Bread, Beer, And Meat: The Prehistory Of Ancient Egypt’S Pyramid Texts

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Bread, Beer, And Meat: The Prehistory Of Ancient Egypt’S Pyramid Texts

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During ancient Egypt’s late Old Kingdom period, kings started having texts written inside their pyramids for the first time. What were these so-called Pyramid Texts about? Where did they come from? Why carve them inside of kings’ pyramids? These questions have occupied scholars for over a century. Join us as Egyptologist Antonio J. Morales (Institute of Egyptology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) explores why kings had these texts carved in stone for the first time and how, through their numerous mentions of bread, beer, and other offerings, these texts helped Egypt’s kings attain the eternal afterlife that they desired. For more information, visit http://www.arce-nola.org/events.html

By: American Research Center in Egypt - New Orleans Area Interest Group

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