Friday, February 5, 2016

A Game of Thrones and Coffins: The Death and Resurrection of Osiris (Videos)


A public lecture by Robert Ritner, professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute in Breasted Hall. Dr. Ritner is a world-renowned expert on Egyptian religion and mythology, and his lecture focused on the enduring power and appeal of this god of the Egyptian pantheon.

This lecture was before the preview of the ballet Isis and Osiris, commissioned by the Illinois Arts Council. I wanted so badly to attend both, but I was in Canada at the time. So finding it on youtube was a gift.