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Lezingen in februari

Zondag 7 februari, 15.00 uur

Prof. Salima Ikram (American University in Cairo)
Divine Protection: Ancient Egyptian Vernacular Shrines in the Eastern Sahara

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Maandag 8 februari, 18.00 uur

Matthew Cobb (University of Wales)
The port of Berenike and the Red Sea trade in Late Antiquity

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Dinsdag 9 februari, 12.00 uur / donderdag 11 februari, 18.00 uur

Dr Nora Shalaby (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
The Abydos Paper Archive: Exploring Egyptian Histories from Early Egyptology

The recent discovery of thousands of archival documents in a storeroom inside the Temple of Seti I in Abydos represents a significant and valuable dataset that can contribute to a more holistic history of the discipline that involves actors who have traditionally been sidelined.

Inschrijven: 9 februari | 11 februari

Dinsdag 9 februari, 18.00 uur

Antonio J.Morales (University of Alcalá)
Early Middle Kingdom elite officials and royal strategies at Thebes

In the last four years, the University of Alcalá Expedition and its Middle Kingdom Theban Project have set up a multidisciplinary and international team of experts that have been conducted archaeological excavation, epigraphic work, and conservation in several tombs in the area of Deir el-Bahari, with the major goal of improving our knowledge on the historical circumstances of the later part of the Eleventh Dynasty and the beginning of the so-called “Classical Period”.

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Dinsdag 9 februari, 18.00 uur

Dr. Pavel Onderka (Nationaal Museum Praag)
Bes in Nubia: The Typhonium at Wad Ben Naga


Zaterdag 13 februari, 18.00 uur

Dr. Campbell Price (Manchester Museum)
Sex, Art, and Death in Greco-Roman Egypt

The exhibition Golden Mummies of Egypt explores multicultural expectations for the afterlife using more than 100 objects from the Manchester Museum’s world-renowned collection. This virtual lecture by Dr. Campbell Price interrogates the functions of the exhibition objects, assessing the impact of the expectations of modern viewers and evaluating the particular seductive attraction of painted portraits and gilded mummies.


Woensdag 17 februari, 18.30 uur

Renée Friedman (Oxford)
Exploring the City of the Falcon: Egypt’s first capital at Hierakonpolis

Hierakonpolis has long been famous as the home of the palette of King Narmer, a potent icon for the birth of Egyptian civilization at ca. 3100 BC. However, ongoing work at the site is now extending back our view of its development by some 500 years. Explorations in the elite cemetery HK6 have revealed tombs of the local rulers, who expressed their power not only in the elaborate architecture and contents of their sizable graves, but also with the people and intriguing array of animals they took with them to the afterlife. Exotic animals, such as elephants, a leopard, troops of baboons and more, attest to a veritable royal menagerie, and give us a tantalizing glimpse at the complex rituals that must have surrounded their burials.

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Woensdag 17 februari, 20.00 uur

Dimitry Laboury (Université de Liège)
In the workshop of an Ancient Egyptian sculptor: The estate of the chief royal sculptor Thutmose at Akhet-Aten (Amarna)

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Woensdag 17 februari, 20.30 uur

Emmet Jackson, PhD Candidate (University of Exeter)
Irish Women in Egypt: Travels of Lady Harriet Kavanagh & Frances Power Cobbe

Kosten: £2.50 voor niet-leden

Lady Harriet Kavanagh and Frances Power Cobbe are two of the more notable Irish female travellers to Egypt in the 19th century. Drawing on published and unpublished diaries and their letters from Egypt this talk will introduce the travels and antiquarian collections of these two extraordinary Irish Women.


Donderdag 18 februari, 18.00 uur

Ellie Jones (University of Oxford)
Terms of Gendered Representation: Reassessing the Role of Elite Women in early-mid 18th Dynasty Funerary Iconography from Thebes and El-Kab

Ancient Egyptian tomb iconography has been interpreted with two main functions: successful transition to the afterlife (rebirth) and self-presentation. The funerary portrayals of elite women have primarily been explained through the former function, focusing on how their sexuality and fertility assisted in the rebirth of the (male) tomb owner. This lecture, which summarises the speaker’s DPhil research, takes a wider perspective, exploring the potential meanings encoded in the depiction of female relatives in order to reassess this gendered dichotomy in the interpretation of ancient Egyptian tomb iconography.


