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- Here are some photos and videos of the four magnificent conferences that were offered by Pascal Vernus, Bernard Mathieu, Chloé Ragazzoli and Michel Chauveau at the meeting of our Society on April 13, 2019.
You can also find other portraits and video extracts of the conferences in your member area, as well as the podcast of all the conferences.

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- 9e Egypt Greco-Roman Day the 26 April 2019

The Research Laboratory HALMA - UMR 8164 CNRS, the University of Lille and the Ministry of Culture are pleased to announce the 9e Day Egypt Greco-Roman 26 April 2019, organized by Ghislaine Widmer and Didier Devauchelle (University of Lille ), René Preys (University of Namur and KU Leuven) and Michèle Broze (Free University of Brussels).

 

A week dedicated to Pharaonic Egypt in The Factory of History from monday 18 march to thursday 21 march 2019

 

Lectures given by Dimitri Meeks.

 

The museum of Grenoble organizes, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum, 25 October 2018 at 27 January 2019, an exhibition-event entitled Serve the gods of Egypt: Divine worshipers, singers and priests of Amun in Thebes.

 

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Here are some photos and videos of the four magnificent conferences that were offered by Pascal Vernus, Bernard Mathieu, Chloé Ragazzoli and Michel Chauveau at the meeting of our Society on April 13, 2019.

You can also find other portraits and video extracts of the conferences in your member area, as well as the podcast of all the conferences.



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Conference by Mr. Pascal VERNUS (EPHE)

"What do we mean by" literary "and by" literature "when it comes to Pharaonic Egypt?"

Mathieu

Conference by Mr. Bernard Mathieu (Paul Valéry Montpellier University)

"The“ literary thrill ”in the Old Kingdom"


Mathieu

Conference by Mrs. Chloé RAGAZZOLI

"Scribal literature in the New Kingdom"


Ragazzoli

Conference by Mr. Michel CHAUVEAU (EPHE)

"Satires and invectives in demotic Egypt"


Chauveau


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9e Egypt Greco-Roman Day the 26 April 2019

The Research Laboratory HALMA - UMR 8164 CNRS, the University of Lille and the Ministry of Culture are pleased to announce the 9e Day Egypt Greco-Roman 26 April 2019, organized by Ghislaine Widmer and Didier Devauchelle (University of Lille ), René Preys (University of Namur and KU Leuven) and Michèle Broze (Free University of Brussels).

9e Poster Day Egypt Greco Roman 26 April 2019

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A week dedicated to Pharaonic Egypt in The Factory of History 

A week dedicated to Pharaonic Egypt in The Factory of History To accompany the opening of the exhibition Tutankhamun in La Villette, the show The Factory of History on Franceculture offers Monday 18 March to Thursday 21 March 2019 from 9h06 to 10h00 four programs about ancient Egypt and its civilization. Several Egyptologists will be invited, including Frédéric Payraudeau, Chloé Ragazzoli, Claire Somaglino and Damien Agut-Labordère.

It is possible to listen to and podcast these broadcasts from the site www.franceculture.fr, page The factory of History.

 

 

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Lectures given by Dimitri Meeks

 

Find in video the complete cycle of the five conferences given by Dimitri Meeks for La Chaire du Louvre in October 2018: https://www.louvre.fr/les-egyptiens-et-leurs-mythes-par-dimitri-meeks

About this lecture cycle, you can also (re) read the interview we had given Dimitri Meeks here and find the major themes he has developed in his book Egyptians and their myths: Apprehending polytheism, published in 2018 at Hazan (25 €).

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 The museum of Grenoble organizes, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum, 25 October 2018 at 27 January 2019, an exhibition-event entitled Serve the gods of Egypt: Divine worshipers, singers and priests of Amun in Thebes.

Presentation leaflet of the conference, 1 page, 2 page 

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Florence Gombert-Meurice and Frédéric Payraudeau, who have been the scientific curators, answer our questions.

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SFE: Exhibitions on Egypt from Ier millennia before our era are rare! Why did you choose this period?

