Recommended age: 16+ years
‘I exist, I am alive, I am strong, I have awoken'.
Along with mummification, ceremonies and the creation of tombs, ancient Egyptians contrived hundreds of spells to safeguard their eternal existence.
Using key pieces from the exhibition Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs, Macquarie University’s Dr Mourad-Cizek will explain how pharaohs, princesses, artists and others prepared to join the realm of the dead, to become eternally divine.
After the lecture, join the conversation with a Q&A hosted by the Australian Museum’s Head of Exhibitions, Fran Dorey.
Note: Ticket price does NOT include entry to Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs.
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Dr Anna-Latifa Mourad-Cizek
Dr Anna-Latifa Mourad-Cizek is an archaeologist and historian who explores the links between cultural encounters and socio-cultural transformations. Her research focusses on relations between ancient Egypt and Western Asia during the Third and Second Millennia BCE. She received her PhD from Macquarie University for a thesis on the ‘Rise of the Hyksos’ and Egyptian-Levantine relations from the Middle Kingdom to the Second Intermediate Period (2014).
She was later a postdoctoral fellow with the ERC Advanced Grant project, 'The Enigma of the Hyksos' at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2017-2020). In 2019, she was awarded a Macquarie University Research Fellowship for a project investigating networks of contact and exchange in the first half of the Second Millennium BCE. Dr Mourad-Cizek has worked with archaeological expeditions in Australia and Egypt. She currently teaches archaeology at the University of Sydney, holding honorary research fellowships at Macquarie University and the Australian Institute of Archaeology.
Fran Dorey (Host)
Fran Dorey is Head of Exhibitions, at the Australian Museum, leading the Exhibition team responsible for the curation, design, preparation and maintenance of the Museum’s permanent, temporary and touring products.
She has co-curated and project managed some of the AM’s most ambitious exhibitions including 200 Treasures, Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family, Aztecs, Alexander the Great, Life Beyond the Tomb, Art of the Pharaohs and Climate Change – our future our choice.
Fran has a BA (Honours) majoring in archaeology and ancient history from the University of Sydney and a Dip Ed (Secondary) from Charles Sturt University. She remains passionate about archaeology and history, as well as palaeontology and palaeoanthropology, and writes and maintains the AM’s popular Human Evolution webpages.