HONOLULU -- The Honolulu Academy of Arts is hosting a series of
free lectures on ancient Egypt, which will take place during the
exhibition "Mystery of the Nile: Treasures From Ancient Egypt,"
which runs through July 30.
On April 13 at 7:30 p.m., Egyptologist Lanny Bell will present a
talk titled The Mythology and Iconography of Divine Kingship in New
"Divine kingship was one of the fundamental tenets of ancient
Egyptian religion, which permeated and underpinned its highly
stratified and hierarchical society," according to information
provided by the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
On April 16 at 2 p.m., Bell will present In the Tomb of Ramses
II's High Priests of Amun-Re: The Romance of Archaeology -- Not!
The presentation will focus on excavation techniques used in the
Ramses tombs and will feature slides of artifacts associated with
the reuse of tombs.
On May 21 at 2 p.m., Seattle musicologist Douglas Irvine will
have a multimedia presentation called Exploring Ancient Egyptian
On June 18 at 2 p.m., Bell will present Mummies, Magic and
Medicine: An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Funerary Beliefs and
Practices. This lecture explores Egyptian attitudes regarding life
"Mystery of the Nile"
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