City of the Sun God: Amarna and its rulers, Akhenaten and Nefertiti
Sponsored by Toronto Chapter of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities/Friends of Ancient Egypt, Royal Ontario Museum
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park Cres
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

Price: ROM/SSEA members $20; General Public: $25

This lecture is jointly presented by the Friends of Ancient Egypt, Royal Ontario Museum and the Toronto Chapter of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities in support of the Egyptian and Nubian collections. Phone 416-586-5797 or email to buy tickets The profits from this event will be split between the Amarna Project, the Egyptian and Nubian Collections of the Royal Ontario Museum and the SSEA Toronto Chapter's speakers' fund.

About The Speaker: BARRY J. KEMP, CBE, is Director of the Amarna Project, Chairman of the Amarna Trust. He is also Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at the University of Cambridge, UK and a Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. He has directed excavation and archaeological survey at Amarna for the Egypt Exploration Society since 1977. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to archaeology, education and international relations in Egypt.

He is the author of numerous books and articles, many of which are essential works for the study of Egyptian social history, and of the Amarna Period. These include The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Amarna and Its People (2012),Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilisation (2nd Edition, 2005), Amarna Reports, parts 1-5, Busy Lives at Amarna: Excavations in the Main City (Grid 12 and the House of Ranefer, N49.18) (co-authored with Anna Stevens; 2011),The Main Chapel at the Amarna Workmen's Village and Its Wall Paintings (Excavation Memoirs) (co-authored with F.J. Weatherhead; 2007). In 2009, a Festschrift in his honour,Beyond the Horizon: Studies in Egyptian Art, Archaeology and History in Honour of Barry J. Kemp, edited by Salima Ikram and Aidan Dodson, was published the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
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