Secret of the Great Pyramid

Sponsored by Philadelphia Society of AIA

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 6:15pm - 7:30pm

Location:
University of Pennsylvania Museum, Rainey Auditorium
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

by Bob Brier, CW Post - Long Island University Read more »

Contact:
Robert Sutton
rfsutton@iupui.edu
484.278.4379

Dr. Edward Bleiberg: Animal Mummies: Souls of the Gods

Sponsored by ARCE-PA

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location:
Penn Museum, Classroom 2
3620 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Dr. Edward Bleiberg is Curator of Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum. 

He writes: 

Animal mummies constitute the largest class of object the ancient Egyptians created. Millions of mummies are preserved from at least thirty-one different cemeteries. Yet the Egyptians never wrote an explanation of the role that animal mummies played in their religion, culture, or society.

Though animal mummies are the most numerous of Egyptian artifacts, they are among the least well understood objects found in Egyptian collections. This talk proposes an explanation of why the Egyptians made votive animal mummies and what they did with them in rituals. It furthermore explores the social and economic aspects of animal mummy making through the documents preserved from the ibis sanctuary in Saqqara. Finally, through a rapid review of Hebrew, Greek, Roman, and early Christian attitudes to animal cults in Egypt, it suggests why we moderns have difficulty understanding this peculiarly ancient Egyptian cultural practice.

Contact:
Nancy Stinson
info@arce-pa.org

1492 BC: Or, How the Coming of the Horse and Chariot Changed the Egyptian World

Sponsored by ARCE-PA

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location:
Penn Museum
3620 South Street, Classroom 2
Philadelphia , PA 19104
United States

Using a comparison to the immense cultural and technological changes wrought by the “Columbian Exchange,” or transfer of plants, animals, peoples and technologies between the Old and New Worlds in the aftermath of 1492 AD, this lecture explores how the cultures of Egypt, the ancient Near East, and north Africa were fundamentally altered by 1492 BC, a date close to the founding of Egypt’s famous 18th Dynasty of rulers.   

In particular, the introduction of a set of related technologies from western Asia to north Africa in the preceding centuries, including the domesticated horse, the chariot, and the compound bow, changed the way in which warfare was conducted, and gave Egypt the tools to expand its empire to the maximum extent.   Read more »

Website: http://www.arce-pa.org

Contact:
Nancy Stinson
info@arce-pa.org

Indiana Jones Day

Sponsored by Penn Museum

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Celebrate National Archaeology Month at the Penn Museum.  Explore the Museum through the eyes of “Indiana Jones” with interactive dig sites, scavenger hunts, movies and lectures!  Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America-Philadelphia Society.

Contact:
Tena Thomason
tenat@upenn.edu
215.898.2680.

Archaeologist Spies: the Truth behind the Myth

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Pittsburgh

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Location:

Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Lecturer: Susan Heuck Allen

Abstract: Archaeologist Spies: the Truth behind the Myth

Manton Lecture

Contact:
AIA
lectures@aia.bu.edu

Christian Destruction and Desecration of Images of Classical Antiquity

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Pittsburgh

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 4:30pm

Location:
335 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Forbes Ave & Bigelow Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States

Lecturer: John Pollini

Abstract: Christian Destruction and Desecration of Images of Classical Antiquity

Joukowsky Lecture

Contact:
Edwin D. Floyd
edfloyd@pitt.edu
412-624-4483

From Columns to Corridors: An American Legacy in Restoration and Cultural Policy Abroad

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 6:15pm

Location:
Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Lecturer: Christina Luke

Abstract: From Columns to Corridors: An American Legacy in Restoration and Cultural Policy Abroad

Wilkie Lecture

Use the Kress Entrance at the east.

Contact:
Bob Sutton
rfsutton@iupui.edu

From Columns to Corridors: An American Legacy in Restoration and Cultural Policy Abroad

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Central PA (University Park)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 8:00pm

Location:
Pennsylvania State University, Room TBA, University Park
State College , PA
United States

Lecturer: Christina Luke

Abstract: From Columns to Corridors: An American Legacy in Restoration and Cultural Policy Abroad

Wilkie Lecture

Contact:
Mark Munn
mxm20@psu.edu
814-863-0052

Secret of the Great Pyramid

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Philadelphia

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 6:15pm

Location:
Rainey Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Lecturer: Bob Brier

Abstract: Secret of the Great Pyramid

Norton Lecture

Use the Kress Entrance at the east.

Contact:
Bob Sutton
rfsutton@iupui.edu

Mummification: Resurrection of an Ancient Art

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Southern PA (Carlisle)

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:30pm

Location:
Dickinson College, Denny Hall #317
Carlisle, PA
United States

Lecturer: Bob Brier

Abstract: Mummification: Resurrection of an Ancient Art

Norton Lecture

Contact:
Christofilis Maggidis
maggidic@dickinson.edu
717-245-1023

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