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Limestone Funerary Stela MU 4575 Collection highlight MU 4575, An Egyptian limestone funerary stela dating to the Middle-Kingdom. This limestone stela (an inscribed stone slab) was erected by a certain Ptah-wenenef in Egypt during the Middle Kingdom (1975 to 1640 BCE). The stela contains an offering prayer for Ptah-wenenef ‘s...

Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 8 October, to hear talks on a comparative study of Funerary Models and ancient Egyptian wall scenes and the Metaphor Identification Procedure (MIP) and its benefits for translating ancient Egyptian texts.

Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 29 October, to hear a research update from three key members of the Macquarie University Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment.

MQ Students and archaeological fieldwork at Bribirska Glavica This year, from the 13th of April to the 3rd of May, saw the successful completion of another excavation season at the site of Bribirska Glavica in Croatia. Since 2014 the site has been excavated as part of the Varvaria-Breberium-Bribir Archaeological Project,...

Our undergraduates have been writing blogs for Professor Ray Laurence’s unit: The City of Rome. They can choose any topic to research and develop. Zoe Sims provides us with a guide to one of the most exciting but least visited sites and museums in Rome. The guide will ensure you...

Our undergaduates have been writing blogs for Professor Ray Laurence’s unit: The City of Rome. They can choose any topic to research and develop. Ben Turnell developed a fascination with Roman concrete, but the rest of the class did not necessarily share his enthusiasm. To convince them he introduced puns...

Our undergaduates have been writing blogs for Professor Ray Laurence’s unit: The City of Rome. They can choose any topic to research and develop. Hayden Bayne had become a volunteer rural firefighter and asked Ray, if he could use his knowledge from his volunteering to develop his blog and provide...

The advent of the internet has transformed how academics do research and completely changed the way students study in the twenty-first century. However, much of the basis of Higher Education remains distinctly pre-internet with a strong focus on the writing of essays. Ray Laurence decided enough was enough and that...