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Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization with Emily Teeter

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Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization with Emily Teeter

Emily Teeter, Research Associate at the Oriental Institute and Curator of the Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization exhibit at the OI gave this talk to Oriental Institute Members during a special preview of the exhibit. The exhibit runs through December 31, 2011.

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This exhibit of artifacts from the Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods (ca. 4000-2685 BC), documents the birth of the most fundamental aspects of ancient Egyptian civilization — architecture, hieroglyphic writing, a belief in the afterlife, and allegiance to a semi-divine king — more than 1,000 years before the pyramids were built. Joining the 140 objects from the permanent collection of the Oriental Institute are the Battlefield Palette and a statue of the Second Dynasty king Khasekhem, two masterworks of Egyptian art from the Ashmolean Museum of Oxford University.



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Art and Decoration in Ancient Egypt, with Emily Teeter

Emily Teeter, manager of Special Exhibits at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, discusses the role Ancient Egyptian artifacts played in creating personal identities within society at the time.

The lecture was given in conjunction with the museum's Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization exhibit, which featured artifacts from 4000 to 2600 B.C.

Emily Teeter is also a research associate and curator at the Oriental Institute. She is the author of many scholarly and popular articles that have been published in journals worldwide, and has served as a consultant for the Seattle Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Teeter is widely traveled in the region, and has led tours to Egypt, Arabia, Turkey, Syria, and Tunisia.

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December 12, 2011.

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Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization

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Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. It is one of six civilizations.
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The Oriental Institute: Before the Pyramids

Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization will run from March 29 to December 31, 2011, at the museum, 1155 East 58th Street. The museum holds the Chicago area's largest collection of Egyptian art and artifacts as well as galleries devoted to the other cultures of the ancient Middle East.

The new exhibition shows that the most fundamental aspects of ancient Egyptian civilization — architecture, hieroglyphic writing, a belief in the afterlife, and allegiance to a semi-divine king — can be traced to Egypt's Predynastic and Early Dynastic eras more than 1,000 years before the pyramids were built.

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History of Ancient Egypt

Lectures taught by Bob Brier, Ph.D. about History of Ancient Egypt. Bob Brier is an Egyptologist and Senior Research Fellow at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Professor Brier has twice been selected as a Fulbright Scholar and has received Long Island University's David Newton Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of his achievements as a lecturer. He has served as Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Egyptology Today program.

In 1994, Dr. Brier became the first person in 2,000 years to mummify a human cadaver in the ancient Egyptian style. This research was the subject of a National Geographic television special, Mr. Mummy. Dr. Brier is also the host of The Learning Channel's series The Great Egyptians. Professor Brier is the author of Ancient Egyptian Magic (1980), Egyptian Mummies (1994), Encyclopedia of Mummies (1998), The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story (1998), Daily Life in Ancient Egypt (1999), and numerous scholarly articles.

Lecture 02: Prehistoric Egypt
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In this lesson, we will see just how old old is. The basic divisions of prehistory will be discussed, and each category will be defined and its specific characteristics delineated. Once these categories are clear, we will discuss the difficulties of studying a prehistoric civilization.

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History of Ancient Egypt

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In 1994, Dr. Brier became the first person in 2,000 years to mummify a human cadaver in the ancient Egyptian style. This research was the subject of a National Geographic television special, Mr. Mummy. Dr. Brier is also the host of The Learning Channel's series The Great Egyptians. Professor Brier is the author of Ancient Egyptian Magic (1980), Egyptian Mummies (1994), Encyclopedia of Mummies (1998), The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story (1998), Daily Life in Ancient Egypt (1999), and numerous scholarly articles.

Lecture 04: Napoleon & The Beginnings of Egyptology
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Why does modern Egyptology begin with Napoleon? How was Egypt studied before he and his army arrived with 150 scientists in tow in 1798? How did the monumental Description de l'Egypte that Bonaparte's savants produced become the benchmark for all future publications in the field?

Robert Bauval - Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt FULL LECTURE

Subscribe here: See Robert Bauval live at the 'Origins Conference in London on 12th November 2016, also with Andrew Collins, William Henry, Greg Little, Hugh Newman, Graham Philips & Maria Wheatley. Get tickets here:

The racial and geographical origins of the ancient Egyptians have been a mystery since Champollion deciphered the hieroglyphs in 1822. The prevailing consensus is that the ancient Egyptian civilisation was home-grown on the Nile Valley. But new discoveries in the Egyptian Sahara will challenge this consensus, and show that the origins of the pharaohs hark back several thousands of years before the foundation of the dynastic period (c.3000 BC) and, furthermore, that the first 'Egyptians' were from a black Sub-Saharan race coming from the Tibesti mountains in northern Chad some 12,500 years ago. The oldest known 'astronomical' megaliths in the world,those of of Nabta Playa are examined in this presentation.

Born in Egypt in 1948, Robert Bauval, bestselling author of The Orion Mystery (1994), Keeper of Genesis (1996) and three books with best-selling author Graham Hancock (The Message of the Sphinx, Talisman, and The Mars Mystery), presents evidence published in the book, Black Genesis, (co-authored with US physicist Thomas Brophy).

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History of Ancient Egypt ~ The First Intermediate Period

History of Ancient Egypt

Lectures taught by Bob Brier, Ph.D. about History of Ancient Egypt. Bob Brier is an Egyptologist and Senior Research Fellow at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Professor Brier has twice been selected as a Fulbright Scholar and has received Long Island University's David Newton Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of his achievements as a lecturer. He has served as Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Egyptology Today program.

In 1994, Dr. Brier became the first person in 2,000 years to mummify a human cadaver in the ancient Egyptian style. This research was the subject of a National Geographic television special, Mr. Mummy. Dr. Brier is also the host of The Learning Channel's series The Great Egyptians. Professor Brier is the author of Ancient Egyptian Magic (1980), Egyptian Mummies (1994), Encyclopedia of Mummies (1998), The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story (1998), Daily Life in Ancient Egypt (1999), and numerous scholarly articles.

Lecture 10: The First Intermediate Period
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History of Ancient Egypt

Lectures taught by Bob Brier, Ph.D. about History of Ancient Egypt. Bob Brier is an Egyptologist and Senior Research Fellow at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Professor Brier has twice been selected as a Fulbright Scholar and has received Long Island University's David Newton Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of his achievements as a lecturer. He has served as Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Egyptology Today program.

In 1994, Dr. Brier became the first person in 2,000 years to mummify a human cadaver in the ancient Egyptian style. This research was the subject of a National Geographic television special, Mr. Mummy. Dr. Brier is also the host of The Learning Channel's series The Great Egyptians. Professor Brier is the author of Ancient Egyptian Magic (1980), Egyptian Mummies (1994), Encyclopedia of Mummies (1998), The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story (1998), Daily Life in Ancient Egypt (1999), and numerous scholarly articles.

Lecture 01: Introduction to the History of Ancient Egypt
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What makes ancient Egypt so interesting? How do we know what we know about it? What can you, as a student, expect from these lectures?

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