Thanks to the nearly 50 (49!) people who came to hear talks by Dr. Theodore Lewi…

Thanks to the nearly 50 (49!) people who came to hear talks by Dr. Theodore Lewis and Marina Escolano-Poveda at our museum chat. Many thanks to our wonderful speakers!


September Museum Chat on Ancient Magic Spells
Thanks to the nearly 50 (49!) people who came to hear talks by Dr. Theodore Lewis and Marina Escolano-Poveda at our museum chat. Many thanks to our wonderful speakers!

This event is tomorrow. We hope to see you there!

This event is tomorrow. We hope to see you there!


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On Wednesday, September 26th, at the Archaeological Museum in Gilman 150, from 12:15 to 12:45, hear two discussions of powerful magic texts from the ancient Near East.

From 12:15 to 12:30, Dr. Theodore Lewis, Blum-Iwry Professor of Near Eastern Studies will discuss the topic, "Deciphering Ancient Magic Spells: From the Late Bronze Age to Late Antiquity,” and reveal the ancient words written on a ceramic sherd from the site of Nippur (current day Iraq) in the museum collection and dated between the 5th-7th century CE.

From 12:30 to 12:45, Egyptology graduate student Marina Escolano-Poveda will discuss her recent research on a funerary papyrus dated to ca. 1000 BCE from the Eton College Myers Collection, currently on loan to the museum.
Both objects will be available for close examination during the museum chat.

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What we do here
Sanchita Balachandran, Curator/Conservator for the museum teaching Alessandra Villarreal, one of our work-study students, how to label artifacts.

Examples of earthenware and faience paste objects made by undergraduate students…

Examples of earthenware and faience paste objects made by undergraduate students in Dr. Betsy Bryan's course "Made for the Gods: Votive Egyptian Objects in the Archaeological Museum." Check back in a few weeks to see how they look after firing.

On Wednesday, September 26th, at the Archaeological Museum in Gilman 150, from 1…

On Wednesday, September 26th, at the Archaeological Museum in Gilman 150, from 12:15 to 12:45, hear two discussions of powerful magic texts from the ancient Near East.

From 12:15 to 12:30, Dr. Theodore Lewis, Blum-Iwry Professor of Near Eastern Studies will discuss the topic, "Deciphering Ancient Magic Spells: From the Late Bronze Age to Late Antiquity,” and reveal the ancient words written on a ceramic sherd from the site of Nippur (current day Iraq) in the museum collection and dated between the 5th-7th century CE.

From 12:30 to 12:45, Egyptology graduate student Marina Escolano-Poveda will discuss her recent research on a funerary papyrus dated to ca. 1000 BCE from the Eton College Myers Collection, currently on loan to the museum.
Both objects will be available for close examination during the museum chat.

Sanchita Balachandran, Curator/Conservator of the Archaeological Museum, will sp…

Sanchita Balachandran, Curator/Conservator of the Archaeological Museum, will speak about her research on south Indian archaeological bronzes at the symposium, "Sacred Objects, Secular Lives" on Monday, Sept 10th. The symposium is organized by the JHU Program in Museums and Society and celebrates the exhibition "From Sacred to Secular", organized by JHU graduate Emily Carambelas.

The Archaeological Museum is Hiring! We are looking for two Johns Hopkins und…

The Archaeological Museum is Hiring!

We are looking for two Johns Hopkins undergraduates to join our wonderful student staff. If you are interested, please read the following instructions carefully:

--We are mainly interested in hiring Sophomores, and possibly Juniors only. Freshmen, please consider applying for a position next year. Given the amount of time we put into training our staff, we are unable to take on Seniors as they will soon be leaving Hopkins on bigger adventures.
--Send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working at the museum.
--Include a resume with a list of relevant museum experience, skills or coursework you have completed.
--List two Hopkins faculty members who can comment on your academic work while at the University.
--You must be able to commit to working a minimum of three hours per week during regular museum hours, i.e., Monday through Friday, 10:30am to 1:30pm.
--Email your cover letter, resume and two faculty references to archmuseum@jhu.edu by midnight, Sunday September 16th. Interviews with selected candidates will take place the following week.