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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

London Diary for the Ancient Near East: No.33

Wed 11 Jan 13.15
J Ambers
Pigments of ancient Egypt
British Museum free gallery talk, meet Room 63. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Wed 11 Jan 17.00
Wolfgang Müller
Excavating Ptolemaic Aswan: the latest finds
Room 336, Senate House North Block, Malet St WC1. Institue of Classical Studies / Egypt Exploration Society joint seminar. All welcome. Further information 020 7242 1880, www.ees.ac.uk, www.sas.ac.uk/icls/

Mon 16 Jan 18.00
Irene Forstner-Müller
Tell Dab'a: reconstruction of an ancient city and its environment
Room G51, SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. The London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA Southeast) research seminar. All welcome. www.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Mon 16 Jan 18.00
Martin Goodman
Ancient coins and Jewish identity
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, Richard Barnett Memorial lecture. All welcome. Contact Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467, www.aias.org.uk

Wed 18 Jan 15.30
Susan Sherratt
Homer's Trojan war: history or bricolage?
Room 336, Senate House North Block, Malet St WC1. Institue of Classical Studies Mycenaean seminar. Further information Olga Krzyszkowska 020 7862 8700 / 8715, email: olgak@sas.ac.uk www.sas.ac.uk/icls/

19 Jan-17 Mar 10.30-17.00
Exhibition Egyptian landscapes: 50 years of tapestry weaving at the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, Cairo
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. Admission free. www.wissa-wassef-arts.com

Thurs 19 Jan 18.00
Laila Nehme
The rediscovery of Mada'in Salih, ancient Hegra, Saudi Arabia
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Society for Arabian Studies / Palestine Exploration Fund / Council for British Research in the Levant lecture. Open to members of host societies only. Information: ionisthompson@ukonline.co.uk; 020 7935 5379; www.pef.org.uk

Thurs 19 Jan 18.45
Ian Shaw
Medinet El-Ghurob: new work on Thutmosis III's harem palace
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Wed 25 Jan 17.00
Lindy Crewe
Ceramics and identity on Late Bronze Age Cyprus
Room NG 16, Senate House North Block, Malet St WC1. Institue of Classical Studies, Classical Archaeology seminar. Further information Alan Johnston, email: a.johnston@ucl.ac.uk www.sas.ac.uk/icls/

Wed 25 Jan 19.00
Jennifer Scarce
A rich mosaic: the versatile world of tiles in Qajar, Iran
Khalili lecture theatre SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. Islamic Art Circle at SOAS lecture. For further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon: 01608 730769 or RosalindHaddon@aol.com

Thurs 26 Jan 18.45
José Perez Accino
Language of the ancient Egyptians
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Fri 27 Jan 18.30
Carol Andrews
Pets or powers? Animals in ancient Egypt
Gustave Tuck lecture theatre, UCL, Gower St WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture, all welcome. Followed by members only ticketed New Year Party. Information from Jan Picton 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk

Sat 28 Jan 10.00-17.00
Study Day The Babylonians: Life in ancient southern Iraq
Lecture Room B35, Birkbeck College, Malet St WC1. Speakers: Harriet Crawford, Irving Finkel, Andrew George, June Peters, Diana Stein. Fee £30/£15. Contact FCE Archaeology, 26 Russell Square WC1. 020 7631 6627. Email: archaeology@fce.bbk.ac.uk; http://betula.ccs.bbk.ac.uk

Sat 28 Jan 13.15
Lorna Oakes
Ancient Egyptian sculpture
British Museum free gallery talk, meet Room 4. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Sat 28 Jan 14.00-16.00
Barbara Culliford & Hilary Williams
David Roberts in Egypt
Sackler Rooms, Clore Education Centre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Tickets £15/£12 Tickets from Box Office 020 7323 8181, fax: 020 7323 8616; Email: boxoffice@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Mon 30 Jan 18.00
Tzvi Abusch
Enkidu, the harlot and the hunter: thoughts on the literary-historical development of the Gilgamesh epic
Room G51, SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. The London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA Southeast) research seminar. All welcome. www.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Wed 1 Feb 13.15
Nigel Strudwick
Early history of the Egyptian sculpture collection
British Museum free gallery talk, meet Room 4. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Thurs 2 Feb 18.45
Lucia Gahlin
Women in ancient Egypt
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Sat 4 Feb NOW DELAYED TO 1 JUNE
Soudavar Memorial Lecture Series: The idea of Iran. Contact Naomi Massey 0207 898 4330 / Vincenzo Paci 0207 898 4490, email lmei@soas.ac.uk.

