June 7 Egyptology Lecture Cosponsored by No. Cal ARCE and the Stanford Humanities Center
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Glenn Meyer
2015-05-20 04:00:19 UTC
The Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, the Stanford Humanities
the UC Berkeley Department of Near Eastern Studies, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC
Berkeley, present a Lecture at Stanford University:

Recent Work and Latest Discoveries at Deir el-Medina

By Dr. Cédric Gobeil
Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale

Dr. Gobeil, IFAO's Director of the French Archaeological Mission of Deir el-Medina, the tomb-makers'
village in Western Thebes, will highlight the latest and most interesting discoveries of the
mission's last five seasons. Recent exploration demonstrates that discoveries continue, and suggests
that many secrets still wait to be unveiled at this site, so important to our knowledge of ancient

When: June 7, 2015 2:30 PM
Where: Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall

A map of Stanford University, driving directions, and parking information can be obtained at
http://shc.stanford.edu/about/contact-us. For more information, please call 650-367-8339 or send
email to ***@comcast.net.
Glenn Meyer
2015-05-24 04:58:19 UTC
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</tt><tt>                    Fall 2015 Egyptology Lecture Schedule</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                                 Sponsored by</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>  The Northern California Chapter of the American Research
Center in Egypt,</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>             the Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC
</tt><tt>            and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC
</tt><tt>                          Location for All Lectures:</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                             Room 20 Barrows Hall</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                              UC Berkeley Campus</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                           August 9th, 2015 2:30 PM</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                          Death in the Mut Precinct:</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>           "Burial and Execution in the Second Intermediate
</tt><tt>                 By Dr. Betsy Bryan, Johns Hopkins
</tt><tt>                         September 20th, 2015 2:30 PM</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                     "Textual and Osteological Indicators</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                   Of Disease and Health at Deir el Medina"</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                   By Dr. Anne Austin, Stanford University</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                          October 11th, 2015 2:30 PM</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                        "Terraforming Along the Nile"</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>               By Dr. Peter Piccione, University of
</tt><tt>                         November 15th, 2015 2:30 PM</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                        Annual Souq begins at 1:30 PM</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                           "Ancient Archaeologists:  </tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                       How the High Priests of Osiris</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                  Transformed Abydos During the New
</tt><tt>               By Dr. Steve Harvey, Institute of Fine Arts,
</tt><tt>                         December 13th, 2015 2:30 PM</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                        Annual Souq begins at 1:30 PM</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                          "Egyptian Chariot Horses"</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                               By Kathy Hansen</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                      American Research Center in Egypt</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                         Northern California Chapter</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                For more information please call
</tt><tt>                    or send e-mail to <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:***@comcast.net">***@comcast.net</a>.</tt><tt><br>
</tt><tt>                             <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:***@glennmeyer.net">***@glennmeyer.net</a></tt><tt><br>
Glenn Meyer
2015-07-09 05:08:25 UTC
The Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt; the Department of Near
Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley; and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley, are sponsoring
the following lecture

Death in the Mut Precinct: Burial and execution in the Second Intermediate Period

By Betsy M. Bryan, Johns Hopkins University

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 2015
WHERE: Barrows Hall, Near Eastern Studies Lounge, Room 20, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley

About the Lecture:

In 2011 the Johns Hopkins Expedition discovered a human skeleton south of the Isheru lake. The body
lay between – and just below the level of -- two sandstone bases for wooden columns placed early in
the 18th Dynasty. The body, facing down, was in the position of a bound captive. Roxie Walker and
Salima Ikram reconstructed the manner in which the death took place, and this will be summarized.
The question arose as to whether the skeleton represents an execration ritual or an execution as
punishment. This was explored further in 2012-15. A cemetery of the Second Intermediate Period was
discovered in this same area behind the Lake. Some, if not all, of the burials are Pan Grave
Nubians, but the last interments are of similar date to that of the face-down skeleton. This lecture
will present the current understanding of the skeletons’ archaeological context and ethnicity and
some possible historical circumstances to interpret the finds.

About the Lecturer:

Dr. Betsy M. Bryan is Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Johns Hopkins
University, where she has taught since 1986. Dr Bryan specializes in the history, art, and
archaeology of the New Kingdom in Egypt, ca. 1600-1000 B.C., with a particular emphasis on the 18th
Dynasty, ca. 1550-1300 B.C.

Dr. Bryan's research interests include the organization and techniques of art production as well as
the religious and cultural significance of tomb and temple decoration. As part of this research she
has studied the unfinished elite painted tomb of the royal butler Suemniwet, ca. 1420 B.C., and is
publishing it as a study in painting and its social meaning in the mid-18th Dynasty.

Her current fieldwork is in the temple complex of the goddess Mut at South Karnak. Dr. Bryan's
research focuses on defining the earliest forms of the temple of Mut of Isheru. Retrieval and
restoration of the decoration and architecture of the Hatshepsut and Thutmose III era-shrine is her
present field project and is enlarged by study of the rituals represented by the early remains. She
is currently preparing the publication of fifteen years of excavation at the Mut Temple precinct in
south Karnak.

Dr. Bryan has also been interested in the presentation of Egypt's visual history to the public and
has curated two major loan exhibitions.