Inside the Tombs of Saqqara: The Ancient Egyptian Burial Site Revealed

Date: 

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

"Inside the Tombs of Saqqara" lecture

Ramadan B. Hussein, Director, Saqqara Saite Tombs Project, Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (IANES), University of Tübingen, Germany

The pyramids and tombs of Saqqara served as the cemetery for the ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Recent excavations south of the pyramid of King Unas have revealed a significant embalming workshop containing a unique set of measuring cups and bowls. These are inscribed with the names of oils and substances used in mummification. Ramadan Hussein will talk about this discovery and its significance to understanding ancient Egyptian funerary rituals.

Lecture. Free and open to the public.

Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

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