1994-95 Annual Report
Edward F. Wente
Edward F. Wente presented a lecture, "Creation in Ancient Egypt," in February of 1995 for the Chicago Center for Religion and Science at the Lutheran School of Theology. In this talk he explored the bearing of the Egyptian concepts of divine time and eschatology upon the motif of creation and renewal and provided some suggestions regarding the purpose of creation in ancient Egypt.
For the winter issue of The Oriental Institute News & Notes , Mr. Wente wrote "Who Was Who among the Royal Mummies," where he discussed problems of identification that have arisen as a result of recent radiological and biological investigations of the pharaohs' remains in the Cairo Museum and provided several possible reconstructions of the royal line of the Eighteenth Dynasty that are consistent with both historical and biological data. In connection with an ongoing translation of Ramesside royal stelae, he is preparing a review of a recently published anthology of historical inscriptions of the Twentieth Dynasty as well as a review of the chronology of the New Kingdom.
Revised: February 7, 2007