Pyramids and Funeral Pyres: Death and the Afterlife in Greece and Egypt|
Spring 2014 not offered
ARCP 244, ARHA 219|
|Certificates: Middle Eastern Studies|
This course explores the archaeology of death and burial in Egypt and Greece, from the royal burials in the pyramids at Giza, to the cremated remains of warriors in Lefkandi, Greece, to the humble burials of infants under house floors. Drawing upon archaeological, art historical, and mythological evidence, we'll examine how the funerary practices and the very notions of death, the soul, the body, and the afterlife compare in these two societies. We will also explore how social class, gender, and ethnicity influenced those ideas. The course will also provide an introduction to archaeological theory and the interpretive strategies employed by archaeologists, art historians, and historians in the reconstruction of ancient societies.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(CLST)(IDEA-MN)(MEST-MN)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm, Final, 2 short papers.
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