Recent Discoveries at Gebel el-Silsila

MAES extra April online meeting. Monday 26th April 7:30pm. Everyone welcome to attend!

Maria Nilsoon & John Ward with recently discovered sphinxes at Gebel el-Silsila

Maria Nilsson & John Ward: Recent Discoveries at Gebel el-Silsila – New Kingdom material

Located some 60 km south of the grand Edfu Temple, and 65 km north of the stunning golden landscape of modern day Aswan, Gebel el-Silsila – “Kheny/Khenu” to the ancients – played an important role within the overall development of Dynastic Egypt. While the site was a vital strategic trading location, marking the boundary between Egypt and her southern neighbour Nubia, one of Egypt’s “nine bows” (chief enemies), it was first and foremost the source of a bountiful supply of prime Nubian sandstone for the building of pharaonic monuments throughout Egypt, particularly during the New Kingdom. In this lecture, Maria and John will reveal their latest New Kingdom discoveries, exploring the Temple of Sobek, the necropolis, Tutankhamun’s workers village and new finds from the quarries of Amenhotep and Ahkenaten.

Dr Maria Nilsson and John Ward are Directors of the Gebel el-Silsila Project , and are based at Lund University, Sweden, where Maria is currently Marie Curie Researcher. They have appeared in numerous television documentaries and have written a series of articles about their work at the site for Ancient Egypt Magazine.

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