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d.d. March 22, 2001 (IV Shemu 4)


(I) New: Lectures and symposiums

(II) New: Exhibitions

(III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls

(IV) Read on the Web: online articles in electronic newspapers or on web pages

(V) Book Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journals appearing, etc.

(VI) New: Jobs, Grants & Courses

(VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in (paper) Newspapers, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites

(IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Holland, Germany, South Africa, Egypt, Italy, France, Greece, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Mexico, Switzerland, Russia, Austria

(X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Holland, Germany, South Africa, Egypt, Italy, France, Greece, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, Japan, Sweden, Austria, Croatia, Sudan, Israel, Russia, Czech Republic

(XI) Jobs and Grants

(XII) Courses

Note: Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information.

Please send any contributions to: (Aayko Eyma) Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. Items marked & are subjects from earlier issues that linger on a bit (only in the website version of the NEWS, for irregular visitors).

The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). ========================================================================= With thanks to:
Michael Tilgner [(II) - all];
========================================================================== +++



a) Egyptian Cultural Bureau.

* "Life and death in Roman Thebes: the burials of the Soter family" by Christina Riggs date: Thursday 5 April, 2001; 18.30

* "Obelisks" by Fekri Hassan date: Thursday 12 April, 2001; 18.30

* For both lectures is valid:

place: 4 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1Y 8BR.

info: 020 7491 7720

source: Jan Picton's London Diary of the ANE

c) Manchester Ancient Egypt Society (MAES)

society's website

* "Techniques used in building the Giza pyramids" by Denys Stocks date: Monday 9th April, 2001; 7:45pm place: Renold Building of UMIST, Sackville Street, Manchester, info:

* "Practical Hieroglyphs - Reading Egyptian monuments" Spring Day School date: Saturday 28th April, 2001; time TBA place: Renold Building of UMIST, Sackville Street, Manchester, info:



society's website

* "Travels through Time in the Eastern Delta: Ethnographic Archaeology"

by Charlotte Kerlik (U. of Toronto)

date: Friday, 6 April, 2001date: ; 6:30 pm

place: Room 142, in the basement of the Earth Sciences [ES] Centre, University of Toronto St. George Campus, 5 Bancroft Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

costs: entry free to all



d) University of Mainz

* First World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies The World Congress aims to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the -art in Middle Eastern studies in its broadest sense. Egyptology will be among the many disciplines that will contribute. Registration (for participation and organizing panels and events) before June 1, 2001 via Abstracts of papers are due Dec 15, 2001. [source: ANE-l]

date: September 8 - 13, 2002

place: University of Mainz

info: congress' website


For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below.




c) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum

Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim

phone: +49 5121 93 69 0, fax: +49 5121 35 283


* Reopening of the second part of the new permanent exhibition focussing on the time from the NK to the Graeco-Roman period.

date: March 16, 2001

info: museum's website

h) Aegyptologisches Institut / Aegyptisches Museum der Universitaet Leipzig Schillerstr. 6 , D-04109 Leipzig

tel.: +49 341 97 370 10, fax: +49 341 97 370 29;


* "Pharao setzt Grenzen - Textanalyse zwischen traditioneller Philologie und elektronischen Medien" [Pharaoh is fixing borders - text analysis between traditional philology and electronic media] The ongoing work on the computer version of the Great Egyptian dictionary will be presented. The exhibition was shown in Berlin

before (October 1 - December 31, 1999).

date: February 9 - April 29, 2001

info: museum's website


a) Institut du Sacre-Coeur Rue des Dominicains, 9 B-7000 Mons

tel.: +32 65 40 28 44

* "Des Kalendes aux Calendriers"

date: April 23 - 27, 2001

This exhibition (travelling through France and Belgium for some time now) shows the diversity of calendars from antiquity till today, from the Middle East to the West. One section is devoted to the Egyptian calendar (traditional and of the Late Period). info: URL


d) Musee d'art et d'histoire [Art and History Museum] 2 rue Charles Galland, CH-1206 Geneva

tel.: +41 22 418 26 00, fax: +41 22 418 26 01


* "Sortir au jour. Art egyptien de la Fondation Martin Bodmer - Bibliotheca Bodmeriana" [Collection of Egyptian antiquities from the Fondation Martin Bodmer] date: April 5 - August 26, 2001

"The Bibliotheca Bodmeriana (Cologny) possesses a small collection of Pharaonic works that include, among other things, some elegant statuettes and rare bas-reliefs relating to all the important epochs of Egyptian history. There are also twelve papyri from richly illustrated funeral tracts dating back to the first millennium BC.

" French info: press release

English info: press release

* "Reflets du Divin" [Reflections of the Divine]

date: 30 August, 2001 - 25 January, 2002

"Exhibition showing how spirituality was reflected in the art of three great civilizations of the Ancient World, those of Egypt, Greece and Rome."

info: URL


For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below.



[As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF.]



[Item submitted by Philip Rychel (] * Sources in Cairo say about the double statue of Meryneith and his wife: "The offering formula at the back is so unique as it speaks about pa-aten ankh em maat "the Aton who lives in truth", and about ra-hor-akhti netjer ankh em maat "Re-Horakhti the god who lives in truth"." Further info could be "dribbling" out.

[The excavators date of the tomb in the first five years of Akhenaten's reign, before the Pharaoh left Thebes; cf. URL

For a photo of the inscription on the back of the statue, see , URL The above two god's names are respectively in the 2nd+4th and the 1st column from the right, after the Htp-di-nsw.t formulae. A.K.E.]

