LECTURE: Thebes, City of Amun and the Mansions of Millions of Years Find us
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2013, 7:30pm
Chapter: North Texas
Presenter: Emily Teeter, University of Chicago Oriental Institute
Location: Southern Methodist University, Fondren Science Building, Room 123.
Map of campus & schematic of building, on website www.arce-ntexas.org.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Description: The Friday night lecture explores why Thebes (ancient Luxor) was so important, the rise of the god Amun, and his influence in the building of the great temples. The nature and function of the temples on the east and the west banks will be discussed, especially their economic and cultic connections.
The Saturday Seminar presents detailed information about Egyptian building tools, materials, and techniques, and the symbolism of Egyptian tombs and temples.
Emily Teeter (PhD, University of Chicago) is an Egyptologist and Research Associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. She is the editor of many exhibit catalogs such as The Life of Meresamu n: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt, and Before the Pyramids. She has curated the installation of exhibits of Egyptian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Seattle Art Museum, and the permanent Egyptian gallery at the Oriental Institute Museum.
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.