Event Title

P-52 Historical Function and Origin of the Eye of Horus Amulet Discovered at Tal Hisban

Presenter Information

Chris Jenkins, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

3-6-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

3-6-2015 4:00 PM

Description

What is the historical function and origin of the Eye of Horus Amulet discovered at Tal Hisban? In the 2014 Excavation of Tal Hisban, an ancient Egyptian Artifact was discovered down in the reservoir that was once used for water. The artifact was later identified to be an Eye of Horus amulet. This was a big find for the season but unfortunately the artifact was found out of context and could not properly be dated. In this study we will be studying multiple sources from different Archaeological works on Egyptian Mythology, religion and jewelry. In the process of dating the artifact we will be looking at color and style in our comparative analysis, to compare our artifact with others that have been discovered in the past, so we can properly date our artifact. I expect to find that the artifact will fall into the time period of the Iron Age.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Robert Bates, Behavioral Sciences

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P-52 Historical Function and Origin of the Eye of Horus Amulet Discovered at Tal Hisban

Buller Hallway

What is the historical function and origin of the Eye of Horus Amulet discovered at Tal Hisban? In the 2014 Excavation of Tal Hisban, an ancient Egyptian Artifact was discovered down in the reservoir that was once used for water. The artifact was later identified to be an Eye of Horus amulet. This was a big find for the season but unfortunately the artifact was found out of context and could not properly be dated. In this study we will be studying multiple sources from different Archaeological works on Egyptian Mythology, religion and jewelry. In the process of dating the artifact we will be looking at color and style in our comparative analysis, to compare our artifact with others that have been discovered in the past, so we can properly date our artifact. I expect to find that the artifact will fall into the time period of the Iron Age.