[Item submitted by Michael Tilgner]

* German press report: "Mumien mit Migraene" [mummies and migraine] - URL Article about: O Appenzeller, J M Stevens, R Kruszynski, and S Walker, Neurology in ancient faces, in: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry [JNNP], vol. 70, pp. 524-529, 2001 "Clinical paleoneurology is almost non-existent, but recognition of neurological diseases in ancient people might be possible by scrutinising portraits apparently representing people as they appeared in life. ... About 200 mummy portraits painted in colour at the beginning of the first millennium were examined. ... Two patients were found with progressive facial hemiatrophy (Parry-Romberg syndrome), three with deviations of the visual axes (tropia) and one with oval pupils (corectopia). ... Clinical paleoneurology is possible in the absence of a living nervous system. The patients probably had focal epilepsy, hemiplegic migraine, and autonomic nervous system dysfunction."

Text of the original JNNP article: URL

As pdf-file (338 KB): URL

* For English reports on this JNNP article - examining colour portraits of mummies for signs of neurological disease - see: AlphaGalileo (March 13): URL

Egypt Online (March 15): URL

IOL (March 15): URL

BBC News (March 15): URL (March 15): URL

Reuters/Yahoo (March 20): URL

* Al-Ahram Weekly (March 15-21) has a traveller's story about the western desert and the oases: URL

* The Telegraph (March 17) has a feature on Toby Wilkinson and the Eastern Desert finds (old news, but still): URL

* Egypt Online (March 18) has a feature on Lady X, with good details, but a lauzy photo of the reconstruction: * The AFP (March 21) says that 11 more mummies have been found in the Bahariya Oasis, including one of a three-year-old boy whose gold mask portrays him crying. Also the tombs of the parents of the governor of the oasis during dyn 26 were found. (The story is not yet on-line somewhere, AFAICT) [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] *Al-Ahram Weekly (March 15-21) has a long article about the so-called "Colossi of Memnon" [statues of Amenhotep III], and whether they will collapse: URL

* Press report about the Sphinx, which supposedly also would collapse, due to bad restoration: URL

Reaction by Dr. Hawass: URL

(&)* On the website of the Culture Diff' company which she recently created, the Astrophysicist Karine Gadr inserted a new article related to astro-egyptology. This article entitled "Astro-Chronology" aims at demonstrating that the use of modern atmospherical models allows to date with greater precision the recorded heliacal risings of Sirius during Pharaonic and Roman times. For the French and English introduction, see: French, English



* New title appearing with Peeters, Leuven: Studia Hellenistica Vol.36 "Politics, Administration and Society in the Hellenistic and Roman World". Proceedings of the International Colloquium, Bertinoro, 19-24 July 1997. ISBN 90-429-0994-3 - XXII + 514 pp., - 3.850 BEF

Among the articles (#; source ANE-L):

W. Clarysse - The Ptolemies Visiting the Egyptian Chora G. Dietze - Temples and Soldiers in Southern Ptolemaic Egypt. Some Epigraphic Evidence H. Heinen - Boethos, fondateur de poleis en Egypte ptolemaque (OGIS I 111 et un nouveau papyrus de la collection de Treves) H. Melaerts - Remarques sur les liens administratifs entre Tebtynis et les villages voisins l'epoque romaine C. Salvaterra - L'amministrazione fiscale in una societa multietnica: un esempio dall' Egitto romano sulla base di P. Carlsberg 421 (a new papyrus on the Jewish tax in the Arsinoites) D.J. Thompson - Philadelphus' Procession: Dynastic Power in a Mediterranean Context P. Van Minnen - Euergetism in Graeco-Roman Egypt H. Verreth - Lake Serbonis and Sabkhat Bardawil in the Northern Sinai

[Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner]

* Jan Assmann, Tod und Jenseits im Alten Aegypten [Death and Hereafter in Ancient Egypt], Verlag C. H. Beck, Muenchen, 2001. 624 pp., 66 figs. ISBN: 3-406-46570-6, price: DEM 78.50. - About images of death; rites and recitation; based on the AE death liturgies, a relatively unknown kind of texts. The publisher: The opus magnum of Jan Assmann. - The death liturgies will be published separately in 3 vols.

info: URL

* Oxford University Press has a "reading room" with sample chapters of its books (pdf files), Egyptological example:


A. G. McDowell, Village Life in Ancient Egypt. Laundry Lists and Love Songs, Oxford, 1999. Hardcover, 298 pp. ISBN: 0-19-814998-0, price: GBP 40. Chapter 4: Education, Learning, and Literature, pp. 127-164 URL: URL






* Michael Tilgner reports for German TV:

--Arte, March 28, 2001, 19:00-19:45 "Schliemanns Erben: Die schwarzen Pharaonen"

-- Vox, March 29, 2001, 22:05-23:00 "Raetselhafte Koenigin - auf den Spuren der Kleopatra"

-- Vox, March 30, 2001, 22:05-00:10 "Mythos Kleopatra und das Raetsel der Pyramiden"

* The reconstruction project of Lady X can be seen in the documentary "Ancient Secrets: Lady X", being shown on BBC Knowledge on March 24, 2001. (source: The Telegraph; URL above)

* David Meadows reports for North American TV: March 25 (mummies; pyramids; Sphinx), 26 and 27 (Alexandria). For details check out the latest issue of AWOTV at URL


(&)[Submitted by Alexander Biesbroek (]

* Volume 3 of the CD-ROM series Egyptian Treasures in Europe will be available as from March 13, 2001. It presents 1,500 Egyptian objects from the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.

