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Lecture in the PCMA Research Centre in Cairo: From Cairo to Philae 180 years ago. Juliusz Słowacki's journey to Egypt


The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo has the pleasure of inviting you to a lecture from the PolAr lecture series (Polish Archaeology in Mediterranean) by Professor Adam Łukaszewicz

From Cairo to Philae 180 years ago.  Juliusz Słowacki's journey to Egypt

which will be held at 6 p.m., on Sundey, 20th of November, 2016 at the Research Centre in Cairo 11, Mahalla St., Heliopolis 

 

Abstract

Juliusz Słowacki (1809-1849) was a great Polish poet of the period of romanticism. The rank of Słowacki in Polish culture is best reflected by the fact that (being not a royalty) he was honoured with a burial in the royal cathedral in Cracow, among the tombs of the kings of Poland. In his short life he once (1836-37) travelled to the Near East including Egypt. He wrote a number of poems being reminiscences of that journey. The lecturer would like to share with the audience a few observations on the reception of ancient Egypt by a Polish intellectual of the early 19th century. 

Bio

Adam Łukaszewicz is professor of archaeology, papyrology and ancient history at the University of Warsaw. As a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundaton he carried out research at the University of Marburg. He is also an alumnus of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the Study of Ancient Culture of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His research in Egypt with the PCMA and the Foundation for Polish Science is concentrated on Alexandria and on the Valley of the Kings.