Enter the Temples: A Learning Journey into Ancient Egypt's Great Sacred Spaces

Dec 12 - 13, 2013 · Toronto, Canada
They were monumental homes to the gods more than 2000 years ago. Though stark and skeletal today, Egypt’s ancient temples were once garishly painted, guarded by colossal statues and entirely covered ceiling to floor with magnificent drawings of strange deities, blood curdling battles and epic sea journeys. But how were they laid out, who worshipped there – and what did the ancient Egyptians really believe?
This vibrant three hour evening lecture and learning immersion will transport you back in time to learn a complete overview of the great temples of Egypt. Travel with us down the the Nile to discover the worship practices, symbolism, cosmology and harken to the hidden secrets behind Queen Hatshepsut’s great mortuary temple, the Ptolomaic Temple of Horus at Edfu in Upper Egypt and much more...
Also find out what archaeologists today are doing to restore and preserve these great wonders for a future generation – despite the daunting challenges of modern Egypt.
This exciting evening includes:

Overview of Egyptian temples
Lively discussion
Shareable delicacies
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