LECTURE: Cult and Identity in the Egyptian Borderland Find us
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014; 6:00pm
Chapter: Boston/New England, co-sponsored by Boston University Department of Archaeology
Speaker: Dr. Miriam Müller, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University
The lecture is free and open to the public
Description: Miriam Müller will discuss the major role of household and ancestor cults in creating and preserving cultural identity in ancient Egypt's border regions, where the social an political circumstances of their multicultural environments forced resident populations to develop their own characters. Drawing on evidence from Tell el-Dab'a (ancient Avaris) in the eastern Nile Delta, where she works, Dr. Müller will contrast this picture of the northern Egyptian border with Asia and the picture from southern border with the Egyptian empire in Nubia.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.