P09
Ancient Egypt throughout time: identities, narratives and representations

Convenors:
Helena Lopes (CHAM, NOVA FCSH, UAc)
Location:
B1 0.03
Sessions:
Wednesday 17 July, 15:00-16:30, 17:00-18:30

Short abstract:

In African antiquity, the long history of Egypt throughout more than 3 thousand years is important because it was subject of changes and constant innovations maintaining, however, its core identity. Even after the fall of its ancient civilization it continued to culturally influence the world.

Long abstract:

Ancient Egypt has one of the most fascinating, richest and well-known histories of the African continent. Throughout more than 3 thousand years it was subject of changes and constant innovations maintaining, however, its core identity. Egypt set its ambitions in African territory and beyond, attested by its Southern and Eastern expansion fuelled by economic and political motivations. Likewise, Egypt was envied for its riches and caught the attentions of the mightiest powers since antiquity, from ancient Greeks and Romans to the modern French and British Empires. Therefore, its cultural and historic memories are felt and seen even today. To comprehend its history and changes with time will help us to understand the evolution and relations of this ancient African civilization and its myriad influences.