We have partnered with School District 214’s Community Education program to bring you to fascinating classes on Egypt in June.
Dr. Tom Mudloff will lead these looks into the everyday life of Egyptians as he offers A BASIC HISTORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT (LAA0095) and PEOPLE AND PROFESSIONS: THE COMMON MAN IN ANCIENT EGYPT (LAA0096). Dr. Mudloff earned his Ph.D. in Egyptology. He is currently the lecturer and instructor of Egyptology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. He has lectured and taught in all areas of ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian studies. He has been associated with the Discovery Channel and has been with the Field Museum for the past 15 years. This is your chance to go beyond the common kings and queens studies to look at what other professions did in ancient Egypt.
A BASIC HISTORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT (LAA0095): Learn about the most important details of the history of ancient Egypt through the extensive photo library of the instructor. The ruling families, or Dynasties, and their major contributions will be the framework of this overview of 3,500 years of history. Recent images will help illuminate a basic understanding of this civilization. No previous knowledge is necessary. Thursdays, 6/8-6/29, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
PEOPLE AND PROFESSIONS: THE COMMON MAN IN ANCIENT EGYPT (LAA0096): When we think of ancient Egypt, we think of the great temples, pyramids, and the fabulous tombs of the kings. But there was another side to this culture, exemplified by the everyday life of the average person. From potter to physician and scribe to sandal maker, this society required a variety of professions and skills to keep the wheels of civilization turning in the valley of the Nile. You will look at these people and how they lived their lives in the daily routine of ancient Egypt. Thursdays, 7/13-7/20, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
These classes will be held at the Forest View Educational Center (FVEC), 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.
Register online or call 847.925.6300.