LECTURE: The Economy Of The Old Kingdom Find us
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 3:30pm
Presenter: Dr. Leslie Ann Warden, West Virginia University Institute Of Technology
Location: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Lectures are FREE to ARCE-PA chapter members, $5 for University of Pennsylvania Museum Members and PennCard holders, and $8 for the general public.
Description: The economy influences our daily lives, in everything from job creation to tax policy. The same is true in Old Kingdom Egypt (ca. 2600-2200 BC), which serves as an interesting example of how an early state met economic challenges and influenced its populace. Though the pyramids might seem to suggest that the royal house had completely dominated the countryâ€™s wealth, a closer look shows us the limitations of the royal house and the vibrancy of the private economic sphere. This talk will show what an ancient economy looked like and the diversity apparent within the Old Kingdom.
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.