Foredrag

A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

Mødedato: Mandag d. 3/6-2024 kl. 18
Lokale: KUA1 23.0.49

A Thousand Miles Up the Nile with Amelia Edwards, v. Carl Graves, PhD, Director of the Egypt Exploration Society

A chance visit to Egypt in 1873 by Amelia B Edwards changed the future of British Egyptology forever. Her travelogue, A Thousand Miles Up the Nile, would inspire generations after her to take up her message to support and promote Egyptian cultural heritage.

Attendees will hear about Amelia’s life and relive Amelia’s 1873 journey up the Nile with Dr Carl Graves, Director of the Society that she set up in 1882. The presentation is illustrated with archival material held by the Egypt Exploration Society as well as original artwork by Amelia kept at the Griffith Institute and Somerville College, both University of Oxford, and the Peggy Joy Egyptology Library.

CGravesCarl Graves is Director of the Egypt Exploration Society. He completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham, and his research now focuses on ancient Egyptian settlement archaeology and the development of British Egyptology during the late eighteenth century. Carl is responsible for managing the Society’s day-to-day operations in its London and Cairo Offices and works closely with Board, Committees, volunteers, and staff to deliver the Society’s charitable activities, research, and publications programme.

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Mumieliv – de fire mumier på Glyptoteket

Mødedato: Onsdag 7/2-2024 kl. 17.30– døren låses 17.20!

Antikmuseet på Aarhus Universitet,
Victor Albecksvej, Århus C, bygning 1414

Mumieliv – de fire mumier på Glyptoteket, v. Ph.d. Tine Bagh, Museumsinspektør Glyptoteket

På Glyptoteket er den såkaldte mumiekælder et af de mest populære steder på museet. Her er udstillet to mumier sammen med forskellige kister, sarkofager og seks romerske mumieportrætter. På et magasin opbevares yderligere to mumier, der er meget skrøbelige.

Beretningerne om disse fire mumier er alle gode historier, både hvordan de fandt deres vej til Glyptoteket for mere end 100 år siden, og hvad de siden har være igennem. En mumie havnede sandsynligvis i en forkert kiste, en anden blev pakket ud og mangler nu sit hoved, mens de to sidste mumier kom fra Flinders Petries udgravninger i Hawara og var med på hans sommerudstilling i London, før de blev sendt til København. Siden er mumierne blevet videnskabeligt undersøgt, men vi kender stadig ikke alle deres hemmeligheder.

One Tomb, Two Kings

Mødedato: Lørdag d. 9/3-2024 kl. 14
Lokale: 15A.1.11

One Tomb, Two Kings: Unlocking the Sequence of Construction and Decoration in Theban Tomb 110, v. JJ. Shirley, PhD, Director of the TT110 Epigraphy and Research Field School

Theban Tomb 110, well-known for its depiction of both Hatshepsut and Thutmose III, presents a unique opportunity to examine the degree of personal involvement that the tomb’s owner, Djehuty, had in its decoration. In 2022 the epigraphic work of the TT110 Epigraphy and Research Field School completed the first full documentation of the tomb. The results of the work provide new information that allows for a more nuanced understanding of the timeline of the tomb’s design, and the owner’s career. In this talk I will present the findings of the field school, suggesting a chronology for TT110’s construction and decoration and highlighting Djehuty’s participation in the process.

 

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of a rare mummy with painted shroud

Mødedato: Onsdag d. 24/4 2024 Kl. 19

Lokale: KUA 23.0.49

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of a rare mummy with painted shroud, v. Daniela Picchi, Head or Curator of the Egyptian Collection, Archaeological Museum of Bologna

This study was promoted by the Bologna Archaeological Museum and Eurac Research, Institute for Mummy Studies in Bolzano (Italy), in the framework of the Bologna mummy project (BOmp). The mummy with a rare painted shroud (1st-2nd century A.D.) belonged to the collection of the Bolognese artist Pelagio Palagi (1875-1860), who offered over three thousand Egyptian antiquities to his hometown at a reasonable price through a bequest in his will.

