Living Forever: Self-Presentation in Ancient Egypt Book
Lecture and book signing with Dr. Hussein Bassir, Director of the Antiquities Museum and Zahi Hawass Center of Egyptology, Bibliotheca Alexandrina
- 6:00 p.m. Cairo Center
- ARCE Cairo Center 2 Midan Simón Bolívar, Garden City
Self-presentation is the oldest and most common component of ancient Egyptian high culture. It arose in the context of private tomb records, where the character and role of an individual—invariably a well-to-do non-royal elite official or administrator—were presented purposefully: published by inscription and image, to a contemporary audience and to posterity.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Hussein Bassir, with a PhD in Egyptology and Near Eastern archaeology from Johns Hopkins University, is director of the Antiquities Museum and Zahi Hawass Center of Egyptology, Bibliotheca Alexandrina. He is the author of Image and Voice in Saite Egypt (2014).