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Philadelphia, 19104 United States

October 2019

Symposium on the Occasion of the Helene J. Kantor Centennial

October 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Keynote Lecture 2019-10-4 6:30pm-8pm
UPenn Museum
3260 South St
Philadelphia, 19104 United States

Helene J. Kantor (July 15, 1919-January 13, 1993) was one of the last of the great generalists of the ancient world. She studied under Henri Frankfort at the University of Chicago and completed her Ph.D. in 1945. She accepted a Research Assistant appointment in the Oriental Institute that same year and became Assistant Professor in 1951, becoming Professor in 1963. She published articles and papers and taught classes in Iranian art and archaeology, Mesopotamian art and architecture, art and architecture…

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Symposium on the Occasion of the Helene J. Kantor Centennial

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Keynote Lecture 2019-10-4 6:30pm-8pm
UPenn Museum
3260 South St
Philadelphia, 19104 United States

Helene J. Kantor (July 15, 1919-January 13, 1993) was one of the last of the great generalists of the ancient world. She studied under Henri Frankfort at the University of Chicago and completed her Ph.D. in 1945. She accepted a Research Assistant appointment in the Oriental Institute that same year and became Assistant Professor in 1951, becoming Professor in 1963. She published articles and papers and taught classes in Iranian art and archaeology, Mesopotamian art and architecture, art and architecture…

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December 2019

Finding Imhotep: The Coffins of a Ptolemaic Priest

December 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UPenn Museum
3260 South St
Philadelphia, 19104 United States

The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns two early Ptolemaic funerary papyri belonging to a Priest of Horus named Imhotep. A wooden coffin belonging to the same individual was known to have been excavated in 1913 at Meir by Ahmed Kamal, but its whereabouts were unknown. While researching the papyri, Dr. Kamrin discovered that this coffin, along with a beautiful inner one, was in the Mallawi Museum, and has now collaborated with Dr. Yasmin El Shazly to publish the coffin set.…

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