THE NEW EGYPTIAN KINGDOM:
Age of Empire
Presented by: Pamela Sayre, Henry Ford College
The fresco in the tomb of the Nomarch, Khnum-Hotep II, in Beni-Hassan
[Source: THE FIRST ARRIVAL OF “ASIATICS” IN EGYPT. Accessed: June 15, 2018.]
This six-week lecture series begins with discussion of the Hyksos, “… a Semitic people who gained a foothold in Egypt c. 1782 BCE at the city of Avaris in Lower Egypt, thus initiating the era known in Egyptian history as the Second Intermediate Period (c. 1782 – c. 1570 BCE).” [Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia. Date accessed: June 12, 2018.] The lecture series concludes with the “Great Collapse” and the End of the Empire.
Mondays — 7:00 p.m.
July 16 — August 20
Please RSVP for the series in person or by phone at 734-283-1250.
Egyptian War Chariot
“… if it were not for the Hyksos, the Egyptian army would have been without two advantages which helped them establish their empire: the composite bow and the horse-drawn chariot. … The Egyptians had no knowledge of [these and other innovations] … until [they were] introduced by the Hyksos. [Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia. Date accessed: June 12, 2018.]
|Week I||July 16||The Hyksos|
|Week II||July 23||The Early Empire|
|Week III||July 30||Queens and Princesses of the New Kingdom|
|Week IV||August 6||Akhenaten and the Sun Cult|
|Week V||August 13||After the 18th Dynasty|
|Week VI||August 20||The “Great Collapse” and the End of the Empire|
|Akhenaten (r. 1353-1336 BCE)||Nefertiti (c. 1370 – c. 1336 BCE),
Wife of the pharaoh Akhenaten