The CD-ROM has seven different language modules (Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Each object is illustrated by colour images, which can be enlarged. Some objects can be rotated. There are panoramic views (QTVR) of several archaeological sites and of the main room of the museum. A glossary of about 400 entries explains Egyptian words and concepts, illustrated with pictures and line drawings. Scholarly information about gods, kings, dynasties, archaeological sites, etc. is given in a user-friendly way. A guided tour presents fifteen objects with a spoken commentary. The texts on many objects are shown in hieroglyphs, transliteration and translation. Texts and hieroglyphs can be printed. An advanced mode opens up the full database, offering detailed scholarly information to professionals and amateurs alike. Here, more complex queries can be made by using any of the terms of the Multilingual Egyptological Thesaurus.

For more information see: URL

The CD-ROM can be ordered through internet. For orders from Europe: URL

For order from the rest of the world: URL

(&)[Submitted by Alexander Biesbroek (] * Some time ago the EEF site announced a delay in the production of the CD-ROM accompanying the "Coffin Text Word Index" (by Dirk van der Plas and J.F. Borghouts).

This CD-ROM is available now. It contains: - the electronic database (which was the basis for the book); this allows for fast searches (simple and combined) - the complete Gardiner-De Buck edition of the Coffin Texts (all pages, prefaces etc.) as published in the past. For a short description of the publication see: URL For order forms: Europe - URL, Rest of the world - URL * (&) For reviews of some CD-ROMs, see the website: EEF: CD-ROMs


* (&) The opera ' Akhnaten' by Philipp Glass (1983) will be performed in the 'Muziektheater Hollandsch Diep' in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, during the month of October 2001. Info: 078-631 95 11 (source: RMO Leiden website) For a review of this opera when it was performed in Boston, plus general info about the opera, see the EEF Reviews section: URL

(&)[Submitted by Jacques Kinnaer (] * Giuseppe Verdi's AIDA will come back to Cairo where the opera had its world premiere on December 24, 1871. Dates: Oct 12-17, 2001. Info at: URL


(&)[Submitted by Marianne Luban (] * The "Mummy" sequel "The Mummy Returns" will be released on May 11, 2001. Say what you will about the authenticity of such movies, I thought the preview was vastly entertaining and looked spectacular.

Info at: URL,URL



[Submitted by Andrew Bayuk (]

* There is an updated news release and article from Dr. Hawass at his website at: URL

The SCA website also has updates for the SCA Bulletin, SCA News, Egyptology Department News and Islamic Department News.

These are all at: URL




a)- b) Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, 1342 Naglee Ave., San Jose, Ca. (95191 Use Park Ave.Entrance) museum's website

* "Shelters for Eternity: Ancient Egyptian Coffins and Sarcophagi" Aidan Dodson (Visiting Fellow and Special Lecturer in Archeology, University of Bristol (UK))

date: Monday, April 23 at 7:00pm

costs: $10, and $5 for members

info: (408) 947-3636,

* For non-Egyptological lectures in the Thoth Lecture Series Calendar, Spring 2001, see the museum's website. c) Ancient Egypt Studies Assoc., Portland, OR society's website

* "Tragedy at Amarna and its Aftermath" by Robert Hanawalt (Amarna Research Foundation) The talk will relate the historical background of Akhetaten and discuss new archaeological finds that shed light on the end of a brief yet legendary anomaly in Egyptian history.

date: Sunday, March 25, 2001; 2:00 p.m.

place: School of Business Administration, Room 190, S.W. Sixth and Harrison, Portland State University info: Sid Kitchel, 503-533-3745, d) American Research Center in Egypt

tel.: +1 404 712 9854

e-mail:, society website

* 52th Annual Meeting of ARCE General Info and Call for papers was at URL

Note that the general deadline for abstracts was Dec 15; they have the quota of Egyptology papers, and currently they ONLY are looking for submissions in Islamic studies, Egyptian Medieval to Modern history, Modern Egyptian culture and society. Deadline for abstracts on those subjects is Januari 21. The preliminary program is up at URL

date: April 27-29, 2000

place: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island e) Brown University

* "The Travails of Wenamun in the Levant" by Professor Ronald J. Leprohon (University of Toronto) The William A. Ward Memorial Lecture date: Wednesday, April 4, 2001; 8 PM place: auditorium 001, Salomon Center, Center Green in from Waterman St. at Brown St. , Providence, RI costs: free and open to the public

* "The Vizier, the wet-nurse, and some of their neighbors: ten years of excavations and discoveries in the rock-cut tombs of the New Kingdom at Saqqara" by Dr. Alain Zivie (CNRS and Director of the French Excavations at Saqqara) date: Thursday, April 26, 2001; 8:15

place: Auditorium 101, Salomon Center, Center Green in from Waterman St. at Brown St. Providence.

costs: free and open to the public

source: Barbara Lesko via Jack Sasson f) The Tech Museum of Innovation museum website

* "High Technology Used in Egyptology" by Wilfred Griggs World-renowned Egyptologist and pioneer of DNA analysis of mummies, Professor Griggs is a leader in the application of modern biological tools to historical studies. He will tell about the use of high tech to unlock the mysteries of ancient Egypt's mummies and artifacts.

date: May 2, 2001; 7:00 p.m.

place: the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater; The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

costs: USD 9.00 for Tech members, USD 10.00 for non-members.

