Discoveries and Secrets: Egyptian Archaeology
16 Nov 2019
Join our panel of speakers as they discuss Scottish contributions to archaeology in Egypt, including new research on pioneering excavator Alexander Henry Rhind, exciting discoveries made during our review of Egyptian collections across Scotland, and current excavation work in Egypt.
Auditorium, Level 1, entry via Chambers Street
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Our speakers will explore discoveries and secrets from Egyptological research being conducted at National Museums Scotland and the University of Edinburgh. The presentations will be followed by Q&A and the opportunity to consider the legacy of Scottish involvement in Egyptology, how we work with and share Egyptian collections in Scotland today, and the future archaeology in Egypt.
Dr Margaret Maitland
Dr Dan Potter
Dr Joanne Rowland
Dr Joanne Rowland describes past and recent fieldwork discoveries at Merimde Beni Salama, the earliest farming village in North Africa, discussing how archaeologists are revealing secrets through new approaches to looking at ancient Egypt. Joanne is Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh’s School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit.
- The Auditorium is wheelchair accessible, and there is access to an accessible toilet.
- There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.
- Lifts are available to all floors.
- Accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
- There is also an induction loop in the Auditorium.
- Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.
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This event is part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 14–23 November. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.