“Making colossal statues in Ancient Egypt”
by Dr Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt & Sudan
1pm Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum
FREE but booking advised
As part of our programme of events for the exhibition “Making Monuments on Rapa Nui”, I will be giving a lecture on how the ancient Egyptians created colossal monuments.
Like the Rapa Nui of “Easter Island”, the ancient Egyptians are well-known for creating impressive, over-lifesize stone statues. This talk explores the means of quarrying, transport and ritual activation of colossi in ancient Egypt, and asks why we find such monuments so appealing today.