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LECTURE: Cult and Identity in the Egyptian Borderland

LECTURE: Cult and Identity in the Egyptian Borderland

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LECTURE: Cult and Identity in the Egyptian Borderland

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

Location: Boston University, Stone Science Building, (Room B50); 675 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215. City Map and directions;  and Boston University map.

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.

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