Decrees, Papyri and Biographies in the Age of the Pyramids
In this talk Dr. Nigel Strudwick will look at the people of the Old Kingdom through the written word. It was at this time that continuous texts first appeared. Kings left decrees of exemptions for temples and officials created elaborate tombs with inscriptions. Some early papyri show ordinary people at work and give clues to the temple rituals.
Nigel Strudwick is an Egyptologist whose interests lie in the Old Kingdom and in the archaeology and history of Thebes. He has worked in universities and museums, and has excavated on the West Bank of Thebes since 1984. He has published many books and articles on these topics, including publications of Theban tombs as well as more popular works such as Thebes in Egypt with Helen Strudwick.
This talk was given at the March 2019 meeting of the Essex Egyptology Group, which was held at 3pm on the 3rd March 2019 – click here to download the review of this meeting.