The American Research Center in Egypt – New York Chapter

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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.

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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‚Äôs 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. 

Please enjoy ARCE’s podcast series. Here are the links:

Aftermath of Tutankhamen’s Reign

A talk by Maggie Bryson that discusses the aftermath of the reign of Tutankhamun, what happened after his death as well as the lasting impacts of the Amarna period on Egypt. She discusses the role of the general Horemheb and the transition to the next Dynasty. 

Tutankhamen’s Court

Nozomu Kawai explains the political situation during the reign of King Tutankhamun and highlights the most important women and men in his court. He also details the vast building program of the King and what could be his motives behind it.

The Lineage of Tutankhamen

This talk, by Dr. Aidan Dodson, discusses Tutankhamen’s family history, the DNA studies done on his mummy and some of the objects found in his tomb.

Inside the Tomb of Tutankhamen

Dr. Salima Ikram discusses the tomb’s treasures and decorations, as well as the king’s mummy and what is unique about it.

Al Amasili Project in Rosetta

We talk with Dr. Kenawi about the Amasili Project: the multidisciplinary conservation of an Ottoman-period house in the center of Rosetta. In addition to learning about its novel approach to heritage conservation, we discuss threats to heritage sites and consider some unanswered questions about Egypt’s last Ptolemaic rulers.

ARCE is hard at work preserving many sites in Egypt for future generations. Please take a look at virtual tours of some of these sites.

The Jewish cemetery of Basatin

The Tomb of Menna

The Bab Zuwayla

Aslam al-Silahdar Mosque

Zawiya-Sabil Faraj IBN Barquq

Monastery of St. Anthony

The Museum at the Monastery of St. Anthony

Theban Tombs 159 and 286

The Temple of Khonsu at Karnak

The Statues of Rahotep and Nofret

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