Ancient Egyptian Funerary Literature
Tackling the Complexity of Texts
Funerary Literature is not only a very typical, extremely abundant and almost specific cultural product of Ancient Egypt, it is also a fascinating documentation which still offers today’s Egyptologists a large field of research opportunities. Much effort has been devoted to establishing translations and to analysing the transmission of individual spells or groups of texts. However, less attention has been paid to questions of method. What tools are available to properly evaluate the structure, content and history of a given text? The conference to be held in Basel on December 9-11, 2010 aims at elaborating a more nuanced and detailed comprehension of individual texts and of funerary literature as a whole.
Colleagues are welcome to attend the meeting. Please announce your presence at aegyptologie-at-unibas.ch
Program [PDF/713 KB]