Sunday, March 17, 2019
East Building, SECU Auditorium
The ancient Egyptian calendar was dotted with festivals celebrating the rebirth and rejuvenation of the cosmos, deities, kings, and the “blessed dead.” Emily Teeter, research associate of the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw and an associate of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, discusses the structure of these festivals, the priests who officiated at them, public participation, the artifacts that document these cult practices, and the social and economic impact of the celebrations. Refreshments follow the lecture.
Please arrive early as seating is first come, first served. Late arrivals may be seated in an overflow area to view the presentation remotely.