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.
I will use the lecture to discuss problems and questions in our understanding of Middle Kingdom Egypt. The lecture will discuss what we learned from the recent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom. This lecture was titled after my essay in the Middle Kingdom exhibit catalogue.
Curator Adela Oppenheim received her BA from New York University, MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, where she completed a dissertation on the decorative program of the Senwosret III pyramid temple at Dahshur. She co-directs (with Curator Dieter Arnold) the Museum's excavations at the Middle Kingdom pyramid complex of Pharaoh Senwosret III at Dahshur, where her work focuses on the relief decoration of the king's temples. Adela has written and lectured extensively on Middle Kingdom art and the results of the Dahshur excavations