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September 16, 2017

Dr. Josef Wegner
Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology, NELC,
University of Pennsylvania
Associate Curator, Egyptian Section, Penn Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology

Dr. Jennifer Houser Wegner (Left) &  Josef Wegner (Right)
in the tomb of Woseribre Senebkay, South Abydos
New Discoveries from the 2016 and 2017 Excavations
at Anubis-mountain, South Abydos

Rainey Auditorium

In recent years excavations have been going on inside the subterranean tomb of Senwosret III at South Abydos, as well as a program of expanded investigation of the wider landscape of the mortuary complex and settlement of the mortuary complex of Wah-Sut-Khakaure. The lecture will look at the last two seasons of work beneath the sacred peak of the Mountain-of-Anubis, including the ARCE-funded restoration and site protection project. We will also look at other activities, including continuing excavations in the private cemeteries and work on the tomb of the previously unknown pharaoh, Woseribre Senebkay, who reigned in the 17th century BCE.

Biographical Information:
Dr. Josef Wegner is Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Associate Curator in the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 on the topic of the development of the Osiris cult at Abydos. He has been excavating at Abydos since 1994 where he and his team from the University of Pennsylvania have been revealing the extensive ruins of the mortuary complex of pharaoh Senwosret III of Egypt’s 12th Dynasty.

October 21, 2017
Dr. Kevin M. Cahail
Of Scribes and Stables: 
Recent Discoveries in a New Kingdom Cemetery at South Abydos
Anthro 345
3:30 pm

November 18, 2017
Dr. David P. Silverman
Eckley Brinton Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology, NELC, University of Pennsylvania
Curator, Egyptian Section, Penn Museum
"The Afterlife of Egyptian Kings"
Anthro 345
3:30 pm

December 16,  2017
Lecture & Holiday Party
Dr. Jennifer Houser Wegner
Associate Curator, Egyptian Section, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, NELC, University of Pennsylvania
Title to be Announced
Anthro 345
3:30 pm
(with holiday party post-lecture)

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