Dallas Harper Lecture with Emily Teeter: Popular Religion in Ancient Egypt
October 4, 2012: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Please join us for "Popular Religion in Ancient Egypt," a lecture by Emily Teeter, PhD'90, associate curator of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard
$20/person general admission
$10/person for young alumni
6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Cocktails
7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Lecture and Discussion
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Much of what we know about ancient Egyptian religion reflects the relationship of the king and the gods, information that comes primarily from temple decorations: endless scenes of the king making offerings to the deities. These formal scenes do little to inform us about the beliefs of the common man. Were they similar to the beliefs and practices of the king? What relevance did the temples have for the religion of the common person in ancient Egypt? Were they even allowed into the temples? Did the common folk worship the same deities as their king?
Join us for a lecture by Emily Teeter, PhD'90, an Egyptologist and research associate at the Oriental Institute and author of Ancient Egypt: Treasures from the Collection of the Oriental Institute; Egypt and the Egyptians; and Scarabs, Scaraboids, Seals, and Seal Impressions from Medinet Habu. In this illustrated lecture, Teeter will discuss the religious practices of the ordinary Egyptian, including their involvement with and access to the temples, oracles, and festivals, as well as the impact of religion upon the daily life of the average Egyptian.