ARCE: Food Fit for Pharaohs: Food and Drink in Ancient Egypt

Presented by Dr. Salima Ikram, American University in Cairo
Food Fit for Pharaohs: Food and Drink in Ancient Egypt
Food can be said to be a driving force in forming a culture and identifying a people. This lecture deals with the raw materials available to the ancient Egyptians that could have been used as food, and focuses on what the Egyptians ate at every level of society.
Dr. Salima Ikram is Vising Professor at Yale University, and is Distinguished Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, and has worked in Egypt since 1986. After double majoring in History as well as Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College (USA), she received her M. Phil. (in Museology and Egyptian Archaeology) and Ph.D. (in Egyptian archaeology) from Cambridge University. She has directed the Animal Mummy Project, co-directed the Predynastic Gallery project and the North Kharga Oasis Survey, and is Director of the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey and the Amenmesse Mission of KV10 and KV63 in the Valley of the Kings. Dr. Ikram has written several books (for adults and children) and articles, with subject matters ranging from mummification to the eating habits of the ancient Egyptians. Sponsored by Norma Kershaw and Manouchehr Seyfzadeh in partnership with the American Research Center in Egypt: Orange County Chapter. 

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Ticket info: Free for Bowers and ARCE Members | General $12
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December 9, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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