Archive for August, 2013

Nuwe boek deur buitengewone professor

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Essays oor die Priestergeskrif, Deuteronomistiese Geskiedenis en Profesie

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‘n Buitengewone professor by Antieke Studie, prof. dr. Hermann-Josef Stipp van die Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät aan die Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchen, se nuwe boek, Alttestamentliche Studien: Arbeiten zu Priesterschrift, Deuteronomistischem Geschichtswerk und Prophetie, is onlangs deur De Gruyter gepubliseer. Sien hier vir meer.

Animal Mummy Project presents poster in Rio de Janeiro

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Animal Mummy poster presented at the 8th World Congress on Mummy Studies

Recently, Dr Ruhan Slabbert and Ms Liani Swanepoel of the South African Animal Mummy Project attended the 8th World Congress on Mummy Studies held 6-9 August at Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The congress brings together the world of natural and deliberate mummies – ancient Egyptian, Inca, bog bodies, etc. – and focuses on the scientific study of everything related to mummies and mummification.

The South African Animal Mummy project presented a poster at the congress entitled: Looking inside votive creatures: Computed Tomography (CT) scanning of ancient Egyptian mummified animals in a South African Museum showcasing the CT scanning results of the five animal mummies housed in the Egyptian collection of Iziko Museums of South Africa in Cape Town.

The other members of the project are Prof Sakkie Cornelius and Dr Anton du Plessis. For more information see the following links:

CT Scanner at Central Analytical Facility

Looking inside Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies/’n Kykie binne Antieke Egiptiese Dieremummies

Looking inside votive creatures: Computed Tomography (CT) scanning of ancient Egyptian mummified animals in Iziko Museums of South Africa: A preliminary report

The 8th World Congress on Mummy Studies

The 8th World Congress on Mummy Studies, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Inside the congress

Inside the congress auditorium

The Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The South African Animal Mummy Project poster

The South African Animal Mummy Project poster

Dr Ruhan Slabbert

Dr Ruhan Slabbert

Ms Liani Swanepoel

Ms Liani Swanepoel

Lecturer’s work on the Lamentations manuscripts from Qumran gets published

Friday, August 16th, 2013

First large-scale investigation of Lamentations manuscripts from Qumran gets published by Brill

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Scholarly publishers, Brill, has published Dr Gideon R. Kotzé’s work on the Lamentations manuscripts from Qumran. He is a part-time lecturer in Biblical languages at the Department of Ancient Studies. In The Qumran Manuscripts of Lamentations: A Text-Critical Study, the first large-scale investigation of the topic, Dr Kotzé establishes how the four Lamentations manuscripts from Qumran present the content of the biblical book. See here for more details.

Dieremummies besoek La Clémence

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Praatjie oor antieke Egiptiese dieremummies by La Clémence

Prof. Sakkie Cornelius en dr. Ruhan Slabbert, twee lede van die Suid-Afrikaanse Dieremummieprojek van die Universiteit Stellenbosch, het Donderdag 25 Julie by die aftreedorpie, La Clémence, besoek afgelê om oor antieke Egiptiese dieremummies en hul eie navorsing op die dieremummies in die Iziko Museums van Suid-Afrika in Kaapstad te praat. In hul praatjie getiteld: ‘n Kykie binne antieke Egiptiese dieremummies: Moderne tegnologie onthul antieke geheime het prof. Cornelius van die interessante antieke Egiptiese gebruik om diere te mummifiseer (letterlik miljoene) vertel waarna dr. Slabbert die verrassende resultate van ‘n onlangse CT-skandering van die Iziko dieremummies met die gehoor gedeel het.

Mev. Magna Cornelius, prof. Sakkie Cornelius en dr. Ruhan Slabbert

Mev. Magna Cornelius, prof. Sakkie Cornelius en dr. Ruhan Slabbert

Prof. Sakkie Cornelius en een van die inwoners van La Cleménce, mev. Anne McMartan

Prof. Sakkie Cornelius en een van die inwoners van La Clémence, mev. Anne McMartan

Dr. Ruhan Slabbert

Dr. Ruhan Slabbert

Driedimensionele afdruk van die geraamte van een van die Iziko dieremummies: 'n rooivalk

Driedimensionele afdruk van die skelet van een van die Iziko dieremummies: ‘n tipe rooivalk