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Arabic Culture: The Book of the Dead Lecture & Exhibit Tour

  • 03/21/2018
  • 10:30 AM
  • LaSalle Banks Room, Oriental Institute, 1155 E 58th St., Chicago
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10:30 a.m. ARRIVAL, 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., LECTURE, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. TOUR

Lecture & Exhibit Tour, The Book of the Dead in the Twenty-First Century: Rereading Ancient Egyptian Religious Literature. 

We will learn of a series of magical spells that promised to transform any living person into an immortal divinity in the afterlife. The show features two spectacular Books of the Dead—one 41 feet long—which are shown in their entirety for the first time in nearly a century. A re-creation of a burial with a rarely exhibited mummy, presents the newest research on the Book of the Dead, what it meant to the ancient Egyptians and how through text and elaborate imagery, they sought to live forever as gods.

Presenter: Dr. Foy Scalf, Curator, Head of Research Archives, Oriental Institute 

NOTE: Program limited to 15 attendees. There will be a waitlist. Public parking garage on 55th Street and Ellis Avenue.

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