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Discoveries and Secrets: Egyptian Archaeology
16 November, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join a panel of speakers as they discuss Scottish contributions to archaeology in Egypt, including new research on pioneering excavator Alexander Henry Rhind, exciting discoveries made during the museum’s review of Egyptian collections across Scotland, and current excavation work in Egypt. Speakers:
– Curator Dr Margaret Maitland presents research on Alexander Henry Rhind, the oft-overlooked first archaeologist to excavate in Egypt, and the secrets his archives hold.
– Curator Dr Dan Potter discusses hidden histories revealed through a touring exhibition examining Scotland’s contribution to Egyptology and a national review of Egyptian collections across Scotland.
– Dr Joanne Rowland describes past and recent fieldwork discoveries at Merimde, the earliest farming village in North Africa, discussing how archaeologists are revealing secrets through new approaches to looking at ancient Egypt. Joanne is Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh’s School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
The discussion will be followed by Q&A and the opportunity to consider the legacy of Scottish involvement in Egyptology, how we work with and share Egyptian collections in Scotland today, and the future archaeology in Egypt.
[Image: Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, West Bank of Thebes (Luxor) in 1857 c National Museums Scotland]
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