Daniela mumie 2The aim of the project was to return the mummy, which had been stored in the museum’s storerooms since the late 1970s, to the scientific community and the public. This project requested an interdisciplinary diagnostic approach to acquire the tomography computed (CT) scans of the bodies, to obtain the radiocarbon date (14C), to reconstruct the biological (e.g., sex, age at death) and the paleopathological profiles, as well as to insight the embalming techniques. Additionally, the mummy underwent a complex restoration work before being displayed in the museum.

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of a rare mummy with painted shroud

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 25/4-2024 kl. 17.30– døren låses 17.20!

Antikmuseet på Aarhus Universitet,
Victor Albecksvej, Århus C, bygning 1414

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of a rare mummy with painted shroud, v. Daniela Picchi, Head or Curator of the Egyptian Collection, Archaeological Museum of Bologna

This study was promoted by the Bologna Archaeological Museum and Eurac Research, Institute for Mummy Studies in Bolzano (Italy), in the framework of the Bologna mummy project (BOmp). The mummy with a rare painted shroud (1st-2nd century A.D.) belonged to the collection of the Bolognese artist Pelagio Palagi (1875-1860), who offered over three thousand Egyptian antiquities to his hometown at a reasonable price through a bequest in his will.

Daniela mumie 2The aim of the project was to return the mummy, which had been stored in the museum’s storerooms since the late 1970s, to the scientific community and the public. This project requested an interdisciplinary diagnostic approach to acquire the tomography computed (CT) scans of the bodies, to obtain the radiocarbon date (14C), to reconstruct the biological (e.g., sex, age at death) and the paleopathological profiles, as well as to insight the embalming techniques. Additionally, the mummy underwent a complex restoration work before being displayed in the museum.

Gebel Silsila – de senaste årens utgrävningar och upptäckter


Mødedato: Torsdag d. 21/9 2023 kl. 18
Lokale: KUA1 23.0.49

Gebel Silsila – de senaste årens utgrävningar och upptäckter,
v. Dr. Maria Nilsson, Associate Professor, Lund University och Mission Director for the Gebel el-Silsila Project

Den svenska expeditionen till Gebel el-Silsila har sedan dess start år 2012, dokumenterat antika Egyptens största sandstensbrott och omgivande arkeologiska landskap längs med Nilen, inklusive Nag el-Hammam och Shatt el-Rigal.

Projektet studerar hällristningar, inskrifter, och stenbrottsinfrastruktur generellt, och med aktiva utgrävningar i Sobek-templet, stenverkstäder, bosättningar, liksom begravningsplatser. Över 10 års arbete har resulterat i insikter i arbetsklassens dagliga liv och lokala seder, och denna föreläsningen har som mål att sammanfatta preliminära resultat, med fokus på de senaste årens utgrävningar och upptäckter, inklusive Sobek-templet, nekropolen och Amarna-relaterade lämningar.

Læs om Maria og Gebel Silsila her: https://portal.research.lu.se/sv/persons/maria-nilsson 

Foredraget holdes på svensk.

Carl Jacobsen og den ægyptiske samling på Glyptoteket

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 28/9-2023 kl. 17.30 – døren låses 17.20!

Antikmuseet på Aarhus Universitet,
Victor Albecksvej, Århus C, bygning 1414

Carl Jacobsen og den ægyptiske samling på Glyptoteket, v. Cand.mag. Louise Alkjær

Glyptoteket i København rummer en af verdens fineste samlinger af ægyptisk kunst. Den er langt fra den største, men brygger Carl Jacobsens velpolstrede pengepung sikrede i begyndelsen af 1900-tallet museet en lang række udsøgte værker.

Jacobsens ægyptolog, professor Valdemar Schmidt, kunne på sine indkøbsrejser til Ægypten købe stort set det, han ønskede, ligesom museet også støttede forskellige udgravninger i Ægypten. Udgravningernes største sponsorer fik ofte førsteret på at erhverve de genstande, der blev fundet.

