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Saturday 16 October 2021 1400 UK Time:

Bernadette Brady: 'An Astronomical Ceiling At Esna: The Egyptian Story Of The Sun And The Moon.' 

The ceiling of the hypostyle hall in the Temple of Khnum, Esna, contains a complex astronomical and astrological scene. Built in the first century CE with its decoration not completed until the third century, this ceiling captures some of the last images of the Egyptian view of the heavens. Now being cleaned, these images are slowly revealing the glory of the Egyptian view of the path of the sun and the journey of the moon. This lecture unpacks the rich imagery and mythology of the Egyptian view of the sun and the moon. 

Bernadette Brady holds a PhD in Anthropology (2012), MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology (2005) and a Certificate in Egyptology from Manchester University (2020). She is currently a lecturer on the online Master of Arts in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology for the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK. Bernadette was the course director for the 2019 Bloomsbury Summer School in Luxor on Egyptian Cultural Astronomy and has lectured widely on this subject. 

 The waiting room will open about 13.45 for a 14.00 start UK time.                  
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