The Private Life of Ancient Women: Persian Egypt
Sunday, August 21, 2011 • 2 pm - 4 pm
Tennessee State Museum - 505 DeaderickWebsite
An illustrated lecture by Annalisa Azzoni, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Dr. Azzoni will explore the daily lives of Egyptian women during Persian rule from 500 to 400 B.C. Azzoni's research is based on papyrus documents preserved from the Jewish settlement on Elephantine Island in the Nile River. She will focus her lecture on two women, one Jewish and one non-Jewish.