info: 408/795-6105

* Shown in the IMAX theater of the museum is Mysteries of Egypt. This movie follows the burial and subsequent rediscovery of the fabled Tutankhamen, as well as explores many of the modern scientific techniques used to study the ancient Egyptian culture. Show times vary. Visit the museum webpage at URL

for schedules and prices.

g) The Sudan Studies Association society's website

* SSA Meeting With a panel on History and Current Research on Meroitic. Proposals for that panel invited by

date: 24-26 May 2001

place: Michigan State University in East Lansing

source: Meroitic-L h) American Society of Papyrologists

* "Papyri, Greco-Roman Egypt, and Ancient Culture" Held in conjunction with the January 3-6, 2002 meetings of the American Philological Association and the Archaeological Institute of America in Philadelphia. Call for papers: abstracts due by February 15, 2001. Source: Papy-l (#)

Info: Timothy Renner ( i) ARCE/NC society's website

* "I Met a Traveller from an Antique Land" ARCE members will show slides and talk about their trips to Egypt.

date: Sunday, March 25, 2001; 2:30 p.m.

place: 145 Dwinelle Hall, U.C. Berkeley Campus

[note the different location from usual!]

info: 510-527-9746; j) ARCE/DC

* "Hatshepsut" by Gayle Gibson (Royal Ontario Museum)

date: March 23, 2001; 6:30 PM

place: Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW (Dupont Circle Metro Stop), Washington DC


* "Reading the outside of coffins" workshop by Gayle Gibson

date: Sat. March 24, 2001

place: Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW (Dupont Circle Metro Stop), Washington DC

costs: $25.00 info: for details contact 202-363-5196 k) ASOR * ASOR Annual Meeting 2001 The Call for Papers is now up at: URL

date: November 14 - 17, 2001

place: Boulder, Colorado l) ARCE/NC society's website

* "Of Bulls and Princes: the Serapeum of Saqqara" by Dr. Aidan Dodson (Visiting Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Bristol)

date: Tuesday, April 24, 2001; 7:30.

place: 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building, U.C. Berkeley Campus

info: tel. 510-527-9746 or m) California Museum of Ancient Art P.O. Box 10515, Beverly Hills, CA 90213

* "The Pyramid Texts: an Early Source for Ancient Egyptian Religion" by Dr. Katja Goebs date: March 26,2001; 7:30 pm

* For both lectures is valid: place: Wilshire Blvd. Temple, Piness Auditorium, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles costs: free for members, USD10 for seniors and students, USD12 for all others info: 818-762-5500

source: UCLA Egyptology Bulletin Board URL


a) La Socit pour l'tude de l'gypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities society website

* "Reflections of Myth in ancient Egyptian Names" by Prof. R.J. Leprohon (University of Toronto)

date: Thursday, 22 March 2001; 8:00 pm

place: University College, Room 40/140, Toronto costs: free


-- SEEA Chapitre de Montral / SSEA Montreal Chapter society website

b) Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Department, Graduate Students' Association, University of Toronto

* 5th Annual NMCGSA Symposium Graduate and post-graduate students are invited to submit proposals on any topic concerning or connected with the Near and Middle East from the Ancient to Modern Periods. Submissions before Friday, January 26, 2001.

date: Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17, 2001

info: symp. website;

c) - d) NACAL and AOS

* NACAL 29 The annual North American Conference of Afroasiatic Linguistics. Abstracts due by the end of January 2001. For the Preliminary registration form and Call for Abstracts, see: URL

date: 30 March - 1 April 2001

place: Toronto * 211th Meeting of the American Oriental Society date: 30 March - 2 April, 2001

place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada info: URL


a) Egyptian Embassy, Education & Culture Bureau

* "Recent excavations in the Valley of the Kings, Amarna royal tombs project" by Geoffrey Martin

date: Thursday, March 22, 2001; 6:30PM GMT

place: 4 Chesterfield Gardens, London, W1; nearest tube: Green Park/Hyde Park Corner

info: +44 (0)20 7491 7720;

source: Jan Picton's London Diary for the ANE b) British Museum

* "Under One Sky: Astronomy and Mathematics in the Ancient Near East" A Conference on Babylonian and Egyptian astronomy and its mathematical background.

date: 25-27 June 2001

info: conference web site

info: museum's website

info: Christopher Walker,

phone: 020-7323-8382,

c) - d) The Institute for the Study of Interdisciplinary Sciences and Sussex Egyptology Society

* "The Amarna Heresy" (A Weekend Conference) Speakers: David Rohl, John Davis, Aidan Dodson, Geoffrey Martin, Lucia Gahlin, Otto Schaden, Peter van der Veen

date: 3rd to 5th August 2001

place: Palmer Theatre, University of Reading.

costs: GBP115

info: conference website

e) - f) Poynton Egypt Group 7 Craig Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 7XN

e-mail: society's website

* "Ancient Egyptian jewels and amulets" by Carol Andrews date: March 23, 2001

* "The life and times of Queen Nefertiti" by Anne Murray

date: April 27, 2001

* "Photographing Ancient Egypt" by Bob Partridge

date: May 25, 2001

* "French explorers in Egypt" by Gerard Pfirsch

date: June 22, 2001

* For all lectures is valid:

place: Lower Park Primary School, Hazelbadge Road, Poynton, Cheshire.

info: lectures' website

g) EES society's website

---- place: Room G2, SOAS, University of London, Thornaugh St WC1, Russel Square, London WC1H 0XG

info: 020 7242 1880

h) - i) -j) Sussex Egyptology Society society's website.

