00 PM info: URL e) ARCE/Chicago Chapter URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 5:00pm place: LaSalle Bank Room, the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago costs: free and open to the public info: tel. 773-702-1062. f) Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology University of Memphis * The eleventh annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture: "Coffin Recycling: Funerary Culture in a Time of Economic Crisis", by Dr. Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology and the Tennessee Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt. date: February 28, 2014; 7 pm place: University Center Fountain View Room, University of Memphis costs: free and open to the public. info: URL g) ARCE/ Northwest Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm - 8:30pm place: Gowen Hall 201, University of Washington, Seattle costs: free and open to the public info: URL URL h) ARCE/Northern Texas Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start place: Fondren Science Building, Room 123, at the Southern Methodist University campus, 3125 Daniel, Dallas, Texas. costs: free to visitors and members (donations at the door welcome) info: email i) ARCE/New Orleans Area Interest Group (ARCE-NOLA) * "The World of Egyptology", by Dr. Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol, UK) date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014; 6:00 PM place: Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 River Road South, Downtown Baton Rouge info: email; URL * "Shelters for Eternity: Studying Ancient Egyptian Coffins", by Dr. Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol, UK) date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014; 5:30pm - 7:30pm place: 103 Dinwiddie Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118 costs: free to the public info: email; URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * "The Roman Baths in Front of Karnak Temple", by Dr. Salah El Masekh Ahmed (Inspector, Luxor Inspectorate, Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Field Director of The Karnak Temple Baths Project) date: Sunday, April 13, 2014; 2:30 p.m., place: Room 110, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley Campus costs: no charge, donations are welcome. info: email k) Harvard University Cambridge, MA * Symposium: "The Disciplined Past: Critical Reflections on the Study of the Middle East" The symposium aims to reassess the study and the representation of the Middle East in scholarship and museums today. date: April 4-5, 2014 place: Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard info: programme and registration at URL l) - m) - n) The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago 1155 E. 58th Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60637 * TBA o) ARCE / Tennessee Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2012; 7:30 p.m. place: View Room (350), University Center, University of Memphis costs: free, and open to the public. info: email p) - q) ARCE / Arizona Chapter website * TBA date: ..., 2012; 5:30 p.m. place: University of Arizona Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd. Tucson, Arizona costs: free and open to all info: URL URL r) Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt * TBA date: .., 2012; 12-1 place: Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8298 info: URL s) - t) - v) Egypt Exploration Organization of Southern California 10535 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5 p.m. info: URL u) American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) URL * TBA v) The Institute for Humanities Research University of California, Santa Cruz * "Strangers in a Strange Land: Negotiating the Afterlife in Monumental Greek tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt:, by Marjorie S. Venit (Professor of Art History & Archaeology at the University of Maryland) date: April 16, 2014; 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm palce: Humanities 1, Room 210, Humanities and Social Sciences Facility, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 info: URL --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7pm place: rm. 215, 4 Bancroft Ave. University of Toronto campus info: email --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2014; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montrreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2013; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2013; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2012; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL c) Grey Roots Museum & Archives 102599 Grey Road 18, RR4, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6 * "The Role of Women in Ancient Egypt", by Daniel Kolos date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014; 2:30 p.m. costs: free with admission (the exhibition "Egypt: Gift of the Nile" is running at the moment) info: URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) Egyptian Embassy, London, Education & Culture Bureau 4 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1. tel: 020 7491 7720; email * TBA date: ..., 2012; 6:45 pm b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18.30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free, non-members welcome info: email URL ---Friends of the Petrie Museum--- URL * TBA date: ..., 2013; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, Gordon Square, London costs: free, non-members welcome info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * TBA date: ..... 2013; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * Regular lectures: -- "The Image of the sAH: coffins as eviidence of workshop practices in the Third Intermediate Period", by Julie Anne Morgan. date: 29 April 2014; 18:45 -- "Living in Egyptian Nubia: new insightts from the New Kingdom town and cemeteries at Amara West", by Dr Neal Spencer (Keeper of Ancient Egypt & Sudan, British Museum) date: 3 June 2014; 18:45 -- For all lectures is valid: place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 costs: free for members of the ESB and the University, £2.00 for non-members info: email e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ..., 2012; 1.30 pm for a 2 pm start place: Main School Hall, Wyvern Technology College, Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 7 AN costs: GBP 3.0 members, GBP 6.0 non-members info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * "Nubian Royal Statues, Post-holes and other Miscellany in the Amun Temple at Dangeli, Sudan", by Julie Anderson date: Wednesday 9th April 2014; 7.00pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: tel. 01792 295960 g) Institute of Archaeology, University College London * Conference: "Company of images: modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1500 BC)" The purpose of this conference is to explore the fertile imaginary world of Middle Bronze Age Egypt through its material culture and the archaeological sources from which such material is recovered. Abstract deadline: 15 May 2014. date: 18-20 September 2014 info: URL h) Manchester Ancient Egypt Society * TBA i) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology 2014 date: Monday 28 July 2014; 18.00 * Annual Egyptological Colloquium: "Ancient Egyptian coffins: craft traditions and functionality" date: 28-29 July 2014 info: URL j) University College London (UCL) * The Sixth Ancient Egyptian Language and Text Workshop (AELT 6) The purpose of AELT is to bring together text-based researchers in Egyptology in the UK and to provide a forum for sharing and discussing ideas, problems and issues. The intention is to highlight work in progress. date: 22 November 2014 info: URL ; email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * The 2015 BANEA Conference Abstracts of papers about the general theme ("borders and transitions") or other current issues concerning archaeology and/or history of the Ancient Near East and Egypt, including recent research and current field projects, are invited before is October 1st 2014. date: 7-9 January 2015 place: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and University College London. info: URL ---BANEA South-East/The London Centre forr the Ancient Near East--- URL * TBA date: .., 2012: 18.00 place: Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1. info: email l) Essex Egyptology Group * TBA date: ..., 2012; 3pm place: Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: email m) Leicestershire Ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ..., 2012; 1:30 for a 2pm start place: Lord Mayors Room, New Walk Museum, Leicester info: email n) - o) - p) University of Manchester * Study Day: "Sons of Osiris: Men in Ancient Egypt" date: Saturday 8th February 2014; 9:15-17:00 place: Kanaris Lecture Theatre, The Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester costs: tickets GBP 30 info: programme at URL q) Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) * CRE XV Abstracts (200 words) of papers (20 min.) by postgraduate, independent, and early career researchers are invited before 15 November 2013. date: 9th - 12th April 2014 place: London, at KCL and UCL info: email info: URL (incl. Call for Papers) info: the programme is now online at URL and in PDF at URL r) - s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ..., 2013; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: email * TBA date: 18 March 2014; 19:30 - 21:00 place: New King's 10, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX costs: free info: mail info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Birmingham Egyptology * Birmingham Egyptology Symposium 2014 date: Friday 21st February, 2014; 9.30am - 7pm place: University of Birmingham info: programme at URL u) John Rylands Research Institute * Conference: "From Egypt to Manchester: unravelling the John Rylands papyrus collection" This conference aims to bring together scholars who are working or have recently worked on the John Rylands papyri. We welcome papers from any period and perspective based on papyri from our collection in any of the languages and scripts attested from the Ptolemaic to the early Arab period; deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2014. date: 4-6 September 2014. place: John Rylands Library, Manchester info: URL v) Sudan Archaeological Research Society * SARS Colloquium: "Recent Archaeological Fieldwork in Sudan" date: 19th May 2014 info: URL info: email info: the provisional programme is now at URL w) Swansea University Postgraduate History & Classics Forum * Annual Postgraduate Summer Symposium: "Order and Chaos" The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 14 March, 2014. date: 5-6 June 2014 info: URL x) Bloomsbury Summer School * Study Day: "A New Chronology for Early Egypt" Speakers: Dr Alice Stevenson and Dr Michael Dee. date: Saturday March 1st, 2014; 10.00 am - 5.30 pm place: Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT costs: GBP 40 info: URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * Study Day: "Levendige versiering, geëerde doden. 4000 jaar grafdecoratie in Egypte en Afrika" (5 speakers) date: Friday, 4 April 2014; 12.30-17.00 uur place: Leemanszaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden costs: EUR 10; registration with
info: programme at URL URL * "Oud-Egyptische cryptografie", by Dr Olaf Kaper date: 17 April 2014; 14:50 for a 15:00 start place: Leemanszaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden costs: open to all info: email b) Ex Oriente Lux / Chapter 's-Hertogenbosch * TBA date: ..., 2012; 20:00 place: Orangerie, WZC Nieuwehagen, Gervenstraat 2, 5211 PD, Den Bosch costs: members free, others EUR 2 info: 073-6133336 c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2012; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) RoMeO (Vriendenvereniging van het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) * TBA date: ..., 2012; 20:00 place: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden costs: EUR5,00; RoMeO-members free info: URL e) Mehen URL * TBA f) - g) North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL) * NACAL 42: "The Classification and Sub-classification of Afroasiatic languages" Abstracts of papers are invited before October 15, 2013. date: February 14-16, 2014 place: Leiden University info: URL info: email info: URL (incl. Call for Papers) --GERMANY-- a) University of Bonn Egyptological Department Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn * Int. Conference: "Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity: Contexts, Contacts, Continuities and Comparisons" date: 6th-9th July, 2015 info: URL b) Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Schlaunstr. 