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Carolyn Graves-Brown
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What we did 13.10.2017
Notes from the Egypt Centre curator And hello again. Monday. Wendy spent the day getting ready for Tuesday and importantly preparing the condition reports for the student handling session next Monday. The preparation always takes much longer than the actual...

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What we did-Curator's notes 6.10.17
Dear all, we thought you might like information from us, telling you a bit about what we do. So, hello there. We are now open again and have had a really busy week with around 60 children per day. This was from a school who had never visited us before. We a...

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The Amduat in the Egypt Centre
I nspired by Kasia Szpakowska's talk for the Friends of the Egypt Centre last night, I thought I would introduce one or two artefacts in the Egypt Centre which may have Amduat influences. Kasia's talk was all about the Amduat, the ancient Egyptian afterlife...

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A hollow scraper from Armant
This large crescent-shaped piece of flint is flaked all
over. It has one concave edge 100 mm across and some cortex (the outside of the
original flint pebble or slab) is visible. Hollow scrapers are usually found in
the Thebes area and seem to be Middle Pal...

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Paulína Šútorová:
My experience at the Egypt Centre Paulína
Šútorová has completed her BA and MA degrees in Egyptology at the Department of
Arts and Humanities at Swansea University and is shortly to undertake a PhD. “My love and fascination for the
history...

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Pig fat in Early Dynastic Egypt?
Here is a grotty (sorry) picture of one of our Early Dynastic pots (AB98). It came to us from Aberystwyth University in 1997, is 45.5cm high and is oozing 'oil'. Recently the oil has been analysed by Andrew Hardy and Paul Finch. It was found to contain non-...

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Photography and Egyptology
On Friday 18th December the Egypt Centre opened its cases to photographers. Or rather, we took objects off display and invited people to come and photograph them. We know have an exhibition of some of the resultant work which is on display in the Taliesin b...

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My first week at the Egypt Centre/ Mi primera semana en al Centro Egipcio
Guest blog from Juan Dawber, MA student on placement from the
Department of Languages, Translation and Communication at Swansea University . I must say this first week at the Egypt Centre has been a
great experience for me. I have
met very nice friendly peo...

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A head, a collector, leeches and dwarves
W351 I photographed this object on Monday in advance of a talk, and have just found out a little bit more about it's history which I would like to share. It is a head part from a Third Intermediate Period coffin (so around 3000 years old). It's made of wood...
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