Monday, Mar 19, 2018 6:00p -
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Lectures & Conferences, University
Ancient Egyptian kings conquered Lower Nubia—today northern Sudan—nearly 4,000 years ago, defending it with a string of monumental fortresses along the Nile River. Previously thought lost, when the construction of the Aswan High Dam flooded the area, one fortress, known as Uronarti, was recently rediscovered and is being excavated for the first time since George Reisner’s Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition worked there in the early twentieth century. In this free and public lecture presented by the Harvard Semitic Museum with support from the Marcella Tilles Memorial Fund, Laurel Bestock, Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World, Egyptology and Assyriology, and the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University, will highlight recent archaeological finds at the site and discuss the intercultural encounters and lifestyles in this Egyptian colonial outpost.