2, 48143 Münster * TBA c) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA d) Freundeskreis Ägyptologie e.V.: URL * TBA date: ..., 2012; 18:30 place: Philosophicum, Hörsaal P 1, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz e) Ägyptologisches Institut der Universität Leipzig Goethestrasse 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * TBA f) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA date: ..., 2012, 6:30 pm place: Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, room: 121 g) Münchner Arbeitskreis "Junge Aegyptologie" (MAJA) URL * TBA h) Institut für Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D 55099 Mainz * TBA i) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:30 costs: EUR 2,50 / 2; Mitglieder des Fördervereins have free entry. info: URL j) Universität Würzburg * 12th International Congress of Demotic Studies date: Sunday, 31 August - Thursday, 4 September 2014 place: the Toscanasaal of Würzburg's prince-episcopal palace, the Residenz. info: URL info: URL k) Graduate School Distant Worlds Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie Ludwig-Maxilimilans-Universität München * Conference: "Tuna el Gebel - Eine ferne Welt" date: 16-19 January 2014 costs open to all; EUR 30 (students EUR 15) info: programme at URL l) - m) Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Staatlichen Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München. * 46. Ständigen Ägyptologenkonferenz (SÄK) 2014 "Ägypten liegt in Afrika. Altägypten und seine südlichen und südwestlichen Nachbarn". date: 20 - 22 June 2014 info: URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * Multidisciplinary Conference on the Sinai Desert. Abstracts of papers are invited before 17 April 2014. date: 29 - 30 November 2014 info: URL b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * "Recent Discoveries from the Causeway of Sahura at Abusir", by Dr. Mohamed Ismail Khaled (Director of Department of Foreign Missions Affairs, Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA)) date: Sunday, 2nd March 2014; 6:00 PM. place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharei El-Nil St. Agouza-Cairo. costs: free, all welcome info: email info: URL * "Sais in its Historical Contexts from the Neolithic to Roman Periods", by Penny Wilson (Field Director for the Joint SCA/EES/Durham University project at Sais, work for the EES Delta Survey project, and Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology, Durham University) date: Sunday, 6th April 2014; 6:00 PM. place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharei El-Nil, St. Agouza-Cairo. costs: free, all welcome info: email info: URL c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * "Egypt at its Origins 5" - Fifth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt Abstracts of papers are invited before 31st July 2013. date: 13-18 April 2014 place: Institut Français d'Égypte (IFE), Cairo info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: .. 2013; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) Writing and Scripts Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chatby 21526, Alexandria URL * April Lectures: -- "Arabic Inscriptions on Non Muslim Coiins", by Prof. Mohamed Said Omran date: 6 April 2014; 12:00-14:00 -- "The Writing on the Walls: The Importaance of Epigraphy in Medieval Cairo", by Prof. Bernard O'kane date: 7 April 2014; 12:00-14:00 -- "Transmissions of Culture from the Passt to the Present in Egypt", by Prof. Fayza Heikal date: 22 April 2014; 12:00-14:00 -- "Recent Discoveries at AbouSir", by Prrof. Miroslav Barta date: 30 April 2014; 12:00-14:00 -- For all lectures is valid: place: Auditoriuim Main Library info: email f) - g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo URL * TBA date: ..., 2013; 18:00 place: 31, Sh. Abu el-Feda, 11211 Cairo-Zamalek info: email j) Italian Archaeological Centre 14 Champollion str. Midan El Tahrir * TBA date: .., 2012; 5.30 pm info: email k) - l) International Association of Egyptologists * 11th International Congress of Egyptologists date: cancelled [was: September 2014, at The Calligraphy Center in Alexandria] info: URL Next ICE will be at a new venue (outside of Egypt) in 2015. info: People who have already registered for the Alexandrian venue can request the refunding of payments with email (specify: Beneficiary Name, Beneficiary Address, Beneficiary Bank, Beneficiary Bank Account, Beneficiary Bank Address, Swift Code, IBAN or Routing Code/ABA, Soft copy of Passport, The fees that have been paid). --ITALY-- a) - b) - c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2012; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Associazione Culturale "MUMMY PROJECT" URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 place: Libreria Labirinto, via Benvenuto Sangiorgio, 4, Casale Monferrato info: email e) Internationale Gesellschaft für Emperische Literaturwissenschaft (IGEL) * "14th Conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media" Proposals for conference papers are invited before January 15th 2014. The conference might be of interest to Egyptologists involved in literary studies and/or digital and empirical approaches to research. date: 21-25 July 2014 place: University of Torino/Turin info: URL --FRANCE-- a) Rencontres Egyptologiques de Strasbourg website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18h45 place: Maison des Associations, 1A place des Orphelins 67000 Strasbourg costs: non-members EUR 6 (students EUR 3) info: email b) l'Association Égyptologique du Gard URL * TBA date: ...2014; 20:00 place: Centre Pablo Néruda, 30000 Nîmes costs: free --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2013; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL c) Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) * International Seminar in Coptic Papyrology Students and graduates from fields such as Coptology, Egyptology, Papyrology, Classics, religious studies, Ancient History, Arabic studies, or Byzantine studies are invited to participate, provided they have acquired a solid knowledge of Coptic. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2014. date: 6-13 July 2014 place: Barcelona costs: EUR 300 (incl. accommodation); the number of places is restricted to 15. info: URL English version at URL d) Instituto Valenciano de Egiptología (IVDE) * VI Jornadas de Egiptología: "Reino Nuevo: Dinastía XVIII. El esplendor del Antiguo Egipto" date: 12-13 April 2014 place: Col-legi Major Rector Peset, Placa Fom de Sant Nicolau, 4, Valencia costs: EUR 90, IVDE members EUR 70, students EUR 35; registration before 5 April 2014 at email info: programme at URL * "Amen-hotep III. El esplendor de Egipto", by Francisco Martín Valentín date: 8 May 2014; 19:30 place: Sala de la Muralla, Col-legi Major Rector Peset, Plaça del Forn de Sant Nicolau, 4, Valencia info: URL e) Instituto de Estudios del Antiguo Egipto * "El visir que se enfrentó a Aj-en-aton - Los últimos descubrimientos de la Misión Arqueológica Española en Luxor (Egipto)", by Dr Francisco Martín Valentín date: Thursday, 3 April 2014; 7:30pm place: Salón de Actos Junta Municipal Distrito de San Blas-Canillejas, Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Avda. Arcentales 28, 28022 Madrid info: email --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DANMARK-- a) Comité international pour l'Égyptologie (CIPEG) in the International Council of Museums (ICOM) URL * Annual CIPEG Conference 2014: "Archaeological Sources and Resources in the Context of Museums" date: 26th - 29th of August 2014 place: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen info: URL --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...2013; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email b) International Conference on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE) * 9th ICAANE Abstracts of papers are invited before July 31, 2013. date: June 9-13, 2014. place: University of Basel info: URL c) International Society for Nubian Studies * 13th International Conference for Nubian Studies date: 1 - 6 September 2014 place: Université de Neuchâtel info: email info: URL d) Institut für Denkmalpflege und Bauforschung Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, HIT H 43, 8093 Zürich Hönggerberg * Colloquium: "Archäologie und Antiker Bauforschung" Among the speakers: Ulrike Fauerbach, "Die Ägyptischen Tempel, ihre Farben, Lepère und sein Schwiegersohn - zur Rolle eines Autors der Description de l'Égypte im Polychromiestreit" date: 9 May 2014; 14:00 place: ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, Gebäude HIT, Werner Siemens- Auditorium, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27, 8093 Zürich info: URL --SWEDEN-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) - --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * Conference: "Burial and Mortuary Practices in Late Period and Graeco-Roman Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 7th February 2014. date: 18 - 19 July 2014 info: URL --ARGENTINA-- a) Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente (CEHAO) Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 costs: free info: email --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts Czech Institute of Egyptology Celetná 20, CZ-110 00 Prague 1 tel.: +420 224491394, fax: +420 224491628 URL * International conference "Profane landscapes, sacred spaces" The aim of the meeting will be to discuss issues connected to environment development and climate change research in Egyptology, and to the ways ancient Egyptians reflected their environment and created sacred spaces within the natural landscape. Abstracts of papers are invited before November 18, 2013. date: June 30 - July 2, 2014. place: Prague info: (pdf) URL --POLAND-- a) University of Warsaw * "Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology - 6th Conference" Besides usual subjects, aiming at presentation of recent research concerning the Old Kingdom, the organisers plan to include a panel on geophysical aspects of archaeological research. Registration before September 1st, 2013. Deadline for abstracts submission is November 30th, 2013. date: 2-6 July 2014 place: Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw 26/28, Krakowskie Przedmiescie (URL) info: email --BRAZIL-- a) - --ISRAEL-- a) - +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) Connecticut Science Center 250 Columbus Boulevard, CT 06103 Hartford * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: February 1, 2014 - May 4, 2014 This interactive exhibit features authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition was earlier at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009), Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (October 24, 2010 - January 2, 2011), the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) (January 29, 2011 - May 1, 2011), the Mayborn Museum (May 28, 2011 - September 5, 2011), the Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines (November 25, 2011 - April 29, 2012), the Museum of Science, Boston (May 27, 2012 - September 3, 2012), and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (October 13, 2012 - January 1, 2013), the Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland ( February 2, 2013 - April 28, 2013), the Saint Louis Science Center (May 25, 2013 - September 2, 2013) and the.Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo, TX (September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014) info: URL info: press report at URL info: press report at URL b) The Oriental Institute Museum University of Chicago 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago IL 60637 URL * "In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East" date: April 8 [was: 7], 2014 - January 4, 2015. info: URL info: source - URL "Around forty other memorials, images, texts, and artifacts from the Oriental Institute's collection and from lending institutions will highlight the widespread use of stone effigies and food and drink offerings in the Near East and Egypt to commune with the dead. An epilogue will focus on echoes of these traditions in modern festivals of remembrance. (...)" info: press report at URL URL c) - d) Robert W. Fullerton Art Museum, California State University San Bernadino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 URL * "Treasures from Ancient Egypt: Selection from the Permanent Collection" date: September 1, 2012 - July 31, 2014 [prolongation; was July 31, 2013] info: URL e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments & Amulets" date: November 19, 2009 - longterm installation [2nd prolongation; was: till June 30, 2013] Features thirty-five representations of individual body parts from the Brooklyn Museum's ancient Egyptian collection, many of which are displayed for the first time. This exhibition uses fragments of sculptures and objects created as distinct elements to illuminate the very realistic depiction of individual body parts in canonical Egyptian sculpture. info: URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: July 24, 2013 - December 2014 [longterm installation] The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 30 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. info: URL info: press reports at URL "(..) It will feature some 30 objects from the museum's permanent collection, like a gilded sculpture of a lion-headed goddess from between 770-412 BCE that has never been on public view before since it entered the museum's holdings in 1937. Other fine art felines on view will include a bronze sphinx sculpture of King Sheshenq from between 945-718 BCE, and an adorable-sounding cast bronze sculpture of a mother cat with four kittens nursing from ca. 666-30 BCE. (..)" With photo of a Greco-Roman cat statue. URL [For the statue of mother cat and kittens, see URL ] info: source - URL info: source - URL (PDF) info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL With large photo of the god Tutu as sphinx. URL (NY Times) With several photos of displays. info: press report at URL With photo of "Cat with Kittens" statue. info: press report at URL Interview with curator Yekaterina Barbash, and with some very nice photos of objects. info: press report at URL (FT) info: press report at URL f) Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. 