About Me

Overseeing work at the temple early in day. Dangeil 2009.

Yours truly overseeing work at the temple early in the day (Dangeil 2009).

Really. I am a real archaeologist. I even have the hat. (The hat is pretty much the only thing a real archaeologist has in common with Indiana Jones.) Mine, I have to admit, is pretty awesome. I love my Tilley. Not only am I an archaeologist, I’m also an Egyptologist and a Nubiologist.

Oh! I’m also a museum curator.  I take care of the collections of Egyptian, Classical, Pre-Columbian, Oceanic and Near Eastern art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. I guess I wear many hats!

Should you have questions for the ‘Answered by an Archaeologist’  chronicle, you may contact me at carolinamani007 (at) gmail.com

 

Advertisements

Recent Posts

This IS the exhibition you’re looking for!

Earlier this afternoon, when I was doing research for a possible work trip to Naples, Italy, I came across this exhibition at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli:

The exhibition is about the mythology of heroes from Antiquity to Star Wars. (Brilliant, if you ask me…. the kid who thought that Alexander the Great was sort of an ancient Luke Skywalker–see an old post on the subject HERE.)  Unfortunately, the exhibition will be over by the time I make it to Naples in November, should the trip be possible (like said, exploring possibilities). The show closes on September 16.

Still, I was in stitches looking through the various photos of ancient art featuring Star Wars characters (some are more successful than others). Imagine, they used the same work of art I featured in my ‘Alexander Skywalker’ post… and added R2-D2 and BB8 to it. The MANN even had the guts to use some of the erotic art from Pompeii!!  (Talk about voyeuristic droids! These are not the droids you are looking for…)

My favourite are the two below. The geeks amongst you will enjoy the fact that you can download all these fun images from the exhibition website.

  1. Unexpected publication! 2 Replies
  2. Happy International Museum Day! 2 Replies
  3. In case you were wondering… Leave a reply
  4. A Symphony of Cultures Leave a reply
  5. The FBI and the Mystery of the Mummy’s Head 1 Reply
  6. Set in Egypt: Assassin’s Creed: Origins Leave a reply