Date: 7:30 – 9:00 pm, 05-Feb-2016
Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2
Enigmatic. Mysterious. Strange. These are the most common words when one reads about the Amarna Period (c. 1353 – 1330 BCE) in ancient Egypt. Perhaps these terms are justified when speaking of the king’s most prominent queen, Nefertiti. In this talk, we will examine the role Nefertiti played in the new Atenist religion and attempt to deduce what her life was like in the royal court. We will also examine the evidence for some claims that she is none other than the short-lived ruler and predecessor to Tutankhamun, Smenkhare.
About the Speaker:
Julius Szekrenyes is the former president of the SSEA’s Calgary Chapter. He has had a life-long interest in Ancient Egypt and has taught Ancient Egyptian history at U. of C. Continuing Education for 16 years.
Room EDC 287 in the Education Block at the University of Calgary.