Saturday, September 14, 2019

The Iconography Of Family Members In Egypt’s Elite Tombs Of The Old Kingdom

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Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Graduate Group

Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

First Advisor

David P. Silverman


This study collects, categorizes, and interprets the representations and associated texts of family members of the tomb owner that appeared in elite tombs of the Old Kingdom in the Memphite and provincial necropolis from the Fourth to the Sixth Dynasties. It provides a detailed investigation into the kinship designations, titles, and presentational specifics of family members, and examines the frequency of occurrences of kinship designations and titles. The typology introduced in this study classifies the stances of family members into seven major types, each with several sub-types. The analysis of the appearances of each sub-type makes it possible to trace the developments and innovations of the depiction of family members during the Old Kingdom and further discuss the familial ideology expressed by these stances.
This study also introduces the concept “family group” to describe the situation when more than one family members appear in a single scene or on the false door. A comprehensive analysis of all the family groups in the Old Kingdom private tombs demonstrates how the Egyptians conceptualized relationships within a familial framework, such as the differentiation of gender and generation, and the indication of age.
A particular issue is the meaning of the term sn-Dt “brother of the funerary estate.” By analyzing all the existing examples, this study points out that the establishment of the sn-Dt is a strategy to extend funerary responsibilities to non-family members and remote relatives, who would then provide offerings for the deceased as the family members did. The offerings that family members usually carry is the stpt-offerings, a specific type of offerings consist of forelegs, processed birds, and other food. This study also compares the representation of family members in the chapel and other sources concerning making offerings by taking them as different language games. This comparison reveals the nature of the depiction of presenting offerings.

An Atlas of Hillforts in Britain and Ireland

[First posted in AWOL 9 July 2013, updated 14 September 2019]

An Atlas of Hillforts in Britain and Ireland
The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland was produced as part of a four year collaborative project between archaeologists at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Oxford, assisted by colleagues at University College Cork for Ireland.  The project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (Grant Ref: AH/J004499/1) and was led by Professor Gary Lock (School of Archaeology, University of Oxford) and Professor Ian Ralston (Abercromby Professor of Archaeology, University of Edinburgh).  Partners included English Heritage (now Historic England), Historic Environment Scotland especially the former Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales and Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland).

The atlas contains data on 4,147 archaeological sites considered to be hillforts or possible hillforts spread across England, The Isle of Man, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  Three criteria were used to define the archaeological sites that were included in the atlas:

1) topographic position - sites which occupy a prominent/focal position in the landscape;

2) scale of enclosing works - sites with enclosing works which are designed to impress;

3) size of enclosed area - sites with enclosing works that enclose an area > 0.2 hectares. 

The data presented in the atlas is a snapshot taken between 2012 and October 2016 and at the moment there is no provision for updating.  Up to date information on the archaeological sites included in the atlas can be obtained by consulting the appropriate HER/NMR (see  You are welcome to download data presented in the atlas to make use of it in your own research.  The online version of the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland was built by John Pouncett (School of Archaeology, University of Oxford).

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The online version of the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland should be cited as:
Lock, G. and Ralston, I. 2017.  Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland. [ONLINE] Available at:
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La collection Ad usum Delphini. Volumes I & II: L'Antiquité au miroir du Grand Siècle

La collection Ad usum Delphini. Volume I: L'Antiquité au miroir du Grand Siècle
La collection Ad usum Delphini. Volume I
La collection Ad usum Delphini, entreprise considérable d'édition de classiques latins et de dictionnaires de quelque soixante-dix volumes in-quarto, qui coûta si cher au Trésor royal, qui occupa tant de place dans les bibliothèques, qui pesa tant sur la vie de ses directeurs, l'illustre Montausier, gouverneur du Dauphin fils de Louis XIV, et le savant Huet, n'est même plus une idée, tout juste une expression consacrée par l'usage. Ultime geste de sauvegarde de la culture latine, qui se vo...

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  • Éditeur : UGA Éditions
  • Collection : Des princes
  • Lieu d’édition : Grenoble
  • Année d’édition : 2000
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 13 septembre 2019
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782843100161
  • EAN électronique : 9782377471478
  • Nombre de pages : 428 p.
Catherine Volpilhac-Auger

La collection Ad usum Delphini. Volume II: L’Antiquité au miroir du Grand Siècle
Suite du premier volume consacré à la collection Ad usum Delphini dans son ensemble, à son élaboration et à ses aspects bibliophiliques et pédagogiques, ce second volet aborde l’analyse de chacun des volumes publiés concernant les auteurs anciens. Les différents collaborateurs se sont attachés à la fois à éclaircir la personnalité et la carrière de ces savants du XVIIe siècle, parfois jeunes ou peu connus lors de leur participation à l’équipe dauphine, à examiner leur travail philologique,...

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  • Éditeur : UGA Éditions
  • Collection : Des princes
  • Lieu d’édition : Grenoble
  • Année d’édition : 2005
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 13 septembre 2019
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782843100697
  • EAN électronique : 9782377471454
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.ugaeditions.2850
  • Nombre de pages : 532 p.
Martine Furno
Marie-Claude Vacher
Sandro Boldrini
Edith Flamarion
Eleonora Giordani
Albert Léonard
Cornelius Nepos
Isabelle Cogitore
Velleius Paterculus
Albert Léonard
Dolores Julia-Pralon
Stéphane Ratti
Panegyrici Veteres Latini
Jean-Louis Charlet
Albert Léonard
Martine Furno
Marina Scialuga
Josèphe-Henriette Abry
M. Manilius
Robert Combès
Valère Maxime
Paul-Augustin Deproost
José Kany-Turpin
Étienne Wolff
Paul-Augustin Deproost
Martine Furno
Michel Festy
Sextus Aurelius Victor
Dominique Morineau
Edith Flamarion
Albert Léonard
Geneviève Demerson, Alberte Jacquetin et Monique Mund-Dopchie
Francis Goyet
Cicéron, Orationes
Suzanne Guellouz
Juvénal et Perse
Fernand Delarue
Sophie Van Laer
Catulle, Tibulle, Properce
Gabrielle Lallemand
Cicéron. Epistolæ ad familiares
Catherine Volpilhac-Auger
Bruno Bureau
Giuseppina Magnaldi et Gian Franco Gianotti
Hélène Casanova-Robin
François Prost
Ciceron. Opera philosophica
Martine Furno et Denis Merle
Bruno Bureau

Friday, September 13, 2019

SURVEY: Digital Collaboration Space for Educators of the Ancient World

SURVEY: Digital Collaboration Space for Educators of the Ancient World
As educators who focus on the ancient world, we tend to work
independently on developing our own creative pedagogies for student
and public engagement. As such, the field largely lacks a venue in
which to share best practices and unite educators from sister
disciplines around this common goal. To that end, we are in the early
stages of developing an online resource to connect with one another.

In order to create a community to engage in ongoing dialogue about
pedagogy, it is important that the design of any potential resource
reflect the needs of its diverse community of users. As such, we are
circulating the following survey (link below) designed to query
members of the academy on their pedagogical needs and interests, as
well as the potential utility of such a resource. It would be most
appreciated if you would take the time to fill this out as our
participation is appreciated to help conceptualize the unique needs of
our teaching community.

Please expect to spend approximate 8 to 10 minutes on your answers and
feel free to circulate with colleagues! The preliminary results will
be presented in the Creative Pedagogies workshop at the American
Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting in November.

Link to survey:

Nadia Ben-Marzouk
PhD Candidate, Levantine Archaeology
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA

Jacob Damm
PhD Candidate, Interdepartmental Program
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA