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NEWS: Focus on ancient demons

“Swansea University has been awarded a £158,000 grant to explore the world of demons in the 2nd millennium BC ancient Egypt.

The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project, directed by Kasia Szpakowska from the Department of History and Classics, aims to create an encyclopedia as no such resource currently exists.

Dr Szpakowska said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity to bring the world of demons into the limelight.

“While gods such as Osiris or Isis are familiar, the darker side of religion and ominous entities such as Sehaqeq, Fiery-Breath, or Consumer of Hearts, have remained in the shadows.

“New digital technology will allow our team to explore their world and make it accessible.

“I just hope that the demons don’t mind being brought out of hiding and behave themselves.” “ – via This Is South Wales.


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