January 2018

Date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

Roman Egypt is well known as the granary of the empire, but it was so much more. It was also a base for military operations into Africa and the Middle East, and the starting point for the extremely important oceanic trade with Africa, India and China, the doorway to the outside world. The wealth that Egypt contributed propped up the empire, thanks to ruthless exploitation by the Roman emperors.

Dennis Pricolo

Dennis Pricolo is a retired Navy Captain who spent lengthy tours across Europe, the Middle East and Eastern Asia. The current president of the Egyptian Study Society, Dennis is a graduate of the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, earned masters degrees from the US Naval War College and Harvard University, and is a lifelong enthusiastic student of military, naval and ancient history.

Date: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

The architectural achievements of ancient Egypt remain unsurpassed, even today, and served as inspiration for the later civilizations from ancient Greece to modern-day America. I examine Egyptian monumental architecture from the Great Pyramids to Meroë in an attempt to broaden our ideas of meaning and practice regarding why and how people construct monuments.

Michael Kolb

Michael Kolb is Professor of Anthropology at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Presidential Teaching Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University. He has undertaken architectural labor investment studies for twenty-eight years in both the Pacific and the Mediterranean, and currently works in Western Sicily.

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