Mon 6 Feb 18.00
Andreas Schachner
Writing on the rocks: Assyrian kings at the Tigris' source
Room G51, SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. The London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA Southeast) AGM and lecture. All welcome. www.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Wed 8 Feb 13.15
Nicholas Badcott
Embellishing Abbasid Iraq
British Museum free gallery talk, meet Room 34. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Thurs 9 Feb 10.00-13.30
Henrietta McCall & Hilary Williams
Assyriomania
Stevenson lecture theatre, Clore Education Centre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Tickets £15/£12 from the Box Office, 020 7323 8181, fax: 020 7323 8616; Email: boxoffice@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Thurs 9 Feb 18.30
Jonathan Tubb
The bible as history? A view from the exile
BP lecture theatre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Tickets £5/£3 from the Box Office, 020 7323 8181, fax: 020 7323 8616; Email: boxoffice@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Thurs 9 Feb 18.45
George Hart
The cult of Amon from Karnak to Tanis
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Fri 10 Feb 18.30
Joanne Rowland
The Egypt Exploration Society Delta Survey 2005 (Minufiyeh)
Lecture theatre 2, Cruciform Building UCL, Gower St WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture, all welcome. Further information from Jan Picton 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk

Mon 13 Feb 18.00
W. G. Lambert
Gods of second-millennium BCE Syria: texts and art
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture. All welcome. Contact Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467, www.aias.org.uk

Wed 15 Feb 15.30
Irene Nikolakopoulou
Storage facilities and domestic economy: the evidence from LC1 Akrotiri
Room 336, Senate House North Block, Malet St WC1. ICLS Mycenaean seminar. Further information Olga Krzyszkowska 020 7862 8700 / 8715, email: olgak@sas.ac.uk www.sas.ac.uk/icls/

Thurs 16 Feb 13.15
Irving Finkel
The Royal Game of Ur
British Museum free gallery talk, meet Room 56. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Thurs 16 Feb 18.45
Rosalie David
Ancient Egyptian mummies and modern medicine
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Thurs 16 Feb 19.00
Film Ethiopian Pilgrimage - a film by B Campbell-Cole
Room B102 Brunei Building, SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. Anglo-Ethiopian Society event. Further info: David Jackson, email: dj_architect_uk@yahoo.com

17-18 Feb
Colloquium Ritual Healing in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Warburg Institute, Woburn Sq WC1. Speakers Stefan Maul, Arpad M Nagy, Maria Elena Gorrini, Siam Bhayro, Manfred Horstmanhoff, Sarolta A Takacs, David Napier, Remke Kruk, Ildiko Csepregi-Vardabasso, Gabor Klaniczay, Vivian Nutton, Catherine Rider, Fernando Salmon. Admission free, advance registration recommended. Contact Elizabeth Witchell Elizabeth.Witchell@sas.ac.uk, www.sas.ac.uk/warburg

Sat 18 Feb 13.15
Lorna Oakes
The temple of the sun god at Sippar
British Museum free gallery talk, meet Room 55. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Mon 20 Feb 18.00
Claus Ambos
Harming the king by renovating a temple: Mesopotamian building rituals, their cultic setting and their use as a political weapon
Room G51, SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. The London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA Southeast) research seminar. All welcome. www.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Tues 21 Feb 13.15
Rowena Loverance
Byzantine Constantinople
British Museum free gallery talk, meet Room 41. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Thurs 23 Feb 18.45
Geoffrey Tassie
The Nile Delta: Egypt's other land
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Fri 24 Feb 11.00-16.00
Workshops Arabic calligraphy
Clore Education Centre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. BM workshops limited to 15 people. Supported by the Karim Rida Said Foundation. Tickets £15 / £12 BMF. Box Office 020 7323 8181, fax: 020 7323 8616; Email: boxoffice@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Sat 25 Feb 13.15
Delia Pemberton
Talking pictures: ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs
British Museum free gallery talk, meet Room 4. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Mon 27 Feb 16.00
Louise Martin
Animals in the landscape at Neolithic Catalhoyuk
Room 612, Institute of Archaeology UCL, 30 Gordon Square WC1. Seminar series: Current Research at the Institute of Archaeology. All welcome

