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LECTURE:Death and Taxes in Ancient Egypt

Oriental Institute - Membership Department

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

LECTURE:Death and Taxes in Ancient Egypt

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Join Brian Muhs,Associate Professor of Egyptology, Oriental Institute and Department of Near Eastern Civilizations and Languages, University of Chicago for Death and Taxes in Ancient Egypt.

In Ancient Egypt as today, the state tried to make taxes as unavoidable as death. It measured fields to calculate their harvest taxes, and conducted a census in order to exact compulsory labor in the form of military service or agricultural labor. When coinage gained currency, the state refused to register sales until their sales tax was paid, and ultimately used the census to introduce the dreaded poll tax. Those who nonetheless tried to evade their taxes risked corporal punishment and imprisonment.
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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.

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Oriental Institute - Breasted Hall
1155 E 58th St
Chicago, IL 60637

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)


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