* "KV 39 in the Valley of the Kings" by Ian Buckley date: March 24th, 2001; 2:00PM - 4:00PM BST (GMT+01:00)

place: Davison CE High School for Girls, Selborne Road, Worthing, W. Sussex. info: k) The North Yorkshire Ancient Egypt Group society's website

* "The Life and Times of Tutankhamun" by Christine el Mahdy date: Saturday, 24th March 2001; 10-00 am to 4-30 pm place: Friends Meeting House York

costs: GBP20 full price, GBP18 oap's and students. inclusive of Lunch, Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea.

info: Anne Murray on 01423.861604 or l) Christ's College, Cambridge

* "Ancient Egyptian Records" A Study Day in aid of the Coptic Manuscripts Conservation Project:

-- "Records of prehistory: The rock art of Egypt's Eastern Desert" by Dr Toby Wilkinson

-- "Pyramid texts and pyramids: Interpreting ancient records" by Dr Kate Spence

-- "Texts and pictures in the time of Tutankhamun: The Memphite tomb of Maya" by Prof. Geoffrey Martin

-- "Temples and Monasteries: The early Copts in Egypt and their Pharaonic past" by Prof. John Tait

date: Saturday 22nd September 2001

costs: GBP30.00 (USD50.00) per person plus GBP10.00 (USD16.00) for optional lunch.

info: URL

m) The Open University and the University of Birmingham

* "The Clothed Body in the Ancient World" An international conference that aims to bring together ancient historians, costume historians, textile experts, archaeologists, fashion theorists, art historians and anthropologists in order to widen the debate and enhance our current understanding of the role of dress in ancient societies. Abstracts of papers on the clothed body in ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Rome and Byzantium are welcome before July 31, 2001.

date: 17-19 January 2002

place: The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes,UK. MK6 7AA

info: Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones at

source: Anenews-L (#)


a) - --GERMANY--

a) Institut fr Aegyptologie der Universitaet Wuerzburg Residenzplatz 2, D-97070 Wuerzburg

tel.: +49 931 31 28 18, fax: +49 931 57 22 61


* "8. Internationale Konferenz fuer demotische Studien"

[8th International Conference of Demotic Studies]

date: August 27 - 30, 2002 If you want to participate or contribute write to the address above.

source: conf. website

b) Kestner Museum Trammplatz 3, D-30159 Hannover

tel.: +49 511 168 42120, fax: +49 511 168 46530

* Lectures --

"Die Grabkammer des Tutanchamun"

dates: March 25, 2001, 11:30 am info: URL

* Guidance tours

[see (X) - Germany (k) for the exhibition]

-- "Die Grabkammer des Tutanchamun" by Julienne Franke dates: March 28, 2001, 5:30 pm info: URL

c) Die Aegyptisch-Deutsche Gesellschaft Nord e.V. c/o Dr.-Ing. Hani El Nokraschy An de Masch 24, D-25488 Holm

tel.: +49 4103 15199, fax: +49 4103 919792

* "Obelisken errichten auf gyptische Weise mit Steinen und Seilen" by Dr. A. Wirsching, Hamburg date: March 25, 2001; 11 am

place: Vortragssaal des Museums fuer Voelkerkunde, Rothenbaumchaussee 64, Hamburg info: events' website

d) - e) Institut fuer Aegyptologie und Koptologie der Westfaelischen Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster Schlaunstr. 2, D-48143 Muenster

tel.: +49 251 83 24537, fax: +49 251 83 29933

* "Staendige Aegyptologenkonferenz (SAeK)"

[Annual conference of German-speaking Egyptologists]

date: July 13 - 15, 2001 Information will be available in Spring, 2001.

info: URL


a) The Egyptian Society of South-Africa society's website

* "Earth Goddess - Sky Goddess" by Beverley Roos (Former lecturer - University of Cape Town)

date: Tuesday 27th March, 2001; 19h30

place: The Jenny Mallet Hall, St. George's Grammar School, Richmond Road, Mowbray, Cape Town. costs: members free, non-members R15



a) - --ITALY--

a) University of Florence

* 10th Meeting of Hamito-Semitic (Afroasiatic) Linguistics Eight sections: Phonology, Morphology, Lexicon, Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic/Omotic and Chadic. The Egyptian section will be opened with a lecture by Antonio Loprieno. Deadline for paper abstracts is Dec 31, 2000

date: 17-21 April 2001. place: Florence

costs: registration fee is 50,000 Lit. - 25,83 Euros.

info: registration and details at or source: a posting via Jack Sasson (#) b) Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma,

* "Cosmology through Time" International Meeting about Ancient and Modern Cosmologies in the Mediterranean Area. Among which Cosmologies of Ancient Egypt. Deadline for abstracts and registration: April 2, 2001.

date: June 17-21, 2001 place: Astronomical Observatory of Rome, Monteporzio Catone

info:; website of conference

c) Associazione Collaboratori Museo Egizio (ACME) c/o Museo Egizio di Torino, via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123 Turin, Italy

* April 9th: "Il medico" (The Physician) by Cristiano Daglio

* May 14th: "Lo scriba" (The Scribe) by Patrizia Piacentini

* June 4th: "L'artigiano" (The Workman) by Dominique Valbelle. * For all lectures is valid: place: Centro Congressi dell'Unione Industriale, via Fanti 17, Turin. time: 6:00 pm. info: contact on Saturday mornings ACME c/o Museo Egizio, phone: 011/5617776, 011/5617877 or 011/5612677. --FRANCE-- a) Musee du Louvre F-75058 Paris Cedex 01, France

tel. : +33 1 40 20 50 50; fax : +33 1 40 20 54 42;

e-mail: General remarks about reservations for visites-conferences: URL and for the auditorium: URL

