The British Museum’s Egypt: Faith After the Pharaohs launched a little over two weeks ago and received resounding critical acclaim. Curator Elizabeth O’Connell discussed some of the important themes and pieces selected for the exhibit in her recent talk, Curator’s Introduction to Egypt: Faith and the Pharaohs.
The British Museum’s latest exhibit, Faith After the Pharaohs, presents an intimate look at how religion, policy and daily practice intermingled and survived in post-pharaonic Egypt.
In Roman Egypt, 14-year-old boys were enrolled in a youth organization in order to learn to be good citizens.
I argue in my thesis that the most vivid example of Egypt’s sway can be seen in the areas of religion and philosophy. These areas of influence manifest in three ways Hellenistic/Egyptian Paganism, Christianity/Judaism, and Philosophy.
This film is a pleasant departure from most Ancient period movies that rely on an abundance of sex, muscles, swords and tacky bravado.
In the period of the early Roman Empire, the Mediterranean basin and south Asia were connected by vast and complex networks of long-distance travel and commerce. The itineraries given in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea (maritime) and Parthian stations (overland) are not necessarily routes to be followed by a single merchant with a single cargo from beginning to end
Egyptian-style sculptures from the Roman period are often dismissed as modern forgeries on account of their unusual proportions and stylised features. This article considers the Imperial Roman fashion of using Egyptian and Egyptianising sculptural representations concentrating on three statues of questionable authenticity.
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Despite opposition by certain members of society, the Eastern trade seems to have continued to grow for at least the first two centuries of Roman rule.