Thesis Series: Egyptomania
July 17, 2017
In the first episode of our Thesis Series, Ginny discusses European and American fascination with Ancient Egyptian art and culture. What led to this enduring interest in Ancient Egypt and when did it start? *Disclaimer: The story about the Met Museum's Temple of Dendur was told secondhand without additional research.
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Curran, Brian A., Anthony Grafton, and Pamela O. Long. Obelisk: a history. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.
Fritze, Ronald H. Egyptomania: a history of fascination, obsession and fantasy. London: Reaktion Books, 2016.