Honolulu academy hosts ancient-Egypt exhibit

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 Kingdom Egypt.

"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 Musical Traditions.

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 and death.

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