Élite and Common: Old Kingdom and Ptolemaic Cemeteries to the West of the Step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara
Saturday 12 May 2018 2.00 pm Venue Oakwood Centre
By Dr Iwona J. Kozieradzka-Ogunmaki
The Saqqara necropolis had been in use – almost continuously – for over three thousand years. First established for the royalty and nobility, the necropolis soon became a resting place for all members of society regardless of their social standing. This presentation will aim to introduce the audience to the cemetery site located immediately to the west of the Step Pyramid complex, where the archaeological team from the University of Warsaw investigates burials dating to the Old Kingdom and Ptolemaic Period.
Iwona is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Warsaw, Visiting Scientist at the University of Manchester and Honorary Curator of Human Remains at the Manchester Museum. Over the last 14 years, she has collaborated with international research teams to investigate various aspects of life and death in Ancient Egypt and Sudan. The archaeological sites she has worked on include Saqqara, Tell el-Farkha in the Delta, KV40 and TT95 in Thebes, and Kawa in Northern