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SPECIAL LECTURE | Professor Miroslav Bárta

By Alexandra Woods

Thursday 28 February 2019, 6-8pm

Theatre 1, Level 1, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University

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!


Professor Miroslav Bárta | Charles University, Prague

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.

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Alexandra Woods

Alexandra Woods is a senior lecturer in the Department of Ancient History, Faculty of Arts. She studied Egyptology and Ancient History at Macquarie University (2001-2003), and completed an Honours degree in Egyptology (2004) before undertaking doctoral studies at Macquarie (2005-2008) based on analysis of Old Kingdom elite tomb iconography. At Macquarie University Alex now teaches Egyptology with a focus on Egyptian archaeology, art history and Old and Middle Kingdom studies.