On Wednesday, September 26th, at the Archaeological Museum in Gilman 150, from 12:15 to 12:45, hear two discussions of powerful magic texts from the ancient Near East.
From 12:15 to 12:30, Dr. Theodore Lewis, Blum-Iwry Professor of Near Eastern Studies will discuss the topic, "Deciphering Ancient Magic Spells: From the Late Bronze Age to Late Antiquity,” and reveal the ancient words written on ...a ceramic sherd from the site of Nippur (current day Iraq) in the museum collection and dated between the 5th-7th century CE.
From 12:30 to 12:45, Egyptology graduate student Marina Escolano-Poveda will discuss her recent research on a funerary papyrus dated to ca. 1000 BCE from the Eton College Myers Collection, currently on loan to the museum.
Both objects will be available for close examination during the museum chat.