Thursday, March 30, 2006

And now. . . .news from theEEF

The season reports 2003-2004 of the archaeological mission in Schedia
(a Ptolemaic-Roman town 30 km SE of Alexandria) are available online at:

At the Columbia University, Excavations at Amheida website (Dakhleh Oasis Project site no. 33/390-L9-1), the Director's Report 2006 has appeared online:
(Source: Andie Byrnes' blog -
Cp. EEF NEWS 360 for earlier season reports.

[Submitted by Michael Tilgner]
"Dakhleh Oasis Project"
The following reports have been added:
-- "Report on the 2003-2004 season" - 72 pp., pdf-file (22.7 MB)
-- "Report on the 2004-2005 season" - 139 pp., pdf-file (15.5 MB)
Cp. EEF NEWS 312 for earlier season reports.

[Submitted by Michael Tilgner]
"Belzoni - Killjoy woz ere"
"While agreeing with Caminos, that both ancient and modern graffiti can
be of historical and philological significance, and that both should be
recorded by the epigraphist, the writing of modern graffiti on ancient
monuments must be discouraged."
pdf-file (109 KB) of this article:

Michael Rostovtzeff, A large estate in Egypt in the third century B. C. :
a study in economic history. Madison, 1922. 209 pp. (University of
Wisconsin studies in the social sciences and history 6). PDF, 7.64 MB. [Ed. Looks interesting but sloooooooow loading.]

Salvador Carmona and Mahmoud Ezzamel, "Accounting and Forms of
Accountability in Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt",
paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Accounting
Organisation, 2005. PDF, 138kB.

[Submitted by Michael Tilgner]
Online version of: Kevin Cain, Philippe Martinez, "Multiple Realities:
Video Projection in the Tomb of Ramsses II", paper presented at the Congress
of Cultural Atlases: The Human Record, May 7-10, 2004, University of
California, Berkeley - pdf-file (1.3 MB)
"Here we present a new approach to archaeological reconstruction, in which
we project digitally reconstructed iconography within a damaged Egyptian
tomb. Combining video projection, computer animation, and digital
compositing, a kind of ‘plural space’ is generated in the tomb’s burial
chamber; this work is designed to enable visitors to view elements that were
destroyed in antiquity. Also, we suggest that the act of projecting computer
graphics reconstructions onto the walls of the tomb mirrors the ritual
animation of the tomb’s inscriptions during the Egyptian ‘opening of the
mouth’ ceremony. Our applicationmis grounded in art installation,
traditional archaeology, and the use of computers as theatre."

Errrrr. . .what?
[Submitted by Elisabeth Kerner (]
* The metal band 'Nile' have several albums out and are currently
on a world tour. See:
"They do proper research and even sometimes sing/chant in ancient Egyptian. Well worth checking out!" [EK]