Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jul 20, 2011
Emily Teeter, Research Associate at the Oriental Institute and Curator of the "Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization" exhibit at the OI gave this talk to Oriental Institute Members during a special preview of the exhibit. The exhibit runs through December 31, 2011.
This exhibit of artifacts from the Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods (ca. 4000-2685 BC), documents the birth of the most fundamental aspects of ancient Egyptian civilization — architecture, hieroglyphic writing, a belief in the afterlife, and allegiance to a semi-divine king — more than 1,000 years before the pyramids were built. Joining the 140 objects from the permanent collection of the Oriental Institute are the Battlefield Palette and a statue of the Second Dynasty king Khasekhem, two masterworks of Egyptian art from the Ashmolean Museum of Oxford University.
About #UChicago: A destination for inquiry, research, and education, the University of Chicago empowers scholars to challenge conventional thinking. Our diverse community of creative thinkers celebrates ideas, and is celebrated for them.