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LECTURE: The Afterlife of Egyptian Kings

LECTURE: The Afterlife of Egyptian Kings

LECTURE: The Afterlife of Egyptian Kings

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Chapter: Pennsylvania

Dr. David P. Silverman, Eckley Brinton Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, UPenn; Curator of the Egyptian Section, UPenn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Egyptian pharaohs went to great lengths to prepare their final resting places, and these architectural monuments could take various shapes, such as mastabas, pyramids, and rock cut graves.  In addition to containing the ruler’s mummified body, these tombs also became a storehouse for all the necessities the kings required for their journey to what lay beyond.  They also represented a microcosm of the environment in which royalty would spend eternity. This lecture will focus on what we know and don’t know about the necessities that the pharaohs would require in order to reach this goal and maintain their existence in this new and eternal cosmos.

Entrance fees are $10 for the general public, $7 for Penn Museum members and UPenn Staff & Faculty, $5 for Students with ID, and FREE for ARCE-PA members and children under 12.

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