Event: Recycling the Materiality of Death

Date & Time

January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Contact Information

Jill Silton


California Room in the UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E. Young Drive, UCLA

Event Type

FoA Event

Event Details

Willeke Wendrich, Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, cordially invites Friends of Archaeology members to a special dinner on January 31, 2017 with Professor Kara Cooney, Egyptian Art and Architecture, UCLA. The reception will begin at 6:00pm and be followed by dinner at 6:45pm. 

For millennia, wealthy ancient Egyptians relied on materialist productions like coffins to encapsulate their funerary beliefs in the transformation of the dead. But how did Egyptians determined to equip themselves materially for the transformation into the afterlife respond and adapt in a brutal time of political, economic, and social collapse? This lecture will examine the evidence for coffin reuse within the context of the 20th and 21st Dynasties. 

This event is restricted to Friends of Archaeology. For more information about becoming a Friend, please visit our membership page.

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