Organisé par Alice Mouton et Jean-François Pérouse
Ces rencontres se tiendront à l'occasion du centenaire de la naissance d'Emmanuel Laroche
Journée d'étude organisée dans le cadre du projet de recherche :
La paix : concepts, pratiques et systèmes politiques
A massive cult complex, dating back about 3,300 years, has been discovered at the site of Tel Burna in Israel.The goddess Anat is also in the running. This is an exciting discovery and I hope it does turn out to be a major sanctuary. But I'll believe it's a Baal sanctuary when they find an inscription that says "House of Baal" or the like. Or better yet, another copy of the Ugaritic Baal epic.
While archaeologists have not fully excavated the cult complex, they can tell it was quite large, as the courtyard alone was 52 by 52 feet (16 by 16 meters). Inside the complex, researchers discovered three connected cups, fragments of facemasks, massive jars that are almost as big as a person and burnt animal bones that may indicate sacrificial rituals.
The archaeologists said they aren't sure who was worshipped at the complex, though Baal, the Canaanite storm god, is a possibility. "The letters of Ugarit [an ancient site in modern-day Syria] suggest that of the Canaanite pantheon, Baal, the Canaanite storm god, would have been the most likely candidate," Itzhaq Shai, a professor at Ariel University who is directing a research project at Tel Burna, told Live Science in an email.
Prof. Sencer Şahin, who was one of the prominent epigraphers and the founder of the Dept. of Ancient Languages and Cultures at Akdeniz University (Antalya), passed away on 16th October, at the age of 75, in the hospital of Akdeniz University, where he was treated for three weeks against respiratory insufficiency.
When I was asked to review this book, I was immediately excited. My own Egyptomania is what started me on my Egyptological path. From a young age, I collected articles, videos, magazines, photos, and fiction books about ancient Egypt. I’d drive my mother crazy asking her to buy me my ancient Egypt magazine so that I could add the weekly offering of hole-punched mini-articles to my ring binder.
The minute that I opened this book, I was greeted by Bob Brier’s account of his Egyptomania and, while his was on a far grander scale than my own, I enjoyed reminiscing about my own teenage collecting habits as he reminisced about bidding in auctions and trawling through antiques fairs and flea markets for anything remotely Egyptian themed.
I was fascinated to learn just how many items have been inspired by ancient Egypt through history – tea sets, cigarettes, pocketknives and even talcum powder have all been treated to an Egyptomaniacal makeover!
Brier recounts tales of the events that started the worldwide fascination with all things Egyptian, from the Romans’ obsession with obelisks, to Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign and Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
There is something for everyone in this book: adventure, Hollywood glamour, and astounding engineering feats. I particularly enjoyed reading about how ‘Cleopatra’s Needle’ came to be standing on the bank of the River Thames in London – I didn’t realise the sheer determination, courage, and sadness that surrounds this iconic landmark!
There is far more to Egyptomania than meets the eye, and Brier’s entertaining read will leave anyone with even a remote interest in ancient Egypt with a desire to clear their shelves for some Egyptian themed memorabilia.
Right, I’m off to hunt eBay for bits of Egyptian themed Wedgwood…
The iconic Egyptian tea set was launched by Wedgwood to commemorate Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of the Nile (Source: Brier 2013, Colour Plate 2).
You can buy ‘Egyptomania’ here.
L'Associazione Italiana di Archeometria (AIAr) organizza la prima Rassegna nazionale di Archeometria Arte è Scienza che vuole essere un’occasione per riflettere sul rapporto vitale tra i beni culturali e le tecniche scientifiche nell’ambito dello studio di siti e reperti archeologici, nella ricostruzione dell’ambiente storico, nella diagnostica delle opere d’arte, nella conservazione del nostro patrimonio artistico e culturale.
|Bulldozing damage to Rujm el-Faridiyyeh. © APAAME_20141019_DLK-0180|
|Milestation along the VNT. © APAAME_20141019_DLK-0203.|
|VNT and Tower. © APAAME_20141019_DLK-0189.|
|Aina Fort 1. © APAAME_20141019_DDB-0137.|
Il Consiglio comunale di Milano ha approvato all’unanimità la delibera sulla progettazione di nuovi percorsi di istruzione tecnica superiore tramite la costituzione della Fondazione “Istituto tecnico superiore per le tecnologie innovative per i beni e le attività culturali – cantieri dell’arte” alla quale il Comune partecipa come socio fondatore.
Trois ans après la création du compte Scoop.it de la Bibliothèque des sciences de l’Antiquité, celui-ci vient de se voir décerner une médaille d’or, récompensant une veille active en Antiquité.
La veille et la restitution d’une veille sont (ou plutôt : devraient être) le quotidien des bibliothèques. La BSA a choisi les réseaux sociaux pour diffuser de l’information, en particulier via Twitter et Scoop.it.
Pour rappel1, Scoop.it est une plateforme en ligne de curation de contenus qui permet de faire de la veille et/ou de partager celle-ci avec d’autres utilisateurs. Le souhait de rendre visible notre veille sur l’Antiquité et l’archéologie nous a conduit à créer le Scoop.it de la BSA en décembre 2011 pour reprendre le contenu du compte Twitter de la Bibliothèque (@bsaLille3). En trois ans, ce sont plus de 2500 informations liées à l’Antiquité et l’archéologie − issues principalement de médias − qui ont ainsi été archivées.
Depuis 2013, Scoop.it distribue des médailles aux comptes qu’il héberge en fonction de la qualité de sa veille2. En septembre 2013, le compte de la BSA est devenu médaille d’argent. Le 6 octobre 2014 le Scoop.it de la BSA s’est vu décerner (avec emphase) la médaille d’or :
« Your topic is incredibly highly-recommended in the History Interest. Congrats ! »
« You are a giant among curators. Congratulations on leveling Bibliothèque des sciences de l’Antiquité up to Gold ! »
Au-delà de la satisfaction d’être reconnu comme un site de veille pertinent, notre compte apparaît en tête du sujet « History », ce qui lui assure une visibilité supplémentaire.
While it sounds like the name of a Star Wars prequel, Wrath of the Phantom Army is a comic book produced by Heritage Watch carrying a message of how looting destroys Cambodia’s past and future. The comic book is for sale now on iTunes – and the proceeds will go towards reprinting Khmer versions for distribution in Cambodia.
It’s a good cause, for the price of a cup of coffee. Purchase the comic book here on iTunes.