660 E. Ringgold St., Brownsville, TX 78520 URL * "King Tutankhamun, Egyptian Treasures" date: November 11, 2013 - October 2014 [was: November 7, 2013 - February 28, 2014] Displays an estimated 165 objects (of which about 80 original artefacts (2000BC-800BC), the rest vintage replicas of KV62 items) from the private collection of Giovanni Amin. Opening gala on Nov. 7, open to the general public on Nov. 11. info: URL info: press reports at URL URL URL URL info: press report at URL "A 15-foot-tall sculpture inspired by King Tutankhamun's stone monuments arrived at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art Monday afternoon as workers inside the museum continued preparing the facility for the opening of the Egyptian Treasures exhibit (..). Although the temporary exhibit will only be in town through October 2014, the large statue - the work of Miguel Antonio Horn - will be on permanent display in front of the museum's entrance. (..)" info: press report at URL g) - h) Albany Institute of History & Art 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210 URL * "GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies" date: September 21, 2013 - June 8, 2014 Two dyn. 21 mummies and their coffins will be on display, plus the results of CT scan research (conducted March 31, 2012). One of the mummies, Ankhefenmut, a priest in the temple of Mut, will be reunited with his mummy cover and the coffin lid that are in the collections of London’s British Museum and Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum. info: URL "(..) The Albany Mummies are accompanied by over 30 objects on loan from the Carlos Museum, and will travel to Houston when the exhibition ends in June ." info: URL info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL "(..) Two mummified Egyptians and an alligator mummy were transported to Albany Medical Center’s South Campus to undergo X-ray and CT scans in an effort to learn more about the Albany Institute of History and Art’s Egyptian collections and its mummies. (..) The two mummies, called the Albany mummies, include a somewhat unwrapped one that is believed to be a male with its skull and remaining upper body showing. It was unwrapped not long after it was purchased in 1909 from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, mainly to see what was under the ancient wrapping that dates back to 300 B.C. The other mummy, which is full wrapped, is believed to be a female from the 21st dynasty, or about 1,000 B.C. It was lighter than the male mummy, museum officials said. Both mummies were transported from Egypt, where they were discovered near Luxor at Deir el-Bahri on a steamship, to help fill the institute’s new building around the turn of the 20th century. Egyptologist Dr. Bob Brier (..) said he hoped to finally determine their sex after Saturday’s tests. (..)". URL URL URL URL With photos of the scanning process. URL Here results are mentioned: "(..) The mummies were both determined to be male, which was a surprise to the Institute since one of the mummies was believed to be a female. According to Brindisi, the Institute was thrilled because the paintings on the sarcophagus indicated that the mummy was a male. “It made more sense that sarcophagus held a male because the paintings told its name, dynasty and place it came from,” Brindisi said.(..)" info: press report, with slideshow, at URL info: press reports at URL URL Among the 200 objects: a 400-pound statue of Sekhmet (courtesy of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in Berkeley, Calif.), and a priest's linen robe recently found bundled in the bottom of Ankhefenmut's coffin. URL The exhibition includes a matching TV documentary called "The Albany Mummies: Unraveling an Ancient Mystery" that has aired on WMHT -TV (see URL) info: press report at URL With many photos. info: press report at URL info: press report at URL "Albany Institute of History & Art has added a full-size replica of the famous Rosetta Stone to the exhibition GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies. (..)" info: information about a lecture series linked to the exhibition - URL i) Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 URL * "Jewels of Ancient Nubia" date: July 19, 2014 - May 14, 2017 info: URL "The Museum's world-class collection of jewelry from Ancient Nubia (..) The exhibition will focus on excavated ornaments, dating from 1700 B.C. to the 300 A.D., which are both uniquely Nubian and foreign imports (..) [The show] will exhibit some 60 objects, including a gilt-silver mummy mask of Queen Malakaye and the famous Hathor-headed crystal pendant. (..)" j) - k) - l) The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue, NY 10028-0198 URL * "Cleopatra's Needle" date: December 3, 2013 - June 8, 2014 Exhibition to celebrate the new conservation project on the obelisk of Thutmose III, a gift from Egypt to the United States in 1879 that is installed in Central Park behind the Metropolitan Museum. The exhibition will explore the meaning of obelisks in ancient Egypt and consider how these massive monuments were created and erected. It will also illustrate the impact of the ancient architectural form on western culture and the long-standing fascination with obelisks that continues today through examples like this one in Central Park. info: source - URL info: URL info: press reports at URL "(..) The exhibition will feature objects from the Museum's Egyptian Art Department and a selection of prints, textiles, and other works of art from the departments of Drawings and Prints, European Paintings, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Photographs, and The American Wing. Nine additional works from the Brooklyn Museum, American Numismatic Society, Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of Grand Lodge, Museum of the City of New York, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and private collections, most of which are seldom on display, will also be included. A highlight of the installation will be a dramatic time-lapse video of the obelisk in Central Park taken during the course of a day. (..)" URL URL info: press reports at URL "(..) The exhibition includes an obelisk dip pen and mechanical pencil, a souvenir obelisk needle case, an Egypt-themed mantel piece by Tiffany & Co. (on loan to Yale University until January), and the baton carried by the leader of the Freemasons' parade up Fifth Avenue in 1880. It is topped with a miniature replica of Cleopatra's Needle. (..)" URL URL [new] info: a Spanish press report at URL "El obelisco egipcio que preside uno de los rincones más visitados de Central Park en Nueva York, conocido como 'la aguja de Cleopatra', así como la simbología de estos monumentos a lo largo de la historia ocuparán la exposición que a partir hoy se podrá ver en el museo Metropolitan (Met). (..)" info: press reports at URL "(.. ) The last time this ancient obelisk got a touchup, was in 1885. A wax treatment was applied to protect its surface from the elements, according to Central Park Conservancy's director of preservation planning Marie Warsh. Now, at approximately 3,500 years old, it's getting another much-needed facelift. "Before it arrived in 1881 it had never been exposed to a cold climate," Warsh said. The granite's preexisting cracks, acquired during its time underground, were exacerbated by the freeze and thaw of New York winters. The objective of the current conservation project is modest-there are no plans to recreate the hieroglyphs that were lost, or to return it to its original look-conservators simply want to preserve it for future generations. This will include cleaning the monument and stabilizing its surface against further erosion. "We are still in the planning stages," Warsh said. "We are testing products for preservative treatments. The project needs approval from the city, and then hopefully we'll start in the spring." (..)" URL (NY Times) URL info: press report at URL m) McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN URL * "Glass of the Ancient Mediterranean" date: January 18, 2014 - June 15, 2014 This exhibit from the Yale University Art Gallery, which is home to one of the best collections of ancient glass in the United States, inlcudes pieces of glass ranging from second millennium B.C. New Kingdom Egypt to the seventh century A.D. Byzantine Empire and exemplify major manufacturing and decorative techniques. info: URL Flyer (PDF): URL info: press report at URL "(..) "Glass of the Ancient Mediterranean," which features 30 ancient glass pieces from Egypt and the Roman and Byzantine Empires, is on loan from the Yale University Art Gallery, home to one of the most extensive collections of ancient glass in the nation.(..)" n) Freer Gallery of Art Jefferson Dr. and 12th St., SW Washington, DC URL URL * "The Nile and Ancient Egypt" date: December 7, 2013 - TBA (indefinitely) On view are artifacts from the Freer Gallery's collection that illuminate the important role the Nile and water animals played in ancient Egyptian religion and concepts of the afterlife. info: URL info: press report at URL With some photos of artefacts. info: press reports at URL URL o) Museum of Fine Arts 465 Hurlington Street, Massachusetts 02115 URL * "Jewels, Gems and Treasures: Ancient to Modern" date: July 19, 2011 - June 1, 2014 [prolongation; was: till November 25, 2012] Features approximately 75 works from the MFA's jewelry collection, as well as select loans. Among the jewelry (ancient and modern) displayed are ancient Egyptian pectoral from an elite burial and several Nubian hard-stone pendants from the burial of a Kushite queen. info: URL info: (in PDF) URL With photo of a Hathor-headed crystal pendant, Napatan Period, reign of King Piye (743-712 BC), from el-Kurru. p) Staten Island Museum Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Building A 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 URL URL * Opening of the "Treasure Box" galleries date: Fall 2014 - ongoing Displays highlights of the Staten Island Museum's permanent collections. info: press release at URL "A collection of archeological treasures from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy, and the ancient Americas is to be showcased in a new exhibit at the Staten Island Museum. (..) The bulk of these antiquities once formed part of a private collection of some 2,000 items formed by Scottish natives Francis MacDonald (1825-1878) and his wife, Elizabeth (Eliza) Wallace MacDonald (1825-1911) (..). The most significant group of objects were the over 400 ancient antiquities from Egypt, the Levant, Greece, and Italy. (..) These [new] galleries will be located in the Museum's new, larger facility, due to open in fall 2014 in a landmarked 134-year- old Greek Revival building at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.(..)" info: examples from the collection - URL URL q) TBA San Antonio, Texas * "Animales sagrados egipcios: Un viaje a los secretos de la momificación" [Egyptian sacred animals: a journey into the secrets of mummification] date: TBA, 2014 Exhibition of eleven ancient Egyptian animal mummies, plus a collection of amulets and other funerary objects (a total of 220 objects). It also features (via videos) the results of the research (CT scans etc) conducted on the mummies by an interdisciplinary team of the University of Navarra since 2009. Earlier at (a.o.) the Museo Romano Oiasso, Irun (December 20, 2012 - April 14/15, 2013), the Bibat: Arkeologia - Fournier de Naipes Museoa, Vitoria-Gasteiz (25 April 2013 - 28 July 2013), and the Casa de los Botines, León (2 September 2013 - 20 October 2013). Currently at the Museo de la Siderurgia y la Minería, Sabero (León) (1 November 2013 - 5 January 2014). The exhibition might go to Cistierna before it moves to the USA. info: URL info: press report at URL "El Instituto Bíblico se lanza a la 'conquista' de América. El museo que dirige el leonés Jesús García Recio y que atesora en un ala de San Isidoro la colección Van Dijk -un millar de piezas de las primeras civilizaciones- abre una sede en Texas. (..) El Museo-Instituto Bíblico de León, que cuenta con 'delegaciones' en Cistierna, Madrid, Valladolid, Santiago de Compostela y Vitoria, planea organizar en la ciudad tejana exposiciones como la de Animales sagrados egipcios. Un viaje a los secretos de la momificación, expuesta recientemente en el edificio Gaudí y que ahora se traslada a Cistierna, tras haber recorrido Pamplona, Tudela, Irún y Vitoria. (..)" r) South Carolina State Museum 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201 URL * "Tutankhamun: Return of the King" [was: "Tutankhamun: Wonderful things"] date: June 22, 2013 - May 4, 2014 [was: till March 23, 2014] The travelling exhibition with 124 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: source - URL info: press report at URL info: press report, with video, at URL "(..) The exhibit contains 124 replicas of items found in King Tut's tomb, including a reproduction of his mummified remains, a golden shrine that contained his embalmed organs, and the item that's best known by most people, his funerary mask. (...) s) - t) Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60603 URL * "When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt after Alexander the Great" date: October 31, 2013 - July 27, 2014 On display are over 75 artworks, including gilded mummy masks, luxury glass, magical amulets, and portraits in stone and precious metals, that demonstrates the integration of foreign styles while also paying tribute to the enduring legacy of ancient Egypt's distinctive visual culture. info: URL info: blog report at URL "For the first time in over 50 years, 38 ancient Egyptian amulets are on view in When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt After Alexander the Great, a special exhibition in gallery 154 of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art. Despite their diminutive size, these amulets pack a lot of power and magic (..)" With some nice photos of amulets on display. info: a new blog report at URL info: press reports at URL URL URL u) University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * "Inside the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies" date: September 30, 2012 - TBA Part exhibition, and part working laboratory, a glass-enclosed conservation lab allows you to watch conservators work on a wide array of Egyptian objects. info: URL info: URL info: matching blog at URL info: press reports at URL URL "(..) The archaeology and anthropology museum has identified 30 objects from its 42,000-piece Egyptian collection to be conserved during the evolving project. Many of the lab items have not been exhibited before because of their poor condition, said conservator Molly Gleeson. Among Gleeson's first projects are preserving the mummies of a cat, falcon and ibis. (..) Also undergoing study are hieroglyphic-inscribed slabs of wood that comprised the coffin of an Egyptian named Ahanakht, circa 2000 B.C. Conservation efforts led researchers to discover hidden inscriptions on the seams, said David Silverman, curator-in-charge of the Egyptian section.