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Death, Burial, and the Egyptian Past at Graeco-Roman Abydos
Start Date: 10/27/2016Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 10/27/2016

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Tom Landvatter
Reed College

Abydos is one of the most important cemetery sites in Egypt, steeped in indigenous Egyptian tradition as the burial site of the first kings of state-level Egypt, as the site of multiple cemeteries in near constant use for 3500 years, and as a major cult center to the god of the dead, Osiris. But what happened to the site at the end of the first millennium BCE, when Egypt was first under the rule the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty and then was incorporated into the Roman Empire as a province? Prof. Tom Landvatter of Reed College will present recent research which has revealed much about the site during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods – including the development of the funerary landscape and interactions with earlier, Pharaonic-period remains – important for our understanding of Egyptian society at this time.
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*WU Campus - Law School  (View Map)
245 Winter Street SE
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6380
Room: 201 -- Paulus Lecture Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology
Phone: 503-370-6920
Email: casa-info@willamette.edu

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