Chicago: Horses and Chariots in New Kingdom Egypt: An Interdisciplinary Ride

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Presented by: Peter Raulwing

  • 5:00 PM CTChicago
  • Zoom/ In-PersonISAC, LaSalle Bank Room
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Lecture Abstract:

Ceremonial Chariot of Tutankhamun

The lecture gives an interdisciplinary overview on horses and chariots in New Kingdom Egypt and in the Ancient Near East focused on: (1) original chariots such the one in Florence and the six from the tomb of Tutankhamun, (2) chariot representations, (3) written evidence, (4) experimental studies on chariots, (5) archaeozoological remains of horses, (6) historical observations, and (7) the reception of Egyptian Chariots in modern times.

Speaker’s Bio:

Peter Raulwing studied Historical-Comparative Linguistics, Near Eastern Archaeology and Indo-Iranian Studies in Saarbruecken, Bonn, and Cologne. His area of expertise is the influence of the horse and chariot in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, and adjacent areas, as well as the history of scholarship. He is currently an Associate at the Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures – West Asia & North Africa at The University of Chicago and he has been awarded a Fellowship of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati for 2023-2024.