Jan 19, 2017 6:00–7:00pm
|Organized by:||Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
|Venue:||Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)|
|Address:||1 Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek|
Pots and Provisions at Wadi el-Hudi: Middle Kingdom Pottery at Mining Settlements in the Eastern Desert
This lecture is part of a lecture series in honor of the late Dr. Abdelhalim Nour El Din.
The Wadi el-Hudi Expedition has conducted surveys and excavations in the Eastern Desert at several Middle Kingdom settlements and associated amethyst mines. The pottery at these sites provides a lot of information on how miners and workmen at Wadi el-Hudi lived, worked, and ate. This talk will also explore the Nubian and Egyptian pottery at the site to address questions of the identity of the workmen at these sites. The pottery also informs on the supply chain of goods and materials to Wadi el-Hudi and suggests how the state organized provisions for mining expeditions.
The number of seats is limited so coming in time is advised. We open our doors at 5:30 and close them at 6:15 or earlier in case the lecture room has reached its full capacity.