Death and Afterlife in the Ancient Near East

Project Description

Mummy Book of Dead

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NEAR E 309
Professor: Gary Martin
MW 1:30-2:50pm
Credits: 3 VLPA/I&S

Explores human yearnings, obsessions, fears, and aspirations associated with death and afterlife by examining major political, military, social, economic, religious, literary, artistic, and architectural phenomena directly connected to the way ancient cultures, such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, and the Levant, have conceptualized death.