Date: 7:30 – 9:00 pm, 03-Oct-2014
Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2
Continuing our series on an overview of Egyptian history, the Calgary SSEA is proud to present a talk on the end of the 19th Dynasty and the 20th Dynasty. With the passing of Ramesses II, Egypt appears to experienced some turmoil. The royal succession was contested in the Theban area with Sety II in the North and Amenmesse in the South. Exactly how this conflict played out is hotly debated in Egyptology. What is clear is that the 19th Dynasty ended with a new Dynasty in control. Far from being a stable era, the 20th Dynasty kings had to contend with a fluctuating Nile, economic pressures and the threat of the Sea Peoples and Libyans attempting to make their way into Egypt.
About the speaker:
Julius Szekrenyes is the Calgary Chapter’s SSEA president. 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.