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LECTURE: Textual Amulets in Ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean

LECTURE: Textual Amulets in Ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean

LECTURE: Textual Amulets in Ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean

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.

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