Exploring Egypt’s Middle Kingdom at the Site of Ancient Thebes
Egyptologist Antonio J. Morales will give a free, virtual lecture on Thursday, March 31, presented by Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East and Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. He will discuss an international and multidisciplinary project that is conducting archaeological, historical and cultural research as well as conservation work in Deir el-Bahari and Asasif—two funerary areas at Thebes—to better understand the city’s role in the development of Egypt’s classical age. One of ancient Egypt's high points of cultural, intellectual and social life was the period referred to as the Middle Kingdom (2030–1650 BCE). The ancient city of Thebes (modern Luxor) was the Egyptian capital during the early stage of this period and the site of multiple funerary temples and tombs.
Antonio is the director of The Middle Kingdom Theban Project, an assistant professor of Egyptology at University of Alcalá plus a 2022 Real Colegio Complutense Visiting Fellow at Harvard University.