On Sunday, I was invited to lecture at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University for the American Research Center in Egypt, Georgia Chapter. My talk, however, was not on ancient Egypt, but on ancient Sudan. I was happy to lecture about Nubia because it seems I’m always talking about Egypt! It was entitled Excavating Kush: Exploring the Architectural Landscape of Nubia and focused on the sites of Meroe and Dangeil, where I have worked. It was well attended by enthusiastic people, which was great.
It was a long weekend, mostly because it’s a 6 hour drive to Atlanta and I spent a lot of time on the road. Actually, it’s about the same time one spends on the bus from Khartoum to Dangeil! Ha!
I’m currently working on my Egyptology seminar (taking place on March 28), but I got distracted by the news of a recent discovery of a beautifully painted tomb in the Theban necropolis. It caught my attention because my seminar is entitled ‘On a Tomb’s Walls: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt,’ The few pictures I saw of the tomb of the gatekeeper of Amun Amenhotep, called Rebiu, were colourful and beautiful. And I liked that the room was not excavated yet… there is debris up to the ceiling! Click on the link to see the photos in the Luxor Times.