The Egypt Study Society (ESS) is an organization for people who are interested in ancient Egypt. ESS welcomes anyone with similar interests to participate. ESS programs include lectures, slide and video presentations, seminars, hands on workshops, and an annual picnic. Well known egyptologists and knowledgeable ESS members make presentations throughout the year.
You can find the latest lectures by visiting Next Lecture page or the Upcoming Lectures page. You can view our monthly newsletter, The Scribe's Palette, for current info about ESS and news about ancient Egypt. You can read the full archive of our journal, The Ostracon.
Our society is a non-profit educational organization based in Denver, Colorado, USA, and is an associate group of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Many ESS members assit the DMNS with exhibitions and projects connected with Egypt.
This presentation is an introduction to the sometimes overwhelming topic of ancient Egyptian religion. The topic will be initially approached in the form of a thought experiment where the modern mind is compared with the ancient. A schematic strategy will be suggested for the study and understanding of particular periods in Egyptian history. A discussion of the three basic sources of ancient Egyptian belief will conclude the presentation.
Bill Cherf is a member of ESS who has served on the society’s board of directors in various capacities. Cherf holds a MA in Egyptian Archaeology and a PhD in Ancient History from Loyola University in Chicago.