This Wednesday, experience Magic in the Ancient World at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Ancient Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Grecians, and Romans were practitioners of magic through symbolic words, images, and rituals that were meant to achieve desired outcomes through supernatural means. These ancient cultures believed magic could manage or understand their present, control supernatural agencies, and see the future. History and magic geeks, get excited.
The exhibit, Magic in the Ancient World, which is currently on display at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, began as a curatorial seminar led by Prof. Robert Ousterhout and Prof. Grant Frame. It features objects from the ancient worlds that believed in magic and is currently on exhibit until October 2017.
Prof. Ousterhout will be giving a talk on the exhibit and its themes, while also suggesting ways ancient magic might still be relevant today.
Magic in the Ancient World
Wednesday, July 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street
The event is free and open to the public, RSVP on Eventbrite.