AIA Lecturer/Host: Stephen Harvey

Egyptologist and Director of the Ahmose and Tetisheri Project at Abydos, Egypt

Since 1993, Stephen Harvey (Ph.D., U. of PA) has been Director of the Ahmose and Tetisheri Project, which centers on excavation of the monumental complex of King Ahmose at Abydos, under the aegis of the Pennsylvania-Yale-Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Expedition to Abydos. Steve’s fieldwork in and around the pyramid complex of Ahmose (ca. 1550-1525 B.C.) has provided important new insight into temple architecture and decoration at the outset of Egypt’s New Kingdom. He has also worked on archaeological projects in Egypt at Giza and Memphis, as well as in the U.S., Syria, and Turkey. Steve has been consulted on and interviewed for a number of television documentaries for NOVA on PBS, the History Channel, and National Geographic (among others). In 2013-14 he lectured on the Archaeological Institute of America’s national circuit, which he did previously in 2008-09. Steve has also been a lecturer on many study tours to Egypt sponsored by major U.S. and UK institutions, including nine AIA tours of Egypt since 2002.