16 May 2020
Liam McNamara 'Exploring The Dynastic Town And Temple Enclosure Of Hierakonpolis.'
The town mound of ancient Nekhen (Hierakonpolis) is renowned for the fabulous discoveries made there by James Quibell and Frederick Green in 1897 - 99, including the spectacular 'Main Deposit' of early votive objects. This lecture will explore the history and development of the site, as well as the results of a recent survey in the temple enclosure.
Liam McNamara is Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator for Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the Ashmolean Museum and Director of the Griffith Institute at the University of Oxford. He was Lead Curator on the redevelopment of the Museum’s Egypt and Nubia galleries which opened to the public in November 2011. Prior to his appointment at the Ashmolean in August 2010, he was a Project Curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum.