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Tuna Elgebel: the Past, the Present, and the Future - Recent Excavations

Ahmed Badran, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University

22 September 2019

01:00 PM

Bibliotheca alexandrina Main Building, Antiquities Museum, Afterlife Section

The BA Antiquities Museum, affiliated with the Cultural Outreach Sector, organizes a lecture entitled "Tuna Elgebel: the Past, the Present, and the Future - Recent Excavations" on Sunday, 22 September 2019, at 1:00 pm, in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Main Building, Antiquities Museum, Afterlife Section

The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Ahmed Badran, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University. The lecture discusses the history of the Tuna Elgebel area, its importance as a cemetery in Minya and Central Egypt, and the most important archaeological and tourist attractions in this region, such as the tomb of Petosiris, the tomb of Isadora, the Roman waterwheel, the catacombs of birds and sacred animals, the tomb of the priests of the god Thoth, and the Boundary Stelae of Akhenaten. The lecture also sheds light on the excavations carried out in Tuna Elgebel through missions undertaken in the area from 1930 to 1952 by Dr. Sami Gabra, Professor at Cairo University, in addition to the great archaeological discovery carried out by Cairo University in the region in 2017.

contact: Dr. Galal Refai

e-mail: Galal.Refai@bibalex.org

Tel.: +203 483 9999 Ext.: 2337

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