The Other Book of the Dead

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/07/18
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Location
Oriental Institute

Hosted by
Oriental Institute


LECTURE: The Other Book of the Dead

Wed, February 7, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

The Oriental Institute Lecture Series organized by the University of Chicago brings notable scholars from around the country and abroad as they present on new breakthroughs, unique perspectives, and innovative research applications related to the Ancient Middle East.

The Other Book of the Dead

Presented by David P. Silverman, Eckley B. Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; Curator in Charge of the Egyptian Collection, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The Book of the Dead (the modern term for the ancient Egyptian Book of Going Forth in the Day) is usually described as a roll of papyri with inscribed funerary texts that often included illustrated vignettes. From the New Kingdom on, it became part of the equipment Egyptians wanted for their Afterlife. The spells, however, were not limited to papyri and appear on coffins, figurines, jewelry, amulets, chests, shrines, wrappings, shrouds, tomb walls, etc. The lecture focuses on this latter group and its use of these magical texts.

6:30-7:00 p.m. Pre Lecture Tour/Registration
7:00-8:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion
8:00-8:45 p.m. Reception

If you cannot attend a lecture in person, you can still watch full-length recorded lectures at your convenience on youtube.com/jameshenrybreasted.

 

David P. Silverman, Eckley B. Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; Curator in Charge of the Egyptian Collection, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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