LECTURE: Disintegrations: The Decline and Fall of Libyan Egypt Find us
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:30pm
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.
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.