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Saturday 20 January 2024 1400 UK Time:

Kate Spence: 'Living at Sesebi: an Egyptian Colonial Town in the Second Millennium BC.'  



The New Kingdom Egyptian colonial temple-town of Sesebi was constructed in the reign of Akhenaten c. 1350BC and occupied for around 120 years. The site was probably constructed as an administrative centre and a focus for local gold-mining activities. This talk examines archive records from the excavation of housing at the site and considers the lives of those who lived and worked in the town in antiquity. 

 Dr Kate Spence is Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Emmanuel College where she is Director of Studies. Her special area of interest is settlement archaeology and she has published widely on her work at Amarna. Her most recent publications concern her work on the architecture of temples and housing at the Nubian site of Sesebi.     


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 Registration for this lecture will open in late December 2023 or early January 2024.