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Afternoon Lecture at the Penn Museum

September 15, 2018 3:30 pm

Penn Museum

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The important site of Deir el Ballas, originally excavated from 1900 to 1901, is one of only a few complete town sites known from ancient history. It dates to a period of pivotal importance in Egyptian history the rise of the New Kingdom and appears to have been founded by Sekhenenre Tao as a campaign palace and a place to stage his campaign against the Hyksos. New excavations have shed light on its history, at a time when the site is also in danger of destruction. Dr. Peter Lacovara, Director of The Ancient Egyptian Archaeology and Heritage Fund, speaks about the site in this program, presented by the American Research Center in Egypt Pennsylvania Chapter (ARCE-PA). Admission: $10, general public, $7, Penn Museum members and Penn faculty and staff, $5, students with ID, and FREE for ARCE-PA members and children under 12.

 

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