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Blog Post #33: The Lux Project with Melissa Funke

In this blog post, we highlight the Lux Project, an undergraduate research and digitization project focused on the Hetherington Collection, a collection of around 450 ancient Mediterranean artifacts housed in the Anthropology lab at the University of Winnipeg. A team of about a dozen student volunteers led by Melissa Funke is photographing, researching, and teaching the public about these objects.

Blog Post #32: Graduate Student Feature with Kate Minniti

In this week’s graduate student feature, we highlight the work of Kate Minniti, a PhD Candidate in Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, whose research examines the import, use, and meaning of Egyptian and Egyptianizing imports in Archaic Sicily.

Peopling the Past, Video #16: The Hyksos with Danielle Candelora

In the sixteenth instalment of the Peopling the Past Video series, we are joined by Dr. Danielle Candelora, who discusses the Hyksos, the immigrants from Western Asia that settled in the Eastern Delta of ancient Egypt and ruled the north of Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period.

Image of the Month

Fresco known as the so-called "Sappho Tondo" from Pompeii of a woman holding a tablet and a stylus to her lips
Fresco of a well-dressed woman holding a wax tablet and a stylus from the site of Pompeii. Dated to the 1st c. CE, the woman is shown wearing luxury clothing with a gold hair-net and large gold earrings. The so-called “Sappho Tondo” is named for the famous archaic Greek poet, though there is no actual basis for this identification. The mosaic was found in the 18th century, and is now held in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples inv. 9084 (photo from Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0).

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