In Remembrance of Me : Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East Paperback / softback
Edited by J. David Schloen, Virginia Rimmer Herrmann
Part of the Oriental Institute Museum Publications series
This Oriental Institute Museum exhibit catalog looks at how the living commemorated and cared for deceased ancestors in the ancient Middle East.
The focus of the exhibit is the memorial monument (stele) of an official named Katumuwa (ca. 735 BC), discovered in 2008 by University of Chicago archaeologists at the site of Zincirli, Turkey.
Part I of the catalog presents the most comprehensive collection of scholarship yet published on the interpretation of the Katumuwa Stele, an illuminating new document of ancestor cult and beliefs about the soul.
In Part II, leading scholars describe the relationship between the living and the dead in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, and the Levant (Syria-Palestine), providing a valuable introduction to the family and mortuary religion of the ancient Middle East.
The fifty-seven objects cataloged highlight the role of food and drink offerings and stone effigies in maintaining a place for the dead in family life.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
- Publication Date: 30/04/2014
- ISBN: 9781614910176