What do modern-day Kansans have in common with ancient Egyptians?
A program at 6 p.m. tonight, Dec. 10, at the Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs, will explore that topic.
“In Their Own Words: The Ancient Egyptians,” presented by Stacy Davidson, will explore universal themes of love, strife, worry and death in ancient Egyptian writings to show a world not dissimilar to today.
The presentation will explore themes in Egyptian literature, including love songs, legal documents and the first recorded labor strike.
Stacy Davidson, originally from southern Illinois, is an Egyptologist who teaches at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park.
“Written communication is time travel: it allows us to enter into a conversation with people who lived thousands of years ago,” Davidson said. “By understanding the Egyptians’ written records, we can relate to their experiences. Hearing someone’s voice, even across a vast period of time and space, emphasizes our shared humanity.”
“In Their Own Words: The Ancient Egyptians” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that will inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.
For more information, visit visit www.bonnerlibrary.org.