Science and Philosophy Seminar of the Eastern Shore of Virginia has scheduled a seminar, “Akhenaton: Ancient Egypt’s Monotheistic Pharaoh.” The free 90-minute seminar will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24 in the Lecture Hall of the Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA 23410.
Catherine Kehrig will lead the Seminar and will discuss how Akhenaton’s focus on a single God, Aten, may have enabled the Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. She will also discuss what motivated this pacifist Pharaoh and why he portrayed himself as artistically different from the “Armana Art” period.
Kehrig has studied Egyptology and lead tours to Egypt and taught the subject at high school and college levels.
These seminars are occasionally rescheduled on short notice. Prospective attendees are urged to check the Seminar’s website (www.SciPhi.org) shortly before a scheduled date.
Science and Philosophy Seminar is an informally organized group that meets more or less regularly to explore and discuss a wide array of topics, ranging from philosophical speculation to scientific research. All Seminars are open to the public. Admission is free.