New Discoveries at Wadi al-Jarf

Date: 

Monday, February 12, 2018, 6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street
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Free Public Lecture

Gregory Marouard, Research Associate in Egyptian Archaeology Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Located along the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea, Wadi al-Jarf is considered the oldest known harbor in the world. This exceptional 4,600-year-old site dates to the beginning of the Fourth Dynasty, the “golden age” of ancient Egypt. Gregory Marouard will discuss recent archaeological excavations at Wadi al-Jarf, including the discovery of hundreds of papyrus fragments that provide important details about the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza and insights into the complex organization and well-structured logistics of royal Egyptian projects.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Livestreaming

This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page.

A recording of this program will be available on our YouTube channel approximately three weeks after the lecture.

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