Lezingen in maart

In maart zijn er weer genoeg online voordrachten te volgen. Deze lezingen worden aangeboden door externe partijen. Indien niet gratis dan worden de kosten vermeld.

Dinsdag 2 maart, 12.00 uur / donderdag 4 maart, 18.00 uur

Dr Okasha El Daly
Egyptology: The missing millennium. Ancient Egypt in Medieval Arabic writings

“The Egyptians didn’t care about their pre-Islamic heritage until the Europeans arrived.” Heard this before? In this talk, Dr Okasha El Daly will overturn this long-held misconception by uniting Egyptology and Islamic Studies.

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Dinsdag 2 maart, 20.00 uur

Lara Weiss (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)
Nieuws uit Caïro

Voor zijn grootscheepse vernieuwingsplannen zocht het Egyptisch Museum in Caïro de afgelopen jaren samenwerking met vijf grote Europese musea met Egyptische collecties, waaronder het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. In deze online lezing vertelt RMO-conservator Lara Weiss over de achtergronden en resultaten van dit bijzondere samenwerkingsproject.


Donderdag 4 maart, 18.00 uur

Rita Lucarelli (Berkeley)
Agents of Punishment and Protection. Assessing the Demonic in First Millennium BCE Egypt

Demonology is an integral, though often neglected aspect of ancient Egyptian religion. In this talk, while presenting a current book project, the role that ancient Egyptian demons played in relation to the main deities and to humankind will be outlined, by distinguishing categories of demons according to where they appear, namely demons of the netherworld and demons wandering on earth.


Zondag 7 maart, 19.00 uur

Dr. Ken Griffin (The Egypt Centre)
“All the rekhyt-people adore”

Kosten: £5

Egyptian society is often said to have been divided into social classes, with the pat-people representing the ‘elite’ and the rekhyt-people being the ‘commoners’. Yet an examination of the Egyptian texts reveal that the rekhyt-people are commonly described as performing actions, emotions, and gestures for the benefit of the divine pharaoh and the gods. This lecture will examine when and where these actions were performed, and for whom. Additionally, the use and function of the rekhyt rebus will be analysed in detail.


Dinsdag 9 maart, 20.00 uur

Prof. dr. Jacques van der Vliet (Leiden/Nijmegen)
Leidse Papyrologielezing: Moedwil en misverstand op het Egyptische platteland

Het komt maar zelden voor dat papyri licht werpen op leven en werken van bekende historische persoonlijkheden. Zo’n uitzondering is Pisentius, bisschop van Koptos in het zuiden van Egypte. Pisentius wordt tot op de huidige dag als een heilige vereerd in de Koptisch Orthodoxe Kerk. Een rijke literatuur bewaart de herinnering aan de wonderen die hij bij zijn leven verrichtte. Daarnaast is op papyrus een deel van het archief van Pisentius teruggevonden uit de jaren rond 620.


Woensdag 10 maart, 20.00 uur

Manfred Bietak (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
The 14th Dynasty in Avaris/Tell el-Dab‘a and the Looting of Egypt

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Donderdag 11 maart, 18.00 uur

Dr Roberta Mazza
Narratives of Discovery: The Finding of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri between Myth and Reality

This talk will consider how the British forefathers of papyrology have disseminated information about their discoveries in Egypt to the public in the late 19th century. It will be shown that when read in the light of more private letters and accounts, these official stories reveal patterns and tropes, while details that we find important today were left out. Were the Oxyrhynchus papyri really discovered by Grenfell and Hunt? This paper argues that they were already well known to the Egyptian inhabitants of the nearby town of el-Bahnasa.


Zondag 14 maart, 16.00 uur

Inês Torres Ph.D.
Lassoing for Offerings or Lassoing for Visitors? Analyzing a Unique Lassoing Scene from the Mastaba of Akhmerutnisut at Giza (G 2184)

Kosten: gratis voor donateurs en studenten, €5 voor niet-donateurs
Voertaal: Engels

In Torres haar lezing neemt ze je mee naar de mastaba van Akhmerutnisut, hetgeen een monumentale afbeelding toont van de grafeigenaar die een touw vasthoudt, klaar om een ​​lasso te werpen. De actieve deelname van de grafeigenaar aan een lasso-scène is uniek in het iconografische programma van elitetombes uit de 5de Dynastie (ca. 2494-2345 v.Chr.). Daarbij analyseert ze Akhmerutnisuts lasso-scène vanuit het analytische kader van monumentaliteit, identiteit en keuzevrijheid (agency).


Zondag 14 maart, 19.00 uur

Dr. Heidi Köpp-Junk
Music in ancient Egypt and its beginnings – Latest research in music archaeology
(lecture including live musical performance)

Kosten: £5

This lecture, showing the current research results of ancient Egyptian music archaeology, deals with the origins in Neolithic, Predynastic, and Early Dynastic Times that allowed the development of the complex system as attested in the Old kingdom. Heidi Köpp-Junk shows 5000 years of ancient Egyptian music history with over twenty-five instruments.


