(Alexandria, 6th May 2011)


     Under the auspices of His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa and under the organization of Dr Amanda-Alice Maravelia, scientific colleague of the Centre for Egyptology Studies of the Russian Academy of Scientists, an International Congress on the subject of “Ancient Egyptian Science and Metaphysics: the Quintessence of Religious Allegories and the Roots of Scientific Thought”,  will take place on the 6th May 2011 in the Patriarchal Library of Alexandria, within the Patriarchal Mansion.

     The aim of the congress is to trace and assess the ancient Egyptian ideology and religion, and the pre-scientific attempts of the ancient Egyptians to understand both the world which surrounded them, as well as their own existence. Within this framework, particular attention will be given to the metaphysical background of ancient Egyptian religion, ancient Egyptian astronomy, mathematics and medicine. Furthermore, the interaction between Religion and Science, as it is formulated in the thought of the priests and the philosophers, will be analysed. The congress aspires to consider this multi-dimensional thematic through a inter-scientific prism, through the coupling of principles of Egyptology, Ancient Astronomy, Archaeology, History and Anthropology. To this end an international team of scientists will contribute with their talks.

     This congress is yet another actual witness of the will of His Beatitude Theodoros II Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria to host within the historic Patriarchal Library scientific gatherings of a high standard which aim to deepen and expand the knowledge of culture which was developed historically in the land of the Nile, achieving universal dimensions thereafter.

     The deliberations of the congress will take place between 09h00 and 19h30 and will be open to the public.

From the Patriarchate