Join Robert Ritner, Professor of Egyptology, in The Oriental Institute, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Program on the Ancient Mediterranean World in the Department of Classics, and in the College, The University of Chicago for ‘Awake in Peace!’: Interpreting, Seeking and Combating Dreams in Ancient Egypt.
Although dream interpretation in Egypt is most commonly associated with the Biblical tale of Joseph, concern for dreams is well-attested far earlier in Egyptian sources. The lecture will discuss Egyptian theories of dreams that are seen and heard, describe surviving books of dream interpretation, explain how dreams for healing and protection were actively sought from divine patrons and the dead, and highlight the magical rituals and spells for warding off the effects of both hostile dreams and the demons that accompany them.
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Bus 55, 171
Come early and take a docent led tour of the museum at 6:30pm. No reservation necessary. Please meet in lobby.