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FALL 2017 LECTURES

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January 27, 2018 
*SPECIAL LECTURE*

Emad Khalil, PhD
Professor of Maritime Archaeology; Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies and Research; Executive Director for the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage; Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University

"The Marsha Bagoish Underwater Project"


Anthro 345
3:30pm

Abstract:
This presentation will introduce the Marsa Bagoush Underwater Project and its most recent discoveries. The site of Marsa Bagoush (ancient Zygris) was mentioned in the 3rd century AD Roman navigation guidebook, Stadiasmus Maris Magni, which stated that "from Leuce Acte to Zygris 90 stadia; there is an islet; put into the place with it on your left; there is water in the sand."


In the late 1990s, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology – Egypt conducted a limited archaeological survey of Marsa Bagoush, which resulted in the discovery of amphorae. Since 2015, with the support of the Honor Frost Foundation, the Alexandria University Centre for Maritime Archaeology & Underwater Cultural Heritage has been excavating the site of Marsa Bagoush. This work has provided evidence for seafaring activities that date to the Hellenistic Period, as well information regarding changes in the geomorphology of the coastline since antiquity. The recent works confirms the ancient Roman description and suggests that the site was used as an achorage at least as early as the Roman period.

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February 10, 2018 **FREE LECTURE**
Peter van Minnen, PhD
Professor, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati
"Alexandria in the Age of Augustus: The View from Cleopatra’s Palace"
Anthro 345
3:30pm

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March 24, 2018  **Korsyn Lecture & UPM Egypt Culture Day**
Melinda Hartwig, PhD
Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University
"Every Tomb Tells a Story"
Nevil Classroom
3:30pm


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April 14, 2018
Dr. Eugene Cruz Uribe, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Northern Arizona University
"A Nubian Walks into a Christian bar in Philae and Says …”
Classroom 2
3:30pm


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May 19, 2018 
Dr. Anders Bettum
Senior curator at the Oslo Museum
Director of the Amarna Coffin Project
“Private coffins from the Amarna Period”
Room 345
3:30 pm 

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* Entrance fees for most lectures are $10 for the general public, $7 for Penn Museum members and UPenn Staff & Faculty, $5 for Students with ID, and FREE for ARCE-PA members and children under 12 (unless otherwise stated).

* Please note: ARCE-PA does not sell tickets for the monthly lectures. All entry fees will be taken at the door of the lecture venue at the ARCE-PA table (unless otherwise stated).