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Le dimanche 26 mars 2023 à 15h00 (heure du Caire), IFAO géolocalisation IFAO

The Short Life and Many Afterlives of the Shunet el-Zebib at Abydos

Matthew Douglas Adams

Langue : anglais.


The monumental cult enclosure of King Khasekhemwy, known locally as the Shunet el-Zebib, dominates the landscape of north Abydos, just as it has since its construction nearly 5000 years ago. Excavations at the site have revealed a great deal about its place in the broader context at Abydos, its construction and original use, and how the monument has been perceived and reinterpreted over millennia, a process that continues to this day.


Matthew Douglas Adams, Senior Research Scholar at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, holds a dual Ph.D. in Anthropology and Egyptology from the University of Pennsylvania and has directed fieldwork at Abydos for more than thirty years. His most recent publications include “The Origins of Sacredness at Abydos,” in Abydos: The Sacred Land at the Western Horizon (2019), I. Regulski, ed., BMPES 8, pp. 25–70, and "Abydos in Late Antiquity: A View from the Shunet el-Zebib," in Abydos in Late Antiquity (2020), E. O’Connell, ed., BMPES 9, pp. 79–149.

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Les conférences de l’Ifao

Les conférences de l'Ifao ont pour objectif la transmission des résultats des recherches en cours ou très récentes, par des chercheurs confirmés. Y sont conviés essentiellement les chercheurs impliqués dans les différentes opérations scientifiques de l'Ifao lors de leur passage par l'Institut. ِElles sont également parfois le lieu de présentation d'ouvrages récemment parus à l'Ifao par  leurs autheurs. Les conférences de l'Ifao ont lieu traditionnellement le mercredi à 18h, en français ou en anglais.

IFAO Lectures series aim to transmit the results of current or very recent research by confirmed researchers. They are mainly animated by researchers involved in IFAO's various scientific programs and projects during their stay at the Institute. They are also sometimes the occasion for presentations, by their authors, of books recently published by the IFAO.

IFAO Lectures series are traditionally held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., in French or English.