(..)" URL URL URL URL URL With slideshow. info: press report at URL "(..) The museum owns parts of a burial cloth on display now. It will be replaced by a high-resolution photograph in a few weeks to it won't be damaged by long-term exposure to light. (..)" With video. v) - w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - Fall 2015 [was: till July 1, 2014] info: URL x) The Yale University Art Gallery 1111 Chapel Street (at York Street) New Haven, Connecticut URL * "Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire" date: August 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015 The exhibition will feature objects from across the Roman empire [incl. Egypt], many of which have rarely or never before been on view. info: URL Photos of objects: URL y) Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge URL * "Reopening Harvard Art Museums" date: November 16, 2014 [was: Fall 2014] - ongoing (permanent collection) info: URL "(..) The curators of ancient art and coins are thrilled to have great new spaces to display works from the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, whose dates span over four millennia, from Old Kingdom Egypt to the Byzantine Empire. (..)". URL "The galleries of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler museums are currently closed so that we may complete the final phases of our renovation and expansion project. A new state-of-the-art Harvard Art Museums facility designed by Renzo Piano will unite the three museums and open at our historic 32 Quincy Street location in the fall of 2014." info: source - URL "(..) The Harvard Art Museums---comprising the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum---will open their new Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed facility to the public on November 16, 2014. (..) The Arthur M. Sackler Museum has one of the most significant collections of Asian art in the West, (..) it also includes important collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Near Eastern Art, a major numismatic collection, and paintings, ceramics, and extraordinary works on paper from Islamic lands and India. (...)" z) Fort Worth Museum of Science and History 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, TX 76107 URL * "Indiana Jones^(TM) and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition" date: March 8, 2014 - August 10, 2014 The film series is used as both a starting point and a backdrop for an introduction to the real science of field archaeology. info: URL za) Bowers Museum 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 URL * "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies In Ancient Egypt" date: March 22, 2014 - June 15, 2014 Exhibition of more than 100 items, including drawings and sculptures, as well as the mummified remains of dogs, cats, birds, snakes and crocodiles. Next stop will be the Tennessee's Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. info: URL "(..) This exhibition investigates the many provocative theories proposed to explain the practice [of animal mummification], and offers dynamic presentations of its origins, techniques, and rituals as well as recent scientific tests that have uncovered key information about the methods used to create animal mummies. (..)" info: press reports (many with photos) at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL [new] info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL zb) The Baker Museum Artis - Naples 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, Florida 34108-2740 URL * "Rediscovering Egypt: The Collection of the Dahesh Museum of Art" date: January 25, 2014 - May 18, 2014 The exhibition displays large pages from the famous Description de l'Egypte and 18th-19th c. Orientalist paintings from the Dahesh Museum of Art collection. info: URL info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL URL zc) Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO. 64108 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014 First venue in North America to host this travelling exhibition of more than 1,000 reproductions of artifacts found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL (with photo gallery and video) info: URL info: press reports at URL URL info: press reports at URL "(..) It will include more than 1,000 reproductions of artifacts found in of Egyptian pharaoh's tomb, including the famous golden mask that covered the mummy's face, the alabaster canopic jars, his golden throne and his ceremonial chariot. (..) The artifacts inside include barges for the afterlife, jewelry and furniture, three nesting coffins, colorful wall paintings and figures of various gods. After passing through the four chambers, visitors will be able to inspect tomb replicas more closely in the second half of the exhibit. (..)" URL info: press report (with video) about the making of a 32-foot-tall polystyrene statue of Anubis that will be the sentinel for the exhibition: URL zd) Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211 URL * "Mummies of the World" date: April 12, 2014 - late September 2014 The traveling exhibition "Mummies of the World", with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. Most recently it was at the Maryland Science Center (September 28, 2013 - January 20, 2014). info: URL info: press reports at URL URL URL With video. URL info: URL info: press report at URL ze) Milwaukee Public Museum 800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233 URL * Reopening Ancient Galleries date: 2015 info: URL "(..) Exhibits with mummies, Persian warriors and a life-size King Tut driving his chariot are taking form in the back rooms of the Milwaukee Public Museum as craftspeople prepare a new permanent exhibit that will open in 2015. (..)" With slideshow. --CANADA-- a) Grey Roots Museum & Archives 102599 Grey Road 18, Georgian Bluffs, ON N4K 5N6 URL * "Egypt: Gift of the Nile" date: January 18, 2014 - May 3, 2014 This travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum is makings its final public appearance at Grey Roots. Exhibits 68 ancient Egyptian artefacts, including jewellery, carvings, writing implements and fabric; in addition to the original artefacts are three replicas (a sarcophagus, wig, and mirror), and a model of a boat. info: URL info: press report at URL b) Manitoba Museum 190 Rupert Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2, Canada URL * "Wrapped! The Mummy of Pesed" date: October 25, 2013 - April 6, 2014 The exhibition showcases the mummy and coffin of Pesed (born ca. 350 BC), and includes over 60 ancient Egyptian antiquities (incl. cat and falcon mummies), CT scans and forensic facial reconstructions of Egyptian mummies. It tells the story of the Western fascination with mummies over the last 400 years. info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL URL info: press report at URL "(..) To help promote the exhibit, the museum also commissioned local artists to create a four-metre high sarcophagus, which was installed on the Main Street plaza earlier this month. (..)" With photo. URL With two videos. URL URL " (..) One of the things we have in the exhibit is a little interactive called Five Scents of the Mummies, so you can smell the various things that the mummy is preserved with, things like cinnamon, frankincense, and other oils and spices that make the mummy smell nice. (..)" c) Telus World of Science 11211 -- 142 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 4A1 URL * "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology" date: October 11, 2014 - early 2015 The film series is used as both a starting point and a backdrop for an introduction to the real science of field archaeology. This travelling exhibition features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, along with photos and videos and artifacts from the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Earlier it will be at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth (March 8, 2014 - August 10, 2014). info: URL info: press report (with video) at URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Ancient Lives, New Discoveries" [was: "Ancient Lives: New Encounters with Egypt and Sudan"] date: 22 May 2014 - 30 November 2014 info:URL "The exhibition will introduce visitors to eight real people who were mummified in ancient Egypt and Sudan. Using the latest technology to understand the mummies, the exhibition will unlock hidden secrets to build up a picture of their lives in the Nile Valley over a remarkable 4,000 years -- from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.(..)" info: URL "(..) This exhibition will explore the lives of eight people, who lived across a period of 5000 years between 3500BC and AD1500. From the daughter of a priest, to a temple singer and a child, this exhibition will get up close and personal with these individuals by understanding the food they ate, their mummification, their health and beliefs. Visitors will be invited to discover for themselves the mysteries of mummification through artefacts, interactive exhibits and other digital media." info: press report, with video, at URL URL b) Ashmolean Museum Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH URL * "Discovering Tutankhamun" date: 24 July 2014 - 2 November 2014 Objects of the Amarna Period alongside material from the archives of Oxford's Griffith Institute will tell the story of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, its popular appeal, and will explore how modern Egyptologists are reinterpreting the evidence. info: URL info: URL The exhibition will feature many items from the Carter archive of the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford. This blog will provide insights into the organisation of this exhibition. info: promo video at URL c) The Garstang Museum of Archaeology University of Liverpool, 14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 7WZ * "Reopening" date: early 2014 info: source - URL "(..) The collection includes objects excavated in Egypt, the Aegean, Sudan, Jericho, Anatolia and Great Britain. (..) The Garstang Museum is currently being refurbished and is due to re-open in early 2014.