The April 12 and 13, the city of Valencia will celebrate the VI Conference on Egyptology, with the title ‘EMPERIO NUEVO. 18th dynasty. The splendor of Ancient Egypt ’. , organized by the Valencian Institute of Egyptology. As in previous years, the objective will be to disseminate closely to the public the most interesting periods in the history of the ancient pharaohs, as well as to present the novelties in their research.
This year, the central theme of the conference will be the New Kingdom, specifically, the splendorous era of the 18th Dynasty, of which it could be said there is as much information as mysteries involved in some of its mythical characters, such as Tuthmosis, Queen Hatshetsup or the famous Tutankhamen.
It is a period with a female protagonism unprecedented, in which the co-regent queens will play a fundamental role during the minorities of their children, hence the interest it arouses among historians and archaeologists. It begins with the conquest of the Hyksos peoples of Asian origin, who dominated during the dark Second Intermediate Period, and with the seizure of power by the dynasties of Thebes, a period of great splendor begins, with an extraordinary expansive foreign policy and great artistic and cultural development.
But in the same way it had more murky periods that will undoubtedly condition the future history of the ancient country of Kemit, such as the religious revolution of Amenophis IV, who changed his name to Akhenaten and imposed a monotheism on public worship.
The congress will take place at the Rector Peset Residence Hall of the University of Valencia and will feature the participation of great personalities from Egyptology in Spain such as Andrés Diego Espinet, Francisco L. Borrego and José Lull.
Here we leave you the history of the speakers of the VI Egyptology Conference in Valencia.
Romantic, in the artistic sense of the word. In my adolescence both family and friends reminded me over and over that I was an inveterate humanist, as I spent time doing what perhaps others not so much, believing myself to be Bécquer, immersed in my own artistic fantasies, in books and movies, constantly wanting to travel and explore the world, admired for my historical past and for the wonderful productions of the human being. That is why I decided to study History and combine it with Art History, because it seemed to me the most appropriate way to carry out the skills and passions that characterize me: reading, writing, traveling, researching, knowing, making known, educating. Disclosure is another of my motivations, because I understand that there is no word that has real value if it is not because it has been transmitted effectively. And with this, I am determined that everything I do in my life has an educational purpose.