April 2018

Monday, April 23, 2001

Rulers of the first three dynasties, their monuments, and significant events.

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

A slide presentation on new techniques for reconstructing ancient temple illustrations with archaeological and scientific accuracy.

Floyd Chapman

A twenty year member of the ESS, Floyd Chapman is a digital archaeological illustrator and epigrapher, specializing in the art of the ancient world in general and the art of ancient Egypt specifically. His specialty is doing full color reconstructions of Egyptian temple and tomb scenes that have lost most or all of their original color, so that you can see how they were originally painted. He has been studying the techniques of the ancient masters for the last 22 years in order to be able to reconstruct their art.

In addition to being trained in fine arts, he was educated as a cultural anthropologist and ancient historian. He is a multimedia graphic design professor at Front Range Community College and President of the Amarna Research Foundation.

Monday, October 22, 2001

Jim Lowdermilk

Jim Lowdermilk is a past-President of the Egyptian Study Society. He currently manages the ESS website and is on the Speaker’s Committee. Jim has his BA and MA in Applied Mathematics. He has published papers in the Ostracon, the Journal of the Egyptian Study Socety, and presented his research to the American Research Center in Egypt as well as the Egyptian Study Society. His interests in Egyptology include the Egyptian calendar, mathematics, pyramids, and astronomy.

Monday, April 15, 2002

Jane M. H. Bigelow

Nubia: Ancient Egypt’s Southern Neighbor

We often think of Nubia, the area from Aswan south to sub-Saharan Africa, as being subservient to its more famous northern neighbor. However, this “Land of Kush” had its own powerful kingdoms and, in fact, ruled ancient Egypt during the 25th Dynasty. Dick Harwood will discuss the modern country of Sudan, the history of Nubia, and the current work being done by the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition at Nuri, a royal cemetery of Kushite kings with dozens of pyramids, tombs and temples.

Breaking Ground: Women’s Roles in the History of Egyptology

When historians write about early women in Egyptology, we try to bring them into the excavation narrative when, many times, they simply do not show up there often enough.  There is nothing wrong with this; it is simply that early archaeology tended to be strictly gendered in its roles for men and women.  Men dug; women, for the most part, did not.  Historical narratives become stale and stilted when we look only for women archaeologists in the field and not in the places where they were most active—home institutions.  This talk presents a shift from that narrative of women as fieldwork inno

Buzzworthy: Administration of Beekeeping and the Honey Industry

Honey was the major sweetener for ancient Egyptians. It was used in food and medicine, and was a valuable tribute commodity. Honey production might have been a royal prerogative in the Old and Middle Kingdoms, but appears to be a more expansive industry from the New Kingdom onwards. This lecture assesses the industrialization of Egyptian honey production and the extent of royal and temple control over bee-keeping from the New Kingdom to the Ptolemaic Period through beekeeping titles, New Kingdom letters, the Wilbour Papyrus, Abydos Stela of Sheshonq, and Zenon archives.