Join Felix Hoflmayer, Post-Doctoral Scholar at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago for Chronologies of Collapse: Climate Change and the late Third Millennium BCE Ancient Near East.
During the late third millennium BCE the Ancient Near East witnessed major historical transformations and the end of several empires, like the downfall of the Akkad Empire in Upper Mesopotamia, the collapse of the first urban centers of the southern Levant and the end of the Egyptian Old Kingdom in the Nile Valley. In the lecture we will take a closer look on nature, date and possible reasons for these interregional collapses of the late third millennium BCE.
Come early and take a docent-led tour of the museum galleries at 6:30 pm. No reservation necessary. Please meet in the museum lobby.
Questions? Contact the Oriental Institute Membership Office at 773-834-9777 or visit oi.uchicago.edu/getinvolved