The Sun Temple of Niuserra at Abu Ghurab. Latest researches and recent discoveries on Fifth Dynasty Egypt.- An online ZOOM lecture
Dr Massimiliano Nuzzolo
Date: Saturday 23rd January 2.00pm
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Discovered by the famous German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt in 1898, the sun temple of Niuserra in Abu Ghurab is by far one of the most intriguing monuments of ancient Egypt. Out of the six sun temples known from the historical sources of the Old Kingdom, this is in fact the only one which is still well preserved and visible nowadays. Over the last ten years the temple has undergone a complete re-investigation by means of an Italian archeological expedition. This lecture intends to present to the public the main results and the most prominent discoveries of this new research.
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Massimiliano Nuzzolo is Assistant Professor of Egyptology at the Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, as well as co-director of the archaeological expedition to the sun temple of Niuserra at Abu Ghurab. He obtained his PhD in Egyptology in 2010 at L'Orientale University of Naples and later he has been scientific member of IFAO (2015-16) and Research Associate at the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University, Prague (2016-2020). His scholarship has extensively covered issues connected to development of kingship and religion at the Old