(..)" d) Maidstone Museum and Bentliff Art Gallery St Faith's St, Town Centre ME14 1LH URL * "Spotlight Loan: The Pyramidion of Wedjahor" date: 14 [was: 17] February 2014 - 14 [was: 12] June 2014 info: URL "Prior to the redevelopment of the Museum's Egyptian Gallery, a taste of ancient Egypt comes to Maidstone in the form of a Spotlight loan from the British Museum. This pyramidion is the capstone of a small Egyptian pyramid, which stood over the tomb of a wealthy official named Wedjahor. It dates from the 7th century BC and is carved with scenes of mummification and the afterlife. (..)" info: source - URL e) Fleetwood Museum 6-7 Queens Terrace, Fleetwood FY7 6BT URL * "From Egypt's Sands to Northern Hills" date: cancelled [was: March 29, 2013 - June 9, 2013] Exhibition of objects from the excavations of John Garstang. It was earlier at Kendal Museum (April 1, 2011 - September 30, 2011), Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (October 22, 2011 - March 16, 2012), and Towneley Hall Museum (March 28, 2012 - June 28, 2012). Will move to the Museum of Lancashire, Preston (November 15, 2012 - January 20, 2013) and the Lancaster City Museum (January 25, 2013 - mid-March 2013). info: source - URL info: URL f) - g) Manchester Museum The University of Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL URL * title TBA [on votive animal mummies] date: September 2015 - March 2016 Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. info: source - Petrie Museum FB and URL info: blog report about the preparations for the exhibition - URL h) Buckingham Palace SW1A 1AA London * "Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East" date: October 31, 2014 - February 22, 2015 This exhibition documents the journey of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1862 to Egypt, Palestine and the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece, via the work of British photographer Francis Bedford (1815-94) who accompanied him. The exhibition includes archaeological material brought back to Britain by the Prince of Wales from the excavations he had visited during his tour - e.g., a statue of the 12th Dynasty queen Senet, the BD papyrus of Nesmin, the stela of Nakhtmontu, and scarabs. Earlier in Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh (March 8, 2013 - July 21, 2013). info: URL i) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT * "A Fusion of Worlds: Ancient Egypt, African Art and Identity in Modernist Britain" date: 11 March 2014 - 24 May 2014 An exploration of the ways in which modernist artists - Jacob Epstein, Edna Manley and Ronald Moody - have been inspired by Ancient Egypt. info: URL info: blog report at URL info: video of UCL at URL j) Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery Barker St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QH** URL * "Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth" date: 24 January 2015 - 26 April 2015 The travelling exhibition with more than 150 objects from the collections of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Birmingham Museums. Currently at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery (15 March 2014 - 25 May 2014). info: source: URL k) Perth Museum and Art Gallery 78 George Street, Perth PH1 5LB URL * "Secret Egypt" date: 15 March 2014 - 25 May 2014 The travelling exhibition with more than 150 objects from the collection of Birmingham Museum. info: URL info: URL info: press report at URL l) Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery Museum Street, Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 7AJ URL * "Hittites" date: February 8, 2014 - May 24, 2014 This exhibition, on loan from the British Museum, will explore the ancient Hittites of Anatolia. The world's largest chariot battle, the Battle of Qadesh, between Hittites and Egyptians, will be among the topics. After Blackburn it will travel to other venues in the UK. info: URL info: press report at URL info: URL m) - n) The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UW. URL * "Harry Burton's Photographs" date: November 4, 2012 - TBA info: press report at URL "The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb in the Valley of the Kings. From this week it is showing an exhibition on the photographic images of Harry Burton who documented the discovery. (..) The duotone reproductions in the exhibit concentrate on three years of Howard Carter's work in the tomb from the break-in until the revelation of the famous Golden Mask of the young pharaoh. " --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam URL * "Het Petrie Perspectief" date: 2016 Looks at how ancient Egyptian objects ended up in Dutch museums, with special attention to the system employed by William Flinders Petrie to distribute artefacts from his excavations accross museums worldwide. info: URL Information about the project. b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * "Luxor toen en nu" [Luxor then and now] date: April 2, 2014 - October 31, 2014 Exhibition of photographs made by Egyptologist Robert J. Demarée in and around Luxor between 1960 and 2010. info: URL c) - d) Drents Museum Brink 1, 9401 HS Assen URL * "Mummies. Overleven na de dood" [Mummies - Surviving after death] date: 4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. info: URL info: English flyer at URL info: press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: press reports (in English and German) at URL URL info: a book about the exhibition has been released: Vincent Vilsteren, Mummies - Overleven na de dood. WBooks, 2014. Hb, 192 pp. ISBN: 9789462580046 URL With 17 online preview pages. info: press report at URL --GERMANY-- a) Martin von Wagner Museum Antikensammlung Residenzplatz 2 A, 97070 Würzburg URL * "GRiechisch - ägYPTISCH. Tonfiguren vom Nil" [Greek - Egyptian - Cryptic. Terracotta figurines from the Nile] date: 16 October 2013 - 27 July 2014 About 200 terracotta figurines from Greco-Roman Egypt, stemming from private collections and on view for the first time. info: press release at URL Flyer: URL info: URL info: press reports at URL "Als Alexander der Große Ägypten eroberte, legte er die Grundlage für eine der ersten multikulturellen Gesellschaften. Die Dynastie der Ptolemäer trat das Erbe der Pharaonen an, griechische und ägyptische Traditionen und Bräuche verschmolzen im Laufe der folgenden Jahrhunderte. Was am Nil entstand, war eine bunte Welt aus Göttern und Tieren, Nationalitäten und verschiedenen Kulturen. Ein Abbild jener Zeit ist derzeit im Würzburger Martin-von-Wagner- Museum zu sehen: Rund 200 Tonfiguren vom Nil erzählen vom Alltagsleben und der feinen Gesellschaft, von Sehnsüchten und erotischen Fantasien in der Spätzeit Ägyptens.(..)" URL info: press report at URL "Die tönernen Zeugen ägyptischer Kulturgeschichte stammen aus der Privatsammlung des Ägypten-Kenners Friedrich Gütte, der sie im Kunsthandel erworben hatte. Ein Jahr lang haben Studierende des Instituts für Altertumswissenschaften an Konzept und Ausführung der Ausstellung gefeilt, um den Figuren ihre Rätsel zu entlocken. In zehn Vitrinen wird jetzt die thematische Vielfalt der Figuren nach Leitmotiven gebündelt: (...)" info: press report at URL "(..) Da steht eine ganze Welt auf tönernen Füßen. Und das ganz wörtlich: Gut 100 spannenlange Figürchen tummeln sich in den Vitrinen im Würzburger Martin-von-Wagner-Museum. Götter, Gesindel und Getier -- und was die Kleinplastiken noch alles darstellen mögen -- sind samt und sonders aus Ton. Sie legen Zeugnis ab von einer der ersten multikulturellen Gesellschaften der Menschheit: Ägypten war in der Zeit nach der Eroberung durch Alexander den Großen (332 bis 331 vor Christus) und unter den römischen Kaisern ein Völkergemisch aus Griechen, Römern und Ägyptern. Die Alltagskunst spiegelte das wider. Sie vereinte Elemente und Ideen aus den verschiedenen Kulturen und sorgte so für eine Art Völkerverständigung -- zumindest im Bereich der Kunst. (..)" b) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * "Skarabäus -- Amulett und heiliger Käfer. Käfersteine aus der Sammlung Müller-Feldmann" date: 20 March 2014 - 4 May 2014 info: source - URL info: URL "(..) Zur Ausstellung erscheint als Band 5 der Reihe "Bonner Ägyptologische Beiträge" der von Sarah Konert, Ludwig D. Morenz und Sabrina Weil gestaltete Katalog "Skarabäen des späten Mittleren Reiches und der Hyksoszeit. Käferamulette der Sammlung Müller-Feldmann" (Berlin: EB Verlag, 2014)." info: press report at URL * "Von der Antike bis zur Moderne - Tierdarstellungen aus vier Jahrtausenden in der Sammlung Preuß" date: 22 May 2014 - 28 September 2014 info: source -URL * "Bronzen -- Gusstechnik und Kunstwerke pharaonischer Zeit" date: 23 October 2014 - 19 April 2015 info: source - URL c) LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern Grubenweg 5, 44388 Dortmund URL * "Über Unterwelten. Zeichen und Zauber des anderen Raums" date: 29 March 2014 - 2 November 2014 info: URL info: press release at URL Among the objects on display are a mummy and three ushabtis from the Diakonie-Museum Düsseldorf. info: press report at URL d) - e) Albertinum Georg-Treu-Platz, 01067 Dresden * "Nach Ägypten! Die Reisen von Max Slevogt und Paul Klee" [To Egypt! The travels of Max Slevogt and Paul Klee] date: April 30, 2014 - August 3, 2014 "Over the centuries, Egypt has been a source of inspiration to many artists, including Max Slevogt (1868-1932) and Paul Klee (1879- 1940). Their intense examination of the country and its culture going back millennia inspired both artists to create impressive pictures, now placed alongside one another for the first time. (...) With 150 exhibits including selected examples of Ancient Egyptian art, touchscreen applications and video boxes showing historical photographs, the exhibition takes visitors on a quick tour of this corner of art history, giving a direct impression of the journeys undertaken by these two artists." info: (in German: ) URL (in English: ) URL f) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München Gabelsbergerstraße 35, 80333 München URL * "Tea with Nefertiti. Wie Kunst gemacht wird. Künstler -- Museum -- Publikum" date: 8 May 2014 - 7 September 2014 The exhibition examines our perceptions of an artwork from three distinct perspectives: the artist, the museum, and the public. Through revisiting the contested histories of how Egyptian collections have been amassed by numerous museums from the 19th century onwards, it brings together antiquities, modernist works, archives, and 26 international contemporary artists and artist collectives. Among the antiquities is a number of Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic and Orientalist works. The exhibition was earlier at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar (November 17, 2012 - March 31, 2013), under the title "Tea with Nefertiti: The Making of the Artwork by the Artist, the Museum and the Public", and at the Institut du monde arabe, Paris (April 23, 2013 - September 8, 2013), under the title "Le théorème de Néfertiti"; currently it is at the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM) (7 November 2013 - 26 January 2014), and it is said to travel to BOZAR, Brussels, in 2014. info: URL info: source - URL "(..) The exhibition will travel to the Museum of Egyptian Art (Staatlichen Museum Ägyptischer Kunst -- SMAK) in Munich where it will be on show from April until September. (..) A bilingual catalogue (German/English) edition [is] to be published by SMAK." info: news blog at URL info: press report at URL g) Naturmuseum und Ethnologische Sammlung Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau URL * "Die Letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Das spätantike Ägypten"] date: end of 2015 [was: 19 July 2014 - 11 January 2015] info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL h) Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte Rathausstraße 75-79, D-66333 Völklingen * "Ägypten - Götter. Menschen. Pharaonen. Meisterwerke aus dem Museo Egizio Turin" [Egypt - Gods. People. Pharaohs. Masterpieces from the Egyptian Museum, Turin] date: 25 July 2014 - 22 February 2015 The world of the gods and daily life will be shown in some 200 exhibits from the Egyptian Museum, Turin. info: press release at URL info: press report at URL "(..) Zu sehen sind zudem Steinplastiken, Behälter für die Eingeweide, Alabastergefäße und Papyri - eines davon misst gar zehn Meter Länge.. 'Das sind alles Originale', verspricht Generaldirektor Meinrad Maria Grewenig." - All pieces are originals. info: URL info: URL i) Haus der Kunst Prinzregentenstraße 1, 80538 München URL * "Matthew Barney: River of Fundament" date: 16 March 2014 - 17 August 2014 An exhibition that brings together for the first time, the entire ensemble of Matthew Barney's multipart "River of Fundament" project, comprising the symphonic film of epic length (5 hours) "River of Fundament," large-scale sculptures, drawings, photographs, story boards, and vitrines. The work is inspired by the American author Norman Mailer and his novel, "Ancient Evenings," set in Ancient Egypt from 1290-110 B.C.. A modified version of the exhibition will travel to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania, Australia, in fall 2014. info: URL info: English press report at URL j) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstr. 25, 92637 Weiden URL * "Das besondere Objekt: "Private Frömmigkeit -- Eine Ahnenbüste aus dem Alten Ägypten" date: 26 January 2014 - 28 June 2014 info: URL info: source - URL (p. 75) k) - l) Museum und Park Kalkriese Venner Straße 69, 49565 Bramsche URL * "Mumien -- Reise in der Unsterblichkeit" date: 10 May 2014 - 5 October 2014 Exhibition of ca. 80 objects on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Florence, which focuses on the religious concept of the netherworld, the sophisticated burials and the processes of embalming and mummification. info: URL English: URL info: press report at URL m) Schloss Meßkirch Schloßstraße 1, 88605 Meßkirch URL * "Vom ägyptischen Totenbuch bis zur Gutenbergbibel" date: 2016 info: source - URL "(..) eine Ausstellung von rund 60 hochwertigen Faksimile- Ausgaben berühmter und seltener Handschriften (..), über die Entwicklung der Buchkultur. (..)" n) - o) - p) - q) Neanderthal Museum Talstr. 