We would like to cordially invite you to the workshop entitled The rise and development of the solar cult and architecture in Ancient Egypt. This one-day workshop is organized as a final event of the first year of the GAČR project “The rise and development of the solar cult and architecture in Third Millennium BC Egypt”, recently launched at the Czech Institute of Egyptology — Charles University in Prague.
In order to broaden the investigation horizon of the project and to stimulate further discussion, the scope of the workshop is not only to focus on the Third Millennium BC Egypt but also to go beyond this period. Papers looking at the development of the solar cult, and the related issues (history, archaeology, architecture, epigraphic sources), in later periods of Ancient Egyptian history will be also included into the program of the workshop.
The language of the workshop shall be English.
We are looking forward seeing you and for a deep and fruitful discussion,
Workshop will take place at Husova 4a, Prague 1 (Akademické konferenční centrum Akademie věd České republiky), on 15th December, from 9:00 to 18:00.
P R O G R A M
9.00 ‐ 9.15: Introduction
9.15 ‐ 10‐00: M. Bárta: Cult of the sun in Ancient Egypt and the Abusir evidence
10.00 ‐ 10.30: M. Ismail: Recent discoveries from the causeway of Sahura
10.30 ‐ 11.00: coffee break
11.00 ‐ 11.30: M. Peterková Hlouchová: Protection of Sunrise: Shu, Tefnut and Re in the Pyramid Texts
11.30 ‐ 12.00: M. Nuzzolo, A. d’Andrea, P. Zanfagna: The Sun Temple of Niuserra: open questions and new evidences
12.00 ‐ 12.30: J. Krejčí: Solar aspects of the Old Kingdom royal mortuary architecture
12.30 ‐ 14.00: Lunch Break
14.00 ‐ 14.45: D. Raue: Heliopolis in the Old Kingdom: A view from inside
14.45 ‐ 15.15: R. Pirelli: Sahura’s and Hatshepsut’s Punt Reliefs in Comparison.
15.15 ‐ 15.45: coffee break
15.45 ‐ 16.15: A. Ćwiek: Daughter of Ra. Solar Paths of Deir el‐Bahari
16.15 ‐ 16.45: N. Marković: ‘Apis is Ptah, Apis is Re, Apis is Horus, son of Isis’: the solar aspect of the Apis bull and the royal ideology of the Late Period
16.45 ‐ 17.30: Closing Discussion