Lecture - Wednesday 30/10/19

Luxor is ancient Thebes and has a fascinating past. Share your knowledge or ask your questions here.

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Lecture - Wednesday 30/10/19

Post by HEPZIBAH » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:58 pm

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Here we are again! First lecture of this new season on Wednesday, October 30 at 6 pm. With Wojciech Ejsmond, the director of the Gebelein Archaeological Project (https://gebelein.wordpress.com/) and the co-director of the Warsaw Mummy Project (http://www.warsawmummyproject.com/en).

The pyramid of Thebes. El-Qurn and the goddess called “She-who-loves-silence”
Pyramids have been the subject of wonder and inquiries since ancient times. One may think that this subject is explored and well known. However, there are some overlooked pyramids or rather pyramid-shaped rocks along the Nile. The current study of the phenomenon of their use sheds a new light on the history of ancient Egyptian funerary practices.
The most famous example is el-Qurn, which is the tallest mountain of the Theban cliffs, and it can be called “the pyramid of Thebes” due to its conical shape resembling a pyramid. In ancient times it was personified as the goddess Meretseger, whose name means “She-who-loves-silence”. She was one of the patrons of the Theban necropolis.
I would like to explain during my talk what is the archaeology of landscape and examine several archaeological sites, namely Mo’alla, Gebelein, Thebes, and Abydos, where such phenomena were reported as well.
About the lecturer:
Wojciech Ejsmond is a graduate of the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw, and the Antiquity of South-Eastern Europe Research Centre of this same university, where he is going to defend his PhD thesis later this year.


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Re: Lecture - Wednesday 30/10/19

Post by BBLUX » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:26 pm

Good to know that the Thebes Hotel is restarting it's seasonal lecture series. They were very popular last year.
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Re: Lecture - Wednesday 30/10/19

Post by Who2 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:55 am

Wojciech Ejsmond is that the same guy who couldn't get his powerpoint presentation working ?...... 8)
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Re: Lecture - Wednesday 30/10/19

Post by BBLUX » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:10 pm

Oh no! Not him :a21: I had forgotten the name. Stand by for a disaster then unless he has a new laptop.
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Re: Lecture - Wednesday 30/10/19

Post by hatusu » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:25 pm

So if I get there for 7.30 I should be OK?

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Re: Lecture - Wednesday 30/10/19

Post by BBLUX » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:12 pm

BBLUX wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Oh no! Not him :a21: I had forgotten the name. Stand by for a disaster then unless he has a new laptop.
No it is not the man who had all the problems last year that I was thinking of. I do not recognise this guy so let us hope this is a success for him.
Better arrive on time Hatusu!
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