Thurs 2 March 18.45
Colin Reader
Pyramid building
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Fri 3 Mar 18.30
Carolyn Graves-Brown
Swansea's Egypt Centre: a museum for the community
Lecture theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 30 Gordon Sq WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture, all welcome. Further information from Jan Picton 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk

Sat 4 Mar 10.00-17.00
Study Day Geoffrey Tassie & Niall Finneran
Alexandria, from Alexander to the Medieval era
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tickets £25. Tel: 020 7491 7720

Sat 4 Mar 11.00-16.00
Workshop Arabic calligraphy
Clore Education Centre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. BM workshops limited to 15 people. Supported by the Karim Rida Said Foundation. Tickets £15 / £12 BMF. Box Office 020 7323 8181, fax: 020 7323 8616; Email: boxoffice@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Mon 6 March 18.00
John MacGinnis
Ziyaret Tepe: excavating an Assyrian provincial capital
Room G51, SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. The London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA Southeast) research seminar. All welcome. www.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Thurs 9 Mar 18.45
Peter Phillips
Ancient Egyptian housing
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Mon 13 Mar 16.00
David Wengrow
Prehistories of commodity branding: cognitive aspects of sealing practices in the ancient Near East
Room 612, Institute of Archaeology UCL, 30 Gordon Sq WC1. Seminar series: Current Research at the Institute of Archaeology. All welcome

Wed 15 Mar 15.30
Evangelios Kyriakides
The peak sanctuary at Pyrgos and Minoan 'symbolism'
Room 336, Senate House North Block, Malet St WC1. Institue of Classical Studies, Mycenaean seminar. Further information Olga Krzyszkowska 020 7862 8700 / 8715, email: olgak@sas.ac.uk www.sas.ac.uk/icls/

Thurs 16 Mar 18.00
Pierre de Miroschedi
Tel Yarmuth and the emergence of proto-state organisations in the southern Levant
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society / PEF lecture. All welcome. Contact Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467, www.aias.org.uk

Thurs 16 Mar 18.45
Neal Spencer
Fourth season of excavation at Kom FirinEgyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Mon 20 March 18.00
Heather Baker
Uruk after Gilgamesh: bringing the first-millennium city to life
Room G51, SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. The London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA Southeast) research seminar. All welcome. www.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Wed 22 Mar 17.30 [CANCELLED]
Nelida Fuccaro
Traditions of settlement in Bahrain, 1602-1932
Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. Society for Arabian Studies lecture. All welcome. Further information: ionisthompson@ukonline.co.uk; 020 7935 5379; fax 020 7486 7438; www.pef.org.uk

Wed 22 Mar 19.00
Annette Allen
An Ethiopian odyssey
Room B102 Brunei Building, SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. Anglo-Ethiopian Society event. Further info: David Jackson, email: dj_architect_uk@yahoo.com

Thurs 23 Mar 18.45
Michael Rice
Hunting in Egypt
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

25-26 Mar
Conference Forces of transformation: The end of the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean
Saint John's College, OXFORD. Conference fees £30 / £15 for BANEA members, students. A reception (3-course dinner) will be held Sat 25 March, Saint John's Formal Hall, £22.50. Cheques (payable BANEA Oxford), to: Christoph Bachhuber, Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PG. http://www.ashmolean.museum/Transformation/ or email christoph.bachhuber@st-johns.oxford.ac.uk) or Gareth Roberts (gareth.roberts@greyfriars.ox.ac.uk)

Wed 29 Mar 17.30
Dominique Collon
Survival and revival of some Mesopotamian motifs
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace SW1. British School of Archaeology in Iraq lecture. Non-members welcome. Further information from: BSAI Sec., Mrs J P MacIver at bsai@britac.ac.uk or tel: 01440 785 244, 020 7969 5274

Thurs 30 Mar 18.00
Sachihiro Omura
The excavations at Kaman-Kalehöyük, 1993-2005
Room G51, SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. The London Centre for the Ancient Near East (BANEA Southeast) occasional lecture. All welcome. www.soas.ac.uk/anecentre

Thurs 30 Mar 18.45
Helen Strudwick
New Egyptian galleries at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

