LECTURE: Textual Amulets in Ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean Find us
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:30pm
Chapter: Boston/New England, co-sponsored by the Egyptology & Assyriology Department of Brown University and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Speaker: Jacco Dieleman, Associate Professor of Egyptology, UCLA
Location: Brown University, Rhode Island Hall, (Room 108), 60 George St., Providence, RI 02912. Street map.
The lecture is free and open to the public
Description: Jacco Dieleman will discuss the nature, origin, and development of textual amulets in ancient Egypt, and their further development in the Mediterranean in the first millennium BCE. In the process he will introduce concepts that help to account for discrepancies between instructions in ancient magic manuals and the actual objects found in the archaeological record.
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.