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Lecture - Death on the Nile: The Lifecycle of a Theban Tomb

DATE
Tue, Oct 16, 2012
TIME
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Think it’s annoying when people use your stuff without asking? Ancient Egyptians have been putting up with that kind of behavior for millennia, even after they were dead. Egyptian tombs have often been used by many different people over hundreds of years, as well as looted during both ancient and modern times. Placing new burials in old tombs has been called “usurping” by scholars, but is this really the right way to look at it?

Join us as Egyptologist Dr. Suzanne Onstine (University of Memphis) discusses the history of the tomb of Panehsy and Tarenut at Thebes. She will explore all facets of the life of this ancient tomb, from its construction to how it has continued to play a variety of roles as a living monument over the millennia. Even up until present day, Panehsy and Tarenut’s tomb continues to attract attention, even from people halfway around the world.

This event is free to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis.

Email us at info@arce-nola.org

LOCATION

102 Dinwiddie Hall, Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

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Ancient Egyptian, Panehsy, pictured on his tomb wall.
Ancient Egyptian, Panehsy, pictured on his tomb wall.
Ancient Egyptian, Tarenut, pictured on his tomb wall.
Ancient Egyptian, Tarenut, pictured on his tomb wall.
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