Go to the Egyptian Dreams shop
Egyptian Dreams
Ancient Egypt Discussion Board
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Life of Meresamun Exhibit at Oriental Institute

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Egyptian Dreams Forum Index -> Mummification
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
anneke
Queen of Egypt
Queen of Egypt


Joined: 23 Jan 2004
Posts: 9305

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:17 pm    Post subject: Life of Meresamun Exhibit at Oriental Institute Reply with quote

"The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt" at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute Museum reconstructs the world of the religious performer.

Exhibited from February 10 to December 6, 2009 are the results of computerized tomography or CT scans of the mummy of Meresamun (ca. 800 B.C.), a singer-priestess.

Seventy-two pieces of jewelry and pottery, each similar to those the performer owned or used inside and beyond the Theban temple precinct, join commemorative stone stelae and manuscripts. Musical instruments (a delicate harp, ivory clapper and sistrum or rattle) and other religious objects, all related to divinatory and animal cultic rituals, are included in the museum's revelatory presentation.

Dr. Emily Teeter, an Oriental Institute Museum Egyptologist and the exhibition's curator, stated, "In a virtual way, people will be able to meet this remarkable woman and, through her eyes, learn what it was like in Egypt 2800 years ago. We will be able to 'recreate' the life of an Egyptian in a way no one has attempted before."


Taken from: http://www.egyptology.blogspot.com/

Looks like an interesting exhibit for those who live near or will be traveling to Chicago.
_________________
Math and Art: http://mathematicsaroundus.blogspot.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BobManske
Scribe
Scribe


Joined: 24 Nov 2007
Posts: 350

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anneke,

Are you planning to visit the O.I. for this exhibit on some particular weekend? Maybe Kmt_Sesh could join us if we can set a date.

Bob
_________________
In the beginning the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
- Douglas Adams

Good bye, Doug, thanks a lot, and you're welcome for all the fish. Stop by our way again.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anneke
Queen of Egypt
Queen of Egypt


Joined: 23 Jan 2004
Posts: 9305

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to come up and visit. I have been toying with the idea of coming up this weekend. Meresamun is not on display yet so I will have to come back for that, but there is plenty to see in the OI and Field Museum anyways.

Update: decided that this weekend won't work.

But I am thinking of coming up on a later date.
_________________
Math and Art: http://mathematicsaroundus.blogspot.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BobManske
Scribe
Scribe


Joined: 24 Nov 2007
Posts: 350

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anneke,
When you decide to come up, please drop a note, it would be great to meet up with you. I wonder if Kmt-Sesh could join us.

Bob
_________________
In the beginning the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
- Douglas Adams

Good bye, Doug, thanks a lot, and you're welcome for all the fish. Stop by our way again.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anneke
Queen of Egypt
Queen of Egypt


Joined: 23 Jan 2004
Posts: 9305

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will definitely let both of you know when a come up to Chicago.
It would be fun to meet up. Mini ED meeting ? Smile
_________________
Math and Art: http://mathematicsaroundus.blogspot.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kat
Scribe
Scribe


Joined: 22 Aug 2005
Posts: 397

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Seshie going to be a docent for this exhibit? I hope so, he always has good information on things he's working on, and photos too!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
anneke
Queen of Egypt
Queen of Egypt


Joined: 23 Jan 2004
Posts: 9305

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're meeting Saturday Feb 21, 10 am. Anyone else local (or not) who's interested?
_________________
Math and Art: http://mathematicsaroundus.blogspot.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Daughter_Of_SETI
Divine Adoratrice


Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 2563
Location: Hull, UK

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anneke wrote:
We're meeting Saturday Feb 21, 10 am. Anyone else local (or not) who's interested?

Oh, yeah definitely! Just post me the flight tickets and I'll be there! Razz Laughing
_________________


In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this - Terry Pratchett.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Lutz
Pharaoh
Pharaoh


Joined: 02 Sep 2007
Posts: 3718
Location: Berlin, Germany

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Life of Meresamun Exhibit at Oriental Institute Reply with quote

anneke wrote:
"The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt" at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute Museum reconstructs the world of the religious performer.

The catalogue for this exhibition is online for download ( Pdf - 4,56 MB ) :

http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/pubs/catalog/oimp/oimp29.html

Greetings, Lutz.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Egyptian Dreams Forum Index -> Mummification All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group