A The Egypt Centre EventSpeaker
Professor Alan LloydFrom: March 21, 2018, 7 p.m.
Throughout Pharaonic history the king was regarded as a god, the incarnation of the god Horus. These ideas dominate overwhelmingly the large corpus of surviving iconographic evidence as well as the texts, inscriptional and otherwise, which have survived into modern times forming part of the Pharaonic media image of kingship which has often been described, not without reason, as the ‘propaganda of kingship’, and it is easy to get mesmerized by this image into thinking that all always went well with Pharaoh. This lecture will take us into a very different world and make it clear that, despite the loud silence so often maintained on the matter, this rosy picture is very far from the truth and that conspiracies against the king certainly could take place and probably a great deal more frequently than the current evidence allows us to perceive.
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