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Le mercredi 21 février 2018 à 18h00 (heure du Caire), IFAO géolocalisation IFAO

The University of Vienna Middle Egypt Project: Excavations in the necropolis at el-Sheikh Fadl

Christiana Köhler

Langue : anglais.

The University of Vienna's Institute for Egyptology has been working in the necropolis at el-Sheikh Fadl (el-Minya governorate) since 2014. The site was probably a main cemetery for the urban centers and capitals of the 17th and 18th Upper Egyptian nomes. Although the archaeological site is severely looted, the mission was able to secure important new data through modern excavations and documentation that allow for significant insights into this region's archaeology and history. Of special interest is the chronology of occupation that we can now trace back to the Late Period (27th Dynasty-31st Dynasty), which opens up interesting new questions about the area's significance during this little known period. The mission has also been engaged with the excavation of a particular tomb that was previously discovered by Flinders Petrie and that exhibits a long Aramaic inscription telling of the Egyptian hero Inaros who fought against the Assyrian occupation of Egypt. This paper will summarize the latest results from five seasons of field work.
967E. Christiana Köhler is Professor of Egyptology at the University of Vienna and Director of the University of Vienna Middle Egypt Project. Her main research areas are ancient Egyptian Archaeology, Pre-, Early and Late Dynastic Egypt, ceramics, society and economy. She has been working in Egypt since 1988 at the sites of Tell el-Fara’in/Buto, Abydos, Helwan and in Middle Egypt.
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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.