The American Research Center in Eygpt

Chapter Events

Chapter Events

November 2017

Wednesday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Yekatarina Barbash
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.
Chapter: Washington, D.C.
There is a cost for this tour; attendance is limited to 15 people.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Foy Scalf

La Salle Banks Room, Oriental Institute, 1155 E 58th Street, Chicago, Illinois

Chapter: Illinois

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 5:00PM

Foy Scalf, Oriental Institute

Chapter: Illinois (Chicago)

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00PM

Dr. Peter Dorman, American University of Beirut and University of Chicago, Emeritus

Room 20, Barrows Hall

Chapter: Northern California

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:30PM

Lecture topic: The early development of the Book of the Dead 

Sponsored by Eva and Donat Kirsch
The Bowers Museum, Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Chapter: Orange County, California
Friday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Anna Boozer
505 East Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Chapter: Washington, D.C.

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Chapter: Pennsylvania

Dr. David P. Silverman, Eckley Brinton Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, UPenn; Curator of the Egyptian Section, UPenn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Egyptian pharaohs went to great lengths to prepare their final resting places, and these architectural monuments could take various shapes, such as mastabas, pyramids, and rock cut graves.  In addition to containing the ruler’s mummified body, these tombs also became a storehouse for all the necessities the kings required for their journey to what lay beyond.  They also represented a microcosm of the environment in which royalty would spend eternity. This lecture will focus on what we know and don’t know about the necessities that the pharaohs would require in order to reach this goal and maintain their existence in this new and eternal cosmos.

Entrance fees are $10 for the general public, $7 for Penn Museum members and UPenn Staff & Faculty, $5 for Students with ID, and FREE for ARCE-PA members and children under 12.

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