Dr. Peter Brand was recently interviewed for the “What’s New in History” podcast series, discussing his book “Ramesses II, Egypt’s Ultimate Pharaoh.”
To listen please follow this link:
What's New In History - Ramses II, Egypt’s Ultimate Pharaoh | Fan of History
With Author Prof. Peter Brand
via Memphis Historians:
Dr. Peter Brand delivered a fascinating talk on emerging technologies and the recording of inscriptions on the giant columns of the Great Hypostyle Hall Project at Karnak Temple on November 13. The Fountain View Suite in the University Center was packed with students, faculty, and members of the Memphis community. Along with his explication of the project he oversees and the employment of new technologies to the study of ancient inscriptions, Professor Brand movingly remembered his mentor and predecessor on this project and in the Department of History, William J. Murnane.
The translation and commentary volume of the interior wall scenes of the Great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Amun at Karnak is now available for purchase and free download on the Orietntal Institute's website.
OIP 142. The Great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Amun at Karnak | The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
By Peter J. Brand, Rosa Erika Feleg, and William J. Murnane
Dear all, we are very delighted to let you know the translation and commentary volume of the reliefs on the interior walls of the Hypostyle Hall is finally here: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Hypostyle-Temple-Karnak-Parts/dp/1614910278?fbclid=IwAR2VT2AlQlyLOoFR0M9G90236TwPnik1iEYUQikIwLMTFdEF6DLVH8EePbE
The Great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Amun at Karnak. Vol 1, Parts 2 and 3: Translation and Commentary (Oriental Institute Publications)
Standing at the heart of Karnak Temple, the Great Hypostyle Hall is a forest of 134 giant sandstone columns enclosed by massive walls. Sety I built the Great Hypostyle Hall ca. 1300 BCE and decorated the northern wing with exquisite bas reliefs. After his death, his successor Ramesses II complete...
Dear all, the Science Channel will be featuring a documentary this Friday (July 28th) and the following days called Unearthed: Mystery of Egypt's Mega Temple. Part of the documentary discusses the Hypostyle Hall alongside interviews with some of the project members.
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The director the Hypostyle Hall Project, Dr. Peter Brand, was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 about the recent findings regarding hidden chambers in the tomb of Tutankhamun, you can listen to the interview bellow, shortly after the 54 minute mark (BBC Radio 5 Up all night 29/11/2015)
Reporting the sudden death of Ted Brock, Egyptologist, well known and well liked in the Egyptological community. We offer our sympathy to Lyla Pinch Brock and Ted's family and friends.
With thanks to Aiden Dodson for this sad news. The biography is from the Theban Mapping Project website. RIP Ted.
"When Edwin "Ted" Brock joined the Theban Mapping Project he already had extensive knowledge of Egypt, having lived here since 1983. A native of the Finger Lakes region of New York State, Ted has had an overwhelming interest in Egypt since childhood. He obtained a B.A. and M.A. in history from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he majored in ancient history as well as Near Eastern studies, including Arabic. He went on to continue Egyptological studies at the University of Toronto where he is a doctoral candidate in the department of Near Eastern Studies, currently finishing work on his dissertation, a study of New Kingdom royal sarcophagi.
Ted first came to Egypt in 1981 as a member of the University of Toronto Wadi Tumilat Project working at the East Delta site of Tall al Masqutah. In addition to four seasons with that project, he has also participated in excavations with the Akhenaten Temple Project at East Karnak, the Dakhlah Oasis Project, New York University's Apis Embalming House Project at Memphis and the Royal Ontario Museum Lahun Expedition. He is co-director of the Amenmeses Project sponsored by Memphis University and directed by Otto Schaden, involved in the clearance and documentation of KV 10 in the Valley of the Kings. He has also been involved for many years in a project of his own in the Valley of the Kings, documenting the New Kingdom royal sarcophagi of the post-Amarna period. He participated as project photographer for three seasons with the American Research Center in Egypt Field School and as Egyptological consultant and photographer for the Valley of the Kings Research Group. Between 1983 and 1994 he served as director of the Canadian Institute in Egypt, a support facility serving Canadian and other expeditions and scholars carrying out research in Egypt.
