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[SSEA-MTL] The Egyptian Coffin Texts

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  • Brigitte
    La Société pour l Étude de l Égypte ancienne, Chapitre du Québec à Montréal and Le Bureau des Affaires culturelles et de l Éducation du Consulat
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      La Soci�t� pour l'�tude de l'�gypte ancienne, Chapitre du Qu�bec � Montr�al

      and Le Bureau des Affaires culturelles et de l'�ducation du Consulat g�n�ral d'�gypte


      The Egyptian Coffin Texts
      by Peter Robinson, Poynton Egypt Group, Great Britain

      This talk will look at the subject of Ancient Egyptian coffins. We will look at why societies use coffins to bury their dead, and then look at the development of coffins in Egypt from the earliest, predynastic times, through the
      Dynastic period until the ornate coffins with elaborate images of the deceased and decoration that were in use in Ptolemaic and Greco-Roman times.

      The talk will then move on to look at the ritual nature of Egyptian coffins, looking at how the Egyptians saw their coffins as �houses of life�, and how these coffins fitted into the general tomb and its objects, such as tomb models, in the Middle Kingdom.

      Mr. Robinson will then turn to more aspects of the Middle Kingdom coffin and will begin to look at the meanings that can be found in the coffin and aspects of its decoration, such as images depicted on it. Finally we shall look in detail at some aspects of the Coffin Texts, which were texts of a ritual and religious nature written upon the inner surfaces of the coffin. We will look at some of the themes that these texts include, and begin to look at what sort of use these texts were put to.

      This is a Power Point projection in English.

      Tuesday, November 7th 2006 at 6:30pm

      Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Education au Canada (BACEC),
      General Consulate of Egypt, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19e floor, suite 1936,
      t�l. (514) 866-0239 - (Metro Mc Gill)


      Please call to confirm your place through email at ssea_mtl@... or by telephone 514-353-4674 / 450-679-7447.

      La Soci�t� pour l'�tude de l��gypte Ancienne est sans but lucratif et a pour but de stimuler l�int�r�t pour l��gyptologie aupr�s des �tudiants, des professionnels et du grand public.

      For more information:
      Soci�t� pour l'�tude de l'�gypte Ancienne
      Chapitre du Qu�bec � Montr�al
      C.P. 49022, Succ. Versailles
      Montr�al, Qc, H1N 3T6
      t�l. / fax : (514) 353-4674
      courriel: ssea_mtl@...
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