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ARCE/NY VIRTUAL LECTURE
The American Research Center in Egypt, New York Chapter (ARCE/NY) in celebration of National Archaeology Day presents:
Ancient Egyptian History: Why Bother?
SPEAKER: Dr. Marc Van De Mieroop, Columbia University.
REGISTRATION: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be emailed a Zoom link to attend the lecture. Note: Space is limited to 100 participants.
DATE/ TIME: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 1:00 P.M. EDT. FREE TO THE PUBLIC
ABSTRACT: For those of us who are fascinated by the ancient history of Egypt it seems normal that the subject is taught in universities worldwide, but this may not be true for today’s students (and their parents paying the tuition bills). Does the subject have a relevance beyond mere knowledge of what happened in the past? As a long-time teacher of ancient Egyptian history to large audiences at Columbia University and author of a textbook on the subject, Professor Van De Mieroop will reflect on this question.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Marc Van De Mieroop is professor of history at Columbia University, where since the 1980s he has been teaching courses on the ancient histories of Egypt and the Near East. He has published numerous books on various aspects of ancient Near Eastern history, Egyptian history, and World History. His A History of Ancient Egypt just appeared in its second revised edition with Wiley-Blackwell publishers. He has received fellowships from, among others, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the ACLS.
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Dr. Salima Ikram discusses the tomb’s treasures and decorations, as well as the king’s mummy and what is unique about it.
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