With his encyclopedic knowledge of Egypt's sites and in particular the Valley of the Kings, Ted is an asset to the Theban Mapping Project. As one of our staff Egyptologists, Ted is responsible for researching and preparing material for our archaeological and image databases. "
For the fans of Late Egyptian
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Su***de car bomber attack near Luxor temple tourist site in Egypt
A su***de car bomber has blown himself up in a parking lot near Karnak Temple, a famous tourist site in Luxor, southern Egypt, officials said. Local news reported two dead and several injured.
While most of you use aluminium foil for cooking, we at Karnak use it for figuring out inscriptions found in hard to reach spaces...any guesses as to what it might be :)
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Three cheers to Owen Murray for the wonderful poster he made for us! Come and pay us a visit in the Hypostyle Hall
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CNN has filmed the Karnak Hypostyle Hall Project for its series "Inside Africa" and shows doctoral student Andrew Shilling doing transcribing work on the scaffolding during the current field season. The segment is available online at CNN. Details at http://www.memphis.edu/history/happenings.htm
Our team had the privilege in participating in the celebrations arranged for this year's solstice at Karnak! It was magnificent!
‘Solstice’ means ‘stationary sun’.
It is a pivotal moment, the winter solstice.
Today, December 21, the sun seems to pause over the Tropic of Capricorn, the farthest south it reaches. It rises to its lowest position above the horizon all year and delivers the shortest, darkest day in the northern hemisphere.
(In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the longest day of the year).
Then, each day, the sun inches northward, appearing farther above the horizon, bringing longer days, more warmth and a feeling of rebirth.
Here the sun glows over the great gateway of Nectanebo I (c 370 BC) on the eastern face of Karnak Temple.
Photo courtesy of Marie E. Bryan. Taken on Dec 21, 2013.
Dear Friends and colleagues,
Here is our group photo for the 2014 Field Season crew of the Karnak Hypostyle Hall Project. We all wish you a happy holidays from Luxor, Egypt and a Happy New Years.
Dear friends, would any of you be interested in reading short stories/reports about our field season if we created a blog for this specific purpose? Any insight would greatly be appreciated. Looking forward to your comments and suggestions!
Our 2014 field season has officially begun!
“It was the third of October, about nine o'clock in the morning; a guard, making his circuit of the surrounding walls, heard a loud noise resembling thunder. Immediately he ran towards the temple, arriving in the hypostyle hall just in time to see two columns thrust against the pylon of Ramses. Another guard was standing, terrified, at the foot of the obelisk of Thothmes and would not approach until the noise had ceased. Thus, no one witnessed the beginning of the accident. – Georges Legrain.
115 years ago today, in 1899, eleven massive stone columns in the Great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Amun at Karnak collapsed to the ground. We are lucky that more didn’t crumble like a house of cards.
George Legrain erected these, along with the columns that were laying fallen prior to this event, between 1900 and 1909, concluding that it was caused by the toppling of just one column, creating a domino effect.
Here you can see the tumbled state of some of the columns when French photographer, Felix Bonfils, took this photo in 1870, almost 30 years before the big collapse.
Photo: Library of Congress
Read about Dr. Peter Brand's visit to China and the possible future collaboration between the Hypostyle Hall Project and faculty and students from the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC) in the History Department of Northeast Normal University (NENU):
PROFILES Newsletter :: College of Arts & Sciences :: Fall 2014
In May and June I fulfilled a long-held dream, making my first trip to the People's Republic of China at the invitation of the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC) in the History Department of Northeast Normal University (NENU) in the city of Changchun in the northwest part of t…
This, THIS is what happens when people touch relief over, and over, and over, and over...
Just because it is stone doesn't mean your touch doesn't damage it!
A wonderful view of the Hypostyle Hall from the Oriental Institute photographic archive
Great News: Dr Peter Brand delivered eight lectures on Egyptology at the Institute for the Study of Ancient Civilizations at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, Jilin province, China, and has been appointed to a five-year visiting professorship.
History :: History Happenings :: University of Memphis
[13 June 2014] Dr Peter Brand delivered eight lectures on Egyptology at the Institute for the Study of Ancient Civilizations at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, Jilin province, China, and has been appointed to a five-year visiting professorship. He will travel to China once a year and lectu…