Ved internationale auktioner kunne Glyptotekets indkøbere med Jacobsens helt store pengepung overtrumfe selv de store, europæiske museers bud. Til foredraget præsenterer Louise Alkjær nogle af samlingens vigtigste værker erhvervet i Carl Jacobsens levetid, fortæller hvordan de kom til Glyptoteket og sætter dem også ind i deres ægyptologiske kontekst.

Grundkursus 2 i ægyptologi

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 5/10-2023- kl. 16-19 – bemærk døren låses! Kom til tiden.

Antikmuseet på Aarhus Universitet,
Victor Albecksvej, Århus C, bygning 1414

Grundkursus 2 i ægyptologi, v. Cand.phil. Mette Gregersen

I foråret 2023 blev der afholdt et grundkursus for DÆS på Antikmuseet med fokus på de store historiske perioder i det gamle Ægypten.

Nu er tiden kommet til at behandle skabelsesmyter, guder, de komplicerede forberedelser til efterlivet, gravene og et besøg i den lillle by, Deir el-Medina, hvor de fremragende gravarbejdere, som skabte såvel konge- som privatgrave i Ny Rige, boede. Gennem de mange overleverede tekster får man et enestående indblik i livet i byen.

The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt – og sommerfest

Mødedato: Tirsdag d. 23. maj Kl. 18

Lokale: Aud. 9A.3.01 NB: der har vi ikke været før. Indgang fra Karen Blixens Plads 16. Se kort i nyhedsmailen.

The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt, v. Professor Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol

For a few decades during the 8th to 7th centuries BC, there was a remarkable reversal of the age-old imperial domination of Nubia by Egypt. In the wake of the fragmentation of the Egyptian state during the 8th century, the Kushite state that had evolved in Nubia since Egyptian withdrawal at the beginning of the 11th century expanded northwards, ultimately absorbing the south of Egypt, including Thebes itself. Having established themselves as overlords of the various regional rulers in Egypt, the Nubian pharaohs led a national revival in Egypt, until an Assyrian onslaught drove them back into Nubia, where their composite of Egyptian and Nubian culture would survive into the 4th century AD.

Aidan Dodson has taught Egyptology at the University of Bristol, UK, since 1996, and has been honorary full Professor of Egyptology since 2018. A graduate of Liverpool and Cambridge Universities, he is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a former Chairman of the Egypt Exploration Society. The author of some 25 books and over 400 articles and reviews, The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt: their lives and afterlives is due to be published by the American University in Cairo Press at the end of 2023.

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Lørdagsseminar om Amarna

Mødedato: lørdag d. 25. marts 2023 kl. 11-16

Lokale: KUA – 23.0.49

Kl. 11 – Gravpladserne i Akhetaten, v. Ph.d. Sofie Schiodt, Postdoc Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen

Siden 2006 har et internationalt hold af forskere foretaget udgravninger af en række gravpladser i Amarna (oldtidens Akhetaten). Denne by blev grundlagt af farao Akhenaten, som kun regerede i 17 år, hvorefter byen blev forladt, og den giver dermed et enestående øjebliksbillede af Ægypten i det 14. århundrede f.v.t. I december 2022 færdiggjorde vi den sidste udgravningssæson ved gravpladserne, og mens der stadig ligger meget databehandlingsarbejde forude, har udgravningerne allerede givet os et fascinerende indblik i, hvordan livet så ud for den almene ægypter under Akhenaten. I dette foredrag vil jeg fortælle om de opdagelser, vi har gjort i løbet af det årelange arbejde, og hvilken ny viden det bidrager med.

Kl. 12.15 – Frokost (medbring selv mad og drikke)

Kl. 13 -The Great Aten Temple at Amarna: 2012-2022, v. Barry Kemp – zoom i lokalet

The Great Aten Temple at Amarna: 2012-2022, v. Barry Kemp, Director of the Amarna Project, Senior Research Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University

The Amarna Project commenced its work at the site of the Great Aten Temple in 2012 and has continued until now. The temple comprises a space measuring 750 x 270 m, surrounded by a thick mud-brick wall. Inside are the remains of two stone temples: the Long Temple towards the front (in the past identified with the building with the ancient name Gempa-aten) and the Sanctuary towards the back. This leaves the greater part of the space within the enclosure unaccounted for.

