The Egypt Study Society (ESS) is an organization for people who are interested in ancient Egypt. ESS welcomes anyone with similar interests to participate. ESS programs include lectures, slide and video presentations, seminars, hands on workshops, and an annual picnic. Well known egyptologists and knowledgeable ESS members make presentations throughout the year.
You can find the latest lectures by visiting Next Lecture page or the Upcoming Lectures page. You can view our monthly newsletter, The Scribe's Palette, for current info about ESS and news about ancient Egypt. You can read the full archive of our journal, The Ostracon.
Our society is a non-profit educational organization based in Denver, Colorado, USA, and is an associate group of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Many ESS members assit the DMNS with exhibitions and projects connected with Egypt.
The ancient Egyptian ushabti is familiar to most visitors to Egyptian collections in museums throughout the world but the evolution and uses of these often magical figurines can be elusive. This presentation will provide a better understanding of ushabtis, their history and the role they played in ancient Egyptian culture. Mr. Smith will discuss several examples of ushabtis found in the collection of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
A member of the Egyptian Study Society, Daniel Smith recently received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He has had archaeological field experience in Colorado and in Egypt where he was a member of the 2015 University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition. Mr. Smith is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in Egyptology at the University of Memphis.