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In conjunction with the Franklin Institute’s Cleopatra:  The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt exhibition, New Jersey’s Camden County College is offering a free lecture series called Cleopatra’s World, with some top Egyptologists on the schedule, including Bob Brier and Jennifer Houser Wegner.

The lectures will include an overview of the Franklin Institute exhibit, the origins of Egyptology as a discipline, and burial practices during the Ptolemainc Period.

For details, visit nj: Camden County College to host free lecture series on Cleopatra

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23
Jul

Current Research in Egyptology Conference XII

   Posted by: Shemsu Sesen

   in Announcements

CRE XII Durham University: Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that CRE XII will be held from Wednesday 23rd – Saturday 26th March 2011 at Durham University, UK.

We invite papers from researchers across the world studying Egypt and the Sudan, from Palaeolithic to Islamic studies. The aim of this year’s conference is to shed light on the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Egyptology. Researchers from all disciplines that are directly engaged with ancient Egypt or using it as a comparative study are highly encouraged to participate.

Themes might include but are not restricted to…

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During the Middle Kingdom Period, having a daughter appointed as a God’s Wife in your local temple meant that you were a member of the upper crust of Egyptian society.  But at the dawn of the New Kingdom, Pharaoh Ahmose I drafted a legal contract that made the God’s Wife of Amun arguably the second most powerful person in the kingdom.  Before all was said and done, one God’s Wife would use the office to become the most powerful person in the kingdom. 

With Amun now the King of the Gods, his earthly consort came into her own wealth and authority in a way that would ultimately shatter the glass ceiling of Egyptian politics, at least for a while…

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The story of Amun’s rise to supremacy over the Egyptian pantheon is inseparable from the story of how Thebes rose from an insignificant speck on the map to the spiritual center of the Egyptian universe.    

This account of the ascent of Thebes and the god Amun sets the background for a series that will investigate an order of female pontiffs called the God’s Wives of Amun and how these tributaries converge into the ethos, or pathos, of the Heretic King, Akhenaten.   

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