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LECTURE: Toward a Better Understanding of Amarna: Recent Research in the City and Its Main Cemetery

LECTURE: Toward a Better Understanding of Amarna: Recent Research in the City and Its Main Cemetery

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LECTURE: Toward a Better Understanding of Amarna: Recent Research in the City and Its Main Cemetery

Date: Sunday, November 7, 2010, 3:00pm

Chapter: New York, NY

Speaker: Dr. Barry Kemp, Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, Field Director at Tell el-Amarna since 1977

Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education (New York, N.Y.)

FREE TO THE PUBLIC - We encourage all who plan to attend to arrive early to avoid travel delays due to the Annual New York City Marathon scheduled along Fifth Avenue during Sunday 11/7/10.

R.S.V.P. REQUIRED: Please reply to info@arceny.com

Description: Pharaoh Akhenaten's city of Tell el-Amarna has been the subject of investigation for more than a century. The lecture assess what the purpose of its founder was, how his vision was implemented, and the impact that the creation of Amarna had on the people who went to live there.

About the Speaker: Barry Kemp was, for many years, a teaching officer in Egyptology at the University of Cambridge, eventually becoming Professor of Egyptology. For much of that time, he devoted himself to research on the nature of towns and cities in ancient Egypt, focusing increasingly upon the best preserved example, Akhenaten's city at Tell el-Amarna. Since 1977, he has directed surveys and excavations at Amarna, resulting in a series of scholarly publications. After retiring from his teaching post, he moved to Cairo and set up the Amarna Trust as an independent body to finance the continuing work at Amarna. He serves as Director of the Amarna Project and Chairman of the Amarna Trust.

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