Date: 7:30 – 9:00 pm, 01-May-2015
Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2
The tombs of the New Kingdom Egyptians are remarkable for their contents. Ranging from tools for daily tasks to religious equipment to assist the deceased’s resurrection in the afterlife, they give modern researchers insights into ancient customs, beliefs and daily practices. As such, they represent a ‘time capsule’ for ancient Egyptian society during ups and downs during the New Kingdom. Through this lecture, the audience will gain a greater appreciation for funerary practices during the New Kingdom and attain a visual library to recognize the variety of tomb equipment displayed in today’s museums.
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.