ARCE Northwest: In the Footsteps of Ernesto Schiaparelli: the Museo Egizio’s current research at Deir El-Medina

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Presented by: Dr. Cédric Gobeil, Curator at the Museo Eglizo, Turin Italy

Co-sponsors: American Research Center in Egypt – Oregon/Vancouver Chpts.

Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, Univ. of Washington

Middle East Studies Center – Portland State University

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Lecture Information: 

Within the framework of the French Archaeological mission at Deir El-Medina carried by the IFAO, the Museo Egizio of Turin is sponsoring research on a few Ramesside tombs located in the Western necropolis. They have been chosen based on the artifacts that belonged to the owners of these tombs and are kept in the museum. In addition to giving the opportunity to perform a study on these fragile structures using new technologies, this fieldwork is a unique chance to recontextualize many objects of the museum’s collection by shedding a new light on them. This talk will be the opportunity to get a first glimpse at this work in progress.

Speaker Bio:

Cedric Gobeil is a Canadian and French Egyptologist born in Quebec City (Canada), specializing in archaeology of daily life and New Kingdom material culture, with a primary focus on Deir El-Median, topics for which he is conducting annual fieldwork in Egypt and Sudan. After having obtained his PhD in France (Universite Paris IV-Sorbonne), he worked in Cairo (Egypt) as archaeologist for the Institut Francais d’Archeologie Orientale du Caire and in London (UK) as Director of the Egypt Exploration Society before being appointed curator at the Museo Egizio in Turin in 2019. In addition to his curatorial duties, he is also adjunct professor in the History Department at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal and research associate at the HiSoMA Research Unit in Lyon (CNRS-France).