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The Power of Antiquity in the Making of Modern Egypt (Free Virtual Lecture)
In 19th-century Egypt, state power was closely tied to control of antiquities and labor. Wendy Doyon explores this dynamic during the rule of Mehmed Ali and his successors in this free virtual talk.
Wendy Doyon, Historian of Archaeology and Modern Egypt
Ancient Egypt conjures images of pharaonic temples, tombs, and pyramids, and perhaps, even the familiar illustrations from children’s books and magazines showing kilted workers on the Nile toiling away on their kings’ great monuments. But what is the relationship between these images—along with the deep history they evoke and the processes of discovery that made them visible—and the history of modern Egypt? In this talk, Wendy DoyonView more
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