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Events for Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
7:00 PM
  • Description: A panel of four Camden County College faculty and staff will discuss their recent trip to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Their discussion will be supplemented with numerous slides. We will begin with a tour of the ancient Persian capitol of Persepolis and visits to the cities of Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz. The panel will also provide a brief history of Iran from ancient times to the present. It will conclude with their impressions of contemporary Iran in light of current developments.
  • Location: Forum, Connector Building
  • Contact Information:
    Name: John Pesda
    Phone: 856-227-7200, ext. 4333
  • Web: http://www.camdencc.edu/civiccenter/
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Description: This Mini-Course meets on 5 consecutive Tuesdays. Week 1: 9/30/14 “1,000 Miles Down the Nile: History of Ancient Egypt” This session takes the class on a nearly 1,000 mile journey down the Nile River, from Abu Simbel to Alexandria, with images of major sites forming the background of a survey of some 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Week 2: 10/7/14 “Egypt Before the Pyramids” This session examines in depth one of the less familiar ancient Egyptian time periods: The Predynastic. A rich treasure trove of artifacts exists from this period that tell us much about the life and times of a distant ancient Egypt, a time when kingship and complex society first arose, roughly a thousand years before the first pyramids were ever built. Week 3: 10/14/14 “Daily Life and Food in Ancient Egypt” Most of what is known of daily life and food in ancient Egypt derives from funerary contexts such as cemeteries and tombs, as well as temple contexts. Much is known, however, which enables us to reconstruct, from the archaeological data, what it was like to actually be an ancient Egyptian. Week 4: 10/21/14 “Death on the Nile” Death is a natural part of life shared by all humans, ancient and modern and the ways by which humans deal with death is as varied as humans themselves. This session traces the development of ancient Egyptian private and royal funerary practices through time. Week 5: 10/28/14 “Everywhere the Glint of Gold” This session examines in detail one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, the tomb of Tutankhamun. We retrace the historical events that led to the discovery, learn about the life of its discoverer, Howard Carter, and then we examine and “translate,” the dazzling array of treasures the tomb contained. Each mini-course is $25. Yearly membership is $50 and includes unlimited courses from September 1, 2014 until August 31, 2015.
  • Location: Madison Hall 210
  • Contact Information:
    Name: John Pesda
    Phone: 8
  • Web: http://www.camdencc.edu/civiccenter/
7:00 PM
  • Description: Joseph F, Wilson, a member of the General Meade Society, the Civil War Trust and the Old Baldy CWRT, will discuss the tragic story of Andersonville Prison, where more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined between February 1864 and April 1865. In those fourteen months 13,000 soldiers perished from disease, starvation and exposure. Mr. Wilson’s Great-Great-Grandfather, Corporal George Garman, 36th Pa. Volunteers, survived the horrors of Andersonville.
  • Location: Civic Hall, Connector Building
  • Contact Information:
    Name: John Pesda
    Phone: 856-227-7200, ext. 4333
  • Web: http://www.camdencc.edu/civiccenter/