* One work: "Le papyrus de Teferouaset: un Livre de ce qu'il y a dansl'au-dela d'une chanteuse d'Amon"

[about the Amduat] by Christophe Barbotin (Departement des Antiquites egyptiennes)

date: June 1, 2001, 12:30 pm

info: museum website

* Series of lectures "L'actualite de la recherche archeologique" (only the lectures of the "antiquites egyptiennes" are noted here), all at 12 am in the Auditorium of the Louvre

-- "Elkab (Haute Egypte) et sa necropole rupestre" by Luc Limme (Musees royaux d'art et d'histoire, Bruxelles) date: March 29, 2001

-- "Fefi, un vizir mysterieux. Decouvertes recentes de la mission archeologique polono-egyptienne a Sakkara" by Karol Mysliwiec (Centre d'archeologie mediterraneenne de l'Academie polonaise des Sciences, Varsovie)

date: June 7, 2001

info: events website

b) Centre culturel d'Egypte 111, boulevard Saint-Michel, F-75005 Paris

tel.: +33 1 46 33 75 67, fax: +33 1 43 26 18 83

e-mail: Lectures:

place: Centre Asiem, 6 rue Albert-de-Lapparent, F-75007 Paris Entry: FRF 40 for non-members

-- "La femme en Egypte" by Myra Daridan

date: May 15, 2001, 6:45 pm info: URL

-- "La civilisation de Kerma au Soudan" by Charles Bonnet

date: June 12 or 19, 2001, 6:45 pm

info: URL

c) Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain Promenade des Arts, F-06300 Nice tel.: +33 4 93 62 6162, fax: +33 4 93 13 09 01


* L'ecole du Louvre a Nice Cycle II: "Des pyramides au Phare - l'architecture de l'Egypte antique" by Jean-Pierre Adam (architect, archaeologist of CNRS)

-- "Alexandrie - la rencontre de deux cultures et la fin d'un monde qui ne finit pas" date: March 23-24, 2001

-- begin: 1st day at 6 pm, 2nd day at 10 am cost: FRF 525 for the course, FRF 74 for one lecture info: URL

d) Societe francaise d'egyptologie Cabinet d'egyptologie, College de France place Marcelin-Berthelot, F-75231 Paris cedex

tel./fax: +33 1 40 46 94 31, e-mail:

* "Les Egyptiens et la geographie du monde" by Nicolas Grimal (professor of the College de France)

date: February 26 - April 2, 2001, 5:30 pm each Monday place: L'amphitheatre Marguerite-de-Narras

info: events website

* Reunion de la SFE date: March 24, 2001, 10 am College de France, place Marcelin Berthelot, F-75005 Paris Lectures:

-- "Fouilles a Ehnasya el-Medina (Herakonpolis Magna): travaux et resultats" by Maria Carmen Perez Die (Archeological Museum of Madrid)

-- "Le complexe palatial de Pi-Rames, fouilles recentes a Qantir" by E. B. Pusch (Pelizaeus-Museum of Hildesheim, Germany, leader of the excavation) info: URL


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a) Society for the History of Science and Technology, Mexico

* "Science at the Frontiers: Medicine and Culture in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds". A symposium in the context of the XXI International Congress of History of Science. This symposium will deal with the cross-cultural transfer of knowledge in the field of medicine from Antiquity to the Pre-Modern times and covers not only the Mediterranean, but also the Far-East (incl. Egypt). Paper proposals are to be directed to

date: 8-14 July 2001,

place: Mexico City info: society website


a) Sciences de l'Antiquite, Universite de Fribourg Rue Pierre-Aeby 16, CH-1700 Fribourg

tel.: +41 26 300 78 34/38, fax: +41 26 300 97 14

* Colloquium "Regards croises sur la naissance et la petite enfance dans l'Antiquite" Egyptological contributions: "Femmes et divinites enceintes dans l'Egypte du Nouvel Empire" by Cathie Spieser (University of Basel) and "Der Weg ins Leben" by Erika Feucht (University of Heidelberg), both lectures on December 1, 2001

date: November 28 - December 1, 2001 place: Kinderstube

* Public Lecture: "Pratiques funeraires autour de la naissance en Egypte ancienne jusqu'a l'epoque greco-romaine" by Francoise Dunand (University of Strasbourg) date: November 30, 2001, 6:15 pm info: URL


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a) Association Internationale de Papyrologues society website

* 23rd International Congress of Papyrologists Call for papers. Congress organized by the Papyrussammlung of the Austrian National Library, the Kommission fuer Antike Rechtsgeschichte of the Austrian Academy of Science and the Institut fuer Alte Geschichte, Altertumskunde und Epigraphik, University of Vienna. Deadline for abstracts (contact or March 23, 2001. Registration deadline: March 31, 2001 2nd circular: URL

date: Sunday, July 22 - Saturday, July 28, 2001 place: Main building of the Austrian Academy of Science, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, A-1010 Wien.

info: fax: 0043-1-53410-395, e-mail:

source: IACS events website b) Kunsthistorisches Museum Maria-Theresien-Platz, A-1010 Vienna

tel.: +43 1 525 24-0, fax: +43 1 523 27 70 e-mail: * Reopening of the Egyptian and the Near Eastern Collection date: September 24, 2001 source:URL



Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner. Great work, Michael!


