[First posted in AWOL 31 October 2001. Most recently updated 17 December 2013]
Armenian Egyptology Centre Newsletter [AEC Newsletter]
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SUMMARY OF NEWSLETTERS’ CONTENT
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 30 (December 15, 2013)
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 29 (September 20, 2013)
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 28 (July 28, 2013)
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 27 (April 27, 2013)
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 26 (January 26, 2013)
Special issue : Preliminary evaluation of new system to vocalize Ancient Egyptian by seven international scholars linked to the centre (see previous newsletter).
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 25 [labelled wrongly as 24] (December 3rd, 2012)
Special issue announcing the development of a new system to vocalize ancient Egyptian by Dr. C. T. de Vartavan.
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 24 (May 28, 2012)
Edito and rest of newsletter: Uniting with our Georgian colleagues.
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 23 (1st of APRIL 2012)
Edito: The Art of Egyptology. Building new tools to evolve: Hierocheck, Pre inauguration snapshot view of AEC’s Hierocheck 1.0, Bibliography on the Plants of Ancient Egypt. SAIS—Special Book offer. A bew donation system to sustain us.
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 22 (27th of FEBRUARY 2012)
EDITO: AFTER MAKING NATIONAL NEWS…TIME FOR DEEP GRINDING! The Maldivian Destruction – An event for Egyptians and Egyptologists to notice and bear seriously in mind! The burning of the Institut d’Egypte confirmed to be intentional! Sarah Belzoni – some new additional biographical notes. The Sarcophagus Project brought to a halt due to lack of funds! Young Egyptian student fights for her rights by going naked.
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 21 (21st of DECEMBER 2011)
EDITO: CURATORS! DIGITIZE! DIGITIZE! DIGITIZE! AND SPREAD! AEC enters 2012 in full electronic gear! € 1000000 donation for the Hieroglyphic Dictionary and other Egyptology projects! Bravo Dimitri! A snapshot of the new Ancient Egyptian-French Dictionary. By the way, ‘hieroglyphic’ or ‘hieroglyph’? The Social Agenda of AEC. [Shame on L’Express, Shame on FNAC, Shame on Taschen].
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER No. 20 (25TH of OCTOBER 2011)
EDITO: A NEW SECOND WIN OF SCIENTIFIC COMPETITION AND 2000 NEWSLETTER-READERS PUT AEC ON TURBO MODE! - Update concerning the reconstruction of Khonsu-Ms’ sarcophagus. Visit of Prof. Paul John Frandsen (Denmark) to AEC. 3 p. Reconstruction of Nefertiti’s face by digital artist. British man mummified like an ancient Egyptian! AEC Statistics! 2000+ readers, 3100+ publications & 8000+ plant photos! Advances in Egyptology No. 2 (2011) is now out! New version of Serge Rosmorduc’s JSesh available for free download! 4 p. Unexpected Egyptological greetings from Georgia!
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER NO 19 (9TH OF SEPTEMBER 2011)
Edito : WHY EGYPTOLOGY? CALL FOR FINANCIAL HELP TO REBUILD KHONSU-MS’ SARCOPHAGUS! Excavations to resume in Egypt despite revolution. Staying on top of research concerning prehistoric human migrations. Spontaneous answer to the reading of this issue’s Edito sent on 03 September 2011 21:17 by Ingeborg Waanders (Holland). Senior Researcher in AEC. Sent: To: Vartavan. Subject: Re: Text for proofing pleasssssseeee!!!! Rectification over a recent discoveryrelevant to the center’s specializations.
AEC-NEWSLETTER NO 18 (18TH OF MAY 2011)
MOST UNEXPECTED ? : “Pre – Old Egyptian….did not initially belong to the Afro-Asiatic stock”! The « Point of Synthesis »-shift again demonstrated as the future path of academic research! Kammerzell’s “The Sound of Dead Language – Reconstructing Egyptian Phonology ” (1998). Extracts from Satzinger’s “The Egyptian Connection: Egyptian and the Semitic Languages” (2002). Biographical notes concerning the scholars cited in this newsletter.
