Death on the Nile: A 3D Visit to Egypt's Most Enduring Cemetery
This UCSC Women's Club meeting features a presentation by Egyptologist and Digital Humanist Elaine Sullivan, PhD. The ancient Egyptian necropolis of Saqqara was the burial place of kings, queens, priests, and elite officials for 2500 years (3000-332 BCE), and boasts some of the most spectacular architecture and art from the Pharoanic Period. In this talk, Dr. Sullivan will take us on a virtual visit to the site, using a 3D model that digitally 'reconstructs' the original appearance of the ancient monuments, and explore how royal and elite Egyptians created a special landscape to guarantee their eternal life and power. This UCSC Women's Club meeting is open to members and guests. This meeting also includes a book sale for members. Members may bring up to five books for the sale. No textbooks, please.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 11:00am to 1:00pm
UCSC Arboretum, Horticulture Building II