PCMA scholar’s seminar: Necropoles in Greco-Roman Egypt and pottery from Tomb MMA 28

The PCMA UW Research Centre in Cairo held another seminar of PCMA scholarship-holders. Two lectures were presented during the meeting.

Urszula Laska, MA, talked on the subject: “Necropoles in Greco-Roman Egypt. Preliminary results”.

Abstract; “Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultural traditions blended during the Graeco-Roman period. This is evidenced by the example of the funeral architecture from that period. In cemeteries built in the Graeco-Roman period, we often deal with an interpretation of Egyptian traditions and their translation into the Graeco-Roman style. There was also the practice of using tombs from the pharaonic period in those days. My project aims to present selected sites and compare them with each other, showing similarities and differences.”

Anna Weźranowska, MA, presented her project; “Pottery from Tomb MMA 28 at Deir el-Bahari”

Abstract: “The speech aims at presenting pottery material excavated during the clearance of tomb MMA 28 at Deir el-Bahari. The tomb was first carved in the Middle Kingdom, and a burial took place at this time. During the New Kingdom it was used in the cult of Hathor, and it was then reused as a burial place during the Twenty-first Dynasty. The dating of the material found in the tomb spans from the Middle Kingdom to modern times; it has been presented in a chronological order with an attempt to interpret the function of the most recognizable vessels. Additionally, pottery material from the so-called Hathor Path (on which the tomb is located) is briefly presented.”

The seminar was held on Thursday, March 31st, 2022.

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