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Seminar om kroppen

Anne-Austin

Mødedato: Lørdag d. 4/3, 2017, kl. 11-16
Lokale: 23.0.49

Foredrag 1 kl. 11-12.15:
Embodying the Goddess: Tattooing and Worship in Deir el-Medina
Anne Austin, Ph.D., History Department, Stanford University

While tattooing is an increasingly popular topic, it is rarely discussed in the past owing to the infrequent identification of tattoos in human remains. This is particularly true in dynastic Egypt, where physical evidence of tattooing was limited to a set of three female Middle Kingdom mummies from Deir el-Bahri with geometric patterns placed on their arms and abdomens.

During the 2014-2015 mission of the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale at Deir el-Medina, however, our team identified at least four individuals with tattoos including one woman with over two dozen separate, figural tattoos placed along her arms, neck, and shoulders.

This talk reviews the significance of this tattooed mummy from Deir el-Medina through a systematic analysis of the placement, orientation, order, and symbolism of her tattoos. These tattoos are compared with local cult objects and temple spaces in order to demonstrate that the use of cult images associated with Hathor links this woman with popular acts of worship at Deir el-Medina.

This mummy therefore not only offers a unique and significant contribution to our understanding of the practice of tattooing in ancient Egypt, but also the potential roles of women in religious worship in ancient Egypt.

LiseFrokostpause kl. 12.15-13.00 (medbring selv mad og drikke)

Foredrag 2 kl. 13.00-14.15:

Fosterbegravelser
Lise Manniche, mag. art., Ph.D.

I Ægypten er der mange eksempler på, at for tidligt fødte eller dødfødte børn har fået særlig opmærksomhed. De kendteste er de to små mumier fundet i Tutankhamons grav, men der er andre med mere beskeden herkomst og fra andre tidspunkter.

Lise har længe søgt en forklaring på dette fænomen og vil i foredraget fremlægge nogle resultater af sin forskning.

Jenny-tt65-mummy

A Coptic burial at TT65 (T. Bács, EA 17, 2000)

Pause kl. 14.15-14.45

Foredrag 3 kl. 14.45-16.00:

Coptic mummies and textiles in Western Thebes
Dr. Jennifer Cromwell, Post.Doc. ToRS, Københavns Universitet

The Theban mountain range was home to a large monastic population during the 7th and 8th centuries AD. From this period, we have a wealth of textual and archaeological information concerning the lives of the monks, including the preparations that they made for their burials.

In this respect, providing the appropriate funerary textiles was vital: new linen sheets and tapes with which to wrap the bodies. The Theban evidence reveals the different stages of the manufacturing process, from the textual record of flax growing, spinning, and weaving and supply of finished textiles, to the archaeological evidence of loom pits and even preserved wrapped mummies.

This presentation will examine the nature and range of the surviving evidence and discuss the importance of textile production to the monastic communities of Western Thebes.

 

The site management of Deir el-Medina

Cedric-Gobeil-DeM

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 27/4 2017, kl. 19
Lokale: 23.0.49

ved Dr Cédric Gobeil, Director of Egypt Exploration Society, Field Director of the French archaeological mission of Deir el-Medina

Cédric Gobeil will speak about the site management of Deir el-Medina as an example of joint multidisciplinary work including all the scientific fields that are needed at a multifaceted site such as Deir el-Medina. The lecture will be with many illustrations.

IFAO (på  fransk) om Deir el Medina:
http://www.ifao.egnet.net/archeologie/deir-el-medina/

 

Recent findings at Saqqara: the Leiden-Turin excavations at a New Kingdom cemetery

Lara-Weiss

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 18/5 2017, kl. 17.30

Mødetid er kl. 17.20, døren låses!

Antikmuseet på Aarhus Universitet,
Victor Albecksvej, Århus C, bygning 414

ved Dr. Lara Weiss, Curator collection Egypt, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden

Lara Weiss deltager i de hollandske udgravninger syd for Djosers Trinpyramide i Sakkara, hvor Horemhebs grav blev genfundet i 1975 fulgt af en række andre grave fra Ny Rige.

Der var tidligere tale om et samarbejde med Egypt Exploration Society, men i dag foregår udgravningerne sammen med Torino. De næste udgravninger er planlagt til at finde sted i foråret 2017, og Lara håber på at kunne fortælle om de nyeste opdagelser, når hun kommer til Danmark.

Læs mere om udgravningerne her: http://www.saqqara.nl 

Recent findings at Saqqara: the Leiden-Turin excavations at a New Kingdom cemetery

Lara-Weiss

Mødedato: Tirsdag d. 23/5 2017, kl. 19 
Lokale: 23.0.49

ved Dr. Lara Weiss, Curator collection Egypt, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden

Lara Weiss deltager i de hollandske udgravninger syd for Djosers Trinpyramide i Sakkara, hvor Horemhebs grav blev genfundet i 1975 fulgt af en række andre grave fra Ny Rige.

Der var tidligere tale om et samarbejde med Egypt Exploration Society, men i dag foregår udgravningerne sammen med Torino. De næste udgravninger er planlagt til at finde sted i foråret 2017, og Lara håber på at kunne fortælle om de nyeste opdagelser, når hun kommer til Danmark.

Læs mere om udgravningerne her: http://www.saqqara.nl 

The tomb of the priests of Amun and its find

Rogerio

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 6/10 2016, kl. 17.30

Mødetid er kl. 17.20, døren låses!

Antikmuseet på Aarhus Universitet,
Victor Albecksvej, Århus C, bygning 414

v. Dr. Rogério Sousa, Univ. of Porto; Professor Researcher, Centre of Classical and Humanistic Studies (Univ. of Coimbra)

The tomb of the priests of Amun is the largest undisturbed site ever found in Egypt.

Uncovered in 1891 by Eugéne Grebaut and Georges Daressy, the 153burial assemblages found in the tomb were sent to the premises of the Giza Palace.

In 1892, a large portion of the collection was offered to 17 nations on the occasion of the coronation of the Khedive of Egypt Abbas II Hilmy. Dispersed by several museums and hidden in storerooms, this collection remained largely unpublished slowly falling into oblivion. It would take almost a century to acknowledge the real importance of this find.

On the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of the find, we will briefly present the history of the find and the results achieved by the Gate of the Priests Project. A particular emphasis will be given on the studies on coffin decoration.

The examination of the coffins found in the tomb reveals an unexpectedly vivid picture on the organization of the Theban workshops during the late 21st Dynasty, suggesting that funerary material culture became a fundamental aspect of the social control of the theocratic state of Amun.

The tomb of the priests of Amun and its find

Rogerio

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 13/10 2016, kl. 19

Lokale: KUA 23.0.49

v. Dr. Rogério Sousa, Univ. of Porto; Professor Researcher, Centre of Classical and Humanistic Studies (Univ. of Coimbra)

The tomb of the priests of Amun is the largest undisturbed site ever found in Egypt.

Uncovered in 1891 by Eugéne Grebaut and Georges Daressy, the 153burial assemblages found in the tomb were sent to the premises of the Giza Palace.

In 1892, a large portion of the collection was offered to 17 nations on the occasion of the coronation of the Khedive of Egypt Abbas II Hilmy. Dispersed by several museums and hidden in storerooms, this collection remained largely unpublished slowly falling into oblivion. It would take almost a century to acknowledge the real importance of this find.

On the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of the find, we will briefly present the history of the find and the results achieved by the Gate of the Priests Project. A particular emphasis will be given on the studies on coffin decoration.

The examination of the coffins found in the tomb reveals an unexpectedly vivid picture on the organization of the Theban workshops during the late 21st Dynasty, suggesting that funerary material culture became a fundamental aspect of the social control of the theocratic state of Amun.

Workmen’s marks at Deir el-Medina and the Valley of the Kings

CG24105

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 27/10 2016, kl. 19

Lokale: KUA 23.0.49

v. Daniel Soliman, Post-doctoral research fellow, ToRS, Københavns Universitet

The workmen who constructed the tombs of the royal family during the New Kingdom are very well attested. Much of their daily lives can be reconstructed thanks to the many objects discovered in and around the houses and tombs in the village where they lived, the site of Deir el-Medina.

In addition, a very large number of textual data about the tomb builders and their work has survived on ostraca from the village and the construction sites in the Valley of the Kings. The workmen therefore belong to one of the most studied communities of ancient Egypt.

It is less well known that every individual workman possessed a personal sign, an identity mark, which was often used as an indicator of personal property. Series of these identity marks were also inscribed on ostraca. Such ostraca were poorly understood by Egyptologists, but recent research has revealed much about the meaning and the date of these pieces.

This talk will discuss the usage of the marking system in the community of Deir el-Medina, and highlight the importance of the marks for the study of the construction of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Particularly interesting are the objects with identity marks from the Eighteenth Dynasty, a period which is less well documented.

 

Bogauktion med foredrag: Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies as Votives, Souvenirs and Specimens

Mummified-Jackal

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 3/11 2016, kl. 18 !!!

Efter foredraget vil der være bogauktion. Se boglisten: bogauktion-nov-2016-ruth-og-kurts-bogsamling-i.

Lokale: KUA 10.3.28 (frokoststuen på TORS).

v. Dr. Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan, Manchester Museum, Univ. of Manchester

Animal mummies of many species survive in their millions. Their huge numbers are a testament to the scale of devotional practice in Egypt between around 750 BC and AD 100.

