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Les conférences de l’Ifao
Le mercredi 24 mai 2023 à 17h30 (heure du Caire), IFAO
Living memories: the workmen of Saqqara
Presentation and screening of a short documentary
Langue : anglais.
Short documentary prepared by: Fatma Keshk, Ashraquet Fakhry and Serveaas Neijens (the Leiden-Turin Expedition to Saqqara)
Duration of the movie: 15 minutes
About the documentary:
The living heritage of ancient Egypt is still being explored and studied everyday by thousands of researchers around the world; among whom hundreds of professionals are actively engaged in archaeological excavations all over Egypt.
Some of the Memories of workmen being involved in 50 years of the Leiden-Turin Expedition to in Saqqara are narrated in this movie to document the contribution of a major group of these professionals by linking this contribution to their historical legacy since the late 19th century.
The Workmen speak here about their work as technical workmen, foremen, restoration workmen and also about their passion to excavate, their inheritance of the profession and take us to a short journey to their daily routine on the site.
Saqqara is a core part of the Memphite necropolis, the major ancient Egyptian necropolis since the dawn of ancient Egyptian history. At the New Kingdom necropolis of Saqqara, the Leiden-Turin Expedition excavates since 1975 where the tombs of Horemheb and Maya were discovered and reconstructed and where the mission is still uncovering the secret of this major area of the magnificent cemetery.
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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.