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The intact tomb group of the so-called ‘Two Brothers’, dating to around 1850 bce, was found at Deir Rifeh in Middle Egypt. Since its transfer to Manchester Museum in 1907, it has been central to the Museum’s extensive Egyptian collection—and of its celebratory history of Manchester Egyptology....
This thought experiment introduces decolonial thought to the historiography of Egyptology. At a time when Egyptology increasingly scrutinizes its essence, a decolonial investigation as proposed by Walter Mignolo suggests new insights into the history and function of Egyptology as an academic...
Here, we report the first attempt to use isotope geochemistry to improve understanding of the experiences of Indigenous Australians living on the colonial frontier in late 19th century CE Australia. In the study, we analysed strontium (87Sr/86Sr), carbon (δ13C), and oxygen (δ18O) isotope ratios...
This paper investigates the use of postcolonial theory in Egyptology and Sudan archaeology. Theories and concepts developed out of examinations of specific historical colonial encounters were often applied by Egyptologists with little or no critical historical contextualization. Consequently,...
This paper reviews the current heritage outreach in Egypt through selected examples together with related historical activities since the nineteenth century. An evaluation of the present situation is challenging due to the multiple stakeholders involved, such as institutions, initiatives,...
This piece reviews the emerging debate over the ‘decolonization’ of Egyptology and thus sets the frame for the special issue on ‘Postcolonial Theory in Egyptology: Applications, Debates and Potentials.’ The authors contextualize the theme against the backdrop of the status quo of the...
This article charts the author’s “epistemological disobedience” in using postcolonial “theory as liberatory practice” to envision Egyptologies not bound to colonial pillars of modern Western science, thought, and society. The author finds that Deleuzian postcolonialism supports the temple of...
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