Abstract

The Egypt Exploration Society and the Egypt Centre
Ken Griffin (The Egypt Centre, Swansea University)

For 140 years the Egypt Exploration Society (EES) has been the leading Egyptological institution in the UK. During this time, the society has directed excavations at sites throughout Egypt, including Naukratis, Bubastis, Abydos, Deir el-Bahari, Amarna, and Armant. Under the “partage” system, the society received a percentage of the artefacts excavated. These objects were later distributed to museums and other institutions subscribed to the society or who made financial contributions to the work. One of these subscribers was Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936), founder of the Wellcome Historical Medicine Museum. During the 1920–30s, many objects from the sites of Amarna and Armant entered the Wellcome collection where they remained until 1971. Wellcome’s Egyptian collection was then dispersed to several institutions, including Swansea University, with objects from EES excavations identified upon their arrival. Several boxes of objects from the unpublished excavations at Armant, which took place during the 1930s, also arrived in Swansea at this time. Furthermore, 100s of objects gifted to the museum in 1978 by the British Museum can be traced back to EES excavations, including the sites of Abydos, Amarna, Bubastis, Nebesheh, and Sesebi. This lecture will highlight some of the 1,000-plus objects from EES excavations currently housed in the Egypt Centre collection.

Posters

Each presenter will talk about their poster followed by ten minutes of questions. We may not be able to answer all questions during the session, so please do connect with presenters outside of the event. Thank you.

Read the full abstracts and download the posters here

Hermaphroditus and Osiris-Dionysus: Syncretism in Hellenistic Egypt
Valentina Alessia Beretta

The study of Ancient Egypt in Scotland
Claire Isabella Gilmour (University of Bristol)

The Cult of Nocturnal Horus: An Investigation of Horus Mxnti-(n)-irti’s Role in the Egyptian Religious Landscape
Kirsty Grant (University of Edinburgh)

Meretites: the unique woman in the « hair-bureau »
Mallaury Guigner (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III)

Home is where the heart is: Child Burials in the houses of Ancient Egypt, c. 1980 BCE c.1760 BCE
Hannah Harrison (University of Edinburgh)

Queen Ankhesenamun and Her Political Significance after Tutankhamun’s Death
Olga Zapletniuk (Swansea University)


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Please see the full EESCon6 schedule and abstracts here.

Register in advance using the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Webinars have a limited attendance capacity, so please only sign up if you’re confident that you can attend. We recommend that you join our online events using a PC or laptop.

Please ensure that you have read our 'guide to attending EES online events' before the lecture begins: https://www.ees.ac.uk/a-guide-for-attending-ees-online-events