Making Sense of the Monumental Architecture of Egypt

Making Sense of the Monumental Architecture of Egypt

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.