Northern Cal. ARCE Lecture Jan. 14: The Abydos Archives Project
The American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter, and the Near Eastern Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, invite you to attend a lecture by Jessica Kaiser, a project director of The Abydos Temple Paper Archive Project (ATPA)
"The Abydos Archives Project"
Sunday, January 14, 3 pm
Room 20 Barrows Hall
UC Berkeley Campus
(Near the intersection
of Bancroft Way
and Barrow Lane)
About the Project:
From the project website - The Abydos Temple Paper Archive Project (ATPA) is an international mission under the auspices of University of California Berkeley and in collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities, Egypt, with members from several countries, including many Egyptian team members. Thanks to a generous grant from the Antiquities Endowment Fund administered through the American Research Center in Egypt, we are currently working on a recently discovered historical archive containing documents from the Egyptian Antiquities’ Service related to the heritage management of the site of Abydos and surrounding areas, from approximately 1850 through the 1960’s. Our focus is to preserve and categorize this historical archive detailing the modern history of the area and its archaeological sites from the Egyptian point of view.
About the Speaker:
Jessica Kaiser is a bioarchaeologist, field archaeologist and surveyor with extensive field experience in Egypt and elsewhere, including Luxor, Giza, el-Hibeh, California and Scandinavia. She has a masters in osteology from her native Sweden and is currently filing her dissertation at UC Berkeley on Late Period burials at Giza.
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