The Aegean Connection: Trade and Tribute - An online ZOOM lecture
Hilary Wilson, Southampton Ancient Egypt Society
Date: Saturday 8TH 2.00pm
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The Egyptians were famously introspective and suspicious of foreigners but evidence of contact between Egypt and the Aegean world shows that a certain amount of interaction, at least in the context of trade, was necessary to the economies of all parties. Images and mention of Keftiu or Cretan produce begin to appear in tomb paintings and tribute lists from the mid-18th Dynasty. The works of Classical writers such as Homer retain hints of diplomatic and trade exchanges with Mycenae. Shipwrecks discovered within the last century have confirmed the significance of Egyptian produce in economic transactions in the Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean. In this talk Hilary explores these connections hoping to revise the popular opinion of the Egyptians as protectionist xenophobes.
Cost: Free forMembers (enter the password in the box that appears when selecting a free members ticket) and £4 Visitors. Click to book
Joining : Use the zoom link emailed to you after booking to join the zoom from 1.45pm for a 2pm start
Hilary was for some years an Associate Lecturer in Maths and Archaeology with the Open University. Since the 1990s she has taught Egyptology courses for the University of Southampton Continuing Education Department, the WEA and other adult learning groups as well as introducing Ancient Egypt to primary school pupils in the guise of Setkemet, 'The Egyptian Lady'. She has written several books on Ancient Egypt and is a staff contributor to Ancient Egypt Magazine. Recently retired (almost) from teaching Mathematics, she devotes her leisure time to writing Egyptian-themed fiction. y