Monday, Feb 12, 2018 6:00p -
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Lectures & Conferences, University
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.