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Commission for the Research of Collections of Archaeological Findings and Documents from North-Eastern Europe (Kommission zur Erforschung von Sammlungen archäologischer Funde und Unterlagen aus dem nordöstlichen Mitteleuropa, KAFU)
The Commission for the Research of Collections of Archaeological Findings and Documents from North-Eastern Europe is a network of German, Polish, Russian and Baltic archaeologists who collect all information on archaeological collections in the former Eastern regions of Germany and make it accessible for research. The Commission's office is located in the Museum of Pre- and Early History in Berlin. Currently, the most important focus is on the former Königsberg Prussia Collection, remainders of which are today distributed among museums in Kaliningrad (formerly Königsberg), Berlin and Olsztyn. At the annual conferences of the Commission, materials from the individual collections are presented and evaluated.
Further information: Prof. Dr. Eike Gringmuth-Dallmer, Museum of Pre- and Early History, telephone: +49-(0)30-32674868.
The focal point of the Museum of Pre- and Early History's project on calendar research is the scientific-academic examination of ancient Egyptian calendars. The aim is the exact survey of Egyptian chronology which the scientist Dr. habil. Rolf Krauss and the Egyptian astronomer Professor Shaltout of Minufiya University will be observing this summer in the Nile valley on the basis of the heliac rise of the ancient Egyptian calendar star Sirius. The rising dates are already known from ancient Egypt. They can be analysed chronologically if the constant parameters of the rises are known. Current observations serve to establish the parameters which so far are insufficiently known. In this context, the "Handbook of Egyptian Chronology" is to be published, as part of Brill's handbook of Oriental Studies.