Most of the expedition’s work so far has been concentrated on the Long Temple and the ground in front. It had previously been excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1932 (the director being John Pendlebury). In further pursuit of an answer, in 2021 and 2022 a new excavation was begun at the very back of the temple enclosure (carried out by Fabien Balestra, a member of the expedition). It began with a re-examination of a wide gateway flanked by buttresses attached to the enclosure wall, first identified in 1932. Beyond it and within the temple enclosure, two adjacent areas have been excavated.

The programme of the expedition includes the rebuilding of the outlines of the temple in new stone blocks once an area has been cleaned and recorded by drawing and photography. The costs of the stone blocks (purchased from a fine limestone quarry at El-Tura) are partly borne by public subscription.

For details of how to become engaged see:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/be-part-of-the-great-aten-temple

Reports on the work at the temple can be found (freely available) at:
https://www.amarnaproject.com/pages/recent_projects/excavation/great_aten_temple/

The Amarna Project’s free newsletter, Horizon, can be found at:
https://www.amarnaproject.com/downloadable_resources.shtml

The digital reconstructions of the temple which appear in the lecture are the work of Paul Docherty.

Kl. 14.15 – Pause

Kl. 14.45 – Colours for the Aten: The Manufacture of Glass and Faience in the workshops of Amarna, v. Anna K. Hodgkinson

When the new capital city of Akhetaten was established, workshops and craftspeople were required to furnish and embellish the palaces, temples and the villas of the elite. Colourful inlays from faience, glass and stone were produced, and these would adorn architecture, wooden furniture and burial equipment, creating beautiful marshland scenes and images of royal power.
Jewellery, and cosmetic vessels from faience and glass, were popular throughout the population and produced in great numbers. Focussing on the results of recent fieldwork at Amarna site M50.14-16 and glass-working experiments, this lecture will discuss both how glass- and faience objects were made, and what role a domestic workshop had in the city of Amarna.

The Obelisks of the Caesars: Egyptomania in Ancient Rome v. Luigi Prada efterfulgt af auktion over Lises bøger og effekter

Mødedato: Tirsdag d. 18/4 2023 kl 18.00
Lokale: KUA2 10.3.28 (frokoststuen på TORS)

Først foredrag efterfulgt af auktion over Lises bøger og effekter

The Obelisks of the Caesars: Egyptomania in Ancient Rome v. Luigi Prada, Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Uppsala Universitet

Today, there are more obelisks standing in Rome than there are in any other city, including Egypt—with more to be found in other locations around Italy and what used to be the Roman Empire.

Starting with Augustus and for centuries since, the Romans removed from Egypt tens of obelisks to display them in their cities as monuments to their power. But the Roman interest in Egypt’s obelisks was not limited to their re-use as political propaganda. In several cases, the Romans themselves commissioned new obelisks, having them carved with unique and peculiar inscriptions.

Far from being spoils of war, such obelisks stand as ancient monuments of cultural appropriation, through which Rome’s emperors and notables claimed for themselves Egypt’s linguistic, religious, and artistic traditions.
This talk will present the story of Rome’s fascination with ancient Egypt and its obelisks, focusing on a number of particularly significant case studies. By integrating the study of their social and cultural context with newly prepared textual and epigraphic analyses of their inscriptions, it will show how Egyptian obelisks—commissioned by both emperors and private citizens—not only fitted in the Empire’s political agenda, but also constituted part of the cultural life of its elites.

Tutankhamons grav. Arkæologi og politik

Mødedato: Torsdag d. 27. april
kl. 17.20

Antikmuseet på Aarhus Universitet,
Victor Albecksvej, Århus C, bygning 1414

Tutankhamons grav. Arkæologi og politik, v. Lektor Emeritus Paul John Frandsen

Fundet af Tutankhamons grav for 100 år siden var et højdepunkt udforskningen af den faraoniske kultur. Men det blev også et afgørende vendepunkt i vilkårene for al fremtidig arkæologisk virke i Ægypten, og vigtigst af alt blev det begyndelsen til nedsmeltningen af det britiske verdensherredømme.

