Lectures

ART HISTORY LECTURES

Presented by Eleanor Sypher, PhD

Eleanor holds a doctorate degree in Greek and Roman civilizations from Columbia University. Join us for these educational lectures, presented with wit and humour!

EGYPT LECTURE SERIES

A JOURNEY DOWN THE NILE:  5000 BCE to 2021 CE

 

FROM WESTERN THEBES

Part Three: From Western Thebes to Upper Egypt:  The Fayum, Cairo and Alexandria

Bust of Nefertiti Wearing the Blue Crown (the War Crown), attributed to the sculptor Thutmose, found in his studio in 1912, ca. 1345 BCE, Neues Museum, Berlin

In Western Thebes, we will visit the Ramasseum (ca. 1213 BCE), Queen Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple (ca. 1473-1458 BCE), the Tomb of Thutmose III (ca. 1479-1425 BCE), the Colossus of Memnon (ca. 1360 BCE), the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, and the towns of Dendera, Abydos, and Amarna (the new capital of Egypt established in 1347 BCE by King Akhenaton, the monotheist, and his wife Nefertiti).  Then we head further north to the oasis of Fayum, Cairo, and Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

 

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EGYPT LECTURE SERIES

PYRAMIDS & STYLE

Part Four:  The Pyramids at Saqqara and Giza, the Great Sphinx, and a Summary of Egyptian Style and its Influence

The Great Pyramid of Khufu, four-sided, constructed 2580-2560 BCE, limestone and granite, height 481 feet, length 750 feet, volume 91,227,778 cubic feet

 At Saqqara, we will take in the step pyramid of Djoser (ruled 2630-2611 BCE);  at Giza, the pyramid of Khufu and his Solar Boat;  of Khafra (ca. 2570 BCE) and his Great Sphinx (ca. 2558-2532 BCE);  and the pyramid of Menhaura (ca. 2500 BCE), looking closely at the methods of construction of these huge symbols of eternity.

We end with Egyptian style and its influence, considering later pyramids and sphinxes, vegetative columns, obelisks, stiff standing statues, wall paintings (notably in Crete), flapper dresses and King Tut jewelry.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

 


 

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