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Published Sep 2022

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


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Ancient Egypt; Egyptology; Papyrology; CRE; Postgraduate conference

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Current Research in Egyptology 2021

Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Symposium, University of the Aegean, 9-16 May 2021

Edited by Electra Apostola, Christos Kekes

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15 Egyptological and Papyrological papers investigate a great variety of issues, including social and religious aspects of life in ancient Egypt, ritual and magic, language and literature, ideology of death, demonology, the iconographical tradition, and intercultural relations, ranging chronologically from the Prehistoric to the Coptic period.



Foreword ;

Introduction ;

List of paper presentations ;

List of poster presentations ;

List of keynote lectures ;

Reared in prehistory: uncovering the evidence for children in ancient Egypt – Mona Akmal M. Ahmed ;

The ‘commander of the ruler’s crew’: some remarks about a high military title in the Second Intermediate Period and the Egyptian army in the 17th dynasty – Francesco de Gaetano ;

Spectacle of imperial splendour: the presentation of gifts and tributes ceremony in the 18th dynasty – Ziting (Rebecca) Wang ;

Festivals and duties: aspects of religious life found in ancient Egyptian personal correspondence – Sue Thorpe ;

Sun, moon, and myth: the function and symbolism of fish in water features of ancient Egyptian formal gardens – Jayme Reichart ;

Being annihilated or being satisfied in the Duat. About the dynamic of the sw.wt in the New Kingdom Books of the Underworld – Mariano Bonanno ;

‘And all large and small cattle’ - Is there a ‘zoogony’ in the Religious Hymns of the New Kingdom (c. 1539-1077 BC)? – Guilherme Borges Pires ;

Water, protection and destiny: an interpretation of the wr.t-demon – Gabriele Mario Conte ;

The transmission of themes and motifs between copy and innovation: the decorative programmes of the late monumental tombs – Valeria Tappeti ;

Unpublished Greek and Demotic papyri from Graeco-Roman Tebtunis: a research project at the University of Parma – Nicola Reggiana and Alessia Bovo ;

The Πλοιαφέσια in the Greek landscape: a local expression of a global festivity – Dafni Maikidou-Poutrino ;

Iconographical and iconological study of the snake-footed Anubis in Alexandria: connections and new creations – Beatriz Jiménez Meroño and Francisco L. Borrego Gallardo ;

Eggs in Graeco-Roman Egypt: food, medicine, ritual – Dimitris Roumpekas ;

The scarab, from amulets to magical gems: transmissions and transpositions of an emblem of the pharaonic civilisation – Dominique Barcat ;

The role of Greek loanwords in Coptic magical texts. Mere technical terms or indicators of scribal education? – Krisztina Hevesi

About the Author

Electra Apostola completed her PhD in Egyptology at the University of the Aegean. Since 2016 she has worked as a research and teaching fellow at the same University (2016-2021) and as a teaching fellow at the University of Thessaly (2021-2022). She is a member of the Permanent Committee of the Current Research in Egyptology conference. Her research interests and publications focus on cultural interconnections between Egypt, the Near East and the Aegean in the Iron Age, as well as on medicine in ancient Egypt.

Christos Kekes studied Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Crete. From the same university he received his M.A. in Prehistoric Archaeology. He recently obtained a PhD in Egyptology at the University of the Aegean. His research interests include relations between Egypt, the Aegean, and the Near East; the archaeology of bodily communication; and the practice of damnatio memoriae in ancient Egypt. He has participated in several archaeological projects in Greece.