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Deaths and politicised deaths in Buenos Aires’s refuse

The appearance of corpses in rubbish tips is not a recent phenomenon. In Argentina, tips have served not only as sites for the disposal of bodies but also as murder scenes. Many of these other bodies found in such places belong to individuals who have suffered violent deaths, which go on to become public issues, or else are ‘politicised deaths’. Focusing on two cases that have received differing degrees of social, political and media attention – Diego Duarte, a 15-year-old boy from a poor background who went waste-picking on an open dump and never came back, and Ángeles Rawson, a girl of 16 murdered in the middle-class neighbourhood of Colegiales, whose body was found in the same tip – this article deals with the social meanings of bodies that appear in landfills. In each case, there followed a series of events that placed a certain construction on the death – and, more importantly, the life – of the victim. Corpses, once recognised, become people, and through this process they are given new life. It is my contention that bodies in rubbish tips express – and configure – not only the limits of the social but also, in some cases, the limits of the human itself.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Pluralism and the politics of change in Canada’s national museums

. Despite the more monological narratives featured on his government’s website, Moore’s response appears to demonstrate a political sensitivity to Canada’s diversity or a parallel ­formation to MacLeod’s – or both. The Canadian Museum of History: two stories of the Nishga Girl My second museum episode concerns not the creation of an exhibition but the dismantling of one in preparation for the creation of the new Canadian History Hall commissioned by the Harper government in October 2012. It would replace the Canada Hall, first installed in 1989 as one of the opening

in Curatopia
Learning from experiment and experience

showing a monkey scratching a girl’s nose housed in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London (UC 15946), as illustrated on the front cover of Page’s book on the Petrie ostraca (1983). Even more fundamental was the in-depth discussion that took place immediately after each experiment, as evidenced by the conclusions drawn from the ostraca activity which I wrote up on the whiteboard as an aide-memoire (Figure 31.2). The experiment Making the contraceptive was the activity that took place during week 5 as the practical element of the personal

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt

breastplate. (Courtesy of Manchester Museum, University of Manchester.) 12   Attempts to replicate the monkey scratching a girl’s nose ostracon housed in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, UC 15946. (Photograph by the author.)) 13   Replica experimental beads made from meteorite iron, heated to produce a thin colourful oxide: Seymchan pallasite iron (left), Muonionalusta octahedrite iron (right). (Photograph by the author.) 14  The 1770 bag-tunic after conservation treatment. (Courtesy of Manchester Museum, University of Manchester

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
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The sorry tale of Mr Fuller’s coffin

have just described, a portico and a subterraneous cavity where the mummies are. Here the paintings are beautiful, not only for their preservation, but for the novelty of their figures. There are two harps, one with nine strings, and the other with fourteen, and several other strange representations: in particular, six dancing girls with fifes, tambourins, pipes of reeds, guitars, & c. (Siliotti 2001: 200) Belzoni suggests here that the tomb was opened in April 1817 or thereabouts. As Lise Manniche (1988: 158–69) has already shown, this is the ‘Bankes tomb’ that

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
Middle and New Kingdom comparisons

: cols. 1320–6). Accordingly, the find stimulated speculation over the identity of the person (assumed to be singular) buried. In his introduction to the papyri, Alan Gardiner interpreted the entire group as ‘the professional outfit of a magician and medical practitioner’, citing specifically the papyri and ‘castanets, ape in blue glaze, dd-sign of ivory, and above all the figure of a masked girl holding a serpent in each hand’ (Gardiner 1955: 1). In my doctoral dissertation, I also assumed a single burial, and I followed Gardiner in connecting a list of seventy days

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
The permeable clusters of Hanna Rydh

matters like the way of living, children’s upbringing and other issues of importance. Another urgent question was women’s access to education. Having completed primary school, most girls and boys attended separate schools, following different curricula. This often meant that, after finishing school, students of different genders had different qualifications, and for girls many doors to future work or education were closed. However, a few schools or tutorial systems followed a curriculum that provided the qualifications necessary for university entry, and Hanna’s school

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
The key role of the Italian antiquarian market in the inception of American Classical art collections during the late-nineteenth century

portrait of a Roman in the Republican veristic style (MFA 88.638, de-accessioned); a bust of Domitian from Tusculum (MFA 88.639); a portrait of Julia as Artemis (MFA 88.641, de-accessioned); a Julio-Claudian portrait of a girl (MFA 88.642); a little Greek Venus (MFA 88.640, de-accessioned); a head of an African man (MFA 88.643); a bust of Ajax (MFA 88.644, de-accessioned). 32 MFA 89.9–89.31. 33 The series consisted of a head of Mercury with the petasos, now considered a forgery (MFA 89.2); a head of a faun (MFA 89.3); a bust of the Emperor Maximin (MFA 89.4); a head

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology