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12/11/2023 01:00 PM Online
Two seated statues, each depicting a person with a long robe carrying a bowl.

Archaeology and Cultural Memory:

The Social Construction of Death and the Hypogeum at Qatna

Beate Pongratz-Leisten

This lecture will take place online. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. The sensational finds of an intact royal hypogeum below the palace of Qatna / modern Tell Misherifeh northeast of Homs in Syria have been discussed within the framework of the Rites of Passage as developed by the French folklorist and ethnographer Arnold. This talk will discuss the archaeological evidence from a religious-historical and anthropological perspective introducing the audience into the social construction of death and the afterlife.
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