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face-to-face meetings of the SFE are open to people who are not members for a contribution of 5 euros payable at the entrance.









Past meetings



  - September 28, 2022 (BSFE forthcoming)

Isabelle REGEN, The tomb of Padiaménopé (TT33): balance sheet and outlook

Marc Gabolde, Tutankhamun or the art of making new out of old


 - 11 June 2022 (BSFE forthcoming)

Laura PANTALACCI, Archaeological work of the French mission of Coptos (2002-2022): results and prospects

Sandra Lippert, Writing like Khachéchonqy: the ostracas of Athribis (Hout-Repite) in Upper Egypt


 - May 18, 2022 (BSFE 207 forthcoming)

Dimitri LABOURY, Artists and hieroglyphic writing in the Egypt of the Pharaohs

Claude Rilly, When reading is not understanding. The unfinished decipherment of Meroitic


- 12 March 2022 (BSFE 206) :

Mr. Christophe BARBOTIN, Three new papyri at the Louvre: the Reverseaux papyri

Mr. Georges SOUKIASSIAN, Balat, the palace of the governors of the oasis of Dakhla (VIth Dynasty - First Intermediate Period)

- 19 October 2021 (not published in the BSFE) :

Mr. Stephane POLIS, In the footsteps of a painter, scribe and author of the XIXe dynasty: the designer Pay de Deir el-Médineh
Mr Yuri VOLOKHINE, Pharaonic pareidolia




- 1er February 2020 (BSFE 203) :

M. Massimiliano NUZZOLO, The Stone of Palermo. New investigation and discoveries on the oldest Egyptian Royal Annals

Mr. Simon CONNOR, Transform, re-use or usurp statues in ancient Egypt

Mr. Alain ARNAUDIES, Two unusual shots of the Karnak temple

- 9 October 2019 (BSFE 202) :

Ms. Aurore CIAVATTI, Octaeteris. Re-evaluation of the durations of reign of the Old Empire

Mrs Anne BOUD'HORS, Edfu in the VIIe century AD: the contribution of the “papyrus jar”

Mr. Julien SIESSE, Montouhotep-Resséneb: a forgotten governor of Elephantine in the middle of the XNUMXth centurye dynasty

- 25 June 2019 (BSFE 201) :

Mr Vincent RONDOT, El-Hassa 2018: in 100 apr. AD, a new temple in Amon on the island of Meroe. Acquisitions and questions

Mrs Ghislaine WIDMER, The demotic graffiti of Karnak: numbers and letters

Mr Frédéric COLIN, Urban archeology in a monumental necropolis: Assassif 2017-2018 (Ifao / University of Strasbourg)

- 13 APRIL 2019 (BSFE 201) = thematic session around literature :

Mr Pascal VERNUS, what do we mean by "literary" and "literature" with regard to Pharaonic Egypt?

Mr Bernard MATHIEU, The "thrill of the literary" in the Old Kingdom

Mrs Chloé RAGAZZOLI, Scribe literature in the New Kingdom

Mr Michel CHAUVEAU, Satires and invectives in demotic Egypt

- 11 January 2019 (BSFE 200) :

Mrs Giuseppina LENZO, The funeral papyri of the Theban clergy at the XXIInd Dynasty: continuities and breaks in the texts of the afterlife

Mrs Aurélia MASSON, On the shores of the sacred lake: the art of living of the servants of the gods of Karnak

 - 30 November 2018 (BSFE 200) :

Mr Patrice LE GUILLOUX, Jean-Louis Fougerousse (1879-1953), architect and portraitist of Mission Montet in Tanis. About newly found archives 

Mrs. Sylvie GUICHARD, From Numeris

Mr. Emmanuel LAROZE, The system of construction by regular seating, analysis and interpretations of the apparatus of the temple of Opet in Karnak

- 11 June 2018 (BSFE 199) :

Brief information from Mr Jean-Pierre CORTEGGIANI, Some updates on the Great Pyramid

Mr Nicolas LEROUX, Recommendations to priests : an inventory of fixtures

Mrs Andrea LOPRIENO-GNIRS, Dig a grave in the Theban hill: the archaeological project Life Histories of Theban Tombs from the University of Basel

- 7 March 2018 (BSFE 199) :

Mr. Michel DEWACHTER, Informations on recent dispersion of the archives of Mrs. Alice de La Brière, nee Champollion-Figeac

Mr Olivier PERDU, A news page in the chapters of "Isiaca"

Ms. Nadia LICITRA, Twelve Chabaka treasure dig campaigns : archeology of an economic institution

- 16 October 2017 (BSFE 198) :

Mr Pierre TALLET, Logs of Cheops reign at Ouadi al-Jarf: latest advances

Mr Lorenzo MEDINIA goose, blood and snakes: some reflections on a rite of the Tebtynis manual

