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Thursday, 12 July 2012


Competition- £10 Egypt Centre gift token to be won (to be spent in Egypt Centre shop). Egypt Centre is working with Swansea University IT department on a pack of collectable cards based on the Egypt Centre costume activity. Children will collect sets of cards concerning a particular Egypt Centre character, e.g. Padiamun, and those cards with objects in the Egypt Centre that may have belonged to him. We are looking for a title. The best we have come up with so far is 'Pharaoh's People'. If anyone can think of a better title, please let us know by Monday. If we use your title there's a £10 gift token. Wendy and Carolyn choose the title, if two people choose the same title we shall pull a a name out of a 'hat'. Email c.a.graves-brown@swansea.ac.uk or w.r.goodridge@swansea.ac.uk.

Several of the characters are based on characters known to the Egypt Centre through their objects. For example we have: an offering table belonging to the notorious paneb of Deir el-Medina;  the shabti of Padiamun, a 21st Dynasty Priest of Amun; a stela of Djedmutiwefankh, a temple scribe to Amun in the late New Kingdom; and of course we must include Iwesemhesetmut, a Chantress of Amun whos coffin we have. 

The cards will be aimed at children aged 7-11. We are hoping to have a digital element where characters can be accessed online, as well as actual collectable cards.

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