讲座预告:诸神之肉身—埃及和苏丹东部沙漠四千载淘金史


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主讲人:Julien Cooper 博士 (历史文化研究中心)

Julien Cooper 博士于2016年获取澳大利亚麦考瑞大学古代史博士,2016年至2018年任牛津大学博士后研究员, 2018年至2020年任耶鲁大学埃及学博士后研究员兼讲师, 2021年3月入职历史文化研究中心。Julien Cooper 博士的主要研究领域为古代史、埃及学和非洲文明。


摘要:

The vision of gold in the popular imagination of Ancient Egypt is well-appreciated. The vision of gold in the popular imagination of Ancient Egypt is well-appreciated. From Tutankhamun’s death mask to gold-statues of deities, Egypt has a special relationship with the substance of gold – in their theological rhetoric, the very ‘flesh of the gods’. Accordingly, the scholarly and scientific study of gold objects, particularly jewellery, is well-developed. But despite this, very little is understood about the gold industry itself and the origins of gold in the deserts of Ancient Egypt and Sudan. This paper seeks to address a basic question: how did Egyptians, Nubians, and local nomads conduct gold mining in the desert? The overwhelming majority of Egypt’s gold wealth comes from distant mines away from the Nile river in the Eastern Desert of Egypt and Sudan, a vast desert region inhabited by local nomadic groups and providing extremely difficult conditions for mining parties from Egypt and Nubia. Using both the textual record and recent data from surveys in the Eastern Desert, this presentation will assess the main historical phases of mining in the Eastern Desert, its politics of cooperation and conflict, as well as the nature of the expeditionary and institutional apparatus that fueled the gold-industry.


本次讲座为「古代新研」网上讲座系列(2021/10-2022/6)第三场。「古代新研」网上讲座系列由香港浸会大学饶宗颐国学院,俄罗斯科学院东方研究所,北京师范大学-香港浸会大学联合国际学院,北京师范大学历史文化研究中心联合举办。