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Ancient Lives, New discoveries – The British Museum

22 May – 30 November 2014

This exhibition will introduce eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been preserved, either naturally or by deliberate embalming. Using the latest technology, the exhibition will unlock hidden secrets to build up a picture of their lives in the Nile Valley over a remarkable 4,000 years – from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.

Tickets: Adults £10*, Members and under 16s free

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The First Levantine Conference in Istanbul, 3-5th November 2014

Invitation to submit proposals, papers, the  First Levantine Conference in Istanbul, ‘The Levantines: Commerce and Diplomacy’, to be held in Istanbul on 3-5 November 2014 (with optional sightseeing on 6 November), 2014.  Attendance at the conference will be free of charge, though prior registration is essential. Some of the optional events associated with the conference will have attendance fees, and these will be confirmed as soon as possible. For more details please see –

Current Research in Egyptology (CRE XVI), April 15–18, 2015, Oxford University

We are pleased to announce that the theme of the upcoming CRE XVI conference is ‘Travel in Egypt’. Papers may address, but are not limited to, any of the following topics: concrete or abstract travels, travel in space and time, travel in myths, travel in the afterworld, travel of ideas, travel inside, to, or from Egypt, travel in literature, travel of objects or travel in modern times. We encourage the analysis and discussion of the theme from various perspectives, such as history, art history, archaeology, current fieldworks, geoarchaeology, material culture, philology and linguistics, religion, economy, social studies, and others.

We invite abstract submissions for a 20-minute presentation or a poster A1/A0 portrait from all postgraduate, independent, and early career researchers studying ancient Egypt and Sudan, including the prehistoric/predynastic, Pharaonic, Late, Graeco-Roman, and Islamic periods.

Abstracts should consist of no more than 200 words and should be submitted by 15 November 2014 to A selection of submitted and peer reviewed papers will be published in the year following the conference.