a) The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, New York 10028-0198

tel.: +1 212 535 7710 (recorded information) * "Along the Nile: Photographs of Egypt 1850 - 1870"

date: September 11 - December 30, 2001 The exhibition of 19th-century photographs of Egypt will include some of the earliest camera images of Egypt's dramatic landscapes, exotic inhabitants, and imposing monuments.

info: URL b) Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, New York 14211-1293 tel. +1 716 896 5200

* "Whem Ankh: The Cycle of Life in Ancient Egypt"

date: September 12, 1998 - September, 2003 This exhibition is an exploration of daily life in Ptolemaic Egypt (323 - 30 BC). It will incorporate more than 200 artifacts that illustrate significant aspects of domestic life, economy, religion, politics, preparations for the afterlife and the relations between Ptolemaic Egypt and its neighbors in Africa, Asia and Europe. info: exhibition website.

c) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496

tel.: +1 312 922 9410 * "Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth"

date: October 20, 2001 - March 3, 2002 "Selected from the world's great Egyptian and classical art collections, the masterpieces in this exhibition reveal the life and liaisons of Egypt's last, most charismatic queen

... Also discover how Cleopatra's story has endured - through countless poems, books, songs, paintings, movies, jewelry and other works - thousands of years after her tragic death."

- Travelling exhibition now in Rome

[see EEF News website, section IX, Italy (b)].

info: URL info: exhibition's website

d) South Florida Science Museum 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

tel: +1 561 832 1988, fax: +1 561 833 0551 * "The Secrets of Egypt" date: December 23, 2000 - May 13, 2001 Featuring Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from the Pharaoh's tomb. info: exhibition website

e) The Houston Museum of Natural Science One Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX 77030

tel.: +1 713 639 4629; museum website

* "Searching for Eternity: Life and Death in Ancient Egypt"

date: January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2001 "Spanning 4,000 years of Egyptian history, Searching for Eternity provides fascinating insight into this compelling culture. The exhibition features hundreds of ancient artifacts, as well as informative photographs of monuments and tomb paintings." info URL

f) Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 tel: +1 734 764 9304, fax: +1 734 763 8976 * "The Fabric of Everyday Life: Textiles from Karanis" date: scheduled for Fall, 2001

* "Society and Economy in Ancient Egypt"

date: scheduled for Fall, 2002 source for both: events website

g) Michael C. Carlos Museum 571 Kilgo Street, Atlanta, GA 30322-1950 tel: +1 404 727 4282

* "Mysteries of the Mummies: Rotating Preview"

date: July 19, 1999 - April 2001 Beginning July 19 the first objects on display will include the beautifully painted coffin of Iawtaysheret, from an important Theban family that served the Nubian rulers of Egypt in the 25th Dynasty (ca. 700B.C.).

Also from the same time period, the first installation will feature the coffin and mummy of a child and a set of limestone Canopic jars. New selections will be installed on January 17, 2000, July 17, 2000, and January 14, 2001. The Carlos Museum is now in the process of cleaning and conserving objects contained in its important recent acquisition of remarkable ancient Egyptian artifacts.

- The rotating preview exhibitions will culminate in a special exhibition of the entire collection in 2001.[see below]

info: exhibition website

info: museum/exhibition website

info: museum website

* " Mysteries of the Mummies: The Art and Archaeology of Death in Ancient Egypt" - Opening of the new permanent exhibition date: April 7 - July 29, 2001 The exhibits will include sumptuously decorated coffins - among the finest known from ancient Egypt -, 10 mummies, Canopic jars, amulets, shawabtis, jewelry, reliefs and more. The objects represent an overview of the development of funerary art in ancient Egypt at its most inventive and prolific period.

info: museum website

info: (date) events website

* "The Collector's Eye: Masterpieces of Egyptian Art from the Thalassic Collection"

date: April 21, 2001 - January 6, 2002 Comprised of more than 175 objects, the collection ranges from monumental statues of pharaohs and their queens to exquisitely crafted amulets and jewels. Funerary and cult objects, cosmetic equipment, architectural elements, royal and private sculpture dating from the Predynastic period to the time of Cleopatra, will make up this unequalled exhibition in its first public exhibition.

info: exhibition website

h) Willamette University Hallie Ford Museum of Art 700 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301

tel: +1 503 370 6855, fax: +1 503 370 5458 e-mail:; museum website

* "Cleopatra's Egypt" date: scheduled for 2002

source: museum website

i) The Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43620

tel.: +1 419 255 8000, +1 800 644 6862 * "Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from the British Museum"

date: March 2 - May 27, 2001 First station of a traveling exhibition with 144 pieces, ranging from hand-sized glass and ivory statues to the immense stone figures of lions and kings that weigh several tons. Other stops will be:
the Wonders: Memphis International Cultural Series, Memphis, TN (June 28 - Oct 21, 2001), the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (Nov 23, 2001 - Feb 24, 2002), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (April 12 - July 7, 2002), the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN (Dec 20, 2002 - March 16, 2003), the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL (April 26 - Aug 3, 2003), and the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD (Sept 19, 2003 - Jan 4, 2004).

info: exhibition's website

info: press-reports - URL, URL; URL

j) The Anniston Museum of Natural History 800 Museum Drive, Anniston, AL 36207 tel.: +1 256 237 6766, fax: +1 256 237 6776 e-mail: * "Constructing Ancient Egypt 2001 A.D." Reopening of the permanent exhibition: April, 2002 In January, 2001, the Museum will begin construction of a new Egyptian exhibition hall and the re-installation of its Egyptian mummies.

