Ancient Egyptian Culture and Its Continuity in Modern Egypt


Thursday, February 13, 2020, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Woman, Fayza Haikal, smiling.

Free Public Lecture

Fayza Haikal, Professor of Egyptology, The American University in Cairo

Egypt’s recorded history spans six thousand years and is therefore one of the longest and best known in the world. Today, Egyptians practice several religious, artistic, and social traditions that can be traced to ancient Egypt, demonstrating the power and longevity of cultural memory. Drawing on research in archaeology, Egyptian art, writing, and culture, Fayza Haikal will examine Egyptian society’s cultural expressions from antiquity to the present, focusing on language, spirituality, superstitions, funerary traditions, and folklore.

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