The Eighth Annual Current Research in Egyptology Symposium (CRE 2007) was held at Swansea University on the 19th-21st April. The conference brought together graduate and postgraduate students of Egyptology from ten different countries, contributing to a total of 40 presentations. The range of topics included art and architecture, archaeology, literature and language, history and society as well as scientific analysis spanning the entire epoch of Egyptian history from the Predynastic to the Coptic era. The papers presented in the following volume represent a diverse range of topics and multidisciplinary approaches.
edited by Ken Griffin, with the collaboration of Meg Gundlach
Introduction (Kenneth Griffin) Divine determinatives in the Papyrus of Ani (Rachel Aronin) The application of archaeobotany and pharmacognosy to reassess the translation of snj-t3 and d3rt in the Medical Papyri (Jacqueline Cambell and Rosalie David) An absolute chronology for the First Dynasty of Egypt (Jenefer Cockitt) Wells and cisterns in Pharaonic Egypt: The development of a technology as a process of adaption to environmental situations and consumers' demands (Henning Franzmeier) The `Central Halls' in the Ptolemaic Temples: Locations, nominations and functions (Amr Gaber) An analysis of the use of beads as amulets as a mortuary item in Protodynastic graves at the Upper Egyptian site of Badari (Vicky Gashe) Observations regarding the symbolism of the blue and cap crowns as used in iconographic motifs of the Ramesside period (Steven Gregory) Rock art in Egypt's Eastern Desert: Observations on current research (Francis Lankester) The first decan (Rosalind Park) Monuments in context: Experiences of the colossal in ancient Egypt (Campbell Price) Book of the Dead chapters 149 & 150 their Coffin Text origins (Peter Robinson) Preliminary study of an unusual Graeco-Roman magical gem (MNA E540) in the National Museum of Archaeology in Lisbon, Portugal (Paula Veiga) Did Ramesses III settle the Sea Peoples in Canaan? Searching for reality behind Papyrus Harris I (Pawel Wolinski)