info: exhibition's website k) The University of Wyoming - Art Museum 2111 Willett Drive, Laramie, Wyoming 82071-3807

tel.: +1 307 766 6622

* "The Legacy of Lord Carnarvon: Miniatures from Ancient Egypt and the Valley of the Kings" date: April 7 - September 1, 2001 "This exhibition reshapes the facts around Lord Carnarvon and assesses his place in the history of Egyptology."

info: exhibition's website l) San Diego Museum of Man Balboa Park, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

tel.: +1 619 239 2001, fax: +1 619 239 2749


* "Discover Egypt" opening: October 1, 2000 The exhibition is a new interpretation of 18th Dynasty Egypt in the Children's Discovery Center (CDC) of the Museum. It will give visitors opportunities for interactive, sensory learning as they barter in an Egyptian market, "navigate" a small boat on the Nile, and dress up in costumes to be royalty or faithful subjects of the pharaoh.

info: exhibition website

info: exhibition website

m) The Frank H. McClung Museum 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-3200

tel: +1 423 974 2144, fax: +1 423 974 3827 email: * "Pharaoh's Harvest: Plants from Ancient and Modern Egypt"

date: June 10 - August 18, 2002 info: exhibition's website

* "Tutankhamun's Wardrobe" date: scheduled for September - November, 2003 This traveling exhibition will explore: the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and the recording of the textiles; clothing and textiles during the Amarna period; and color and symbolism on royal clothing.

info: exhibition website

n) - o) - p) Wonders: The Memphis International Cultural Series The Pyramid, Memphis, TN

* "Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from the British Museum"

date: June 28 - October 21, 2001 Travelling exhibition of the British Museum. Details at US

(i).info: events website

q) Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology University of California 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-3712 tel.: +1 510 642 3681, +1 510 642 3682 * "Sites Along the Nile: Rescuing Ancient Egypt" date: April 13, 2000 - June 30, 2001

[was: till December, 2000]

An exhibition of nearly six hundred objects representing the cultural development of ancient Egypt for over 5,000 years (from 5000 BC to the 7th century AD), these artifacts were rescued by archaeological excavations from looting and flooding of ancient temples and burial sites, making this collection a world-class resource for Egyptologists.

info: events website

info: events website

info: corrected date based on communication with the museum

r) - s) Smithsonian - National Museum of African Art 950 Independence Avenue, Washington, D.C.

tel.: +1 202 357 4600 (general information), fax: +1 202 357 4879

* " The Ancient Nubian City of Kerma, 2500-1500 B.C."

date: long-term loan from the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston This exhibition of 40 objects celebrates Kerma, the capital of the kingdom known to the ancient Egyptians as Kush. info:

[URL is under construction]

exhibition website

t) - u) - v) Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College 1701 East Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan USA 49686

tel.: +1 231 922 1055, fax: +1 231 922 1597 e-mail:

* "Women of the Nile" date: April 7 - September 19, 2001 Traveling exhibition. See posting to EEF on June 20, 2000. See Canada (b). info: exhibition website


a) - b) Canadian Museum of Civilization Glenbow Museum 130 - 9th Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0P3

tel: +1 403 268 4100, +1 403 237 8988 (recorded message), fax: +1 403 265 9769, email:

* "Mysteries of Egypt" date: December 2, 2000 - March 11, 2001

info: exhibition website

* "Women of the Nile" date: December 2, 2000 - March 11, 2001 The 100 artifacts create an intimate portrait of the lives of Egyptian women and their quest for spiritual significance. The exhibit explores the essential role of women and their variety of responsibilities in the four primary aspects of Egyptian life: in the home, the temple, the palace and the afterlife. This national traveling exhibit was shown before in the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, California (January 31 - September 6, 1999), the Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey (October 4 - 31, 1999), and the Putnam Museum, Davenport, Iowa (June 3 - Nov 5, 2000) and will come to Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta (December 2, 2000 - March 11, 2001); Denos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan (April 7 - September 19, 2001); Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia (October 13, 2001 - January 13, 2002). The show will then return to San Jose in February 2002. Info about the catalog of the San Jose exhibition: URL

info: museum website


a) The British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG tel.: 020-7323 8299, e-mail:, museum website

* Announcement: Due to a period of moves involving offices, library and collections, Egyptian Antiquities regrets that the Department will be operating a very restricted Students' Room and general enquiry service.

date: September 15, 2000

- March 1 [was: January 15], 2001 reopening: August 1, 2001

info: museum's website

* "Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth"

date: April 12 - August 26, 2001 With colossal sculptures, bronzes, ceramics, coins, gems and even caricatures, the exhibition traces Cleopatra's life and liaisons with the two great Roman leaders of the day, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.

- The myth of Cleopatra is followed down to the present day, the tragic tale commemorated in paintings, ceramics, jewellery, plays, opera and cinema. This exhibition will be shown before in Rome, Italy [see below].

info: museum website

* "Agatha Christie and the Orient" date: November 9, 2001 - March 17, 2002 Travelling exhibition now in Basel

[see EEF News website, section X, Switzerland (a)].

info: museum's website b) Royal Museum Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland

tel: +44 131 225 7534, fax: +44 131 200 4819


* "Tutankhamun's Wardrobe"

date: March 31 - July 1, 2001 This travelling exhibition of textiles, photography, drawing and clothing will demonstrate the importance of clothing during this fascinating period. It was shown before in Boras, Sweden (October 8, 1999 - February 27, 2000), Lodz, Poland (March 9 - April 22, 2000) and Leiden, The Netherlands (July 1 - August 27, 2000).