300, 40822 Mettmann URL English: URL * "Mumien. Reise in die Unsterblichkeit" date: 23 November 2013 - 27 April 2014 The exhibition looks at the religious concepts about the Afterlife, at mummification, and at the role of the coffin in the mortuary cult. The artefacts are on loan from the Ägyptischen Museum Florenz. The exhibition is now in Wangen, and in 2012 was in Frankfurt and Mistelbach under the title "Mumien: Blick in die Ewigkeit". info: [PDF] URL info: URL info: URL Includes a slideshow info: press release at URL Flyer: URL Also as pdf-file (5.6 MB): URL info: press relaease at URL info: press reports at URL URL URL URL info: press report at URL r) - s) Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe Schlossbezirk 10, 76131 Karlsruhe URL URL * "Imperium der Götter: Isis -- Mithras -- Christus. Kulte und Religionen im Römischen Reich" [was: "Isis, Mithras, Christus. Die orientalischen Kulte im Römischen Reich"] date: 16 November 2013 - 18 May 2014 info: URL info: URL info: URL info: press reports at URL "(...) Von der ägyptischen Isis über den persischen Mithras und die kleinasiatische Göttermutter Mater Magna bis hin zum syrischen Jupiter - «fremde» Götter wurden populär. Diese sogenannten orientalischen Religionen, zu denen auch das Juden- und Christentum zählten, setzten sich schließlich sogar gegen die alten Götter durch.( ...)" URL With photo of Isis-statue. info: press report at URL t) - u) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, Hildesheim URL (Engels: URL) * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos" [new title; was: "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum"] date: 13 September 2014 - 11 January 2015 This exhibition on the Egyptian belief system will focus on an exquisitely illustrated Greco-Roman-period papyrus-the Book of the Faiyum- that describes the creation of the universe and depicts the daily journey of the sun god. This will be the first time in more than 150 years that the manuscript, which was divided up for sale in the 19th century, will be reunited. An earlier venue will be the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (October 13, 2013 - January 5, 2014), a later venue will be the Reiss- Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim (Spring, 2015). info: URL info: source - URL * Opening of the "Museum der Sinne" date: 22 March 2014 - ongoing (permanent collection) info: source - URL URL "(..) In der neuen Dauerausstellung, über Altägypten, Altperu, China, Frühe Menschen und die Erdgeschichte setzt das Museum auf Barrierefreiheit und bietet ein Guidesystem für Blinde, eine Bodenlinie hilft bei der Orientierung. "Für Gehörlose stehen Informationen in Gebärdensprache zur Verfügung und für Rollstuhlfahrer haben wir auf geeignete Betrachtungs- und Greifhöhen geachtet. Texte sind in Groß- und Brailleschrift verfasst, auf Monitoren laufen Informationen in Gebärdensprache. (..)" URL Opening event on 21 March. v) Bibelhaus Erlebnis Museum Metzlerstraße 19, 60594 Frankfurt * "Jaffa - Tor zum Heiligen Land" date: 27 September 2013 - 18 May 2014 Exhibition about the history of Jaffa -- including archaeological finds done at the site, like scarabs and a reconstruction of the Ramesses' Gate. info: URL info: press release at URL With photos. info: press report at URL w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum" date: Spring, 2015 Exhibition on an exquisitely illustrated Greco-Roman-period papyrus -- the Book of the Faiyum. Earlier venues will be the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (October 13, 2013 - January 5, 2014) and the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (Fall, 2014). info: source - URL * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 17 May 2015 The exhibition is thematically oriented and will display all aspects of ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the early beginnnings to the Coptic period. Highlights will be the brilliantly illustrated BD of an Amenemhat which is 9 m long and outstanding findings from the Giza necropolis. A reconstruction of the tomb of the mayor of Thebes [Sennefer] will allow the visitor to dip into the exciting world of Egypt. info: URL With links to pages about spotlighted objects, and with a link to a video. info: source - press report about new exhibitions in 2014: "Von den Wittelsbachern bis Ägypten" URL The description of this exhibition is at the end of the article. info: press report at URL "(..) Die rund 500 Exponate stammen aus der hochkarätigen, dort aber aus Platzgründen nur teilweise gezeigten Sammlung des Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museums Hildesheim, mit dem es seit September einen Kooperationsvertrag gibt. Hinzu kommen einige Privatleihgeber. Bis auf Thomas Liepsner, dessen Schätze ja auf Echtheit untersucht und schon öffentlich vorgestellt wurden, wollen diese Sammler nicht persönlich in Erscheinung treten, heißt es.(..) Die Exponate reichen von aufwendig gestalten Papyri über Särge, Reliefs, Skulpturen und Metallarbeiten bis hin zu Schmuck. Besondere Höhepunkte sind das meisterlich illustrierte, neun Meter lange Totenbuch des Amenemhat, Funde vom Pyramidenfriedhof von Giza sowie die originalgetreue Rekonstruktion der kunstvoll dekorierten Grabkammer des Bürgermeisters von Theben um 1400 v. Chr. " x) - y) - z) - za)-zc) - zd) Galerie Neue Meister, Altertinum Brühlische Terrasse, Dresden URL * "Nach Ägypten! Die Reisen von Max Slevogt und Paul Klee" [was: "Von Max Slevogt bis Paul Klee. Ägyptenrezeption in der deutschen Malerei der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts"] date: 20 April [was: 3 May] 2014 - 3 August 2014 Looks at the influence of journeys to Egypt on the works of artists like Impressionist Max Slevogt (1914) and Bauhauskünstler Paul Klee (1928/29). The exhibition will travel to K 20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015). info: URL info: URL info: URL ze) K20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Grabbeplatz 5, 40213 Düsseldorf, URL * "Nach Ägypten! Die Reisen von Max Slevogt und Paul Klee" [was: "Von Max Slevogt bis Paul Klee. Ägyptenrezeption in der deutschen Malerei der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts"] date: 6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015 [was: August 2014 - January 2015] Looks at the influence of journeys to Egypt on the works of artists like Impressionist Max Slevogt (1914) and Bauhauskünstler Paul Klee (1928/29). The exhibition will first be in the Galerie Neue Meister, Altertinum Brühlische Terrasse, Dresden (April 20, 2014 - August 3, 2014). info: URL "Rund 120 Gemälde, Aquarelle und Zeichnungen zeigen die Auseinandersetzung der beiden Künstler Max Slevogt und Paul Klee mit ihren Ägyptenreisen 1914 bzw. 1928/29. (..)" info: URL info: source - URL --AUSTRIA-- a) - b) Kunsthalle Leoben Kirchgasse 6; 8700 Leoben URL * "Ägypten -Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra: Die letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Kleopatra VII"] date: 24 April 2015 - 1 November 2015 info: URL "(..) Neben beeindruckenden Leihgaben aus der Eremitage in St. Petersburg, dem Louvre in Paris, dem KHM in Wien, der Glyptothek in Kopenhagen oder der Antikensammlung in Berlin, sollen Modelle (z.B. vom Leuchtturm in Alexandria), Filme (z.B. von den Unterwassergrabungen in den Buchten vor Alexandria) und Animationen das Leben und Wirken dieser historisch ungemein interessanten Persönlichkeiten der Antike dem Besucher eindrucksvoll vergegenwärtigen. Die Ausstellung greift Zusammenhänge der antiken Geschichte auf, die in dieser Form noch nie zuvor gezeigt wurden!" info: press reports at URL URL "(..) Als Kooperationspartner wird wieder das Reiss-Engelhorn- Museen in Mannheim fungieren, in Leoben werde die Erstpräsentation erfolgen. (..)" c) Tabakfabrik Linz Hallenkomplex Brandland, Gruberstraße 1, 4020 Linz URL * "Tutanchamun. Sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His tomb and the treasures] date: 6 March 2014 - 29 June 2014 [was: Spring 2014] The large travelling exhibition with KV62 replicas. Previous venue was the Ehemaliges Quelle-Areal, Nürnberg (October 12, 2013 - January 26, 2014). info: URL URL info: press report at URL "Das Vorwissen des Einzelnen spielt bei 'Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze' keine Rolle: Ägypten-Neulinge bekommen eine gewitzt aufbereitete Geschichtsstunde serviert, die sich aber in keiner Sekunde nach Schule anfühlt, und Tutanachamun-Fans werden sich über wissenschaftlich fundierte Texte und umfangreiche Begleitinformationen freuen." - Preview report about the exhibition. info: press reports at URL URL URL "(..) fast 1.000 originalgetreue Nachbildungen gezeigt. Ägyptologe Wilfried Seipel sprach sich in einer Pressekonferenz gegen "Nasenrümpfen" ob der Repliken aus: Die Fülle der rund 2.500 Quadratmeter großen Schau sei einzigartig. (..)" URL URL URL "Eine derartige Ausstellung ist eine Ergänzung, keine Konkurrenz. Diese Repliken können nicht die Aura der Authentizität verströmen wie die Originale - sie wollen das aber auch nicht. Sie sind vielmehr ein wirkungsvolles Werkzeug der Wissensvermittlung, das hilft, ein Grundverständnis einer Epoche zu erlangen." Interview with Werner Seipel. info: press report at URL "(..) Unsere Ausstellung begann im Frühjahr 2008 in Zürich, eine sechsjährige Entwicklungsarbeit war der Weltpremiere vorausgegangen. Seitdem haben Millionen Besucher 'Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze' weltweit in drei Schwesterausstellungen erlebt." info: press report at URL "Vierzehn Lkw-Ladungen Kisten mit insgesamt tausend Exponaten müssen ausgepackt werden. Ausstellungsstück um Ausstellungsstück wird ins rechte Licht und an seinen Platz gerückt. Vom Thron des jungen Pharaos über einen Streitwagen bis hin zu unzähligen Götter-Statuen." - with slideshow info: press reports at URL "(..) Mehr als 1000 Exponate werden im Rahmen der Tutanchamun-Ausstellung zu sehen sein. 14 Lkwbrachten die besondere Fracht nach Linz. Im Ausstellungskomplex Brandland der Tabakfabrik werden die hochwertigen Repliken derzeit ausgepackt, geputzt und für die Präsentation vorbereitet. "18 fixe Crewmitglieder reisen mit der Ausstellung mit, dazu kommen vor Ort dann noch weitere Hilfskräfte. Alles in allem arbeiten rund 50 Personen an dieser Ausstellung", berichtet Ausstellungsleiter Daniel Batyi.(..)" URL "Chris Müller hat die Ausstellung 'Tutanchamun' nach Linz gebracht." info: video report: "Tutanchamun in Linz" [1:43 mins.] URL info: press report at URL "Rund zwei Wochen nach Eröffnung der Ausstellung 'Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze' hatten die Veranstalter die große Ehre, bereits ihre 10.000ste Besucherin begrüßen zu dürfen." --EGYPT-- a) The Egyptian Museum Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo tel: +20 2 5742681, 5754319/10; fax: +20 2 5795133 * TBA b) Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chatby, Alexandria 21526 URL * TBA --ITALY-- a) - b) - c) - d) Chiesa di San Domenico via Teobaldo Calissano, Alba - Cuneo * "Il Vino nell'Antico Egitto. Il passato nel bicchiere" [Wine in ancient Egypt: The past in the glass] date: 21 March 2014 - 19 May 2014 The exhibition, curated by Egyptologist Sabina Malgora, emphasizes, through the theme of wine, the strong bond between the ancient Egyptian culture and Italy. Ca 50 objects. Centerpieces are a Late Period mummy and its coffin, and a full-scale reconstruction of the tomb of Irynefer (TT290). info: URL "(..) It will be a temporary archaeological exhibition, showed for the first time in Alba and enhanced by a strong photo set, that takes, as a main focus, the ancient Egyptian culture, the vine cultivation, the wine production and the refined use in the society as well as in the afterlife: an unusual and fascinating subject. (..) The archaeological findings will be borrowed from important Italian museums.