Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



Antonio Loprieno, "Mystery and Initiation in Ancient Egypt", BYU lectures, 8 February 1996, Egyptology, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Pyramid Texts, Coffin Texts, Book of the Dead, Netherworld Books, Egyptian religious texts


Professor Antonio Loprieno lectured on "Mystery and Initiation in Ancient Egypt" at BYU on 8 February 1996. Loprieno, professor of Egyptology and chair of the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, discussed ancient Egyptian initiation rites described in religious writings such as the Pyramid Texts, the Coffin Texts, the Book of the Dead, and a group of texts designated as Netherworld Books. His lectures captured the interest of many BYU faculty members and more than 200 students and other members of the community.