A patchwork of principalities: The Nile Delta before, during, and after the Kushite 25th dynasty - An online ZOOM lecture
John Rogers, Swansea University.
Date: Saturday 17th July 1.00pm
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The famed 'victory stele' of Piye gives us a tantalising snapshot of the complicated collective of kings and Chiefs who controlled the Nile Delta. While we often take it for granted that Piye's successor Shebitqo brought the whole of Egypt under direct Kushite control, excavations in the field and in museum storerooms hint to a continuing patchwork of principalities throughout the dynasty, which would culminate in the Saite 26th dynasty. This talk explores the 'movers and shakers' of this fascinating era, and investigates some of the challenges the Kushites faced in controlling Egypt.
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John Rogers is a PhD student at Swansea University, funded through a 'Swansea University Research Excellence scholarship'. His work focuses on the changing ideologies of rulership during the reign of Psamtik I (664-610) as well as the political history and international relations of the mid-first millennium BCE Near East, with a particular focus on Egypt, Assyria, the Levant, and Western Anatolia. He is a member of the South Asasif Conservation Project directed by Elena Pischikova, focussing on the reconstruction of the textual programme in the tomb of Karakhamani (TT 223) under Ken Griffin. His other interests include the study of ancient music and is co-organising a workshop on intercultural contact in ancient musical traditions at this year’s European association of archaeologist’s annual meeting.eferred to as a ‘dark age’ in Nubia.