31 Mar - 1 April
Conference Transanatolia: connecting East & West in the archaeology of ancient Anatolia
British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Dept ANE / Univ. of Liverpool / British Institute of Archaeology in Ankara event. Conference fee £40 (£25 students and unwaged). Contact details, booking forms and payment details available at http://www.liv.ac.uk/sace/events/confer/transanatolia.htm

Thurs 6 April 18.45
Eric Uphill
Inundation in ancient EgyptEgyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Thurs 13 April 18.00
Stephanie Dalley
The language of destruction in ancient texts and its interpretation, with special reference to Nineveh
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Palestine Exploration Fund lecture. All welcome. Contact 020 7935 5379, Fax: 020 7486 7438, Email: execsec@pef.org.uk, www.pef.org.uk

20-22 April
Conference The Ubaid expansion? Cultural meaning, identity and integration in the lead-up to urbanism
University of DURHAM. Themes: The southern Mesopotamian Ubaid; regional manifestations of the Ubaid; theoretical perspectives on the Ubaid, and Chalcolithic website and discussion forum. Tickets £50 /£25 students. Register online at www.dur.ac.uk/ubaid.conference or send cheques payable to 'The University of Durham', to Dr Robert Carter, 38B Grand Parade, Green Lanes, London N4 1AQ.

Mon 24 April 18.00
Peter Clayton
Ancient Egypt, Israel and the bible: faith and the archaeological evidence
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture. All welcome. Contact Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467, www.aias.org.uk

Wed 26 April 19.00
Salma Samar Damluji
The Yemen Architecture Project from Yafi' to Hadramut
Khalili lecture theatre SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. Islamic Art Circle at SOAS lecture. All welcome. For further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon: 01608 730769 or RosalindHaddon@aol.com

Thurs 27 April 18.45
Derek Welsby
Rescue work at the fourth cataract
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Thurs 4 May 18.45
Margaret Serpico
topic to be announced
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Fri 5 May REVISED DATE 18.30
Tom Hardwick
What Petrie found, what Petrie missed: Amenhotep III and his court in Sinai
Lecture theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 30 Gordon Sq WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture, all welcome. Further information from Jan Picton 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk

Sat 6 May 10.00-17.00
Study Day Lucia Gahlin & Jan Picton
Living in an Egyptian town
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tickets £25. Tel: 020 7491 7720.

Sat 6 May 10.00-17.00
Study day African archaeology
BP lecture theatre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Tickets £28/£25/£18 from the Box Office, 020 7323 8181, fax: 020 7323 8616; Email: boxoffice@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk. www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Thurs 11 May 18.45
Frances Welsh
Egyptian influence on Meroitic culture
Egyptian Education and Culture Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens W1. Tel: 020 7491 7720. All welcome

Fri 12 May 18.30
Mary Ann Murray
Feeding the town: plants & animals from the complex of the Giza Pyramid builders
Lecture theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology UCL, 30 Gordon Sq WC1. Friends of the Petrie Museum lecture, all welcome. Further information from Jan Picton 020 7679 2369, j.picton@ucl.ac.uk

Sat 13 May 10.30-17.30
Study day Tutankhamun
Bloomsbury Theatre UCL, 15 Gordon St WC1. A Bloomsbury Academy event. The emphasis will be on recent, current and future research in this field. Speakers include Jaromir Malek, Aidan Dodson, Christian Loeben. Tickets £33 from the Box Office, UCL Bloomsbury, 15 Gordon St, WC1H 0AH. Tel: 020 7388 8822. www.egyptology-uk.com/bloomsbury

Mon 15 May 18.00
Jonathan Tubb
The identification of Qadesh
Stevenson lecture theatre, British Museum, Gt Russell St WC1. Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society lecture. All welcome. Contact Diana Davis: 020 7691 1467, www.aias.org.uk

Wed 17 May 15.30
Donald Haggis
Stylistic diversity and diacritical feasting in early protopalatial Petras
Venue tbc, Senate House North Block, Malet St WC1. Institute of Classical Studies Mycenaean seminar. Further information Olga Krzyszkowska 020 7862 8700 / 8715, email: olgak@sas.ac.uk www.sas.ac.uk/icls/

Wed 17 May 19.00
Claus-Peter Haase
Arabic-Persian calligraphy in Mughal albums
Khalili lecture theatre, SOAS, Russell Sq WC1. Islamic Art Circle, 8th Toby Falk Memorial lecture. For further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon: 01608 730769 or RosalindHaddon@aol.com