There's nothing better to do on a holiday that come to the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. We're open from 10:30-1:30 today.
We have 2 great pieces from our collection and 1 from the Eton Collection on loan to The Walters Art Museum for their special exhibit "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum". Check them out tonight or anytime before January 5th. Tonight is free for Constellation Thursday 5pm-9pm!!


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"The Book of the Faiyum" is an exquisitely illustrated ancient papyrus depicting Egypt’s Faiyum oasis, a center of prosperity and ritual during the Greco-Roman period. Major sections of the manuscript—reunited for the first time in 150 years—are displayed alongside Egyptian statues, reliefs, jewelry, and ritual objects to illuminate the religious context that gave rise to the enigmatic tale of Sobek, the crocodile god who brings sun to the Faiyum.

"Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum", our new special exhibition, is on view at the Walters from October 6, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

Learn more about this exhibition here: http://thewalters.org/exhibitions/faiyum/
See all exhibition-related events here: http://thewalters.org/exhibitions/faiyum/events.aspx
Our next museum chat is next Thursday from 12:15 to 12:45. Elisabeth Campbell, graduate student in the Department of Classics, and undergraduate students Wolfgang Alders and Sheri Leonard will discuss their work on a collection of ancient Roman coins in the museum. Learn about the Hopkins alumnus Franklin M. Wright whose passion for Roman numismatics began with his chance find of an ancient coin in a "rickety desk in 408 Gilman".

Here are some photos from our September Museum Chat. Thank you everyone for coming out and we hope to see you for our next Museum Chat on October 17th.


Ancient Crocodiles of the Nile Museum Chat
Here are some photos from our September Museum Chat. Thank you everyone for coming out and we hope to see you for our next Museum Chat on October 17th.
Check out these photos of Howard Ehrenfeld's JHU Location Photography course that visited our museum yesterday, September 10th and spent some time photographing objects and displays in the museum.


Howard Ehrenfeld's Location Photography Course
Check out these photos of Howard Ehrenfeld's JHU Location Photography course that visited our museum yesterday, September 10th and spent some time photographing objects and displays in the museum.
On Friday the 13th, spend some time with some ancient Egyptian crocodiles at our first museum chat of the semester. Talks run from 12:15-12:45. See you there!

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Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
WE'RE HIRING! The Museum is hiring two undergraduate assistants this fall. If you are interested, please send a letter explaining your interest in working at the museum, and a resume with a list of relevant museum experience, skills or coursework you have completed to archmuseum@jhu.edu. Also provide the names of two Hopkins professors who can comment your academic work. You must: • Be a sophomore or junior. Freshmen, please consider applying 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. • Be able to work for three hours a week between the hours of 10:30am-1:30pm, Monday through Friday, and be available for occasional Saturday open hours. Email your letter, resume and two faculty references to archmuseum@jhu.edu by 5pm on September 15th. Interviews with selected candidates will take place the following two weeks, with hires expected by the beginning of October.
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Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
WE'RE HIRING! The Museum is hiring two undergraduate assistants this fall. If you are interested, please send a letter explaining your interest in working at the museum, and a resume with a list of relevant museum experience, skills or coursework you have completed to archmuseum@jhu.edu. Also provide the names of two Hopkins professors who can comment your academic work. You must: • Be a sophomore or junior. Freshmen, please consider applying 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. • Be able to work for three hours a week between the hours of 10:30am-1:30pm, Monday through Friday, and be available for occasional Saturday open hours. Email your letter, resume and two faculty references to archmuseum@jhu.edu by 5pm on September 15th. Interviews with selected candidates will take place the following two weeks, with hires expected by the beginning of October.
WE'RE HIRING! The Museum is hiring two undergraduate assistants this fall. If you are interested, please send a letter explaining your interest in working at the museum, and a resume with a list of relevant museum experience, skills or coursework you have completed to archmuseum@jhu.edu. Also provide the names of two Hopkins professors who can comment your academic work.

You must:
• Be a sophomore or junior. Freshmen, please consider applying 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.
• Be able to work for three hours a week between the hours of 10:30am-1:30pm, Monday through Friday, and be available for occasional Saturday open hours.

Email your letter, resume and two faculty references to archmuseum@jhu.edu by 5pm on September 15th. Interviews with selected candidates will take place the following two weeks, with hires expected by the beginning of October.
We will be closed on Monday for Labor Day. We will reopen Tuesday September 3rd with our regular semester hours: Monday-Friday 10:30-1:30.