Betsy Bryan: “Cultic Revelries in the Egyptian New Kingdom” (10/13)

Betsy Bryan, Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archeology at Johns Hopkins University will give a lecture on “Cultic Revelries in the Egyptian New Kingdom” at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery on Wednesday, October 13 at 4 p.m.

The lecture explores festivals of drunkenness celebrated in Thebes in the Egyptian New Kingdom between ca. 1470 and 1100 B.C. Knowledge of these festivals springs from the archaeological remains of a “hall of drunkeness” discovered by the JHU expedition to the Temple of the goddess Mut at South Karnak, where a festival was celebrated during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut, ca. 1470. Bryan will also discuss the evidence in general for such festivals in the New Kingdom.

The Ancient Studies Week Lecture is sponsored by the Department of Ancient Studies and the Dresher Center for the Humanities. Admission is free. For additional information call ext. 5-6798.

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