Magic and the Book of the Dead in Ancient Egypt

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Taught by Gabriella Corey

After receiving a degree in the History of Art and Architecture from College of Charleston in 2013, Gabriella moved to Germany to travel and work. In September 2015, Gabriella completed her master’s thesis from the Universtiy of Glasgow on clocks and shfiting temporality in Medieval western art and moved from London back to Germany. In January, she accepted a position with Christie’s Old Master Department and moved to a Success Specialist position at artnet in April. Outside of work, Gabriella’s interests focus around getting lost in new areas of the city, eating cupcakes at every possible opportunity, and reading an incredibly random selection of books.

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Known as the "Book of Going Forth by Day," the  is now known as the Book of the Dead.

In this lecture, we will see how these texts show us what the ancients feared in their day to day life (eating poop!) as well as what they considered most important in life (beer!). 

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