Dr. Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum, describes the religious function of animal mummies, the history of Europeans acquiring animal mummies from Egypt and the scientific attempts to understand this mummified material.

 

Workmen’s marks at Deir el-Medina and the Valley of the Kings

CG24105

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 24/11 2016, kl. 17.30

Mødetid er kl. 17.20, døren låses!

Antikmuseet på Aarhus Universitet,
Victor Albecksvej, Århus C, bygning 414

v. Daniel Soliman, Post-doctoral research fellow, ToRS, Københavns Universitet

The workmen who constructed the tombs of the royal family during the New Kingdom are very well attested. Much of their daily lives can be reconstructed thanks to the many objects discovered in and around the houses and tombs in the village where they lived, the site of Deir el-Medina.

In addition, a very large number of textual data about the tomb builders and their work has survived on ostraca from the village and the construction sites in the Valley of the Kings. The workmen therefore belong to one of the most studied communities of ancient Egypt.

It is less well known that every individual workman possessed a personal sign, an identity mark, which was often used as an indicator of personal property. Series of these identity marks were also inscribed on ostraca. Such ostraca were poorly understood by Egyptologists, but recent research has revealed much about the meaning and the date of these pieces.

This talk will discuss the usage of the marking system in the community of Deir el-Medina, and highlight the importance of the marks for the study of the construction of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Particularly interesting are the objects with identity marks from the Eighteenth Dynasty, a period which is less well documented.

About Princesses and Robbers. New research in the Kings’ Valley.

University of Basel Kings’ Valley Project, M. Kacicnik

University of Basel
Kings’ Valley Project,
M. Kacicnik


Mødedato: Torsdag d. 31/3 2016, kl. 19.00
Lokale: 22.0.11, KUA1

ved Prof. Dr. Susanne Bickel, Universität Basel

The lecture will present recent results from the investigations of the University of Basel Kings’ Valley Project. Research focusses on so far unknown tombs from the 18th dynasty that were prepared for members of the royal family and entourage. Although badly looted by antique and modern robbery, the fragmentary funerary equipment opens new insight into burial practices and social structures at pharaoh’s court.

Se mere om University of Basel Kings’ Valley Project

Camel, O Camel, come and fetch and carry

camel-o-camel-1

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 14/4 2016, kl. 17.30
Mødetid er kl. 17.20, døren låses!

Lokale: Antikmuseet på Aarhus Universitet, Victor Albecksvej, Århus C, bygning 414

ved Dr. Jennifer Cromwell, Post.Doc. ToRS, Københavns Universitet
camel-o-camel-2After the introduction of the camel into Egypt by the Persians, it became the most important beast of burden in the first millennium CE. They were used by the Roman military, for transport to the quarries and ports of the eastern desert, and by monasteries throughout the country.

In the biography of Saint Menas, it was a camel that determined where he was to be buried, where his cult site was established, and afterwards camels became a standard element on Menas pilgrim flasks.

The importance of camels within a monastic context lies at the heart of my paper: the roles camels played, who was responsible for their care, and who benefited from their by-products. The majority of this evidence comes from the 7th and 8th centuries, and is found at sites throughout the Nile Valley.

17th and early 18th Dynasty burials at Dra Abu el-Naga, Luxor


Mødedato: Torsdag d. 12/5 2016, kl. 19.00
Lokale: 23.0.49, KUA1

ved José Manuel Galán, Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council

Jose-Galan-2An archaeological mission from the Spanish National Research Council  (Madrid) has been working in the central area of Dra Abu el-Naga since 2002. Their work started in and around the rock cut tomb-chapels of Djehuty and Hery (TT 11-12) of the early 18th Dynasty. During the last five seasons, they have been excavating part of the necropolis of the 17th and early 18th Dynasty, consisting of mud-brick offering chapels and funerary shafts. Most of them were robbed in antiquity, but still preserved part of the original funerary equipment.

Se Djehuty Projektets hjemmeside (på spansk med mange billeder) og en artikel på engelsk

The Gurob “Burnt Groups” and their implications for trade and chronology during the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Eastern Fayum

guob
Mødedato: Tirsdag d. 1/12
kl. 18.00
Lokale: KUA1 23.0.49

Ph.d. Valentina Gasperini, Marie Curie postdoc Liverpool Universitet

The so called “Burnt Groups” were unearthed during the 1889 – 1890 autumn season carried out by W.M.F. Petrie in the New Kingdom site of Gurob. These assemblages constitute groups of objects deliberately burnt and then buried under the floor of structures related to the harim-palace. Since the discovery of the “Burnt Groups”, many theories have been formulated regarding their meaning and most of the hypotheses have implied non-Egyptian rituals for their explanation, based also on the presence of a large amount of Eastern Mediterranean pottery in these assemblages. The deep fascination of Petrie for the presence of resident foreigners at Gurob has played a major role in influencing the study of these assemblages. This lecture will present the results of the complete reassessment of these assemblages in the light of a recent analysis of all the available archaeological and documentary materials.