Donderdag 18 februari, 19.30 uur

Silvia Štubňová Nigrelli PhD
Life in Ramesside Deir el-Medina: in the footprints of the scribe Qenherkhepshef

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

Deir el-Medina is een bekende site gelegen op de Thebaanse westoever. Vroeger werd deze site bewoond door de werklieden en ambachtslieden die, tijdens het Nieuwe Rijk, de graven in de Vallei der Koningen en de Vallei der Koninginnen bouwden en versierden. Het dorp heeft Egyptologen voorzien van een unieke reeks materialen en gegevens over de oude bewoners. In deze lezing zullen we kijken hoe het was om in het dorp tijdens de Ramessidentijd te leven door in de voetsporen te treden van een van de bekendste schriftgeleerden van het dorp, Qenherkhepshef.


Zaterdag 20 februari, 14.45 uur

Paul Whelan
The Symbiosis of King and Cult – Abydos in the Old Kingdom

Kosten: £3 voor SAES-leden, £6 for niet-leden

This lecture will look at the ancient cult centre of Abydos during the Old Kingdom, which was one of the most formative periods in its history. Looking primarily from a royal perspective, the available evidence reveals the evolving physical and spiritual landscape at Abydos from the 4th – 6th Dynasties and how the royal presence there changed over this time.

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Maandag 22 februari, 18.00 uur

Julien Cooper (UIC Zhuhai)
Desert Politics: State formation in the Egyptian Eastern Desert and the ‘Rise of the Blemmyes’

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Dinsdag 23 februari, 20.00 uur

Dr. René Preys (KUL/UNamur)
Epigrafie in Karnak: de tempel van Amon tijdens de Grieks-Romeinse periode

Kosten: €4 voor niet-leden

Tijdens de Grieks-Romeinse periode werd in de tempel van Amon in Karnak vooral gebouwd en gerestaureerd op de as van de tempel. De epigrapfische missies van de UNamur en de KULeuven bestuderen al 10 jaar lang de activiteiten van de Ptolemaeën in Karnak. In deze lezing wordt vooral het werk van de graveurs en de schilders bekeken. Hoe hebben ze de decoratie op de muren aangebracht? Met hoeveel waren ze aan het werk? Hoeveel tijd nam het om een monument te versieren? En hoe kan hun werk ons helpen de monumenten te dateren?


Woensdag 24 februari, 20.00 uur

Aaron de Souza (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Vile Kush came: New thoughts on Egyptian-Nubian relations at the dawn of the 18th dynasty

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Lezingen in januari

NB: Deze lezingen worden aangeboden door externe partijen. Indien de lezing niet gratis is worden de kosten erbij vermeld.

Gesteine im Alten Ägypten. Ihre Verwendung und Wertung
Donderdag 7 januari, 18.15 uur

Spreker: John Baines (Oxford)

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The cemeteries of Amarna: New perspectives on life under Akhenaten

Dinsdag 12 januari, 11.00 uur

The study of Amarna’s non-elite cemeteries is providing a wealth of new information on what it was like to live at Amarna during Akhenaten’s reign. This talk will present a summary of the main findings of the work to date and its importance for our understanding of the health, mortuary practices and life experiences of the Amarna population.

Dr Anna Stevens is Assistant Director of the Amarna Project (University of Cambridge) and Lecturer in Archaeology (Monash University). She specialises in the archaeology of Egyptian urbanism.

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Kom Ombo – an urban center in Upper Egypt reappears

Woensdag 13 januari, 20.00 uur

Spreker: Dr. Irene Forstner-Müller (Austrian Archaeological Institute Cairo)

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Een blik in de trappenpiramide: de ondergrondse gangenstelsels van Djoser

Donderdag 14 januari, 19.30 uur

Spreker: Vincent Oeters (KU Leuven)

De beroemde trappenpiramide van Djoser domineert het landschap van Sakkara. Deze piramide werd opgericht voor Netjerykhet, koning van de derde dynastie (c. 2630-2611 v. Chr.). In deze lezing neemt de spreker u mee in een ondergrondse wandeling door de fascinerende gangen van dit piramidecomplex.

