ARCE-DC: Egyptology Lectures in DC!

We're the Washington, DC chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt.

October Lecture

On October 28, 2011, the American Research Center in Egypt’s DC Chapter will present a lecture by Dr. Betsy Bryan of Johns Hopkins University.

We have a couple of changes to our lecture for this Friday, October 28, at 6:30 pm.  We had to change the lecture venue from the Rome building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., to the Bernstein Offit Building (BOB),  1717 Massachusetts Ave.  This is only about a block from the Rome, in  the direction of Dupont Circle.  The lecture will be on the fifth floor of the BOB, room 500.  We are told the room will hold 100 people.  The date and times, as stated above, remain the same.  For a map and directions to the new location, check this link:

Also, Dr. Betsy Bryan is recovering from a case of bronchitis and does not expect to have time to complete her lecture on Execution in the Temple of Mut.  She is, however, prepared to talk on  “Episodes in Iconoclasm in New Kingdom Egypt.”  She will focus on the reigns of two of our favorite iconoclasts, Hatshepsut and Akhenaten, and will touch on some of the same material in the Temple of Mut talk as well.  This is a lecture you do not want to miss.    

Please join us early for some drinks and snacks.   Remember, all lectures are free and open to the public.   Click on the flyer below to see a larger version, along with a map to help you find your way to the lecture. See you there!

October Lecture

Dr. Betsy M. Bryan is Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University, where she has taught since 1986. Dr Bryan specializes in the history, art, and archaeology of the New Kingdom in Egypt, ca. 1600-1000 B.C., with a particular emphasis on the 18th Dynasty, ca. 1550-1300 B.C. Dr. Bryan’s research interests include the organization and techniques of art production as well as the religious and cultural  significance of tomb and temple decoration. As part of this research she has studied the unfinished elite painted tomb of the royal butler Suemniwet, ca. 1420 B.C. and is publishing it as a study in painting and its social meaning in the mid-18th Dynasty. Her current fieldwork is in the temple complex of the goddess Mut at South Karnak. Dr. Bryan’s research focuses on defining the earliest forms of the temple of Mut of Isheru. Retrieval and restoration of the decoration and architecture of the Hatshepsut and Thutmose III era-shrine is her present field project and is enlarged by study of the rituals represented by the early remains.


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