Dinsdag 16 maart, 12.00 uur

Nozomu Kawai
Excavating the first Roman catacomb at Saqqara

The Japanese-Egyptian mission to North Saqqara has excavated at the eastern escarpment at the North Saqqara plateau since 2017. In August 2019, we discovered the first Roman catacomb ever found in Saqqara. The catacomb consists of a long vaulted mudbrick passage to the entrance to the rock-cut chamber and several side rooms. This lecture will present the latest result of the excavation at the Roman catacomb.


Woensdag 17 maart, 20.00 uur

John Rogers (Swansea University)
Of Kings, Courtiers, and Commoners

Kosten: £3

For many, the image of ancient Egyptian rulership consists of an all-powerful king at the top, with only occasional difficulties when a certain king was weaker than his predecessors. But scratch the surface and the situation is far more complicated. In this talk we will look at the ancient Egyptian king in a local context: ultimately—if the king is not all-powerful—who ran the ancient Egyptian state?


Donderdag 18 maart, 16.00 uur

Dogs in Ancient Egypt

In our last curator’s chat, a request was made for a discussion on ancient Egyptian pets, and with four beautiful greyhounds at home I thought a talk on dogs would be perfect. In this talk we will explore the relationship between humans and dogs in ancient Egypt: dogs as pets, dogs in hunting and dogs in religion. We will also ask the question, was Anubis a dog?


Donderdag 18 maart, 18.00 uur

Sabrina Rampersad
Branding, Non-Literacy, and Bread in Ancient Egypt

As the material culture from the settlement of Tell Gabbara (eastern Delta) undergoes study, the present focus is on its enigmatic potmark corpus. Markings incised deeply onto the interior surfaces of bread moulds have been equated with ancient branding activity, since such marks imprinted the surfaces of bread loaves with single textual signs during the baking process. This presentation will draw from multiple disciplines such as marketing, clinical neuropsychology, and psycholinguistics to illustrate these salient features of potmark-brands in Early Dynastic Egypt.


Zaterdag 20 maart, 15.00 uur

Dr Eleanor Dobson (University of Birmingham)
Whatever happened to Carter’s canary?: Facts, Fictions and Tutankhamun

Kosten: £5

The discovery of the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922 is one of the best-known archaeological narratives of our age. The uncovering of the pharaoh’s final resting place with its wealth of gilded artefacts was cause for much celebration both in Egypt and abroad. But within weeks of the king’s burial chamber being opened, the man who financed the dig, the fifth Earl of Carnarvon, was dead. Around the world and fuelled by tales of vengeful spirits in the press, people asked: was Carnarvon the victim of the mummy’s curse?


Dinsdag 23 maart, 18.30 uur

Francesco Tiradritti
The Cenotaph of Harwa: a Masterpiece of the Pharaonic Renaissance

The Italian Archaeological Mission to Luxor and in Sudan works in the Funerary Complex of Harwa (TT 37) and Akhamunru (TT 404) since 1996. With its 4000 square meters of extension the Cenotaph of the Great Majordomo of the God-Wife Harwa (end of the 8th Century BC) is one of the largest monuments ever built by an Egyptian official. The wonderful and fine decoration is inspired to an archaizing style with innovative tendencies that make the cenotaph a masterpiece of the cultural movement known as “25th Dynasty Renaissance”.


Dinsdag 23 maart, 19.00 uur

Dr Anna Garnett
From the Nile Valley to Camden: A History of the Petrie Museum

The Petrie Museum, based in Malet Place and part of University College London, is home to over 80,000 objects from Egypt and Sudan, and many of these objects were excavated by Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie and his Egyptian workforces from sites across Egypt.

This illustrated talk by the museum’s curator, Dr Anna Garnett, will explore some of the lesser-known stories relating to the collection, particularly focusing on how and why the collection came to be in Camden, and some of the characters who contributed to the foundation and care of the Petrie Museum over the past century.


Zondag 28 maart, 14.00 uur

Lara Weiss (conservator Egypte, RMO)
De kapel van Paätenemheb

Paätenemheb was koninklijk schenker aan het hof van Toetanchamon, rond 1300 v.Chr. Zijn grafkapel stond ooit bovenop zijn ondergrondse grafkamers in Sakkara (Egypte). Ingehuurde priesters, vrienden, collega’s en natuurlijk zijn familie hem konden hem hier offers brengen en hem herdenken. Deze online rondleiding biedt een unieke kans om samen met Lara Weiss naar de mooie details in de kapel van Paätenemheb te kijken: u ziet niet alleen de beroemde harpspeler, maar ook heel veel andere details. Wat staat er allemaal op de muren afgebeeld en waarom?


Woensdag 31 maart, 20.00 uur

Nikos Lazaridis (California State University, Sacramento)
Crafting characters in ancient Egyptian storytelling

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