Egypt at its Origins
The Fourth International Conference on Predynastic & Early Dynastic Egypt
July 26-July 30, 2011

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Themes

The conference is organized around a series of major themes within the broader subject of the origins of the Egyptian state (from the Predynastic period to the end of the Second Dynasty), with a particular emphasis on recent archaeological results. Papers and posters will be organized around the following:

  • Results of recent fieldwork
  • Temple, ritual and cult
  • Funerary ritual
  • Material culture and technology
  • Architecture
  • Egypt, its deserts and neighbors