Archaeology Lecture: "Exploring the Invisible in Ancient Egypt"

6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2019
7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2019
College of Arts and Sciences, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room CAS 211,
Lecture by: Kasia Szpakowska, Associate Professor of Egyptology, Dept. of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology, Swansea University. Have you ever wondered what happened to the sun-god Ra when he set in the West each day? Come on a journey with him on his barque through each of the 12 hours of the duat (the Afterlife). Each section had a different theme (each portal even had its own name) and tasks that had to be performed. Meet the gods, goddesses and fabulous strange creatures that inhabited the afterlife that was so richly described in the text known as the Composition of the Hidden Chamber (aka the Book of Am Duat), that can still be seen today in the tombs of the pharaohs of the New Kingdom. Co-Sponsored Lecture, Boston University Archaeology Program and American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE).