A Beautiful Death: Tomb Scenes and Funerary Goods of Ancient Egypt, Part 2
Date(s) - 10/16/2020 - 11/13/2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Dr. Joanne Backhouse
About this Event
The primary function of the tomb in ancient Egypt was to protect the body of the deceased and ensure a supply of food and drink for eternity. Secondly, the painted decoration and grave goods guaranteed a successful afterlife by depicting correct rituals and festivals for the tomb owner. This course will examine the evolution of tomb design and decoration in collaboration with grave goods deposited in the tomb. The link between images and objects will be explored.
Week 1 – Valley of the Kings (16th Oct)
Week 2 – 18th Dynasty Tombs of the Nobles ( 23rd Oct)
Week 3 – 19th Dynasty Tombs of the Nobles (30th Oct)
Week 4 – Deir el-Medina, Tombs of the Artisans ( 6th Nov)
Week 5 – Third Intermediate Period and beyond ( 13th Nov)
A handbook with suggested readings will be provided and each week links and articles are sent out to supplement the lecture.