Dr Ian Shaw, Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology, University of Liverpool; and
Dr Cornelius von Pilgrim, Director of the Swiss Institute of Architectural & Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt in Cairo
A day of illustrated lectures by leading international scholars, revealing daily life and living places of the ancient Egyptians. This event is presented by the Western Australian Museum Centre for Ancient Egyptian Studies (WAMCAES) as part of the centre’s 2012 lecture program.
10.30 – 11.30: Session 1: Digging the Desert margins – Quarrying and mining settlements (Dr Ian Shaw)
11.30: Tea break (15 minutes) - provided
11.45 – 12.45: Session 2: Change & Continuity in the town of Elephantine (Dr Cornelius von Pilgrim)
12.45: Lunch (60 minutes) – self catered
1.45 – 2.45: Session 3: What Lies Beneath – Salvage excavation in the town of Aswan [ancient Syene] (Dr Cornelius von Pilgrim)
2.45: Tea break (15 minutes) - provided
3.00 – 4.00: Session 4: Lifting the Veil – Gurob harem palace, Faiyum (Dr Ian Shaw)
Cost: WAMCAES Members/ WAM Staff/ WAM Friends/ Concession - $15; Non-members - $20 (These prices include entry to one, some or all of the lectures)
Tickets: Payable at the door, doors open from 10:00 am
Bookings: Essential, please RSVP to Moya (email@example.com or 9212 3722) or Alice (firstname.lastname@example.org or 9212 3718)
Dr Ian Shaw
Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology, University of Liverpool
Since 2005 Dr Shaw has directed a multi-disciplinary survey and excavation of the town and cemetery of Medinet el-Gurob in the Faiyum region of Egypt. Mi-wer [Gurob] was established by Thutmosis III as a royal harem. Ian has also worked on the Gebel el-Asr quarries in lower Nubia, a significant source of gneiss and chalcedony. The Gebel el-Asr project focuses on the lives of the 3rd and early 2nd millennium workers living on the fringes of Egypt’s territories.
Some of his publications include: The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt (Oxford University Press, 2000), The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, 2nd edition (BMP 2008), Hatnub: Quarrying Travertine in Ancient Egypt (EES, 2010), and Ancient Egyptian Technology and Innovation (Bloomsbury, 2012)
Dr Cornelius von Pilgrim
Director of the Swiss Institute of Architectural & Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt in Cairo
Dr von Pilgrim leads the Swiss archaeological project in Elephantine. This work focuses on the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period domestic quarters, the temples, private houses, streets and institutions, of Elephantine. Since 2000, in collaboration with the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Cornelius has also excavated on the other side of the Nile, on the eastbank at ancient Syene, buried under the modern city of Aswan. This project faces illicit diggings, and modern town development construction. His main publication is Elephantine. XVIII. Untersuchungen in der Stadt des MittlerenReiches und der ZweitenZwischenzeit, Mainz 1996 ("Elephantine XVIII: Studies in the city of the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period"). A report, in English, of the 11th season in Syene is avaialable on the web.
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