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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
5:30 PM


Oriental Institute



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Oriental Institute - Public Education Office


Tuesdays, April 7-May 26, 5:30-7:30 online only
$392 (Non-members), $314 (members), $157 (docents/Egypt trip), $98 (UChicago/Lab School students). Not yet a member? Become a member today and save! or add on a membership when you register for this class

Instructor: Theresa Tiliakos, NELC PhD candidate in Egyptology

Due in part to their works of monumental architecture, undisturbed tombs, and surviving texts, we know a great deal about the kings and queens of ancient Egypt. You might have heard of Khufu, King Tut, and Cleopatra. But have you heard of Naunakht, Menna, or Neni? Each of these individuals were non-royal members of the Egyptian population. In this class, we will explore what life and death in ancient Egypt was like for the millions of individuals whose names have not lasted through the centuries. In particular, we will discuss childhood and education, love, marriage, and sexuality, and illness and death. Additionally, we will examine the lived experiences of non-royal individuals as they relate to aspects of social stratification, domestic communities, the economy, magic, medicine, and religion.

The Oriental Institute is pleased to offer courses that can be attended online with live streaming, meaning that you can participate virtually in the class through live chat. The classes are also recorded, meaning that you can also watch later at your convenience. The course content (readings, syllabus, etc.) are available via CANVAS, which is the University of Chicago's online platform for classes. CANVAS is also where students can post questions, participate in any discussions, etc. Invitations to join CANVAS will be sent approximately one week before the start of the class.