Religion of the Pharaohs, Study Guide

Quiz: expect questions from lecture and discussion from previous day, also.

Important names, terms, and concepts (terms are from readings or class last time)

Important names, terms, and concepts


Valley of the Kings

Book of the Dead




race in The Mummy



Discussion Questions

Said, Orientalism

This reading is difficult, so be patient. Keep in mind these presuppositions:

Make a note of sentences or passages that you think are really important to Said's argument, even if you do not completely understand them.  Include page numbers.  What do you think Said is saying in that passage or sentence?




The Mummy (1932) starring Boris Karloff

The background:
Egypt was under British rule during the 1920's and 30's 
1922:  the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the only royal tomb that remained mostly intact in the Valley of the Kings.  The tomb was excavated from 1922-1932 -- so, right up until this movie was released

Take note of anything that interests you.



Take note, as well, of two specific themes:
1) the depiction of race and/or ethnicity in the film           


2) the depiction of religion, superstition, and science. What would Said say this movie is really about?




You are welcome to bring any other questions/discussion topics to class as well.