New York: The Celestial Harmonies at Dendera

Registration is Required

Presented by: José María Barrera

ARCE- NY in Association with the Salmagundi Club

  • 6:00 PM ET
  • Smith Library at the Salmagundi47 Fifth Avenue @ 12th Street New York, NY 10003
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The Promo Code for a Free Ticket is: EGYPT

Lecture Information

The temple of Hathor at Dendera is one of the best-preserved structures from Ancient Egypt. The ceiling of its pronaos consists of seven massive panels containing much of the astronomical knowledge of the ancient Egyptians, recently cleaned and stabilized to reveal beautiful original colors.

Information about the content and meaning is hard to find and has not been available in English until now. The speaker took more than 5000 photos of the ceiling and reconstructed it in one high-resolution image where every minute detail can be appreciated in amazing clarity. Barrera’s presentation, coinciding with the publication of his new book featuring these stunning images, explores the wonderful celestial images depicted in the ceiling and examines their meaning.

Speaker Bio

Jose Maria Barrera is a software engineer specializing in data representation and languages. An avid photographer, his work has been exhibited in galleries in Chicago and New York City and sold at Sotheby’s Auctions. José has been fascinated by Ancient Egypt for more than 20 years. He is the author of the newly released Dendera, Temple of Time: The Celestial Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, which is the subject of this talk.