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Dear Members, dear Friends,
As part of our sessions which take place by videoconference between our traditional meetings,
we invite you December 15 at 16:30 p.m. (Paris time)
in front of your screens to 
 A winter in Thebes:
News of archaeological research on the west bank of Louqsor,
theme that will be developed by three speakers:
Mr Laurent BAVAY - University of Brussels
The burial chamber of the Theban tomb of Amenhotep TT C.3

Ms Andrea GNIRS-LOPRIENO - University of Basel
New research from the University of Basel at the rock cemetery of Sheikh Abd el-Gourna

Mr. José Manuel GALÁN - Superior Council for Scientific Research of Madrid
News from the Spanish archaeological mission in Dra Abou el-Naga



The videos of the conferences of October 19, 2021 and all the other video conferences are available in your member area:

 Stephane Polis, FNRS / University of Liège, Department of Antiquity: In the footsteps of a painter, scribe and author of the XIXe dynasty: the designer Pay de Deir el-Médineh

Yuri Volokhine, University of Geneva, Department of Antiquity: Pharaonic pareidolia




The Bargoin museum in Clermont-Ferrand is currently devoting an exhibition to the Egyptologist-designer Marcelle Baud who worked from 1921 to 1928 for the French Institute of Oriental Archeology as a copyist.
Entitled "Traits d'Égypte, Marcelle Baud 1890-1987", the exhibition recounts her professional career and her research on the art of Egyptian drawing both with the IFAO and in collaboration with Belgian researchers from the Royal Foundation of Egyptology Queen Elisabeth.
The exhibition is accompanied by a collective work published by Éditions Bleu Autour.



This second volume devoted to the batch of papyrus discovered in 2013 on the site of Ouadi el-Jarf (on the western coast of the Gulf of Suez) completes the publication of the logbooks which were part of this set of archives. Much more fragmentary than papyri A and B, which reported the work of the phyle of Inspector Merer in the transport of limestone blocks from Tourah to the Giza plateau, papyri C, D, E and F record other missions which were assigned to the same team, probably during a period of one little over a year. One of these documents, papyrus C, probably relates to the development of a port structure near the Mediterranean coast, and confirms the role that foundations could play.wood in the development of regions such as the Nile Delta at the start of IVe dynasty. Papyrus D, which emanates from a scribe named Dedi, depicts the activity of several phyls from the same team in repetitive surveillance and supply tasks, which are probably linked to the functioning of the temple of the Valley of King Cheops, and perhaps even of his palace, at the foot of his funeral complex of Giza.


Study days from Thursday, November 18, 2021 to Friday, November 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., en Sorbonne

Texts from one writing space to another
Text from one writing space to another

Florence Albert & Chloé Ragazzoli

The WRITING SPACES days will focus on the making of the written product and its deployment in space, in particular when moving from one graphic space to another (from the cursive manuscript to the hieroglyphic parietal surface, for example). Asking a new series of questions on Egyptian scripturality, she takes over from the first days of study on "Graphic registers", which aimed in particular to identify the semiotic values ​​associated with the appearance of the different scripts used, according to their context, which participate fully in the meaning of a text and its reception, beyond the mere linguistic content. By using this first base, the reflection is moving in 2021 towards the procedures and practices of accommodation of the written product, in particular in space, in particular in the cases of the circulation of the same textual material, of a graphic register to another, from one written space to another, through, again, a range of practical cases - mythological papyri; monumentalized, hymnised and poetized historical tales; funeral books and “parietal” rituals, etc. - the study of which will allow a theoretical approach to be established. Participants are therefore invited to address these questions through their body of studies.



Series of lectures by Professor Stefan Pfeiffer, holder of the Chair of Ancient History at the University of Martin-Luther Halle-Wittenberg.
A recognized specialist in the history and cultures of Greco-Roman Egypt, he is the author of several monographs and reference manuals in this field. His research focuses mainly on the various forms that cultural and religious exchanges can take between non-native populations - Greeks, Romans, Jews, etc. - and the Egyptian natives. In November / December 2021, he will come to Paris as a guest professor in the AOROC laboratory (UMR 8546, CNRS, ENS, EPHE, PSL) and will give a series of lectures on the theme “Lagid power and religion in Ptolemaic Egypt” at the ENS, in room F (45, rue d'Ulm, escalier D, 1er floor), Wednesday 17/11, 24/11, 1/12, 8/12, from 15:30 p.m. to 16:30 p.m.




has been updated and now includes, in addition to Narmer, all known royal inscriptions attributed to Dynasty 0, including Iry-Hor, Ka, and Scorpion II.



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