Theban tombs and their reuse in the first millennium BCE - An online lecture
By : Marta Kaczanowicz
Saturday July 11th, 11.00 am to 12.30 pm
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For many decades now, Egyptian tombs have attracted considerable interest from both scholars and the popular audience. Well-preserved rock-cut sepulchres became the trademark of the Egyptian civilization. Their history, however, did not end with the funeral of their owners. In the Third Intermediate Period, the reuse of older tombs became the most popular burial practice in Egypt. Already ancient and often ruined monuments were given a 'second life'. Interred in reused structures were not only the poor, but also members of the elite (including the royal family). In the Theban necropolis, some of the New Kingdom tombs started to be considered as burial places of the local 'saints'. New owners often renovated appropriated tombs, added their own decoration, and cut their own burial chambers, making each of the reused monuments a fascinating case study of interactions between the old and the new, between the living and the dead.
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Marta Kaczanowicz is an archaeologist specialising in the material culture of the Egyptian Late Period. She graduated from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, and since 2019 she has worked at the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences.