LECTURE: Toward a Better Understanding of Amarna: Recent Research in the City and its Main cemetery Find us
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 7:00pm
Chapter: Atlanta, Georgia
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: Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, Reception Hall (3rd Floor), 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
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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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