databases for the scenes of viticulture and winemaking in ancient Egypt
The “Irep en Kemet” research project studies the wine of Ancient Egypt analyzing the relevant data (iconography, texts, artifacts and organic material) to reveal the significance of the ancient Egyptian wine culture legacy in the Mediterranean region.
The ‘Study of viticulture and winemaking in the Egyptian tombs’ (2011-2014) research project was directed by Dr. Maria Rosa Guasch Jané at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of the Universidade Nova in Lisbon (Portugal), and funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science.
The ‘Ancient Egypt’s wine rebirth’ EGYWINE (2016-2018) project lead by Dr. Maria Rosa Guasch Jané is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action post-doctoral grant at the Mondes Pharaoniques of the University Paris-Sorbonne (France), and funded by the European Commission (H2020-MSCA-IF-2015).
“Discover the king Tutankhamun documentary of the national TV in Japan (NHK)
On the 8th of June 2017, the National TV of Japan (NHK) came to the Scientific and Technical Services of the Parc Científic of the Universitat de Barcelona to interview Maria Rosa Guasch Jané for the “Discover King Tutankhamun” documentary. In this tv interview, she explained her research study of the colour of Tutankhamun’s wines.
From the 3rd to the 5th of July 2017, Maria Rosa Guasch Jané has taught the course “Study of wine in Ancient Egypt: a multidisciplinary research through the archaeological evidences” at the Museu Egipci de Barcelona.
EGYPHARMED 2018: 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHARMACY AND MEDICINE IN ANCIENT EGYPT
A team consisting of Dr. Rosa Dinarès, Radiologist and Egyptologist, Dr. Mikel Fernández, Biologist, Egyptologist and Linguist, and Dr. Maria Rosa Guasch Jané are preparing the Third International Conference on Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt EGYPHARMED 2018 to be held at Alimara Hotel in Barcelona the 25th and 26th of October 2018.
On the 21ST of SEPTEMBER 2017 Maria Rosa Guasch Jané will present the lecture entitled “Multidisciplinary study of the ancient Egyptian wine culture” to the Col·legi Oficial de Farmacèutics de Barcelona (COFB), an audience of pharmacists working on Pharmacy offices in the Barcelona area.
EUROMED 2016 WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE CONFERENCE held at Nicosia (Cyprus) from the 31st of October to the 5th November 2016
On the 4th of November 2016, Maria Rosa Guasch Jané will present the project paper entitled “An Interdisciplinary Study on the Ancient Egyptian Wines: the Egywine Project” at the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL HERITAGE EUROMED 2016 in Nicosia (Cyprus).
The conference is organized by the Cyprus University of Technology and the European Commission, among others.
Presented are the research objectives of the project ‘Irep en Kemet’, Wine of Ancient Egypt, and the content of the website. This research project aims at documenting the complete corpus of wine in ancient Egypt and analysing the data (iconography, textual
sources and artefacts) to unveil the importance of the ancient Egyptian wine culture legacy in the Mediterranean region. At this stage, a bibliographical researchable database relevant to wine, viticulture and winemaking in the ancient Egypt has been completed, a scene-detail database for the viticulture and winemaking scenes in the Egyptian tombs has been recorded, and the collected data will be studied and analysed. Our main goal is to provide scholars with a complete, comprehensive archaeological and bibliographical database for the scenes of viticulture and winemaking depicted in the Egyptian tombs throughout the ancient Egyptian history. The project’s website (under construction) will include all the collected data, the study and analysis, as well as the results of our research.
With a conference entitled “Tutankhamun’s wines. The Project ‘Irep en Kemet’, Wine of Ancient Egypt”, Dr Maria Rosa Guasch Jané, the project director, was in Peralada to present the project and the research developed by the team.
The “Peralada Cultural Experiences 2014-2015” are conferences and cultural debates organized since 2008, in the ancient library of the Peralada Castle, a magnificent place for a meeting regarding cultural and heritage subjects.
List of Egyptian Tombs with viticulture and winemaking scenes
The bibliographical research of the scenes of viticulture and winemaking has resulted in the identification of some unpublished scenes. Furthermore, some of the scenes of viticulture and winemaking are not available for publication, because of copyrights or because they were never drawn or photographed.
For this reason, and with permission of Dr. Mohammed Ismail, director of the Permanent Committee and Foreign Mission Affairs of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) of Egypt, we developed a photographic survey of the graves in 2013.
The photographic work of the scenes will permit us to complete the analysis of the scenes and texts associated to those scenes.
The mission started last June 2013 in Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan and Sohag). We had 49 tombs in Luxor (9 unpublished scenes), 2 tombs in Aswan and 1 tomb in Sohag. Once we have finished this part of the survey we planned to continue with the rest of tombs having viticulture and winemaking scenes that we had identified in the rest of Egypt.
The photographic mission in Middle Egypt took place in November 2013 in Asiut (2 tombs), Miniya (8 tombs) and Beni Sueif (2 tombs).
The photographic mission in Lower Egypt was developed during December 2013 in the Giza governorate. We had 10 tombs in Giza, 13 in Saqqara, 1 in Abusir and 1 in Bahariya oases.