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LECTURE: The Early Middle Kingdom Tomb of Meketre?s Estate Manager Wah

LECTURE: The Early Middle Kingdom Tomb of Meketre?s Estate Manager Wah

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LECTURE: The Early Middle Kingdom Tomb of Meketre?s Estate Manager Wah

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 3:30pm

Chapter: Pennsylvania

Presenter: Dr. Catharine Roehrig, Curator, Department of Egyptian Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Location: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Lectures are FREE to ARCE-PA chapter members, $5 for University of Pennsylvania Museum Members and PennCard holders, and $8 for the general public.

Description: In 1920, The Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art discovered the well-known models of Meketre, a Middle Kingdom official whose career began in the reign of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II of Dynasty 11 and continued into the early reign of Amenemhat I of Dynasty 12. While clearing the area in front of Meketre’s tomb, the Museum’s chief excavator, Herbert Winlock, uncovered the undisturbed burial of Meketre’s estate manager, Wah. At first glance, this tomb appeared to be rather sparse, containing only a coffin and some food offerings. It was only later, when Wah’s mummy was x-rayed, that the significance of the find was fully understood.

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