Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Sunday, July 11, 2010

Marianne Luban linked Causing His Name to Live: Studies in Egyptian Epigraphy and History in Memory of William J. Murnane in one of her recent comments.  As the page says:

William J. Murnane (1945-2000) dedicated his life to the epigraphic recording and historical interpretation of the monuments of pharaonic Egypt. In tribute to his important contributions to Egyptology, a prominent group of his colleagues and students offer a range of new studies on Egyptian epigraphy and historiography. Amarna studies loom large in the volume as they did in Murnane's own work.
I've just started going through the papers and there is some great stuff linked there.  It's going to take me to read it all (and there's more in the same thread of comments that I need to read and appreciate as well).  I've started with James Allen's paper on the Amarna Succession.

If you haven't seen this collection of papers before, then I really do suggest that you take a look.  My thanks to Marianne.


Scrabcake said...

I was especially impressed with Marc Gabolde's "under a deep blue starry sky". Which was the first article since Davis publication to tell me something I didn't know about tomb 55. Actually, Kate bosse-griffith's piece on small amulets from the tomb which are now in the UK did, too.
After a while a person just gets sick of hearing about that ill-starred find.
Gabolde also uses technology as a suppliment to epigraphy very well... Something I would love to see more of.


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