Lecture about Nubian culture at Burpee

Bruce Beyer Williams of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago will give a free lecture about “Nubia and the Struggle for Cultural Allegiance in Northern Africa After Alexander” at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St., Rockford.

The lecture is presented by The Archaeological Institute of America, Rockford Society, in collaboration with the Burpee Museum of Natural History and the Classics Department of Rockford College.

In Nubia, the reaction to the Mediterranean world was conditioned by a set of religious values that were the charter of its government and that affected culture, especially images, in a profound way. In the struggles of the later antique empires, these images came to function as rallying standards in the great religious conflicts that marked the change to the medieval world.

The public is invited to a free reception immediately following the lecture. The Rockford Society provides additional information about lectures, events, trips and archaeological topics at www.rockfordaia.org.

From the Nov. 1-7, 2006, issue

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