Gem-aten: the sun-disc is found!

This Monday (9th May) we welcome back to MAES Robert Morkot to give a lecture at our normal venue – the Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester.

Robert Morkot: ‘Gem-aten: the sun-disc is found’ – the temple and town of Kawa in Sudan

The temples of Kawa were excavated by Oxford University led by F.Ll. Griffith between 1929 and 1931, and there is material in many museums, including Manchester. The temples uncovered were constructed by Tutankhamun and Taharqo, although there may have been a major temple beneath Taharqo’s from the reign of Amenhotep III. The name Gem-Aten clearly dates the temple to the ‘Amarna Period’ but was retained into later Kushite times.

Robert Morkot is an Ancient Historian with particular interests in north-east Africa, and in the reception of the ancient world and historiography. He has been particularly involved with Egypt, Sudan and Libya, but has a broader involvement in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean/Near East.

Everyone welcome. Members £4, guests £6. Doors open 7pm