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Substances of the Gods: Natural Materials in Ancient Egypt
The Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
United States

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Monday, February 11, 2019, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Category: Enrichment Series- Open to the Public

Substances of the Gods: Natural Materials in Ancient Egypt

Thomas F. Mudloff, PdH. has lectured and taught in all areas of Egyptian Mesopotamian studies.  H will explore the use and significance of metals and minerals for early Egyptian craftsmen. Materials with various attributes are linked with goddesses or deities. Visit some of the mining sites from Waat and Kush (Nubia) to the mountains and deserts of the Sinai. Mudloff has worked in Egypt, Iraq, Syria (where he lived with local Bedouin tribes), and in Jordan on excavation and study groups.

Apart from the aspects of form and size, the ancient Egyptian craftsman was concerned with the nature of the materials with which he worked.  Metals and stones were likely at the top of the list, but also certain woods had their own place.  This would indicate that for the ancient Egyptian, the properties of a substance coudl be just as important as its form, size and color.

Programs are open to the public; $15 requested donation. No reservation needed.

Lunch is offered at noon prior to the program.  To make a reservation, click here.

Contact: Jeanne Schultz Angel, [email protected],org, 708-386-2729