Julefest efter foredraget

Reconstructing an Egyptian Monastery: The Material Remains of Wadi Sarga

Jenny_Århus
Mødedato: Torsdag d. 19/2, kl. 17.30
Mødetid er kl. 17.20, døren låses!

Lokale: Antikmuseet på Aarhus Universitet, Victor Albecksvej, Århus C, bygning 414

v. Dr. Jennifer Cromwell, postdoc ToRS, Københavns Universitet The monastic complex of Apa Thomas at Wadi Sarga, 25km south of Asyut, was excavated during a single season in 1913-14. No further archaeological work has occurred at the site, which is now a military zone. Our knowledge of the history of the monastery and its daily affairs is therefore restricted to the material remains discovered during that single, pre-War, season. This paper will provide an overview of renewed work that is being undertaken on this evidence from the monastery, the majority of which is held by the British Museum, and the potential for further study.

Seminar: Thebanske studier – grave, præster og graffiti

Dimitri
Mødedato: Lør. d. 7/11, kl. 11 – 16.

Lokale: 23.0.49, KUA1

KL. 11. The Belgian Archaeological Mission in the Theban Necropolis, v. Dr Dimitri Laboury, Senior Research Associate of the FNRS, Associate Professor University of Liège.

kl. 12.15 Frokostpause – (tag selv mad med)

kl. 13.00 Deir el-Medinas kapeller og usædvanlige præsteskab, v. cand. mag. Anne-Christine Valentine Schnoor.

kl. 14.15 Kaffepause (medbring selv kaffe)

kl. 14.45 “Jeg var her” – Udvalgte Ny Rige graffiti fra de Thebanske bjerge i et nyt perspektiv, v. cand. mag. Amanda Berntsen.

slutter ca. kl. 16.

Det første foredrag er på engelsk!

The Belgian Archaeological Mission in the Theban Necropolis, v. Dr Dimitri Laboury, Senior Research Associate of the FNRS, Associate Professor University of Liège.

The Belgian Archaeological Expedition has since 1999 undertaken the study, publication, and conservation of the Theban tombs, TT 29 of the vizier Amenemope and TT 96 of his alleged brother Sennefer, “prince” of the city of Thebes. In 2009, the funerary structure TT C3 was discovered, the lost tomb of Amenhotep, deputy and son-in-law of an overseer of seal-bearers of the reign of Thutmose III, Senneferi (TT 99), and in 2013, in the courtyard of TT C3, the mud-brick pyramid of the vizier Khay, of the time of Ramses II. The lecture will present the main results of the research undertaken by the expedition, with a special focus on the historical and art-historical exploitation that can be made of those monuments.

Efter frokostpausen skal vi høre om

Deir el-Medinas kapeller og usædvanlige præsteskab,

v. cand. mag. Anne-Christine Valentine Schnoor.

Deir el-Medina var beboet af de veluddannede håndværkere, der byggede kongegravene i Kongernes Dal, og deres familier. De levede et isoleret liv og var derved også isoleret fra templerne og præsteskabet, som ved deres opretholdelse af den religiøse kult hjalp til opretholdelsen af kosmos. Indbyggerne i Deir el-Medina var derfor nødt til at være kreative, hvis de ønskede kult-praksis. Foredraget handler om det usædvanlige præsteskab, der servicerede kapellerne i Deir el-Medina, og hvordan den religiøse kult foregik der.

Seminarets sidste foredrag bliver

“Jeg var her” – Udvalgte Ny Rige graffiti fra de Thebanske bjerge i et nyt perspektiv,

v. cand. mag. Amanda Berntsen.

I bjergene omkring Kongernes Dal og Deir el-Medina findes graffiti i tusindevis efterladt af de mennesker, der havde deres daglige gang i området. Amanda har i forbindelse med sit speciale været på feltarbejde i de Thebanske bjerge, og foredraget omhandler graffiti efterladt af de tre skrivere Ramose, Qenherkhepshef og Butehamun fra Deir el-Medina i det Ny Rige. Hun vil komme ind på, hvad de kan fortælle os i kraft af deres geografiske placering i området. Desuden skal vi høre om selve begrebet graffiti, den ægyptologiske forskningshistorie knyttet til emnet samt vores viden om de tre skrivere fra historiske kilder.ters første erfaring som arkæolog, der endte som en ren fiasko.