CAS Joint Lecture: Pharaonic Power and Architectural Labor Investment at the Karnak Temple Complex, Egypt

Date & Time: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Labor mobilization at the Karnak Temple Complex in Egypt provides a unique understanding of authority among Egyptian pharaohs as Karnak was aggrandized by various pharaohs over a span of 2,000 years. Periods of monumental building at Karnak are strongly correlated with the variables of warfare and administrative centralization, suggesting that rulers with greater sociopolitical power expressed it through programs at Karnak, and likewise justified their authority, divine rulership, and political and military actions.