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Talking trees in ancient Egyptian love poetry

26 Jun 2013

Free event for adults on Saturday, 29 June (2pm) at Manchester Museum.

With Cynthia Sheikholeslami, American University in Cairo.

An ancient Egyptian papyrus, dating to around 1100 BC, contains a series of love songs related to trees and fruits. This talk will explore the themes and imagery of these Egyptian love songs, and how they were related to the worship of the Egyptian goddess Hathor, a deity associated with fertility – but also with trees.


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