Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12. The Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharaohs (A Summer Institute for Educators). Sponsored by PIER and the Councils on African Studies and Middle East Studies at Yale University with generous support from the Title VI National Resource Center Grants from the United States Department of Education. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue.
Syrian journalist and novelist Samar Yazbek, whose recently published personal account of Syria's revolution has received worldwide attention, delivered a talk on campus at Yale University on Wednesday, September 19. (Watch Video).
This exhibition will take you on a journey through two thousand years of fascination with ancient Egypt, the land of the pharaohs. Visitors will enter through a reproduction of the Egyptianizing gateway that is the entrance to New Haven’s Grove Street Cemetery (designed by Henry Austin in 1839), and then discover how a culture that flourished thousands of years ago has impacted our own world. Echoes of ancient Egypt appear in art, architecture, and literature around the world from ancient Africa to medieval Europe and the Middle East, to modern North America.