Welcome to ARCE-AZ!

The Officers, Board and Members of the Arizona Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE-AZ) welcome you. 

This web page has been developed to share information regarding our local chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, or "ARCE" (pronounced "ARE-C"). Most events hosted by the Arizona Chapter are in Tucson, but we strive to support interest in Egyptology anywhere in the state.

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November 29th, 6-7 pm - Room 110, Bannister Building, University of Arizona, 1215 E Lowell Street, Tucson, 85721
"Practical Apotheosis: Becoming God and (De)constructing the Afterlife in Egypt's New Kingdom" a lecture open to the public by Prof. Joshua Roberson, University of Memphis.
The royal tombs of Egypt's New Kingdom provide incredibly detailed accounts of the forms, inhabitants, and functions of the divine world, as the locus for the king's rebirth after death. The tombs' architecture and decoration functioned in concert as magical tools for the transformation of the king's spirit into a solar deity, equipped for eternity. This lecture will explore some of the cosmological models that New Kingdom rulers employed, in order to gain access to this divine state.