LECTURE: A Complete Cosmos: The Tomb of an Egyptian Governor and Its Secrets Find us
Date: Monay, March 17, 2014, 7:30pm
Chapter: Georgia (Atlanta)
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Berman, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Location: Emory University’s White Hall, Room 110 (on the ground floor; White Hall is near museum)
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Description: This lecture will consider the tomb of Governor Djehutynakht from the 12rh Dynasty (about 2000 BC). The Boston Museum of Fine Arts participated in the discovery of this tomb and was awarded the contents by the Egyptian government. The objects from the tomb have newly been conserved and restored by the BMFA. This lecture will be a fascinating look at the world of Governor Djehutynakht and his peers and provides insight into the cosmos as the Egyptians of the 12th Dynasty perceived it.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.