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Event Details

NEAES Mini Study Day

Saturday, 20 November 2021 , 14:00 to 17:00

NEAES 'Zoom' mini study day. All welcome via Zoom.

Zoom to open at 1:30

Lecture to start at 2:00 – 5:00 (UK time)

Mini Study Day Programme

2:00 – 3:15pm (UK TIME)

Angela McDonald - Glasgow University

Beauty from within: Exploring the concept of nfr in Ancient Egyptian texts

This talk attempts to investigate the concept of nfr from an Egyptian perspective, from a (re) thinking of what the nfr-hieroglyph actually represents and means, to an exploration of how the adjective nfr and its derivatives appear in texts across time. 


Angela McDonald is a Senior lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Glasgow. She runs the Classics and Egyptology subject area with Short Courses and teaches for the Classics department also. Her teaching and research range across ancient Egyptian culture and society, but she is particularly interested in the visual capturing of meaning in Egyptian texts and art.

Short Break

3:30 – 5:00pm (UK TIME)

Hussein Bassir - Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Beauty or Perfection: Statues in Late Period Egypt


Dr. Hussein Bassir is an Egyptian Egyptologist, archaeologist, novelist and writer. He has obtained a BA in Egyptology from the Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, and MA and PhD in Egyptology and Ancient Near East archaeology at Johns Hopkins University.
He has authored many books, academic articles, novels and short stories, such as In Search for Khnum; The Old Red Hippopotamus; Love in Tokyo; The Great Ipu; Pharaonic Queens: Drama of Love and Power; Secrets of Antiquities: Tutankhamun, Pyramids and Mummies, and others. He has written, in English, a book titled Image and Voice in Saite Egypt, and edited a book entitled Living Forever: Self-Presentation in Ancient Egypt with a group of distinguished Egyptologists from around the world. He has written the film Zoser and Imhotep: Duality of The King and the Genius.
He was a the director of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, the Giza Pyramids, as well as International Organizations and UNESCO Department, and the Scientific Publication Department at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, among others. He is currently the Director of the Antiquities Museum and Supervisor of the Dr. Zahi Hawass Center of Egyptology at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.


Meeting ID: 929 3354 6666 

Passcode: 655965


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