Saturday, 9 June 2012

“Thebes in the First Millennium BC” October Conference

Dear Colleagues,
The South Asasif Conservation Project is happy to announce the preliminary program of the conference “Thebes in the First Millennium BC”
which will take place in Luxor on October 1-4. There might be additions to the program that will be announced later. The abstracts and registration form are posted on our website, If you have any questions or comments contact us at

Thebes in the First Millennium BC
South Asasif Conservation Project Conference

Preliminary Program

*Day 1: Monday 01 October*

0800 – Registration opens (Mummification Museum)

0900 – Welcome address by Mansour Boraik

Elena Pischikova – The South Asasif Conservation Project.
Julia Budka – Kushite pottery from the Tomb of Karakhamun:
Towards a reconstruction of the use of pottery in 25th Dynasty temple tombs.

1045 – Break

Kenneth Griffin – The Book of the Dead from the Second Pillared Hall of the Tomb of Karakhamun Miguel Molinero Polo – The Hall of the Two Maats. BD 125 in Karakhamun’s funerary chamber.
John Taylor – Identifying Signs of Workshop Production in Theban Funerary Assemblages in the Later Third Intermediate Period.

1300 – Lunch

Dieter Eigner – Some Remarks on the Architecture of TT 223.
Robert Morkot – All in the Detail: Travel style and archaism in Late Libyan-Kushite Egypt.
Ramadan Ahmed Ail, Fathy Yassen Abd El Kerim and MSA Conservation team – Conservation at the South Asasif Necropolis.

1530 – Break

Erhart Graefe – The funerary caches (tombs) of the Third Intermediate Period in Thebes.
David Aston –Royal Tombs at Thebes in the First Millennium BC.
Zbigniew Szafranski - Tombs of the Third Intermediate Period Royal Members in the Deir el-Bahari Necropolis.

1730 – End of day summing up
1800 – Close

*Day 2: Tuesday 02 October*

0900 – Welcome Address by Mohamed Abd el-Aziz Aidan Dodson – The Coming of the Kushites: 25th Dynasty Origins and the 23rd/25th Dynasty transition in Thebes.
Mohamed El Bialy – Title to follow.

Private Tombs, their Architecture, Decoration and Concepts I Silvia Einaudi – Between South and North Assasif: the tomb of Harwa (TT 37) as a “transitional monument”.
Claude Traunecker – Le “palais funéraire” de Padiamenopé, tombe, lieu de pélérinages et bilbiothèque. Etat des recherches.
Isabelle Régen – The Amduat and the Book of the Gates in the tomb of Padiamenope (TT 33).

1130 – Break

Private Tombs, their Architecture, Decoration and Concepts II Christian Greco– The forgotten tomb of Ramose at Sheik ‘Abd
el-Qurna: TT 132.
Gabor Schreiber – Kushite and Saite Period Burials on el-Khokha.
Filip Coppens – The so-called ‘Lichthof’ once more. On the transmission of concepts between Tomb and Temple.

1330 – Lunch.

Style and Iconography of Kushite and Saite Imagery Claus Jurman – A north-south divide? – first steps towards a comparison of Memphite and Theban cultural repertoires during the Kushite and early Saite periods.
Aleksandra Hallmann – Some observations about the representation of the neck-sash in 26th Dynasty Thebes.
Pål Steiner – Representations of funeral rituals in Late Period tombs at Asasif.

1600 – Break

Simone Musso & Simone Petacchi –The inner coffin of Tameramon, a unique masterpiece of Kushite iconography from Thebes. A work in progress.
Alessia Amenta – Vatican Coffin Project.
Cynthia Sheikholeslami – Sokar-Osiris and the Goddesses: Some 25th-26th Dynasty Coffins from the Theban Necropolis.

1800 – Tony Leahy – Another “Kushite” at Abydos?

1830 – Close

*Day 3: Wednesday 03 October (West Bank Visit)*

Timetable of events to follow

*Day 4: Thursday 04 October (Karnak)*

0800 – Karnak visit

1200 – Lunch (Mummification Museum)

1300 – Welcome Address by Ibrahim Soliman
Nadia Licitra, Christophe Thiers, Pierre Zignani – A major development project of the Northern area of the Amun-Ra precinct at Karnak during the reign of Shabaka.
Laurent Coulon – The building activity of the God's Wives of Amun at Karnak during the XXVIth dynasty. New data from recent excavations and unexploited archives.

1430 – Break

Aurélia Masson – Offering Magazines on the Southern Bank of the Sacred Lake in Karnak: A possible reconstruction of the Architectural Phases of the 25th and 26th Dynasty.
Stéphanie Boulet with an introduction by Catherine Defernez – Ceramic Production in the Theban Area from the 25th and 26th
 Dynasties: about new discoveries in Karnak.
Mansour Boraik – Title to follow

1630 – Break
Elizabeth Frood – The development of graffiti practices in Karnak in the early first millennium B.C.: the case-study of the temple of Ptah.
Campbell Price – “Given as a gift of the king”? A statue of Petamenope (JE 37389) and the assertion of royal favour in the First Millennium BC.
1800-1830 – Closing remarks for the conference

Hoping to see you in Luxor,

Dr. Elena
Director South Asasif Conservation Project

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