(..)" info: URL info: press report at URL info: press report at URL info: press report at URL "La mostra approfondisce il tema del vino nei suoi diversi aspetti e significati: la coltivazione delle viti, la vendemmia, la messa in anfora, la vinificazione, l'invecchiamento e la successiva commercializzazione." info: press report at URL info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL "Mostre: ad Alba il culto del vino nell'Antico Egitto (2)": URL "Mostre: ad Alba il culto del vino nell'Antico Egitto (3)": URL URL URL URL The latter with slideshow. info: video at URL info: press reports at URL URL URL e) - f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "Alla scopterta della Tomba del faraone Tutankhamon" date: TBA (coming soon) info: URL * "Museo 2nd edition: La Diversita' delle espressioni culturali dell'egitto" [The diversity of cultural expressions in Egypt] date: cancelled? [was: October 2013 - TBA, 2015] info: URL info: press report at URL The "1st edition" of the museum ran from 2010 till 2013, and will be replaced by a different collection. g) Casa del Conte Verde di Rivoli Via Fratelli Piol 8,10098 Rivoli (To) URL * "Pashedu un artista al servizio del Faraone. L'arte egizia incontra l'arte contemporanea." [Pashedu, an artist in the service of the Pharaoh. Egyptian art encounters contemporary art.] date: 24 January 2014 - 30 March 2014 Exhibition with a full-scale reconstruction of the tomb of Pashedu, a resident of Deir el-Medina, and a set of contemporary art works info: URL info: press reports at URL URL URL h) Palazzo Te Viale Te, 13, 46100 Mantova URL * "Magia. Religiosità e simbolismo nell'antico Egitto" date: Spring 2014 An exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts from the collection of the Palazzo Te and from private collections in Lombardy. info: source - press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) - b) Musée du Louvre-Lens Rue Paul Bert, 62300 Lens URL URL * "Bestiary of Pharaonic Egypt" (Titel TBA) date: December 2014 - TBA info: source - URL "... A dicembre in programma una grande mostra sul bestiario dell'Egitto faraonico. ..." c) Pinacothèque 1 28, place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris and Pinacothèque 2 8, rue Vignon, 75009 Paris * "Le Mythe Cléopâtre" [The myth of Cleopatra] date: April 10, 2014 - September 7, 2014 "Cleopatra became a major iconographic figure between the late 16th century and the 19th century. Regarded at times like a 'femme fatale', powerful and a temptress, sometimes perceived as the victim of political forces that overwhelmed her, at other times seen as a heroine who preferred death rather than to submit to her conqueror, Cleopatra was immortalized by the artists and she became an intrinsic factor in the collective imagination. The exhibition invites you to dream: it starts off with the discovery of outstanding archaeological works from the Ptolemaic period and continues with the birth of the myth in Ancient Rome (Pinacothèque 2). Paintings, sculptures and film costumes then illustrate the blossoming of the myth within art history (Pinacothèque 1)." info: (in French: ) URL (in English: ) URL d) Musée Anne-de-Beaujeu Place du colonel Laussedat, 03000 Moulins URL * "Le retour des momies" date: 1 March 2014 - 21 September 2014 Exhibition dedicated to the Egyptological collections in the Auvergne, their origins and influence (Egyptomania). info: URL info: press report at URL With a video (4:49) of a TV report about the restoration of two mummies that will go on display. info: press report at URL "Elles ont passé plus de 15 ans dans les caves du musée Anne de Beaujeu, à Moulins. Ce lundi, les momies ont fait leur retour. Deux momies égyptiennes restaurées à Paris durant près d'un an. Et qui ont regagné leur nouveau domicile au musée. Des vitrines climatisées où elles resteront à demeure." info: URL e) Musée national de la Marine, Paris 17 place du Trocadéro, 75 116 Paris URL * "Le Voyage de l'Obélisque: Louxor / Paris (1829-1836)" date: 12 February 2014 - 6 July 2014 Exhibition about the journey of the obelix of the Place de la Concorde from Luxor to Paris between 1829 and 1836. info: URL info: press release - 1 p. - pdf-file, at URL info: dossier - 11 pp. - pdf-file (3 MB), at URL info: press reports at URL URL URL info: appeal to support the exhibition - 5 pp. - pdf-file (5.8 MB) URL info: press report at URL info: press report at URL "C'est l'un des monuments les plus emblématiques de Paris et le plus vieux, l'Obélisque de Louxor taillé il y a plus de trois mille ans sous le règne de Ramsès II, trône depuis 1836 sur la place de la Concorde. Offert par l'Egypte à la France, son voyage jusqu'à Paris va durer sept ans. Une extraordinaire aventure humaine et technique retracée dans une grande exposition au musée de la Marine." - Many photographs, also a video report [2:49 mins.] and a trailer of the exhibition [1:34 mins.] -- A documentary film "L'odyssée de l'obéélisque" [52 mins.] will be broadcast in March, 2014 by France 5 URL This site has a preview video [1:34 mins.] info: press report at URL "Le 25 octobre 1836, l'obélisque de Ramsès II, provenant du temple de Louxor en Haute-Egypte, offert à la France par Méhémet-Ali, vice-roi d'Egypte, est érigé place de la Concorde, à Paris. Ultime étape d'une affaire d'Etat de sept années, au prix d'exploits techniques révolutionnaires et de la volonté sans faille d'un homme, Apollinaire Lebas, prêt à donner sa vie en cas d'échec de la mission qui lui a été confiée." With a slideshow: URL [update] -- A documentary film "L'odyssée de l'obélisque" [52 mins.] will be broadcast in [new] March 16, 2014 by France 5. [The 3 videos excerpts may not be seen outside France.] info: press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: press report at URL "Dans ce numéro d'_Au coeur de l'Histoire_ consacré au déplacement du monument, Franck Ferrand réussissait à faire vivre mille suspenses : allait-on réussir à le dégager des sables, à l'abattre sans le casser ? Le trois-mâts destiné à le transporter allait-il échapper aux limons du Nil, puis aux tempêtes de la Méditerranée ? On avait beau connaître la fin, on jubilait comme un enfant devant un jeu de construction !" -- Accompanying audio report [52:16 mins..] URL info: English press report at URL info: press report "France-Angleterre: l'obélisque de la discorde" at URL "(...) on regrettera au passage sa taille modeste et l'absence de pièces d'envergure (...)" f) - g) Musée des beaux-arts Place du Général de Gaulle, 59140, Dunkerque URL * "Dunkerque et la collection Antinoé, cité de l'Egypte antique " date: 13 July 2013 - 31 July 2015 [was: till September 2014] Exhibition about research done on the museum's mummy and about other artefacts stemming from excavations (1895-1910) in ancient Antinoë. info: URL info: URL "(..) Vous pourrez ainsi découvrir des fragments de masques funéraires, quelques figurines, des céramiques, des verreries ou encore quelques pièces de tissus coptes (..)" h) - i) Palais des Beaux-Arts Place de la République -- 59000 Lille URL * "Sésostris III, Pharaon de Légende" [was: "Sesostris III, le Pharaon Conquérant"] date: 10 [was: 9] October 2014 - 25 [was: 26] January 2015 Exhibition with ca. 300 objects (of which 200 on loan from international museums) that illustrate the splendor of the Middle Kingdom; there will also be modern works of arts and 19th c. photographs from Egypt. info: URL j) - k) Le musée Crozatier Jardin Henri Vinay, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay URL * "Reopening Museum" date: second trimestre 2015 info: URL Includes "(..) un espace dédié à l'Egypte, avec des sarcophages rénovés et mis en valeur.(..)" --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - b) - c) - d) Paleis voor Schone Kunsten - BOZAR Ravensteinstr. 23, 1000 Brussels URL * "Thee met Nefertiti" [working title] date: Spring/Summer 2014 The exhibition examines our perceptions of an artwork from three distinct perspectives: the artist, the museum, and the public. Through revisiting the contested histories of how Egyptian collections have been amassed by numerous museums from the 19th century onwards, it brings together antiquities, modernist works, archives, and 26 international contemporary artists and artist collectives. Among the antiquities is a number of Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic and Orientalist works. The exhibition was earlier at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar (November 17, 2012 - March 31, 2013), under the title "Tea with Nefertiti: The Making of the Artwork by the Artist, the Museum and the Public", and at the Institut du monde arabe, Paris (April 23, 2013 - Sept. 8, 2013), under the title "Le théorème de Néfertiti". It will be at IVAM, Valencia (October 30, 2013 - February 7, 2014) earlier. info: source - URL * "Engaging Egypt. Four Encounters with the Foreign from Facebook to Fayum" date: postponed [was: October 5, 2012 - January 13, 2013] In four sections - Roman Egypt (with Fayyum Portraits), Ayyubidic Egypt, 20th c. art, and contemporary art. info: (in Dutch and French resp.) URL URL info: (in English) URL info: source of postponemnet - URL --SPAIN-- a) Pabellón de la Navegación Camino de los Descubrimientos, 2. 41092 Sevilla URL * "Templo Abu Simbel. El tesoro de los faraones" [The Temple of Abu Simbel: the treasure of the pharaohs] date: 21 December 2013 - 4 May 2014 On display is a replica of the temple of Abu Simbel. Travelling exhibition, earlier in Portugal, and next year in France or the UK. info: URL info: background info about the replica at URL info: press reports at URL URL info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL URL info: press report at URL b) Museo de Pontevedra Pasantería, 2-12, 36002 Pontevedra (Galicia) URL * "Da vida á morte no Antigo Exipto" date: July 2014 - August 2014 A selection of artefacts from the Museo archeologico nazionale di Firenze. info: press release at URL c) - d) Museo Arqueológico Nacional Calle Serrano 13, 28001 Madrid URL * Reopening of the permanent collection (incl. AE) date: 1 April 2014 - ongoing (permanent collection) info: press report at URL info: press report at URL "El Museo Arqueológico Nacional reabrirá sus puertas el 1 de abril tras una profunda reforma (...) Las colecciones de Grecia, Oriente Próximo Antiguo, Egipto y Nubia completan el panorama de las culturas mediterráneas antiguas de mayor influencia en nuestro desarrollo cultural. (..)" info: press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: information about the Egyptian collection at URL e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid URL * "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico" [Animals, Humans, and Gods. The Bestiary in Pharaonic Egypt] date: February 2015 - May 2015 With artefacts from the Louvre Museum, Paris. info: press reports at URL URL f) CaixaForum Barcelona Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona URL * "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico" [Animals, Humans, and Gods. The Bestiary in Pharaonic Egypt] date: June 2015 - September 2015 info: press reports at URL URL g) - h) Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-41, Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona URL * "Històries de Tocador: Cosmètica i bellesa a l'antiguitat" [Toilet stories: Cosmetics and beauty in ancient times"] Toilet stories: Cosmetics and beauty in ancient times"] date: 20 December 2012 - end of 2013 [was: till June 17, 2013] The exhibition reveals the main beauty secrets of Antiquity, the techniques and mannerisms used by men and women to enhance their personal image. Incl. Ancient Egyptian examples. info: URL i) - j) - k) - l) CaixaForum Girona C/ dels Ciutadans, 19, 17004 Girona URL * "Momias egipcias. El secreto de la vida eterna" [Egyptian Mummies: The Secret of Eternal Life] date: 26 February 2014 - 31 August 2014 [was: till 30 May 2014] The travelling exhibition with over 250 artefacts from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. It was earlier at several venues in Canada, USA, and Japan, and more recently at the Kunsthal, Rotterdam (October 1, 2011 - January 29, 2012) and the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (February 11, 2012 - May 27, 2012), under different titles ("Fascinating Mummies" etc). Previous venues were CaixaForum, Lleida/Lerida (December 20, 2012 - April 21, 2013), CaixaForum, Tarragona (May 17, 2013 - August 18, 2013), and CaixaForum Palma (30 October 2013 - 26 January 2014). info: URL info: source - URL info: press report at URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) - b) - c) - d) Nicholson Museum Camperdown (main) campus of the University of Sydney Manning Road, University of Sydney 2006 URL * "50 Objects 50 Stories: Extraordinary Tales from the Nicholson Museum" date: 17 May 2012 - 1 May 2014 [prolongation; was: till December 21, 2012] An exhibition that takes fifty of the more extraordinary objects from the Nicholson Museum's collection and tells the often bizarre or wonderful story that has attached itself to each since the moment of its discovery. Accompanying the exhibition will be a book and a weekly retelling of each story on ABC TV. info: URL info: press report at URL With photos of some of the objects, like the Mummy Coffin of Padiashaikhet, a Head of Horemheb, a Mummified Kitten, and the Mummified Legs of a Baby. --ANDORRA-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumstrasse 50, CH-9000, St. Gallen URL * "Im Banne Ägyptens" [Spellbound by Egypt] date: end of August 2012 - till 2015 Artefacts from the ancient Egyptian collection of the Museum für Völkerkunde Burgdorf that had been a major part of the "Im Banne Ägyptens. Begegnungen mit der Ewigkeit" (June 19, 2010 - March 6, 2011) exhibition in St Gallen, had remained in St Gallen as "Die ägyptische Sammlung Burgdorf" (since April 2011). These objects, together with those from the St Gallen museum itself, having a focus on hieroglyphic texts on coffins, papyri and stelae/reliefs, are now supplemented in the present exhibition with the remainder of the Burgdorf collection that was still on view at Burgdorf as "Gaben für die Götter - Altägyptische Bronzefiguren in neuem Licht" (April 1- August 5, 2012), and with artefacts from two private collections in Zürich. info: URL info: flyer of the Burgdorf 's "Bronzefiguren" exhibition - URL b) Musée d'art et d'histoire de Genève Rue Charles-Galland 2, 1206 Genève URL * "Corps et Esprits: Regards croisés sur la Méditerranée antique" [Bodies and Minds: Crossed eyes on the ancient Mediterranean] date: 31 January 2014 - 27 April 2014 This exhibition pays tribute to the intellectual refinement, beliefs and ways of life of the peoples of Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Greco- Roman world through a selection of exceptional pieces. But also the archives of Édouard and Marguerite Naville are being presented. info: URL The flyer on the site is partly in English. The press kit says: "Les très riches archives d'Édouard et Marguerite Naville, récemment offertes au Musée d'art et d'histoire, soutiennent le propos par une évocation des travaux et des découvertes majeures de ces célèbres archéologues genevois. À l'aide de photographies, de dessins originaux et de reproductions, le visiteur peut suivre ce couple, qui ouvra en Égypte de 1883 à 