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER 17 (APRIL 17, 2011)
The “Ancient Egyptian/Indo-European” bridge can help us vocalize hieroglyphs! Cognates equally seen by Hodge and Ray. Carlton Taylor Hodge (1917-1998) – Biography. The “Indo-Semitic” theory explained. Future Flora of Ancient Egypt now well engaged! The Second Revised and Extended Edition of the Codex of Ancient Egyptian Plant remains is out!
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER 16 (NOVEMBER 16, 2010)!
Edito: “Gs” what? “fdw” is “fedwor”, i.e. “four” – and “dwty?/djouot” is twenty! The current common state of knowledge concerning Ancient Egyptian – a snapshot. Creating a precedent: an Egyptologist selected to teach the future elite of a nation. Visit of His Excellency Wahid Galal, Ambassador of Egypt, to our centre. Teaching of Ancient Egyptian (hieroglyphs) in YSU well engaged. Mass media again highlights what is going on in AEC. Conference of our Vice-Director in Tbilissi. We are on academia.edu.
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER 15 (JULY 7, 2010)!
Edito: The length of human “history” expands by the day. Could the ancients have been inspired by nature to produce “ancient Egyptian blue”?. Students’ first experiments in ancient Egyptian gesso and draughtsmanship. Additional scientific articles in our research areas just received! The world digital library and Egyptology. AEC Egyptology Newsletter’s previous Edito referred by British association:
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER 14 (MARCH 25, 2010)!
Edito: Academic acknowledgment in a fifth scientific discipline! “AGORA” will be screened by students as testing ground on ancient “Egyptian” art. The major cost savings of the “Point of Synthesis” academic shift! Prof. Richard Wilkinson made an Honorary Member of our centre. Silent appearnce of a copy of von Hohenburg’s very rare Thesaurus Hiroglyphicorum. Advances in Egyptology No. 1 (2010) printed & revised deadline for No. 2! (2011)
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER 13 (FEBRUARY 15, 2009)!
Edito: The “Point of Synthesis” (P.S) major academic methodological shift! Research on the “[Proto-]Indo-European” stratum of Ancient Egyptian in progress…and our linguistic programs. New approved course on the “Technology of ancient Egyptian art” at the YSU Faculty of History. Visit of Mr. Frederic Grapin, Consul of France in Armenia, in our centre…The “Sarcophagus Project” on its final approach. They talk about us (follow up)…and the “Sarcophagus Project”. Egyptology courses will start on February 10, 2010 for the first promotion of Armenian “Egyptologists”. Advances in Egyptology No. 1 (2010) in print! & call for issue No. 2! (2011).
AEC EGYPTOLOGY NEWSLETTER 12 (OCTOBER 1, 2009)!
Edito: The stupefying hidden structure of Utterance 36 of the Daily Ritual! A letter of Sir Gaston Maspero to an aspirant Egyptologist. “AEC Egyptology Newsletter” – a new name for, by consensus, a new academic publication.
AEC NEWSLETTER 11 (MAY 1, 2009)!
The Director’s Edito – ““UNEXPECTED”, One thousand scholars…plus one”; Further closing acknowledgments; Foundation of Egyptology in Armenia recorded by National Academy of Sciences; Press archives concerning our centre and staff now online; AEC Newsletter Egyptologists’ Readership Statistic per Country; The “A.. Case.” Aspirant Lawyer-Egyptologist caught in our center’s corridor; Further major discoveries on ancient Egyptian pigments… this time by UCLA team; Art of making “herbal wines” already known in Predynastic Egypt; Various News; Electronic Resources of use…and non use; They talk about us…
AEC NEWSLETTER 10 (FEBRUARY 15, 2009)!
The Director’s Edito – “Thank you Mr Obama for returning its Letters of Nobility to “history” …and therefore to the task of “historian”; A new philosophy for the partial oblivion of… history; The Times Higher Education recent article on the instrumentalisation of …history; British Museum’s major discovery of degraded oil in ancient Egyptian pigments; Set of pigments just discovered in KV63 (Valley of the Kings, Tomb 63) !; Similar ochre use in Armenian Erebuni (scientific correspondence); The use of glue in ancient Egypt (scientific correspondence); Acknowledgments and please become a supporter of our centre!
