Veronica Jordan-Davis

Year: 2012      

Veronica Jordan Davis

Project Description

This research project focuses on the manner in which ancient Egyptians chose to document their ties to spouses, family members, friends and lovers. The artifacts examined include: artistic reliefs, sculpture, graffiti, ostraca and even love poetry. The Amarna Period (1353-1336 BCE) is of particular interest, given the rapid change in the way relationships were documented, especially the increased transparency of the royal family’s private life. My research took me throughout Europe so that I could examine certain artifacts in person and speak with renowned Egyptologists about my thesis.