Thursday 28 February 2019, 6-8pm
The special lecture is generously sponsored by CACHE - Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment., and presented in conjunction with the Rundle Foundation for Egyptian Archaeology and the Department of Ancient History.
CACHE brings leading and emerging researchers from MQ’s Department of Ancient History – including the disciplines of archaeology, art history, cultural heritage preservation, papyrology, philology and cultural history – into dialogue with leading scientists from biology, environmental sciences, geography and planning, and the social sciences.
All are welcome! Please arrive on time and join us before the lecture for some light refreshments!
Abusir discoveries and the rise and fall of the Old Kingdom
The lecture will address latest excavation results of the Abusir mission focusing on the reign of Nyuserra around 2400 BC which marked a turning point in the history of the Old Kingdom. A brief commentary on several explored complexes will be provided, among others the tombs of overseers of all works of the king, Kaires and Ti, and the tomb complex of Nefer and princess Sheretnebty. Their significance will be compared with the general nature of the period characterised by rising nepotism, growing importance of the interest groups and the hereditary principle in the society and climate deterioration navigating ancient Egyptian society towards its first collapse.
- When: Thursday 28 February 2019, 6-8pm
- Where: Theatre 1, Level 1, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University