Frédéric Payraudeau and Florence Gombert-Meurice : At the request of Guy Tosatto, director of the museum of Grenoble who wishes to give pride of place to the Egyptian collections of the museum, a carte blanche has been granted to the Louvre. The subject of the exhibition was defined starting from the coffins of the Amon singers and Theban priests of the XXIe dynasty of the museum of Grenoble. It was also an opportunity to showcase and study the Louvre collections for this period and to present the public with rare themes and objects that have never been exposed before.

SFE: We know the Thebes of the New Kingdom well, but can you tell us more about the place of this city in the Third Intermediate Period, at the beginning of the Ier millennium BC?

Frédéric Payraudeau : The general public is indeed familiar with the Theban monuments of the New Kingdom, such as the temples of Karnak and Louqsor, the valley of the kings or the temple of Deir el-Bahari. This corresponds to the time when Thebes was a ceremonial capital of the Egyptian Empire. On the other hand, it is often ignored that after the displacement of the royal residence in the north of the country, in Tanis, the city of Thebes remained very important from the point of view of the royal ideology, being the sanctuary of Amun-Re king of the gods. The great monuments of the previous period provide a sort of oversized backdrop to the activities of the high priests of the Third Intermediate Period. We build less and often smaller, given the economic conditions: Osirian chapels, kiosks… The city even becomes a royal residence again in the second half of the XXII.e dynasty.

SFE: What types of objects did you want to highlight?

Florence Gombert-Meurice : The purpose of the exhibition was based on the Grenoble collections, but the challenge was also to explore the Louvre collections more with a view to their next presentation in the Charles X rooms. The first reflex was therefore was to turn to the reserves but also to deepen the knowledge of the most famous Theban objects of the period such as, for example, the sistrum of Henouttaouy, the case of Chépénoupet II or the statue of Isis from Medinet Habu dedicated by the same worshiper. It is therefore both apparently modest but historically important objects and imposing works, even masterpieces, which are exhibited. Weaving links between objects from the same period and from the same place thus makes it possible to highlight certain specificities of the art and the thought of a period. Far from the great stone colossi of other more glorious times, it is the artistic peculiarities of an era that can be discovered with papyri, polychrome coffins and stelae or bronzes. The exhibition, as a visual demonstration, would like to allow in an almost intuitive way to grasp the spirit of an era.

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SFE: Why did you choose to focus the exhibition on the temple world?

Florence Gombert-Meurice : The purpose built from Theban coffins of the XXIe dynasty could orient itself in many ways; the idea was to restore the historical and social context of these coffins of men and women who lived three thousand years ago and to invite visitors to push open the doors of the temple. It is therefore a question of penetrating a little into the functioning of Theban society which then plays a pivotal role in the history of the period. It was also important to lead visitors through an unknown era without losing them: the choice of a period and a precise, well-identified place was therefore essential. 

SFE: The role of women in Egyptian society seems to have a great importance in the theme of the exhibition. How is this period specific in this regard?

Florence Gombert-Meurice : It is in fact first of all the questions relating to the singers of Amun, those who were in the "Residence" of the god and those who were not there which led to broaden the subject of the exhibition on the functioning of Theban society as their multiplication is symptomatic of the great religious and societal changes of the time. At that time, the importance assumed by the female clergy around the divine worshiper of the god Amon was unprecedented and stems from the wider phenomenon of specialization of the priesthoods as well as the increased role of priests in their function of direct intermediaries with the deities. The political and, so to speak, diplomatic importance of the worshipers of the god is fairly studied, but the exhibition therefore also emphasizes the other priestesses, followers and singers of Amun who also demonstrate the new functioning of the temple at this time. time of great social and religious change.

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SFE: What link does this exhibition have with current research in Egyptology?

Frédéric Payraudeau We wanted this exhibition to be closely related to the progress of the research on the period, notably by bringing into the catalog specialists in the subjects. In the course of the exhibition, several aspects of the research were highlighted. Research on social groups is presented in shop windows by the unpublished gathering of objects belonging to members of the same family (those of vizier Pamy and the priest and secretary of King Hor). The research on Amon worshipers and the Osirian cult conducted in Karnak by the team led by Laurent Coulon and Cyril Giorgi to which the commissioners belong are presented via the life-size photographic reconstruction of one of the Osiris chapels.

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