This project will develop new digital image capturing techniques that enable researchers to process data from archaeological excavations more accurately and efficiently than ever before. The site of Tell Edfu, which is the focus of this project, is one of the last well-preserved ancient cities in Egypt. The incredibly rich and complex stratigraphic record with its numerous well-preserved building levels at Tell Edfu are ideally suited for the development of new technical methods for the recording and analysis of archaeological data.
This is a combined museum catalogue entry discussing coins from ancient Egypt.
A study of grappling (both athletic and martial) from ancient Egypt to Victorian England. It was written as a Classics & Ancient History PhD thesis, so half the verbiage focuses on the ancient world.
This project will produce a robust Civilization IV mod (a modification to an existing game) allowing players to explore the society and history of Ancient Egypt. The project has three goals: 1) players will explore the process of social and historical change from the early Predynastic period to the end of the Third Intermediate Period (ca 4000 – 525 B.C.); 2)supplementary game content will help players explore the construction of historical knowledge– how Egyptologists and archaeologists know what they do about ancient Egypt; 3) the mod will provide an accurate counterpoint to many mainstream commercial videogames that perpetuate pseudo-historical and pseudo-archaeological notions of ancient Egypt. This game-based learning approach will provide a far deeper, more experiential understanding of the subject than might be gained through more traditional means such as textbooks or lectures.
Coptic, having evolved from the language of the hieroglyphs of the pharaonic era, represents the last phase of the Egyptian language and is pivotal for a wide range of disciplines, such as linguistics, biblical studies, the history of Christianity, Egyptology, and ancient history. Coptic SCRIPTORIUM provides the first open-source technologies for computational and digital research across the disciplines as applied to Egyptian texts. The project is developing a digitized corpus of Coptic texts available in multiple formats and visualizations (including TEI XML), tools to analyze and process the language (e.g., the first Coptic part-of-speech tagger), a database with search and visualization capabilities, and a collaborative platform for scholars to contribute texts and annotations and to conduct research. The technologies and corpus will function as a collaborative environment for digital research by any scholars working in Coptic.
University of Lethbridge professor Kevin McGeough presents a meticulous and thorough three-volume series on the reception of Near Eastern culture, his- tory, and art in nineteenth-century Europe and America. Both in the introduction to the first volume and throughout the series, McGeough makes clear the fascination held by Western entities such as England, France, and the United States in relation to the geo- graphically and temporally distant lands of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
…erranean and the Near East as part of wider perspectives, subaltern groups, multicultural communities, identities, (ii) Mediterranean and Near Eastern history outside Eurocentric perspectives, (iii) the reassessment of extant scholarship on ancient Greece and ancient Egypt in line with developing contemporary historical, political and social thought ….
This paper assesses nine prominent readings of the imperial context/content of Verdi’s ‘Aida’ and offers a new perspective more adequate to basic tensions in the work. Readings have ranged from the literal (imperial Europe here stages an archaeological “ancient Egypt”) to the metaphorical (“Egypt” here is any repressive government). Or–somewhere between those extremes–the Egyptian enslavement of Ethiopia represents Austrian tyranny over Italy in the 1820s-50s. The vitality of ‘Aida’ derives from a productive tension between (1) the scenario, drafted at the Pasha’s request (emphasizing the greatness of ancient and, by implication, modern Egypt), and (2) Verdi’s lingering sympathy with any country yearning for self-determination. Some moments in the work resonate more with one of these goals, some with the other. Two stylistically and dramatically contrasting passages—’Gloria all’Egitto’ and Amonasro’s ‘Ma tu Re’—occur in close juxtaposition and thus challenge or shade each other in powerful, troubling ways. The continuum that is offered here–nine readings of empire–can inform our understanding of the ways in which other exotically or ethnically tinted operas of the long 19th century, from Mozart and Weber to Massenet and Puccini, relate to real-world power struggles between nations, social classes, and ethnic groups other than the ones that they outwardly portray.
I am currently in my fourth year at Carleton University, and I am majoring in History with a minor in Archaeology. I am from the Ottawa area, however I lived in Rome, Italy for three years due to my parents being in the Canadian Armed Forces. It was living in Rome where my love of history began; first with ancient history and then I began to discover Medieval history, which I can now safely say is my favourite (though any history will pique my interest). Though Medieval history has stolen my heart, ancient Egypt will always hold a special place as it is what first grabbed my attention into the wonderful world of history. The beautiful images on tombs and towering statues of Rameses II are originally what grabbed my attention, and then books (fiction and non-fiction) continued my interest in ancient Egypt, which led to Cleopatra and then to ancient Rome, which inveterately led to the Renaissance. Once I started researching the Renaissance, I wanted to know how these people lived before their ‘rebirth’, and so began my thirst for knowledge on all things Medieval. My interests (other than studying history) include mostly reading about, you guessed it, history. I mostly enjoy historical fiction, however I dabble in fiction and YA (Young Adult). My favourite novels are the Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon- I highly recommend these books, however if you do not enjoy reading books that contain 900+ pages then they are not for you. My absolute favourite novel however, is Nefertiti by Michelle Moran. I also like to write in my spare time- mostly fiction at this point, however it is a dream of mine to publish a book one day, whether it be a fiction one or an academic novel discussing the lives of Medieval women (Merovingian queens, to be more exact). On this note, I am also hoping to begin my Masters’ next year, which ideally will focus on Medieval Studies. I also hope to travel more in the future- having lived in Rome I was able to do some traveling, however for reasons unknown to me, my family and I did not travel Europe when we lived in Europe (we mostly travelled outside of Europe). So I have been left with a thirst to travel Europe and the UK; particularly Scotland, Ireland, Germany, France and England. My dream trip would be to Egypt, to see the tomb of Queen Nefertari and the mortuary temple of the Pharaoh-Queen Hatshepsut- alas that trip will have to wait a while it seems.
Greetings, my name is Ian Kerr and I am a history major with third year standing, and I am currently in the process of earning my BA Honors degree. I’ve always been extremely interested in Ancient history and ancient societies such as Ancient Greece, Rome and Ancient Egypt to name a few. However, one of my main passions ever since I was a little kid was my fascination with the middle Ages, particularly the culture and the imagery associated with the era Knights, Kings, Queens, Bishops and so forth, and as such I’ve always wanted to learn more about the era in general. I chose this course because it seems like one of the best opportunities I will ever get to learn about this culture and actually interact with pieces of mediaeval history first hand, as well as being able to analyze and discuss them, so I am very excited to be taking this course. Some random things about me are that I have a Siamese cat named Benkei (named after the Japanese warrior monk folk hero, who according to legend held a bridge against 20-40 enemy soldiers in one of the most memorable epic last stands in history. Another random thing is that I really enjoy video games, particularly any strategy or fantasy games, such as World of Warcraft and StarCraft 2 or the total war strategy game series. Overall, I am really looking forward to taking this course throughout the year, meeting all of you, and of course learning some really neat stuff about the middle ages.