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Wednesday 17th October 2012

Ahmed Mekawy (University College London)

Werethekau ‘Great of Magic’ in the Religious Landscape of ancient Egypt’.

This research investigates the materiality and scope, within the religious landscape of ancient Egyptian archaeology, of Werethekau “Great of Magic” attested from the third millennium BC to the third century BC (a) as name for a separate goddess, (b) as title of at least fourteen different goddesses, (c) as a term for a range of material objects: royal crowns, vulture and cobra amulets, and the ceremonial broad collar.