Kharga routes

Mødedato: Onsdag d. 3/5 2023 kl 19.00
Lokale: KUA 22.0.11

Kharga routes, v. Professor Salima Ikram, American University in Cairo

Since 2001, the North Kharga Oasis Survey (NKOS) has been systematically exploring the northern portion of the Kharga Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert. NKOS has worked on identifying and locating new archaeological sites, assessing the extent of the visible sites, as well as recording evidence for desert travel along the paths connection the various sites.

By combining all this information, it clearly appears that Kharga was an important desert crossroad where the north-south caravan route (known as the Darb el-Arbain) met an east-west route, that connected to the neighbouring Dakhla Oasis, and ultimately to the Gifl el-Kebir area, as well as to Lower Egypt via the other Western Desert oases. Then importance of this east-west axis has hitherto been underestimated.

Generalforsamling og astrologiske manualer fra tempelbiblioteket i Tebtunis

Loftdekoration fra Senmuts grav (Neugebauer og Parker 1969, Egyptian Astronomical Texts III, pl. 1)

Mødedato: tirsdag d. 18.01 2022 kl. 18.00 – Lokale 22.0.11

Først generalforsamling fulgt af foredrag ca. kl. 19.

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Astrologiske manualer fra tempelbiblioteket i Tebtunis, v. Ida Adsbøl Christensen, PhD Student at ISAW, New York University

Astrologi og andre former for varselstagning var særdeles populært i det græsk-romerske Ægypten, hvor det lader til at have spillet en vigtig rolle i mange ægyptiske templer. Et stort antal astrologiske papyri skrevet på græsk og demotisk har overlevet frem til i dag, men kun en brøkdel af især det ægyptiske materiale er endnu blevet studeret.

Tempelbiblioteket i Tebtunis indeholder mere end 50 manualer i astrologisk praksis, dvs. teoretiske tekster, der angiver og forklarer, hvordan forskellige himmellegemers positioner bør fortolkes. Disse manuskripter repræsenterer den suverænt største gruppe af videnskabelig litteratur i tempelbiblioteket. I nutiden bliver astrologi som oftest anset for at være pseudovidenskab, men denne praksis udgjorde en yderst central form for videnskab blandt mange oldtidskulturer i Mellemøsten og Middelhavsområdet.

De astrologiske manualer fra Tebtunis er endnu upublicerede, men igangværende studier af materialet har vist, at håndbøgerne bl.a. indeholder instruktioner til udarbejdelsen af horoskoper og detaljerede beskrivelser af astrologiske fænomener og deres betydninger for menneskelige skæbner. Dette foredrag giver et overblik over disse emner med udgangspunkt i en gruppe astrologiske manualer fra Tebtunis, der hver især giver forskellige indblik i, hvordan oldtidens ægyptere forsøgte at tilegne sig viden om, hvad fremtiden ville bringe.

Lockande långt borta – Oasen Siwa genom historien

Siwa

Mødedato: Torsdag 3.3 2022 kl. 19.00

Lokale: KUA – 23.0.49

og på zoom. Link findes i nyhedsmailen.

Lockande långt borta – Oasen Siwa genom historien, v. Sofia Häggman, Museumsinspektør, Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm

Sofia er desværre forhindret i at komme til København, men Tine vil sætte storskærm op på KUA, så I kan se foredraget sammen. Men I kan altså også se det hjemmefra via zoom-linket i nyhedsmailen.

I dag är Siwa en ganska isolerad och bortglömd oas, långt ute i Egyptens västra öken. Men under antiken var oasen känd i hela den grekiska Medelhavsvärlden. Den var säte för guden Zeus-Ammons orakel och lockade besökare från när och fjärran. Alexander den store själv besökte orakeltemplen i Siwa, när han erövrade Egypten. Men vad hände sedan? Och vad händer i Siwa idag?

Sofia Häggman har sedan 1995 periodvis bott i Siwa, där hon arbetat med både dadelodling och museiprojekt. Hon kommer i sitt föredrag att berätta om Siwa under antiken, men även också i senare tidsperioder