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Khufu’s harbour and papyri on the Red Sea

Mødedato: Tirsdag d. 20/11 2018, kl. 19.00
Lokale: 21.0.54

Khufu’s harbour and papyri on the Red Sea: excavations at Wadi el-Jarf, v. Pierre Tallet, Professor of Egyptology – Sorbonne University, Paris

The Wadi el-Jarf site, excavated since 2011 by a team of the Paris-Sorbonne University, is a harbour on the Red Sea shore that was used at the beginning of the 4th dynasty to reach the copper and turquoise mines of the south-western part of Sinai Peninsula.

During the 2013 archaeological campaign, hundreds of fragments of papyrus from the end of Khufu’s reign were collected at the entrance of one of the storage galleries that are one of the most remarkable features of the site. This is, from now on, the oldest papyrus archive ever found in Egypt. This material was produced by a team of sailors which is already well known for its work on the harbour, and it mainly includes two categories of documents: accounts of commodities delivered to the workers, and logbooks recording their daily activities over several months.

Most surprisingly those last documents, for what is preserved of them, do not report to the activity of this group on the Wadi el-Jarf site. They describe previous missions led under the direction of the « inspector Merer », mainly devoted to the transport of limestone blocks from the quarries of Tura to the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza, then under construction on the opposite bank of the Nile.

 

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Seminar – Tutankhamon

Trompet med trækerne fra Tutankhamons grav

Trompet med trækerne fra Tutankhamons grav

Tutankhamon i krig og fred

Mødedato: Lørdag d. 15/9, 2018, kl. 11-16
Lokale: 23.0.49

Foredrag 1 kl. 11-12.15:

Trompeter i det gamle Ægypten, v. Lise Manniche, mag. art., PhD

I Ægypten var trompeten ikke et musikinstrument, men et signalinstrument, og dermed hører den også hjemme blandt stridsvogne og andre krigseffekter.

trompet-holdes

Lise vil gennem billederne præsentere trompetens historie i landet og ved hjælp at det unikke fund af to trompeter i Tutankhamons grav diskutere dels trompeternes klangmuligheder, dels deres historie gennem de seneste næsten 100 år.

Kl. 12.15 Frokostpause (medbring selv mad og drikke)

Foredrag 2 kl. 13.00-14.15:

Double compound bow, decorated with bark, object card (Griffith Institute)

Double compound bow, decorated with bark, object card (Griffith Institute)

Bull’s Eye! Bows from the Tomb of Tutankhamun, v. André J. Veldmeijer Visiting Research Scholar, American University in Cairo

A variety of weapons and related equipment was found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, such as bows and arrows (and their accompanying wrist-guards, quivers and bow-cases), chariots, throwing sticks, clubs and daggers. Bows in particular feature prominently. This talk presents the results of an initial study of some of the bows coming from Tutankhamun’s tomb, with a discussion about their manufacture and suggestions for comparison and further study.

Pause kl. 14.15-14.45

Foredrag 3 kl. 14.45-16.00:

Tutankhamon

Tutankhamon

“Hans Majestæt kommer til syne på sin stridsvogn ligesom Re” – Stridsvogne i Tutankhamons grav, v. Ole Herslund, PhD

I det Ny Rige blev stridsvogne en integreret del af det faraoniske kongedømme. Fundet af hele seks stridsvogne og tilhørerende udstyr i Tutankhamons grav kaster lys over Farao som kriger og feltherre. I samspil med andre kilder diskuteres stridsvognens forskellige roller på slagmarken og dens indvirkning på militæret, kongens aktiviteter, ikonografi og ideologi.