Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt

Monday, February 6, 2023
No charge for Four Arts members
Book signing to follow

Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt with Peter Lacovara

This lecture is part of the Ancient Egypt and King Tut’s tomb series

The ancient Egyptians devoted enormous resources to ensure their eternal lives. Complex art and rituals were created to ensure this evolved over time and we will explore the hopes and realities that motivated them.

Peter Lacovara is Director of The Ancient Egyptian Archaeology and Heritage Fund.  He was Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum from 1998 to 2014 and previously was Assistant Curator in the Department of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  He is also Visiting Research Scholar at the American University in Cairo.

His archaeological fieldwork has included excavations at the Valley of the Kings at Thebes, the Palace city of Amenhotep III at Malqata in Western Thebes, Abydos, Hierakonpolis and at the Giza Plateau, and he is currently he is directing the survey and restoration of the site of Deir el-Ballas.  His publications include studies on daily life and urbanism in Ancient Egypt, Egyptian funerary art, and the archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Nubia.

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