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Weinberg Lecture of Egyptology

  • Dates: March 6, 2022
  • Venue: Virtual Event
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Times: 2-4pm
  • Admission: Free; registration required


Join us for the 10th Weinberg Lecture of Egyptology, a double program that commemorates two important milestones in Egyptology: the 200th anniversary of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs and the centennial of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

In the first 40-minute talk, Dr. Jackie Jay, Eastern Kentucky University, traces the path of decipherment of hieroglyphs from Kircher to Champollion and places the Rosetta Stone in its original historical context as a priestly decree issued in the reign of Ptolemy V.

In the second, Emily Smith-Sangster, Princeton University, reflects on the early discovery and analyses of the tomb and body of Tutankhamun and explores the theory of a manufactured “iconography of disability” created by artists of the king. This program is virtual.