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Sunday, April 10, 2022

ARCE-NC Lecture May 1 by Aidan Dodson: The Resurrection of the First Pharaohs

The American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter, and the Near Eastern Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, invite you to attend a virtual lecture by Dr. Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol:

The Resurrection of the First Pharaohs

Sunday, May 1, 2022, 2 PM Pacific Time (note the earlier time)

Zoom Lecture. A registration link will be automatically sent to ARCE-NC members. Non-members may request a registration link by sending email with your name and email address to Non-members, please send any registration requests no later than Friday, April 29. The number of registrations is limited, so the sooner you register, the better.

Glenn Meyer
ARCE-NC ePublicity

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About the Lecture:

Egypt was unified around 3000 BC, beginning the history of pharaonic Egypt and setting the ground-rules for the nature and constitution of the state and kingship that would endure for three millennia. This afternoon we will explore the way in which the memories of the first pharaohs were maintained and used by their successors down to Roman times, and how, after millennia of oblivion, they were rediscovered by modern scholarship.

About the Speaker:

Professor Aidan Dodson
has taught at the University of Bristol since 1996, where he has been honorary Professor of Egyptology since 2018. A graduate of Liverpool and Cambridge Universities, he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2003, and was Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo for spring 2013. He is the author of some 400 articles and reviews, and 25 books; his latest is The First Pharaohs: Their Lives and Afterlives, which was published by the American University in Cairo Press in October 2021.

About ARCE-NC:

For more information, please visit,,, or To join the chapter or renew your membership, please go to and select "Berkeley, CA" as your chapter when you sign up.

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