When:
Monday, Feb 12, 2018 6:00p -
7:30p

Where:
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences, University

Event website:
https://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/event/new-discoveries-wadi-al-jarf

Located along the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea, Wadi al-Jarf is considered the oldest known harbor in the world. This exceptional 4,600-year-old site dates to the beginning of the Fourth Dynasty, the “golden age” of ancient Egypt. In this free and public lecture presented by the Harvard Semitic Museum, Gregory Marouard, Research Associate in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Chicago, will discuss recent archaeological excavations at Wadi al-Jarf, including the discovery of hundreds of papyrus fragments that provide important details about the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza and insights into the complex organization and well-structured logistics of royal Egyptian projects.

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12/02/2018 18:00:00 12/02/2018 19:30:00 15 New Discoveries at Wadi al-Jarf Located along the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea, Wadi al-Jarf is considered the oldest known harbor in the world. This exceptional 4,600-year-old site dates to the beginning of the Fourth Dynasty, ... Geological Lecture Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit