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.