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Unearthing Djedkare’s Royal Cemetery at South Saqqara. Recent discoveries and new findings at a forgotten burial site

Woensdag 20 januari, 20.00 uur

Sprekers: Mohamed Megahed & Hana Vymazalová (Charles University in Prague)

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Looking like a god. Jewellery in Old and Middle Kingdom

Woensdag 20 januari, 20.00 uur

Spreker: Wolfram Grajetzki
Kosten: £3

Egyptian jewellery found in burials was often already worn in daily life, but there are also examples made for specifically for burial. These tell us much about how afterlife was seen. In the Old Kingdom, personal adornments for the dead often copy the ornaments of the living, whereas in contrast, the personal adornments of the Middle Kingdom turned the deceased into a god like being (Image copyright of the Metropolitan Museum).


Stones and bones: Tell Timai and the Lost History of the Rosetta Stone

Zaterdag 23 januari, 19.00 uur

Spreker: Dr. Jay Silverstein (Pennsylvania)
Kosten: gratis voor studenten en donateurs van Huis van Horus, anders €5
Voertaal: Engels

De Steen van Rosetta bevat een van de beroemdste inscripties ter wereld. De tweetalige tekst die in de donkere granieten steen in drie verschillende schriften is gebeiteld, beschrijft gebeurtenissen die het lot van de wereld hebben gevormd. Het hellenistische Egypte stond aan de rand van de afgrond en het geslacht dat de wereld Cleopatra VII gaf, kwam bijna tot een einde. In de oude stad Thmouis (nu Tell Timai) bevestigen archeologische vondsten die gebeurtenissen en bieden ze een zeldzaam inzicht in de etnische en politieke spanningen die zich manifesteerden tijdens de Grote Opstand van 204–185 v.Chr. De gevolgen van de rebellie veranderden het Ptolemeïsche Egypte in een tijd die als een cruciaal keerpunt in de geschiedenis van de Klassieke Wereld wordt beschouwd.

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New Perspectives on Ancient Nubia at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Zaterdag 23 januari, 19.00 uur

Spreker: Dr. Denise Doxey

The last thirty years of excavation in southern Egypt and especially Sudan has allowed the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to house the largest collection of ancient Nubian art outside Khartoum. In antiquity, Nubia was home to a series of powerful kingdoms along the Nile valley. The Nubians produced magnificent and powerful art for thousands of years. In Boston, Egyptian art has upstaged that of Nubia for a century. One reason is that for centuries Nubia left no written records, leaving its story to be told by others-first by their rivals and sometimes enemies, the Egyptians. Early 20th century archaeologists, including the MFA’s own George Reisner, brought preconceived notions and prejudices to their interpretations of African cultures, further obscuring Nubia’s grandeur. Preparations for a major exhibition of Nubian art in 2019 led the MFA to reconsider Nubia in light of new information, new interpretations, and voices from outside the museum world. This talk will discuss the planning of the exhibition and lessons learned from the planning.

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Von Menschen, Tieren und Göttern in Assiut zur Zeit des Neuen Reiches

Maandag 25 januari, 18.30 uur

Spreker: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Verhoeven-van Elsbergen (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Die erste Mainzer Freundeskreis-Veranstaltung in digitaler Form eignet sich dafür, nun das Bildmaterial zu Grab N13.1 und den zahlreichen Besuchergraffiti in der Nekropole von Assiut vorzustellen und zu kommentieren, zumal zu einem Zeitpunkt, an dem gerade die zugehörige zweibändige, gemeinschaftliche Mainzer Publikation dieses Materials erschienen ist. Es handelt sich um ca. 250 Texte und Zeichnungen des Neuen Reiches und der islamischen Zeit, die von Svenja A. Gülden, Eva Gervers, Youssef Ahmed-Mohamed und der Vortragenden seit über zehn Jahren dokumentiert und analysiert wurden. Die Texte erzählen von Menschen, die den Nekropolenberg und umliegende Tempel besuchten, Götter verehrten, die alte Grabdekoration studierten und ihre Kenntnis altägyptischer Literatur bekundeten. In den arabischen Graffiti finden sich ebenfalls Gebete und Weisheiten, aber auch Hinweise auf eine Scheich-Bestattung und auf einen Besuch von Fürst Pückler-Muskau.

