The IEAA is dedicated to the study of the art, history and culture of ancient Egypt through teaching, research, exhibition, and community education. Joshua Roberson, assistant professor of Art History, is working on a project to develop new skills and techniques for creating three dimensional (3D) images for research and teaching.
The gallery will be closed until further notice for improvements. Did you ever want to learn about how to read like an Ancient Egyptian or how to make a mummy? He is compiling a pilot sample using artifacts in the IEAA collection.
CAIRO — Munir Tawab admits he added to Egypt’s reputation for catcalling and groping women on the street.
Moreover, we must be careful when interpreting both written and artistic accounts of sex as we might cast our own assumptions and biases–such our inclination to ascribe to individuals monosexual identities–onto those who don’t fit into our mutually exclusive sexuality boxes.In art, sex is not usually explicitly detailed, though since much artwork was either in tombs or temples it can be argued that their sexual acts were not depicted so as to avoid their desecration.Presenters from the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis are giving a series of programs and lectures this summer at the Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Rd. The images can be manipulated by the viewer to see all sides of an object. To see six more 3D images of IEAA antiquities, visit Dr. Daniel Smith, Ph D student in History, was awarded first place at the University of Memphis Annual Student Research Forum (Graduate Liberal and Fine Arts division).This is no small accomplishment, as his presentation was on the Coptic language and its grammar!By making the unions temporary, Egyptian child sex tourism manages to capture much of the worst of child marriage and child prostitution.
Girls still bear the long-term risks of child marriages – some are expected to double as domestic workers – as well as the routines of children sold for sex in other countries.Their mythology relies heavily on sexual themes, and there are many (possible) coded messages and euphemisms about sex riddled within the art itself.For example, King Tutankhamen is shown on a chest using a bow while his wife stands by his feet with an arrow at the ready; the verb “to shoot” in the Ancient Egyptian language also means “to ejaculate.” This is symbolic of the need to have sex in order to be reborn after death.Ahmed Hegab, a former telecommunications engineer, leads an anti-harassment workshop.He became a leader in the fight to stop sexual assaults on women after witnessing one in downtown Cairo and rescuing the woman from a mob of men.“For me it started five years ago when I was driving on a street downtown and I saw a mob of young men assault a 17-year-old girl,” said Hegab, who rescued the girl by pulling her into his car.(Despite a 2008 law banning child marriages, enforcement is thought to be low and an Egyptian official told the Inter Press Service that's it's nearly ceased since the chaos of the 2011 revolution.) Child marriages are, after all, somewhat common in Arab countries, although not nearly as common as in neighboring regions.