Lecture-Change: The Decline of the Old Kingdom, Dynasties 5 and 6

The Decline of the Old Kingdom, Dynasties 5 and 6

Date: 7:30 – 9:00pm, 13-Apr-2012

Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2

 

Description:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our next talk will be continuing our study of the Old Kingdom.  The waning years of the Old Kingdom are one that many researchers have investigated and speculated about as they try to answer the question of why the palatial economy & hierarchical society of Old Kingdom Egypt, which was string enough to build the pyramid complexes and send trade missions to Asia, decline?  The implications of the power vacuum and the rise of the nomarchs in the First Intermediate Period had a profound impact on Egyptian civlization.

About the speaker:

Julius Szekrenyes is our Calgary SSEA predident and was also president  from our formation up to 1989.  He has had a life-long interest in Ancient Egypt and has taught Ancient Egyptian history at U. of C. Continuing Education for 15 years.

Location:

Room EDC 287 in the Education Block at the University of Calgary.

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