Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

Egyptologist Lanny Bell Gives Lecture at Manhattanville
Thursday, 22 March 2012 08:10

AIA Lecture GraphicThe Manhattanville College Art History Department, in association with the Archaeological Institute of America, are pleased to present "The Reunion of Body and Soul: Sacred Sexuality and Resurrection in the Netherworld," a lecture by eminent Egyptologist Lanny Bell.

The lecture is Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. in Reid Hall on the Manhattanville campus. Bell will discuss the Egyptians' consummate faith in the power of life over death.

Manhattanville and the AIA have been cosponsoring the lecture series since 2008, as part of the AIA's National Lecture program, an outreach program that brings significant archaeologists to local groups and colleges around the country.

"It is a fantastic opportunity to enrich the intellectual life of the campus," said professor Megan Cifarelli, Director of the Museum Studies Program and Presidents of the Westchester Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. "It brings our students in contact with some of the leading lights in the field of archaeology."

Bell is a leader in the documentation of the monuments of ancient Egypt and the interpretation of ancient Egyptian culture. He specializes in ancient Egyptian divine kingship, the temples of Thebes, and Egyptian epigraphy. He has been active in Egypt since 1967, conducting fieldwork in Luxor for the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania and for the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.