AEC NEWSLETTER 9 (JANUARY 15, 2009)!
The Director’s Edito - ”Not only “Imperial varnishes”, but also “Imperial pigments”, and thus clearly “Imperial art and technology”” – First tests experiments with ferrous oxide (ochre) and twigs for ancient Egyptian draughtsmanship – Further experiments with common reed pens (Phragmites communis L.) – Experiments with gum as a pigment binder of Egyptian blue and steatite – They talk about us and Should you wish to help… – Advances in Egyptology No. 1 (2009) – Call for contributions!
AEC NEWSLETTER 8 (DECEMBER 15, 2008)!
The Director’s Edito – “Reconstructing the art of ancient Egyptian sarcophagus making!” -Reconstruction of ancient Egyptian blue in Yerevan University – Reconstructing ancient Egyptian natural pigments – Reconstructing an ancient Egyptian gesso for sarcophagi’s background layer – Should you wish to help us… -Advances in Egyptology No. 1, Call for contributions!
AEC NEWSLETTER 7 (NOVEMBER 1, 2008)!
The Director’s Edito – “Labelling ancient Egyptian Complex varnishes as “imperial”” – Presentation of AEC’s annual results before the High Scientific Council – Khonsu-Ms’s sarcophagus (Dyn. 21- Deir el-Bahari) will inspire us—The current state of our researches & projects – Our needs… (follow up) -Advances in Egyptology No. 1, Call for contributions!
AEC NEWSLETTER 6 (OCTOBER 1, 2008)
The Director’s Edito – “Celebrating the First Anniversary of our centre” – Our data and collections in growth – Expeditions & partnerships – Our forthcoming projects - Advances in Egyptology No. 1, Call for contributions!
AEC NEWSLETTER 5 (JULY 01, 2008)
The Director’s Edito – “Successful Partnership with the Jerusalem Botanical Garden”. Collecting Pistacia, cedar and pine resins in Jerusalem. The second side of our travel to Jerusalem…a forthcoming book – New prospects in the field of comparative studies – Those we also wish to thank.
AEC NEWSLETTER 4 (1 JUNE 2008)
The Director’s Edito - “Mummies are not museum “objects” - The “Sarcophagus Project” – The 5000 photos of plants species of Egypt-mark exceeded !- Our predecessors in the study of “The Plants of Ancient Egypt”: Georg A. Schweinfurth (1836-1925). Gifts from our sponsors ! – Follow up…and Arpag Mekhitarian. Encaustic and “Fayum Portraits”…an introduction.
AEC NEWSLETTER 3 (01 MAY 2008)
The Director’s Edito - Is “mny” the solvent in Ancient Egyptian varnish? - Wherever you are, whoever you are, join us! – The Sarcophagus Project, Team and plans in formation – The Sarcophagus Project, Searched data, questions and specialists – We are looking for information concerning F. Woenig – Our predecessors in the study of “The Plants of Ancient Egypt”: Victor Loret (1859-1946) – Gifts from our sponsors ! – Follow up – Serge Rosmorduc’s free program to write hieroglyphs: JSesh
AEC NEWSLETTER 2 (08 APRIL 2008)
The Director’s Edito – The “SARCOPHAGUS PROJECT” accepted! – Over 1250 connections to our website since its opening! – The press talks again about us! – The Flora of Ancient Egypt (FoAE) in progress…- Our predecessors in the study of “The Plants of Ancient Egypt”: Carl Sigismund Kunth (1788-1850) – Gifts from our sponsors ! – Follow up – “Pharmacy in Ancient Egypt” conference – University of Manchester (U.K.)
AEC NEWSLETTER 1 (15 NOVEMBER 2007)
The Director’s Edito - “In Memoriam Champollioni” - Our website is on! – The “Sarcophagus Project” – The “Armenian Egypt Exploration Society (A-EES)” – Our Ethical Charter for Good Egyptology – Our center’s specialization: The Plants of Ancient Egypt – The Press talks about us! – Please sponsor one or more computers ! – Those we wish to thank!
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