Saturday, March 8, 3:30 pm
Annual Korsyn Lecture
Not Only with the Dead: Banqueting in Ancient Egypt
A high proportion of what is known about Egyptian society derives from tombs and the world of the dead. Despite the presence of vast numbers of scenes of food, drink, and preparations for eating and drinking on ancient Egyptian monuments, images of people partaking in what is shown, whether separately or together, are rather few. In this lecture, Dr. John Baines, Emeritus Professor of Egyptology, Oxford University, discusses likely features of conviviality and elite settings—including structures in which banquets might have taken place, conventions that limited the range of what was shown in pictorial and textual sources, and related elements of material culture. Sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt—Pennsylvania Chapter. Admission: $10; $7, PennCard holders; $5, students with ID; free for ARCE-PA members. For more information, visit www.arce-pa.org.
Image courtesy of John Baines.