Egyptology: The missing millennium

Egyptology: The missing millennium
 
  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Free

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“The Egyptian’s didn’t care about their pre-Islamic heritage until the Europeans arrived.”

Heard this before? In this talk, Dr Okasha El Daly will overturn this long-held misconception by uniting Egyptology and Islamic Studies. By analysing Medieval Arabic sources, it is clear that inhabitants and travellers in Egypt following the Muslim conquest in the seventh century CE had a great interest in the monuments, scripts, and religion of ancient times.

Their knowledge of Greek and Coptic sources coupled with an understanding of local practices mean that these often-overlooked sources preserve a unique record of Egypt’s past and are in need of further study.

This talk is based on Dr El Daly’s book of the same name.


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  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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2021-03-04 17:00 2021-03-04 17:00 Europe/London Egyptology: The missing millennium Join Dr Okasha El Daly as he overturns this long-held misconceptions by uniting Egyptology and Islamic Studies. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/03/04/egyptology-the-missing-millennium-251930 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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