Tutankhamen Comes to Boston
One hundred and fifty artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamen will be on display in Boston starting on June 13, 2020. You can order tickets (on a lottery basis) here. You can also find out a little more about the exhibit here.
Registration for ARCE’s Annual Meeting is Now Open
Attendees can also enjoy a special rate at the event venue, The Hilton Toronto. For more information, click here.
Ka Statue of Ramesses II Found at Mit Rahina
An almost unique bust of Ramesses II has been found at Mit Rahina. The bust shows ramesses with a Ka sign atop his head. The only other know object is the wooden statue of King Hor (Dynasty 13). You can get more information (including pictures) here.
Twenty-Sixth Dynasty Artifacts Found at Saqqara
The Ministry of Antiquities has announced a large find of Twnty-Sixth Dynasty artifacts during excavations carried out by an Egyptian archaeological mission led by Dr.
Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. The excavations found many wood and stone statues as well as a number of animal mummies, some of which may be lion cubs. For more information click here.
Call for Papers for ARCE’s 2020 Annual Meeting!
ARCE members can apply now to present a paper or poster at our Annual Meeting, which will take place from April 3-5, 2020, in Toronto, Canada. Send us your submission today!
Antiquities Endowment Fund 2019-2020 Call
ARCE is now accepting applications for its Antiquities Endowment Fund. Three-year grants are available in addition to the standard one-year grant schemes.
Ancient Nubia Now
The Museum of Fine Arts (Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115) has a new exhibit open entitled “Ancient Nubia Now”.
It will run from October 13, 2019 until January 20, 2020
A press report can be found here.
Penn Museum to open their Sphinx Gallery
The new gallery will open on November 16, 2019
“Our Main Entrance will be completely transformed as we open up staircases and windows that have been sealed for decades, and create a new, adjacent gallery space —with our 25,000-pound sphinx of Ramses II at its heart—that will be visible as soon
as you set foot inside. (..)”
“The new Sphinx Gallery, created by removing and covering the 1915 stairs to the Harrison Auditorium, will also house objects from each curatorial section, regularly rotated displays of a single highlighted object in an elegant small circular space,
and a comfortable visitor seating and orientation area, as well as a new passenger elevator.” More…
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