About Meghan Strong
Meghan is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. She has trained as both an Egyptologist and an art historian and elements of both disciplines impact on her research. Meghan has lectured on archaeology and Egyptology throughout the UK and United States and has worked in Egypt for over a decade as a writer, photographer, and archaeologist. Her photographic work has been featured on the websites of National Geographic, NBC, CNN and LiveScience.
Illuminating the path of darkness: artificial light in ancient Egyptian ritual This presentation will employ archaeological, textual and art historical sources to discuss the type of light sources used in ancient Egypt, the rites with which light was associated, and the significance of providing illumination in the afterlife.