Excavating the governors' tombs in the Egyptian southern frontier: the 12th Dynasty

Date: Saturday Saturday June 13th - 10.45am for a 11am start (Note time has been changed to this to a void a clash with the EES)
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Tutor: Professor Alejandro Jiménez-Serrano

governors' tombs Lecture Summary: Since 2008, the University of Jaén is excavating the monumental funerary complexes of the governors of Elephantine during the 12th Dynasty. As results of twelve fieldwork seasons, ten intact chambers of high officials have been discovered, some of them with funerary equipment not seen since the Golden Age of Egyptology in the early 20th century. Those discoveries have permitted to us to reconstruct new aspects of the ancient Egyptian society

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Prof. Alejandro Jiménez-SerranoProfessor Alejandro Jiménez-Serrano (PhD, Mphil) currently teaches Egyptology and Archaeology of the Near East in the University of Jaen (Spain). Since 2008 he leads a multidisciplinary and international team, which is excavating the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa (Aswan, Egypt). The main goal of these years have been the excavation and study of the 12th Dynasty tombs in the necropolis, which is offering interesting perspectives of how the periphery worked in ancient Egypt.