Monday 14th February Zoom

Campbell Price: The Legacy of Khaemwaset at Saqqara and Elsewhere

Gold mask with face of Khaemwaset

NEW!!! In a change to our previously advertised lecture, Campbell Price joins us in February!

Of any royal child who did not ascend the throne, Khaemwaset, fourth son of Ramesses II, is perhaps the best known and he is frequently mythologised as a proto-Egyptologist. Thanks to the many monuments and inscriptions he commissioned, we can get an idea of his great interest in being remembered both in association with, and independently from, his famous father. This lecture reviews his works and legacy.

Campbell Price undertook his BA, MA, and PhD in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, where he is now an Honorary Research Fellow. After undertaking fieldwork at Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham, Saqqara and the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, in 2011 he became Curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester and one of the UK’s largest Egyptology collections. In 2021 he was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society, the foremost UK charity supporting Egypt’s cultural heritage. Campbell has published widely on ancient Egyptian material culture and maintains special research interests in views of the past during the First Millennium BCE.

All welcome – free to MAES Members; Guests £5 via Eventbrite