The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo invites to an open lecture: Recent Discoveries at Qubbet el-Hawa by Prof. Martin Bommas, Director of the Museum of Ancient Cultures and Director of the Qubbet el-Hawa Research Project Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
In 2016, the Qubbet el-Hawa Research Project started at a site below the upper terrace of rock-cut tombs that has never been excavated before. Initially trying to establish the presence of middle-class burials of the Old Kingdom in the area of Aswan, two years later large parts of the infrastructure of the lower necropolis have been uncovered. The QHRP offers researchers insight into how a necropolis was established and organised in the Old Kingdom, and how human beings changed and cultivated the desert landscape west of Aswan well into the Late Period.
Professor Martin Bommas is Museum Director at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He studied Egyptology at the Universities of Heidelberg and Leiden. Between 1988 and 2018 he taught Egyptology at German, Swiss, Italian and British Universities. His main research interests are ancient Egyptian religious texts and funerary belief, the archaeology of Aswan, Isis Studies and Memory Studies. He has been excavating in the area of Aswan since 1989, 19 years of which he was a member of the German Mission in Elephantine. In 2015 he established the Qubbet el-Hawa Research Project. He is an award winning lecturer and archaeologist, and became a Getty Research Scholar in 2016–17.
Lecture: Recent Discoveries at Qubbet el-Hawa
Prof. Martin Bommas (Director of the Museum of Ancient Cultures and Director of the Qubbet el-Hawa Research Project Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia)
Tuesday, 18th of December 2018, 6:00 p.m.
PCMA Research Centre in Cairo 11, Mahalla St., Heliopolis