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NELC/ARCE-OC Co-Sponsored Lecture: Aidan Dodson

April 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
121 Dodd Hall, 390 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt

The region of Nubia—now spanning the modern border between Egypt and Sudan—was long a subject of Egyptian imperial domination by its ancient pharaohs. However, in the eighth century BC matters were suddenly reversed, when the kings of Kush, the ancient name for Nubia, became the overlords of Egypt for nearly a century, before being forced to withdraw in the face of Assyrian invasions. Yet the Kushite kingdom would endure back in its heartlands for another millennium, the heritage of its Egyptian sojourn still visible in its fields of pyramid-tombs. This talk will feature the story of these Nubian pharaohs of Egypt, from the origins of their kingdom of Kush, through their time as rulers of Egypt, to their heritage in the heart of Sudan—and their rediscovery in modern times.

This lecture is co-sponsored with the American Research Center in Egypt Orange County Chapter.

Aidan Dodson is honorary full professor of Egyptology in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Bristol, UK. He was also Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American Universityin Cairo in 2013 and Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society during 2011–16. Awarded his PhD by the University of Cambridge in 1995, he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2003. He is the author of some twenty-five books and over four hundred articles and reviews.


April 27
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
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121 Dodd Hall
390 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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