Random photos

I have been thinking for a while about adding other photos to appear randomly on my site’s image banner. (Just to spruce things up a bit!) In addition to the Predynastic pots from the Petrie Museum, you’ll now see photos of me in action (working on the dig at Dangeil, Sudan) and one of the Meroe pyramids (also in Sudan) during a visit a few years ago (it does not date to my time working there during grad school). There is even one of me in the Cairo Museum about 10 years ago! (I dug that one out of the digital mothballs!) Enjoy!

Emory’s Art and Archaeology of Ancient Nubia online course

Taught by my colleague Peter Lacovara, this online course offered by Coursera and Emory University “examines the development of the art and architecture of the cultures of ancient Nubia through what we have learned from archaeology and how that evidence has helped us create the picture we now have of the culture and history of the birth and development of art and civilization in the Nile Valley.”
(I may have had a little something to do with it, too.)

The above description of the course, course syllabus and more information, can be found here. The course starts on April 30.

International Observatory on Illicit Traffic in Cultural Goods

Launch of ICOM’s International Observatory on Illicit Traffic in Cultural Goods

The Observatory acts “as a databank for all information related to illicit trafficking of cultural goods. It will centralise and disseminate various resources and instruments relating to illicit traffic in cultural goods, providing important tools to fight it.”

Excerpt from ICOM’s April 2014 e-Newsletter.


AUC-AERA Archaeological Field Training programme

Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA), in collaboration with the American University of Cairo (AUC), is accepting applications for the 2015 Giza Archaeological Field Training programme.

You can find further information here. The deadline is May 31, 2014.