Tag: Death


Flesh for Fantasy: Refections of Women in Two Ancient Egyptian Dream Manuals

Whether or not the Egyptian dream manuals are collections of dreams that were actually seen, or were possible visions that the composer believed could be seen is a moot point for our purposes. What matters is that they are embed- ded within their specific cultural matrix, and that they and their interpreta- tions to a certain degree reflect social hopes, fears, and desires, projected by their composers, the priests.



Scholarship of the last century has discussed this element of the LT in its historical and literary contexts, addressed a variety of social and legal issues pertinent to the laudator’s account, and evaluated its depiction of M. Aemilius Lepidus in the light of his attested character and career.1 None of these treatments has approached the de‐ scription of the experiences and actions of the laudata from the perspective of the ancient consumer of information and meaning within the complete epigraphic envi‐ ronment of the inscription.


One accident too many?

Presentation of a skeleton discovered in the Sudan in the 1996/7 season of the Northern Dongola Reach Survey, sponsored by the Sudan Archaeological Research Society, in a small Kerma period cemetery (P37), south of Kawa. This skeleton exhibits an unusually interesting range of injuries, which are listed and discussed.