Ancient Egyptian King-lists and the Royal Canon of Turin – Kim Ryholt
The lecture will provide an overview of the King-lists tradition in ancient Egypt and its historical significance. Particularly important is the so-called Royal Canon of Turin, which is the most detailed king-list preserved from ancient Egypt, and the ongoing research on this document will be presented with examples of how the new discovery of even minor fragments can lead to significant new historical insights.
Kim Ryholt is professor of Egyptology at the University of Copenhagen and specializes in ancient Egyptian history and literature. He was director of the Center for Canon and Identity Formation under the University of Copenhagen Programme of Excellence 2008-2013, and has been responsible for the Papyrus Carlsberg Collection and its publication project since 1999.
The lecture will be introduced by the Museo Egizio Director, Christian Greco, and it will be held in English.
Free admission according to seats availability.