ARCE ONLINE: The King’s Stones: Royal Monopoly and the Semiprecious Stone Industry with Dr. Shelby Justl


ARCE-OC: American Research Center in Egypt: Orange County Chapter

Dr. Shelby Justl, Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania

Hear directly from Dr. Justl as she explores the strong royal role in semiprecious stone administration, indicating that this is an aspect of kingship not often acknowledged. Examine the jobs of officials involved in mining, storage, or distribution; the design and imagery of temple and palace treasury storerooms used to safeguard these stones; the remains of workshops that manufactured semiprecious stone artifacts; and even the gemstones’ role in taxes -all of which indicate that semiprecious stones were highly valued, closely safeguarded, and tightly controlled by the Pharaoh and the Egyptian State.

Ticketed Event: Free for Bowers and ARCE Members | General $10 | Ticketholders will receive their link at 11 am the day prior to the event. Official 24-hour access begins at midnight.

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Event details

July 10, 2021 12:00 am - 11:59 pm