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Egyptian Delta Myths and Legends

Dr. Penelope Wilson, Associate Professor at Durham University (UK), Department of Archaeology

15 April 2019

01:00 PM

BACC Meeting Room C

 The BA Antiquities Museum organizes a lecture titled “Egyptian Delta Myths and Legends” on Monday, 15 April 2019 at 1:00 pm, in BACC Meeting Room C. Delivered by Dr. Penelope Wilson, Associate Professor at Durham University (UK), Department of Archaeology. The lecture will describe evidence for the stories of the gods from the Ancient Egyptian Nile Delta. It will focus on the relationship of specific gods to certain places, on their myths which can be pieced together from small pieces of evidence and discuss the cults of gods that survived from early pharaonic history to become important state gods as well as those gods whose cults did not survive. The talk will highlight textual and iconographical information, as well as archaeological objects and structures. It will range from the importance of hedgehogs to the mother of the sun Neith, as well as those gods closely linked t the natural environment of the Nile Delta such as fish and rams.

contact: Dr. Galal Refai

e-mail: Galal.Refai@bibalex.org

Tel.: +203 483 9999 Ext.: 2337

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