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Discover 'Hidden Histories of Ancient Egypt' This Spring at CCC

 

Few cultures capture the popular imagination with the intensity of ancient Egypt. Camden County College’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility will present five local experts on this fascinating topic in the free public lecture series “Hidden Histories of Ancient Egypt” this spring.

The pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the great temples of Luxor and Philae draw millions of visitors annually, while traveling exhibitions focused on rulers such as Cleopatra and Tutankhamun draw hundreds of thousands of visitors worldwide. This lecture series will explore some of the lesser known-but no-less-fascinating aspects of this venerable and awe-inspiring culture.


Each lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Civic Hall, which is in the Connector Building on CCC’s Blackwood Campus, College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road, Gloucester Township.

Scheduled are:

● March 7: “X-Raying the Pharaohs: A Look inside the Mummies of Ancient Egypt” with Stephen Phillips of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

● March 28: “The Pyramid Age, from the Bottom Up: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt” with Leslie Warden of Roanoke College.

● April 4: “A Season in Hell (with Apologies to Arthur Rimbaud): Exploration in the Egyptian Underworld” with Joshua Roberson of Camden County College.

● April 11: “Women in Ancient Egypt” with Jennifer Wegner of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

● April 25: “Excavations at South Abydos, Egypt: Searching for the Tombs of the Last Pharaohs of Egypt's 12th Dynasty” with Joseph Wegner of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

This series was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professional development credit is available for New Jersey educators who attend. To register or for more information, contact (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333, or CCLRregistrations@camdencc.edu or visit www.camdencc.edu/civiccenter.


Published: February 27, 2013