Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The 2012 Gurob Harem Palace Project Conference

The 2012 Gurob Harem Palace Project Conference, which was organised jointly with the University of Liverpool Ancient Worlds Summer School, took place at the University of Liverpool on Sunday 29 July 2012. 

The programme was as follows:

  1. The latest news from our 2012 fieldwork – Ian Shaw (University of Liverpool)
  2. Recording the 2011-12 looting at Gurob – Anna Hodgkinson (University of Liverpool)
  3. Gleanings from Gurob: Reinvestigation and Redisplay at the Manchester Museum – Dr Campbell Price (Curator of Egypt & Sudan, Manchester Museum)
  4. Gurob’s trade with the Aegean – Dr Valentina Gasperini (University of Bologna)
  5. Faience bowls and amulets at Gurob – Dr Tine Bagh (Curator, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
  6. Culture of Beauty in an Egyptian Palace – Dr Ole Herslund (University of Copenhagen)
  7. Queen Mary's Spoon? – Jan Picton and Ivor Pridden (University College London);
  8. Objects in focus in the Garstang Museum – studying Gurob-related objects.
Please see the GHPP website for paper abstracts and a detailed report by Andrea Byrnes.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Hannah's Egypt photos

The Colossi of Memnon by Hannah Pethen

My friend, fellow PhD student and team member at Gurob, Hannah Pethen, has recently uploaded a vast amount of fantastic photos to her Flickr photo stream.
These images depict many archaeological sites in Egypt, from Cairo to Assuan, most of which are published under a creative commons license. Thus they form a fantastic pictorial corpus for any Egyptologist.
In addition, Hannah has uploaded some great scenes of daily life and landscape in Egypt, which she captured during her travels. She has written an article about her travels in Egypt and her pictorial inspirations.

Follow Hannah on Twitter for photo-updates and and tweets on ancient Egypt!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sponsor Anna - Running for Gurob Fieldwork

On 12 February 2012 I will be running the Southport Maddog 10k in order to raise funds for the 2012 Gurob Harem Palace project's fieldwork season. I would be extremely grateful for your sponsorship!