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LECTURE: Disintegrations: The Decline and Fall of Libyan Egypt

LECTURE: Disintegrations: The Decline and Fall of Libyan Egypt

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LECTURE: Disintegrations: The Decline and Fall of Libyan Egypt

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:30pm

Chapter: Pennsylvania

Presenter: Dr. Aidan Dodson, University Of Bristol

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: Although the reign of Shoshenq I had briefly restored Egypt's international standing and internal cohesion, the following decades saw a gradual slide towards renewed disunity, accelerating with the re-establishment of an independent southern kingdom during the reign of Osorkon II. This new kingdom itself soon fell victim to power struggles between rival lines of kings and high priests, while the north fell into a network of kingdoms, principalities and mayoralities. It was only with the advent of a line of Nubian kings, emerging from the far south, that Egypt once again became something approaching a coherent political unit.

About the Speaker: Dr Aidan Dodson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Bristol, UK. He studied Egyptology at Durham, Liverpool and Cambridge Universities, receiving his PhD in 1995, and is Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. He is the author of over 250 articles and reviews, together with fifteen books, the latest of which, 'Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance', is scheduled to be published by the American University in Cairo Press in April 2012.

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