- 29 June 2017 (BSFE 197) :

 Brief information from Mrs Raphaële Meffre et Mr Fred Payraudeau on A new project on the Libyan era: the study of the tomb of the high priest of Ptah and Prince Chechonq

Mr. Dietrich RAUE, Heliopolis in 2017: Egyptian-German excavations in the temple of the sun in Matariya / Cairo

- 25 February 2017 (BSFE 197) :

Brief information from Mr. Olivier Lost on an exhibition organized at the College de France:  Daressy: a scholar, an archive. Thirty-six years in Egypt at the turn of the twentiethe century

Mrs Susanne Bickel, The non-royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings: social and historical perspectives

- 6 October 2016 (BSFE 195-196) :

Brief information from Ms. Nathalie Lienhard on U n relief of the Rodin collection exhibited in Arles as part of the exhibition "Khâemouaset, the archeologist prince"

Mr. Stan HENDRICKX, At the threshold of the first dynasty. The cave drawings of Nag el-Hamdulab (Aswan)

- 15 June 2016 (BSFE 195-196) :

Mrs. Sylvie DONNAT, The amulets-medjat and the prestige of the bookish ritual culture  

Mr Frederic PAYRAUDEAU, Some excerpts from the royal funeral books on a funeral ensemble from the Libyan era

- 19 March 2016 (BSFE 193-194) :

Mr. Ivan GUERMEUR, The iatromagic hieratic papyruso47.218.2 from the Brooklyn Museum 

Ms. Isabelle REGEN & Mr. Claude Traunecker, LPadiamenopé priest's tomb: an exceptional Theban tomb

- 12 November 2015 (BSFE 193-194) :

Mr Laurent COULON, The Osirian chapels of Karnak. Review of recent work (text that will finally appear in the no 195-196)

Ms. Claire SOMAGLINO, The stele of Heni and the geography of the eastern fringe of the Delta to the Old and Middle Kingdoms

- 6 June 2015 (BSFE 191-192 *) :

M. Claude RILLY, The broken mirror of Queen Tiyi. First season of the QSAP project on the Sedeinga Temple (Sudan)

M. Pierre TALLET, Latest results of excavations at the Ouadi al-Jarf port site on the Red Sea

* It'sa communication from Mr Frédéric Rouffet on the Egyptian magician, initially programmed in place of that of Mr. Pierre Tallet, which appears in the summary of the BSFE 191-192.

- 6 March 2015 (BSFE 191-192) :

Ms. Hélène GUICHARD , About the exhibition "Animals and Pharaohs: The Animal Kingdom in Ancient Egypt"

M. Lilian POSTEL , New data on the temple of Amenemhat Ier in Ermant

The communication of Mr. Frédéric ROUFFET has been postponed until June.

- 15 October 2014 (BSFE 190) :

Ms. Mélanie Flossmann-SCHÜTZE, 40 years of research carried out by the Munich Institute of Egyptology in Touna el-Gebel: the animal necropolis and its religious association

Mrs. Patrizia PIACENTINI, Theodor Kofler and the first aerial photographs of Egyptian monuments

- 25 June 2014 (BSFE 189) :

Mr. Sylvain DHENNIN, Mefkat, Térénouthis, Kôm Abou billou: new archaeological research on the Libyan fringe of the Delta

Mr. Yannis GOURDON, The new Hatnoub rock inscriptions

- 6 February 2014 (BSFE 188) :

Mrs Michèle JURET, Presentation of the recent biography of Étienne Drioton

Ms. Nathalie LIENHARD, Information note on a collection of Egyptian objects and unpublished hieratic papyri

Mr. Pierre TALLET, Papyrus from the time of Cheops to Wadi al-Jarf

- October 23, 2013 (BSFE 186-187) :

Ms. Florence GOMBERT, The collections of Roman Egypt in the Louvre or the contours always redrawn of a province of Egypt

Mr Marc GABOLDE, The DNA of the royal mummies of the end of the XVIIIe dynasty: the complementarity of methods and results

- 24 June 2013 (BSFE 186-187) :

Mrs. Élisabeth DAVID, Iconographic alert bulletin: the beard does not make the Mariette

Mrs. Marie MILLET, Mouweis: a city of the Meroe Empire

Mr Luc GABOLDE, Les origins of Karnak and the theological genesis of Amon

- February 16, 2013 (BSFE 185) :

Mr Jean-Marcel HUMBERT, The Luxor, pharaonic temple of 7e Art, regain its splendor of yesteryear

Mrs Florence MAURIC-BARBERIO, Decorated fragments from the tomb of Seti Ier : excavations of the MISR mission of the University of Basel in the Valley of the Kings