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Sami — Erica Larsen


Stun­ning photo gallery about the Sámi by erika larsen

I see Sámi Peo­ple liv­ing in two worlds.

They are of the now. They are of the past.

When I am here a week seems like eter­nity.
This place will change me for­ever.
I am a sto­ry­teller and this becomes clearer now.

The days are nights and the nights are days.
The rein­deer move at night because the snow is harder and eas­ier
to move. There­fore so do we.

This place is Coalm­me­javri.
It means shal­low water between two lakes.

Time does not exist here, not really any­way.
Yes­ter­day I stood in a vac­uum of fog, Murku, win­ter fog.
It was a place where every­thing could exist but noth­ing does.

We stay in a lavvo and I what I think most queer
is that even though the tun­dra seems absent of all life we get vis­i­tors every­day.
I can’t say for sure where they mate­ri­al­ize from since I have yet to see another lavvo
but I sup­pose in the vast­ness of the tun­dra it would be fool­ish of me to think we are alone.

This life is hard, the work with the reindeer.

The weather is ever chang­ing and unin­ter­ested in the com­fort of those who inhabit the land­scape.
The weather takes all the energy out a man.
He wears it on his face.

But the peo­ple are proud of their work.
They are proud to be Sámi.
Every ounce of their being is Sámi.

SAMI » Erika Larsen Pho­tog­ra­phy.


a Sámi fam­ily from ca 1900


More about the Sámi

another Sámi archae­ol­ogy site

Egyptian Antiquities Official Says He Is Leaving Post — NYTimes.com

If the gov­ern­ment will ask me again, I will not accept this job,” Mr. Hawass said in a tele­phone interview.

He also posted on his blog a list of some two dozen sites that have been looted or van­dal­ized since the begin­ning of the upris­ing that led to the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Among them were the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Museum of Art’s store­rooms at its exca­va­tion site in Dahshur, south of Cairo, which he said were attacked twice.In recent weeks, Mr. Hawass has been the tar­get of crit­i­cism rang­ing from charges of cor­rup­tion to com­plaints that he is a pub­lic­ity seeker. He was closely asso­ci­ated with Mr. Mubarak, who pro­moted him to a cab­i­net posi­tion dur­ing his last days in power.

via Egypt­ian Antiq­ui­ties Offi­cial Says He Is Leav­ing Post — NYTimes.com.

AIA — Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of a God King

Dr. Lanney Bell, Brown University

Dr. Lan­ney Bell, Dis­tin­guished Egyp­tol­o­gist from Brown University

Archae­o­log­i­cal Insti­tute of Amer­ica,
Hawaii Chap­ter presents:

Lanny Bell, Brown Uni­ver­sity
Jan­u­ary 13th, 2011 Doris Duke The­atre 7:30 PM  free
Sponosored by Archae­o­log­i­cal Insti­tute of Amer­ica,  Uni­ver­sity of Hawaii  and Hon­olulu Acad­emy of Arts

Dr. Lan­ney Bell, dis­tin­guished Egyp­tol­o­gist  Brown Uni­ver­sity will deliver an illus­trated lecture:

The Son of the Sun, Tutankhamun (1334−1325 BCE) was a god in his own time; but he was also a mor­tal on earth.  While the con­tents of his tomb tell us a great deal about his divine sta­tus, what do they tell us about his life and death his human side?  What did he really look like?  Who were his par­ents?  How did he die, and how old was he?  Who con­trolled him while he was on the throne?  Did he have any chil­dren?  What role did his widow Ankhe­se­na­mun attempt to play in the selec­tion of the next king?  What was his rela­tion­ship with his suc­ces­sor, the aged Aye.  Did Aye switch tombs with him?  Why was his tomb equip­ment so richly pro­vided, includ­ing per­sonal gifts donated by impor­tant offi­cials and courtiers; and where did it all come from?  The new trav­el­ing Tutankhamun exhi­bi­tions present an occa­sion to reex­am­ine some of these issues, even though many of them are not yet com­pletely resolved.

for infor­ma­tion, contact:

Robert J. Littman, M.Litt., Ph.D.
Pro­fes­sor of Clas­sics

LLEA 1890 East West Road
Uni­ver­sity of Hawaii
Hon­olulu, HI 96822
tel (808) 956‑4173

Archaeology Lecture — The Exodus

Dr. James K. Hoffmeier has authored and edited a number of books, including “Sacred” in the Vocabulary of Ancient Egypt (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis; Freiburg University Press, 1985), Israel in Egypt: Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition (Oxford University Press, 1997 & 1999)


Novem­ber 10, 7:30pm — 8:30pm
Manoa Cam­pus, Cam­pus Cen­ter Ballroom

James K. Hoffmeier
Trin­ity Inter­na­tional University

This lec­ture will include a report on Hoffmeier’s exca­va­tions at Tell el-Borg and geo­log­i­cal work in Sinai. Fur­ther, satel­lite imagery will also be used to recon­struct the ancient envi­ron­ment on Egypt’s east­ern fron­tier, the very area where the Bible reports the exo­dus to have occurred.

James K. Hoffmeier, Pro­fes­sor of Near East­ern Archae­ol­ogy at Trin­ity Inter­na­tional Uni­ver­sity, Divin­ity School (Deer­field, IL), was born in Egypt where he lived until age 16. Grow­ing up in the Mid­dle East laid an impor­tant foun­da­tion for his future as an archae­ol­o­gist. He has been engaged in field­work and research in Egypt on a reg­u­lar basis since 1975.

Dr. Hoffmeier has authored and edited a num­ber of books, includ­ing “Sacred” in the Vocab­u­lary of Ancient Egypt (Orbis Bib­li­cus et Ori­en­talis; Freiburg Uni­ver­sity Press, 1985), Israel in Egypt: Evi­dence for the Authen­tic­ity of the Exo­dus Tra­di­tion (Oxford Uni­ver­sity Press, 1997 & 1999),

via UH Manoa Cam­pus Events Cal­en­dar.

Hawaii AIA Lecture — Oct. 21

remains of a Viking longship

Hawaii AIA Lec­ture — Oct. 21

Dr. John Hale, Pro­fes­sor of Archae­ol­ogy, Uni­ver­sity of Louisville

noted author of 2009 Lords of the Sea: The Athen­ian Navy and the Birth of Democ­racy. New York: Viking Penguin.

Drag­ons of the North: The World of Viking Long­ships an illus­trated lecture

THURSDAY OCT 21, 2010 7:30 PM Free and open to the public

via Hawaii AIA Lec­ture — Oct. 21.