CONF: Hellenistic Studies Workshop

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In Alexandria, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 12th -18th July 2009

First Day: 12th July 2009 (Sunday)

Evening: 7 pm

– Welcoming by Dr. Ismail Sarageldin (Director of Bibliotheca
Alexandrian) and Dr. Sahar Hamouda, (Director of ACHS)

– Description of the workshop (Kyriakos Savvopoulos)

– Inauguration lecture by Dr. Robert Steven Bianchi: Alexander
the Great in Egypt

Second day: 13th July 2009 (Monday)

Morning: 10.30 am

Visit to the National Museum of Alexandria

Lunch Break (1-5 pm)

Afternoon: 5 – 7.30 pm.

* Drs. Nikos Roumpekas (Aberdeen-Thessaloniki): From
the Indian Ocean to Alexandria: Euhemerus of Messene and
the Origin of the Gods
* Drs. Thanasis Koutoupas (Thessaloniki): Religion and
Ptolemaic ideology
* Drs. Mario Paganini (Oxford): The hybrid nature of
Gymnasia in Ptolemaic Egypt

Third Day: 14th July 2009 (Tuesday)

Morning: 11 am

Visit to Necropolis of Mustapha Kamel

Lunch Break (1-5 pm)

Afternoon: 5 – 8 pm

* Dr. Robert Steven Bianchi: The cult and temple of Isis in
Ras el-Soda
* Dr. el-Nureldin: The interaction between the Greek and
Egyptian traditions in Hellenistic Alexandria
* Dr. Abd-el Ghani: Sea and Land trade routes between
Arabia and Greco-Roman Egypt

Fourth Day: 15th July 2009 (Wednesday)

Morning: 11 am

Visit to Anfushi Necropolis

Lunch Break (1-5 pm)

Afternoon: 5 – 7.30 p.m.

* Dr. Mona Haggag (Alexandria university): The Educative
Museum of the Faculty of Arts: Alexandria University
* Dr. Mervat seif el Din (Director of the Greco-Roman
museum): Alexandria Graeco-Roman Museum: Past, Present
and Future
* Dr. Kyriakos Savvopoulos: The Hellenistic Alexandria
Virtual Museum Online project

Fifth Day: 16th July 2009 (Thursday)

Morning: 10 am

Visit to Kom el Shoqafa catacombs and Sarapeion sanctuary

Lunch Break (1-5 pm)

Afternoon: 5 to 8 pm

* Dr. Kyriakos Savvopoulos (HIAMAS): The Underwater
archaeological surveys of the Greek Mission in Alexandria:
1998-2009, 19 surveys in 12 years
* Dr. Emad Khalil: The Lake Mareotis Project of Southampton
University and SCA
* Dr. Robert Steven Bianchi: Cleopatra, the woman behind
the myth

Sixth Day: 17th July 2009 (Friday)

Morning: 11 am – 2 am

* Conclusions and discussion

* Projection of documentaries:

* Cleopatra the Great

* The lost tomb of Alexander the Great

Lunch Break (2-4 pm)

Afternoon: 4-7 pm

Visit to the Collections and museums of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Seventh Day: 18th July 2009 (Saturday)

Morning: 11 am

Visit to Kom el Dikka

Good-bye lunch

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