1914, dans sa lente et patiente reconstitution de l'histoire, de l'art, des croyances, voire de la philosophie de peuples éloignés dans le temps qu'ils amenèrent peu à peu à la lumière de notre humanité contemporaine. " info: press release [in PDF] at URL "(..) Le Musée d'art et d'histoire et la Fondation Gandur pour l'Art s'unissent donc pour Corps et esprits, une exposition qui explore deux rencontres. La première - antique - est celle des grandes civilisations qui bordaient les rivages méditerranéens (Proche-Orient, Égypte, Grèce et Rome) ; la seconde se cristallise autour des regards que l'on a portés sur ces peuples depuis le XIXe siècle, de la lente progression de la recherche à leur évocation dans le cadre d'un musée. (...) Les très riches archives d'Édouard et Marguerite Naville, récemment offertes au Musée d'art et d'histoire, soutiennent le propos par une évocation des travaux et des découvertes majeures de ces célèbres archéologues genevois. À l'aide de photographies, de dessins originaux et de reproductions, le visiteur peut suivre ce couple, qui oeuvra en Égypte de 1883 à 1914 (..). Commissaire de l'exposition : Jean-Luc Chappaz, conservateur en chef, responsable des collections d'archéologie; Commissaire scientifique pour la FGA : Robert S. Bianchi, conservateur en chef, responsable des collections d'archéologie" info: URL "Histoire des collections: l'apport d'Édouard et de Marguerite Naville Les travaux des archéologues Édouard et Marguerite Naville -- dont les Musées d'art et d'histoire conservent d'importantes archives -- servent de fil rouge à l'exposition (..)" c) - d) Fondation Martin Bodmer 19-21 Route Martin Bodmer, 1223 Cologny (Genève) URL * "Alexandrie la divine" date: 5 April 2014 - 31 August 2014 Exhibition with papyri, manuscripts, prints, and archaeological objects that illustrate the interaction between Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures in ancient Alexandria. info: URL "Le projet «Alexandrie la Divine» associe la Fondation Martin Bodmer (Cologny-Genève; FMB), la Fondation Gandur pour l'Art (FGA), la Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (Florence; BML), la Bibliothèque de Genève (BGE) et la Fondation Carène (photographies). Il rassemble une centaine de chercheurs autour d'un projet de publication scientifique et muséographique sur le thème du dialogue des cultures dans l'Alexandrie ptolémaïque et romaine, et plus largement, dans l'espace hellénistique et romain. La parution de l'ouvrage est prévue en avril 2014 (1140 p., 2 vol., Editions du Cerf). (..)" e) Le Laténium. Parc et musée d'archéologie de Neuchâtel Espace Paul Vouga, CH-2068 Hauterive URL * "Aux origines des pharaons noirs: 10.000 ans d'archéologie nubienne" date: 3 September 2014 - TBA info: source - URL [see: Exposition à venir] f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * "Blütenpracht für die Ewigkeit. Pharaos Pflanzenwelt" [A wealth of flowers for Eternity. Pharaoh's flora] date: 3 September 2014 - 25 January 2015 info: URL "Im Zentrum dieser Ausstellung zwischen Botanik und Archäologie steht eine sensationelle Entdeckung aus Zürich: Überreste von jahrtausendealten ägyptischen Blumen aus königlichen Gräbern. Diese fragilen Pflanzen waren einst starke Symbole für das ewige Leben." --SWEDEN-- a) Medelhavsmuseet Fredsgatan 2, 103 21 Stockholm * Reopening of the Egyptian Department date: 22 February 2014 - ongoing The Egyptian exhibition was closed for remodeling in September 2012. info: URL (in English:) URL "(..) The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see many artefacts not previously on display, learn about new research and use the latest 3D technology to study the museum's mummies. (..)" The mummies can be studied using a 'virtual autopsy table'. info: press release with some photos at URL info: URL In English: URL info: press release and photos at URL In English: URL info: English press reports at URL URL With picture gallery. URL URL URL URL "(..) In Sweden's capital Stockholm, the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities is scheduled to open Saturday a permanent exhibition on ancient Egypt and focusing on the well-known Pharaonic era. Over 1,600 artifacts will be on display at the exhibit which will take visitors on a journey through 7,000 years of Egyptian history. (..) The exhibit will also offer visitors an interactive experience on reproducing the mummy, utilizing help of modern technologies like 3D digitalization. They will have the opportunity to study the mummy's interior and exterior in detail using a touch-sensitive table as these cadavers and respective coffins have been fully documented in 3D. Such documentation was undertaken through a 3D digitalization project which used computed tomography (CT), 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry to create an exact virtual copy of the mummy. (..)" --HUNGARY-- a) - ---POLAND--- a) Muzeum Archeologiczne Ul. Wodna 27, PL - 61-781 Poznan URL * "Death and Life in Ancient Egypt" date: 22 September 1998 - 15 July 2014 With long-term loans from the Egyptian Museum and Collection of Papyri in Berlin and the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich . info: (in English) URL info: URL info: information (in English) on an obelisk (Berlin 12800) that was added to the exhibition in 2002 - URL info: press report at URL A papyrus of the Ptolemaic Period has been added to the exhibition, with spells and vignettes from the BD. With photo. b) Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie Al. Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warszawa * "W królestwie Ozyrysa i Anubisa. Wystawa sztuki egipskiej w pigulce" [In the realm of Osiris and Anubis. The exhibition of Egyptian art in a nutshell] date: 15 October 2013 - TBA info: URL --RUSSIA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) - b) Filozofická fakulta, Univerzita Karlova v Praze nám. Jana Palacha 2, 116 38 Praha 1 * "Civilizace na Nilu. Nejnovejsí ceské archeologické objevy v Egypte a Súdánu." [The civilization of the Nile. The latest Czech archaeological discoveries in Egypt and Sudan] date: 22 January 2014 - TBA A photographic exhibition that presents the work of expeditions of the Czech Institute of Egyptology in Egypt and Sudan in 2011-2013. The exhibition opening shall be on 21 January 2014, 17:00h, at the foyer of the Main Building of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1, Czech Republic. info: URL info: report (with photos) of the opening, at URL c) Muzeum Napajedla Komenského 304, 763 61 Napajedla URL URL * "Egyptologie - úspechy ceské vedy objektivem Martina Frouze" [Egyptology - Czech scientific successes through the lens of Martin Frouz] date: 6 March 2014 - 10 April 2014 Photographic exhibition that documents recent archaeological work of the Czech Institute of Egyptology, in Abusir and the Western Desert. info: source - URL (choose "Ceský" tab) info: URL d) Prague Castle's Riding School Hall * "Treasures of the Pharaohs" date: TBA [postponed until further notice; was: Spring to Autumn 2012] The plan was that some 200 top-value artifacts from Cairo Museum, complemented by exhibits from European collections of Egyptian art, would go on display in an exhibition organized by the Charles University's Egyptology Institute in cooperation with the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. But the project is currently suspended. info: (now outdated) press release at URL --CUBA-- a) - --VATICAN CITY-- a) Musei Vaticani URL * "Coffins of the Amun-priests" [working title] date: TBA (2014?) The exhibition looks at the priesthood of Amun in Thebes and their necropolis of Bab el-Gasus, with a special focus on the conservation of their coffins (the 'Vatican Coffin Project'). With artefacts from the collections of the RMO, the Louvre and the Vatican Museum. The exhibition was earlier in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (April 19, 2013 - September 15, 2013). info: source - Dutch press report at URL --REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE--- a) - --CHINA-- a) - ---BRASIL--- a) MorumbiShopping (ground floor) Av. Roque Petroni Junior, 1089 -São Paulo - SP * "Segredos do Egito" [Secrets from Egypt] date: 25 March 2014 - 20 April 2014 A show featuring 150 items relating to the Egyptian civilization - 108 replicas and 42 originals from the Museum of Cairo. It will later feature at RibeirãoShopping, in Ribeirão Preto (May and June 2014) and at BarraShoppingSul, in Porto Alegre (July and August). info: English press release at URL Spanish press release at URL --MEXICO-- a) Palacio de la Autonomía Lic. Primo Verdad 2, Col. Centro (Área 3) C.P. 6020, Deleg. Cuauhtémoc, México, Distrito Federal * "Tutankamon. La Tumba, el Oro y la Maldición" date: 2 August 2013 - ? [either closed (see (b)) or till end of 2014] [prolongation; was: till 1 January 2014] Exhibition with nearly 200 replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL b) El Museo del Noreste (Mune) Dr. Coss 445 Sur Centro,, Monterrey, N.L. CP. 64000 * "Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamun. The tomb, the gold and the curse] date: March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014 An exhibition with replicas from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL info: press reports at URL URL info: press reports at URL "(..) Después, la colección será trasladada al Hospicio Cabañas, en Guadalajara." URL URL info: press reports at URL URL URL "Tan sólo en este martes la exposición _Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición_ convocó a más de dos mil 500 personas (...)" With slideshow. info: English press reports at URL URL c) Hospicio Cabañas Cabañas 8, Las Fresas, 44360 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico URL [under construction] * "Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamun. The tomb, the gold and the curse] date: October 2014 - TBA The travelling exhibition with nearly 200 replicas of KV62 objects. Currently at El Museo del Noreste (Mune), Monterrey (March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014). info: source - URL ---LATVIA--- a) Art Museum Riga Bourse Dome Square 6 URL * "Tutanhamona dzintars. Sena Egipte / Dzintara cels" [Tutankhamun's Amber. Ancient Egypt / the Amber Road] date: 1 November 2013 - 1 January 2015 Exhibition of objects from the Museum's collection of Egyptian art, plus loans from several international museums (incl. Cairo Museum). Baltic amber was traded from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea - even ending up in Egypt. info: URL info: URL info: press report (in English) at URL info: (in English) URL --QATAR-- a) - b) University College London Qatar UCL Qatar, PO Box 23689, 2nd Floor, Georgetown Building, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha * "3D Encounters: Where Science Meets Heritage" date: 13 February 2013 - TBA The exhibition explores how 3D digital replicas of museum collections can be used to advance museum, archaeological and conservation practice. Using 3D visualisations of artefacts from UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, the exhibition offers a 360 degree view of ancient items that range from fragments of stone vessels and carved wooden hair combs to a skull on an ancient Egyptian ruler info: press release at URL "(..) At the exhibition visitors can try out the 3D technology themselves and handle virtual images of historical treasures. The public are invited to do this through a series of interactive activities that combine 3D images with immersive technologies such as heightened reality and gesture recognition. For example, one interactive visualisation transports visitors to an archaeological site in Egypt where they are able to select 3D replica artefacts to pick up and inspect. Visitors can also try their hands at restoring an ancient mummy mask through a touch screen interactive image that allows them to choose and test different facial features. Another interactive option offers a 3D image of a skull that archaeologists believe is that of an ancient ruler named Inti. Visitors can then build layers of muscles, veins and skin on to the ruler's skull via touch screen animation to see what Inti might have looked like. (..)" info: some links to 3DPetrie Project website and 3DPetrie exhibitions website, and to press reports: URL info: a film that is on exhibition is available online at URL " "Making Many. The mass production of funerary figures. UCL Petrie Museum' - The film explains research about mass production of shabtis via 3D imaging, 3D printing and reproduction of a physical replica to find out about the mass production of funerary figures in Ancient Egypt. The 3D printing was done at the Digital Manufacturing Centre at the UCL Bartlett." ---UAE--- a) Manarat Al Saadiyat Cultural District - Abu Dhabi URL * "A History of the World In 100 Objects" date: April 23, 2014 - August 2, 1014 Exhibition of 100 objects from the British Museum - including a granite statue of Ramesses II (Elephantine Island). info: English press report at URL +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. Eyma This list is not meant for distribution to any other public channel than the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum. It is always wise to contact the organizers of lectures e.d. for confirmation, in case of (last minute) changes. 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