Dr. Toby Wilkinson (University of Cambridge) will address the topic “Writings from Ancient Egypt”.
“Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered”: Carved in stone or written on papyrus, hieroglyphic writings provide unique insights into pharaonic civilisation, allowing us to enter into the minds of the ancient Egyptians. For his latest book, Toby Wilkinson has translated a rich selection of pieces, ranging from accounts of battles to hymns, from legal texts and letters to tales and teachings. In this talk, he will share his favourite writings from ancient Egypt and the light that they shed on its extraordinary culture.