University of Washington - Seattle, 201 Gowen Hall
035 Kane Hall, Box 353095
Seattle, WA 98195-3095
Presenter: W. Benson Harer
Location: University of Washington - Seattle, 201 Gowen Hall
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Description: Travel to Nubia was an adventure for the ancient Egyptians. Tombos at the Third cataract of the Nile was a critical intersection of the New Kingdom Egyptian Empire with the Nubians. This talk will cover the adventure of excavating in Tombos today and what has been found.
About the Speaker: Professor W. Benson Harer was educated at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Residency in OB/GYN at Hospital of the University of PA. Tours to Egypt in 1974 and 1978 sparked a strong interest in Egypt, leading to joining the Theban Mapping Project expedition in 1979. He was the first non-academic elected to the Board of Governors of the American Research Center in Egypt and held that position from 1984 to 2009. Specializing in Ancient Egyptian Medicine, he has lectured and published internationally. He has excavated at the Temple Of Mut in South Karnak almost every year since 1981. For a change he joined the UC Santa Barbara/Purdue expedition to Tombos Sudan in 2009.