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Loaves and Fishes: The economy of “building” the pyramids

Dinsdag 26 januari, 12.00 uur | donderdag 28 januari, 18.00 uur

When people ask “how were the pyramids built?” they are usually thinking about the engineering of the construction, not about the phenomenal level of careful planning and logistics that had to be in place in order for the project to even begin to be possible. One critically important aspect that is rarely considered is the provision of food – bread, meat, beer, fish – to the teams involved. This talk will present current research on evidence for the logistics of providing to the “workers” at Giza in the 3rd Millennium BC.

Dr Claire Malleson is Assistant Professor of Archaeology at the American University of Beirut, and Director of Archaeological Science for Ancient Egypt Research Associates. She specializes in the study of ancient Egyptian plant remains, and agriculture.

Inschrijven: 26 januari | 28 januari

Cleopatra: Tomb, baths and birth-house

Woensdag 27 januari, 19.00 uur

Spreker: Dr. Chris Naunton
Kosten: £5

Cleopatra is perhaps one of most famous figures in the ancient world and yet little of what we know about her comes from archaeological evidence in Egypt. The story of her final days is well know and classical accounts tell us a little of her tomb and where it was, but it has never been found. She created a myth that she was Isis and her son, Horus – to help establish their legitimacy – and yet these crucially important scenes were lost over a century ago. Famously she bathed in milk and yet the ‘baths of Cleopatra’ which were a must-see for 19th Century travellers have now disappeared. What happened, and how can Egyptologists’ records help us to retrieve what has been lost?

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How to manage an Egyptian temple in the Roman Period

Donderdag 28 januari, 15.00 uur

Spreker: Dr. Maren Schentuleit (Oxford)
Kosten: £5

In this lecture we will focus on the temple in Dimê an ancient settlement north of the Birket Qarun, the lake in the Fayum oasis. The large building once dominated this place, which the Greeks called Soknopaiou Nesos—the ‘Island of Soknopaios’, i.e. the crocodile-headed god Sobek in his local form as the ‘Lord of Pai’. The impressive ruins which are still preserved are the remains of a building probably erected between 100 BCE and about 50 CE. Egyptian temples were places of cult and religious worship, but also economic centres and Dimê and its temple offer like hardly any other place a rich material for the study of the temple economy, organization of the human resources (cult personnel and craftsmen), the cult as well as the everyday life.

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Heliopolis in motion. Aegyptiaca and the Roman objectscape

Vrijdag 29 januari, 18.15 uur

Spreker: Miguel John Versluys (Leiden)

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Does the Past Have a Future? The Work of the Theban Mapping Project

Zaterdag 30 januari, 19.00 uur

Spreker: Dr. Kent Weeks

The Theban Mapping Project (TMP) began work in 1979. Its goal was to prepare a comprehensive map of the Theban Necropolis, starting with the Valley of the Kings, and to make detailed plans of its archaeological remains. It was the first project of its kind to work in Egypt. In 1989, the TMP rediscovered the entrance to KV 5, a tomb whose location had been known for centuries but which was believed to be small, badly damaged, and of no interest. When the TMP discovered that KV 5 was in fact a family mausoleum for multiple sons of Rameses II and the largest tomb in the Valley of the Kings, it made headlines around the world. The TMP established a website,, to provide reports on its work for a fascinated public quickly becoming one of the most visited sites on the internet. was used as a research tool by scholars and as an introduction to Egyptology by students of all ages. It received over one million hits monthly until it crashed in 2010 and could not be restored. Today, thanks to ARCE, the website is back up, and can again provide up to date information on Thebes and its monuments for a wide audience.

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Gratis lezingen in december

NB: Deze lezingen worden georganiseerd door externe partijen.

Papyrus, leer en perkament
Dinsdag 8 december, 20.00-21.00 uur

RMO-restaurator Eliza Jacobi houdt een livestream-lezing over de restauratie van een zesde-eeuws Egyptisch boek uit de museumcollectie. Ze vertelt over de resultaten van het onderzoek, toont de verschillende stappen van het restauratieproces en laat zien waarom deze codex zo bijzonder is.

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Virtual Private View: Extraordinary Stories from the Petrie Museum
Woensdag 9 december, 16.00 uur

Join the curator, Dr Anna Garnett, and head of collection, Catriona Wilson, in this behind-the-scenes look at the Museum and the untold stories behind its formation, as well an exclusive preview of the hidden love story behind a newly acquired Pre-Raphaelite pencil sketch on display for the first time.


Traditionen um Neferkasokar und Cheops? Ein ägyptisches Handbuch über den idealen Tempel und seine Situierung
Donderdag 10 december, 18.15 uur

Door Joachim Quack (Heidelberg)

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Evidence for Coffin Reuse in the Royal Cache Deir el Bahari 320 and the Tomb of Amenhotep II (KV35)
Donderdag 10 december, 19.00 uur

For the past ten years, Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney has been systematically examining human reactions to social crises, specifically focusing on material adaptations evident within an ideological context, but also documenting coffins from Dynasty 18 to 22. This research is the first systematic study of funerary arts reuse and theft within the field of Egyptology, but the work also allows the first thorough photographic documentation of these coffins.

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‘An Image As Perfect as the Ancestors’: Functions of Private Temple Sculpture in the Late Period
Dinsdag 15 december, 18.00 uur

Door Campbell Price (Manchester)

Non-royal sculpture of the Egyptian Late Period (c. 750-30 BCE) has frequently been assessed in terms of its aesthetic qualities and on the basis of the incidental biographical information contained in its inscriptions. This lecture assesses the materiality and presence of these statues in functioning temple spaces, and in terms of intended interactions with the living, the gods and the dead. Particular attention is paid to the use of archaising forms as a means to engage initiated passers-by.

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De eindfase van het ‘Mooie Feest van de Vallei’: feestvieren in Grieks-Romeins Thebe
Dinsdag 15 december, 20.00 uur

Door Lauren Dogaer (Leuven)

Het ‘Mooie Feest van de Vallei’, oftewel het ‘Dalfeest’, was het meest prominente religieuze feest in Thebe, dat doorheen een groot deel van de Egyptische geschiedenis jaarlijks gevierd werd. Tijdens het feest ging de god Amon op een processie vanuit de tempel in Karnak naar zijn heiligdom in Dayr al-Bahri. Terwijl Amon een bezoek bracht aan de tempels van de overleden koningen (waaronder de dodentempel van Hatsjepsoet), ging de bevolking op bezoek bij overleden familieleden in de Assasif-necropool, die zich vlak voor de tempel van Dayr al-Bahri bevindt. Door de eeuwen heen evolueerde het dalfeest en werd de route die de god Amon volgde van Karnak naar Dayr al-Bahri steeds complexer. De oudste vermeldingen dateren uit het Middenrijk (2040 – 1780 v.Chr.), en algemeen wordt aangenomen dat het feest in de Grieks-Romeinse periode (ca. 332 v.Chr. – 285 na Chr.) niet meer als dusdanig gevierd werd. Recent onderzoek toont echter iets anders aan.

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Faster than the Wind: the cultural significance of chariots in ancient Egypt
Woensdag 16 december, 18.30 uur

Door Ole Herslund

There are few technologies that impacted New Kingdom society more than the chariot. It became a key feature in both expansionistic warfare as well as daily life. This presentation explores how chariots influenced mobility, administration, economy, international diplomacy, language and writing system, the ideology and symbolism of kingship, and even cognition and classification systems.

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The Saqqara saite tombs project: updates and the archaeology of mummification

Donderdag 17 december, 18.15 uur

Door Ramadan Hussein (Tübingen)

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Christmas Tour of the Egypt Centre

Vrijdag 18 december, 16.00-19.00 uur

Special Zoom tour of the Egypt Centre collection, including access to its store. Join the Collections Access Manager, Dr Ken Griffin, for this free tour, which will be followed by celebratory drinks and a chat. Tickets for the event are essential, with 500 places available. While the tickets are free, you do have the option of making a donation with your ticket.


Vom Ersten zum Dritten zum Vierten und zum Zweiten: Eine archäologische Spurensuche entlang der Nilkatarakte

Maandag 21 december, 17.00 uur

Door Julia Budka (LMU München, DiverseNile project)

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